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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 3:45 pm 
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How many albums does a milk crate hold :?:

Where to get milk crates :?:

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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 3:56 pm 
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Don't think the new ones fit anymore. :(


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 3:57 pm 
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1980z28car wrote:
How many albums does a milk crate hold :?:

Where to get milk crates :?:

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You nee the old style Imperal sized milk crates, not the newer metric sized ones. You can actually buy brand new crates sized the same as the old milk crates from several sources (you need the ones that are sized at 12.5" inside). There are several older threads on this exact subject on here with sources for them.

http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/forum/vi ... es#p317862


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 3:59 pm 
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LP's won't fit in the new milk cartons. I got all my old ones a century or two ago. We "liberated" quite a few from having to carry milk.
If you can find some they hold approx. 70 albums with a little room to spare, and no I didn't actually count the lp's in my crates. :oops:

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LP's won't fit in the new milk cartons. I got all my old ones a century or two ago. We "liberated" quite a few from having to carry milk.
If you can find some they hold approx. 70 albums with a little room to spare, and no I didn't actually count the lp's in my crates. :oops:


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Actually, milk cartons do a real number on LP covers. The amount of wear from rubbing damages the edges extensively. Not to mention, excessive leaning causes warping. If you care about the condition of your records don't use milk cartons. I never did.

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Actually, milk cartons do a real number on LP covers. The amount of wear from rubbing damages the edges extensively. Not to mention, excessive leaning causes warping. If you care about the condition of your records don't use milk cartons. I never did.

Mostly right. I have all my Lp's in outer sleeves that help prevent the rubbing and keeps the dust off the lp jacket.
It's mandatory that you pack the lp's snug(not so tight that you can't easily flip through them) enough that they don't lean on each other.

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1980z28car wrote:
How many albums does a milk crate hold :?:


Back in my DJ'ing days I could get 88 records in one milk crate. 12" singles with several albums also.


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U-Line in Mississauga is where I bought 13 inch cube double-wall boxes. They sell them in bundles of 15.
They will take 75 to 80 each.

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If its a temporary move, No Frills yellow grocery bags can also do the job.

Their plastic is a bit thicker and tougher than most others and the handles are on the long side of the bag.

About 20 records a bag.

20 x 20 equals 400.

20x .05 equals 1.00

Not sure if this helps, but thought I would put it out there....

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1980z28car wrote:
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Each older Beatrice, Sealtest etc pre metric crates hold about 60 albums (regs plus gatefolds etc..) so you need 7 crates. They cost from $10 to $20 each used these days


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Product at Rona looks very promising, less than $4/each
http://www.rona.ca/en/storage-box---mesh-storage-box
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May not help the OP if he's looking for an inexpensive solution, but the Bin-e looks pretty nice. $35 seems reasonable too, although you'll have to pay for shipping from the U.S.

The larger LPBin also looks cool.

http://www.lpbin.com/bin-e.html

Never tried it yet but I likely will.


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occasionally i have stumbled across good solid cardboard boxes about the right size.
fast food places toss boxes out daily, as do other institutions with serious supply requirements.
1-2-3.
1! !get a good tape gun and better quality clear tape to reinforce the box.
2!! better box not bigger box... darn things are heavy... stairs not heavy awkward floppy box friendly
3!!! have a destination placement so if you don't get to them right away, they are safe and not an obstacle.
happy trails...


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