[Dixielandjazz] bulk LP cardboard box questions

Ron L'Herault lherault at bu.edu
Sat Jan 20 10:41:00 PST 2007

LPs are about 12 3/8 square, hence the 13" box.

Ron L

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[mailto:dixielandjazz-bounces at ml.islandnet.com] On Behalf Of David Richoux
Sent: Saturday, January 20, 2007 12:18 AM
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Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] bulk LP cardboard box questions


I am guessing a 6 inch thick 12x12 box would hold about 40 single  
disk LPs, but when I did a rough count I figured I have 30% LPs with  
double records or folded/special  covers. I was searching the  
internet for a "rule of thumb" on this with no luck.
I am also thinking a 12x12x12 box full would be too heavy (after the  
20th trip from van to house to stairs to shelf ;-)

I don't want the inside dimensions of the box to be too loose or too  
tight - some "LP boxes" advertised are 13 inches wide!

Any of you with experience in LP production know for sure what is the  
best dimensions? Last time I remember seeing LPs being shipped to a  
store the boxes were maybe 4 or 5 inches high.

Dave Richoux

On Jan 19, 2007, at 8:51 PM, Robert S. Ringwald wrote:

> I have moved my LP collection.  I can't remember how many LPs in  
> each box
> but because of the weight, I would not use any boxes larger than  
> 12X12.
> I'll guess that it would take you about 33 boxes.  When you fill up  
> one box,
> please let us know how many LPs filled it.  I would be curious.
> --Bob Ringwald
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Richoux" <tubaman at tubatoast.com>
> To: "m - DJML" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
> Sent: Friday, January 19, 2007 8:46 PM
> Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Sad update - RE: At The Devil's Ball  
> waspulling
> a Buxtehude
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dieterich_Buxtehude
>> sounds interesting...
>> BTW, since you brought up moving records - does anybody know the best
>> way to estimate how many boxes I will need to store my 3000~ LPs for
>> a while? I am guessing that a 12x12x6 inch box would be the best size
>> (not too heavy when loaded with records.)
>> The last time I moved my collection was in car load by car load in
>> larger boxes. I don't want to do that again!
>> Dave Richoux

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