DIYAPASON-L Digest #847 - Sunday, July 20, 2003
Re: shipping pipes
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Re: [Residence Organs]  Re: shipping pipes
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(back) Subject: Re: shipping pipes From: <> Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2003 20:20:37 EDT   Hi Keith and list,   This may not be the answer you wanted and obviously is out of the question for most shipments over a thousand miles. What I've done is to rent a 5x9 open trailer from U-haul and tow it behind my vehicle. Four to six ranks would probably just fit and the trailer is about $17 a day round trip, more one way, depends on where you're going and where you're coming from and where U-haul needs trailers, could be $100 for days. Stack the pipe trays and secure the pipes so they don't roll around too much. If you take it easy over the bumps, this should go OK. No mileage charge.   I investigated shipping an old six by four by one foot transistorized relay in a plywood box (200 ilbs) from about seven hundred miles. The $200 relay was going to cost $400 to ship. Of course, it depends on the shipping class, so pipes might go cheaper. I would be interested in what the average shipping is for an eight foot rank. I have had to give up on the idea of cheap pipes coming from the West Coast. I just wait for my opportunities and haul it myself in the East within about 750 miles of me. Hope this is of some help to someone.   Best Regards, Roy Kersey    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Re: shipping pipes From: <> Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2003 21:21:08 EDT   Roy,   Thanks for your message. I'm actually giving some tho't to hauling them myself. It's about a 12 hour drive to where they need to go. The = advantage of taking them myself is that I could keep them in my pipe crates. I could = seal the edges in case I run into rain.   My sister-in-law works for FedEx, so she's going to get me her discount. Nevertheless, I still could end up driving them up there.   Keith