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« on: 10/07/2007 08:46:58 »
I've never understood why (and I have to say I've only seen girlies do this) there would be any benefit to putting a couple of scrunched up pieces of newspaper into a vase to prevent it breaking when you're moving house. Put lots on the outside, sure, but why inside?

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« Reply #1 on: 10/07/2007 08:51:17 »
I don't know the only reason I ever did anything close to that was to stack another item inside the first and then the inserted item was wrapped on outside and used to pad against scratching vase or such.. with the other item!

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« Reply #2 on: 10/07/2007 09:46:08 »
Maybe if you stuff it so much.. The paper puts pressure on the vase, pushing outwards from inside, that when something bashes against it, it supports the pressure coming from the outside?
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« Reply #3 on: 10/07/2007 09:56:13 »
Thats a good theory!

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« Reply #4 on: 10/07/2007 10:09:38 »
The glass prevents the paper getting damaged.
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« Reply #5 on: 10/07/2007 10:10:25 »
Yes it is, but it only stands if the force from the inside is equal and opposite to that on the outside. Most dinks come from edges and so on, and might be difficult to replicate on the inside of the vase.

I'm talking about maybe 2 pieces of tabloid inside the vase, and so wouldn't apply much in the waay of force to the vase itself.

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« Reply #6 on: 10/07/2007 10:11:06 »
The glass prevents the paper getting damaged.

This is the only good reason I can think of!

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« Reply #7 on: 10/07/2007 10:12:25 »
The glass prevents the paper getting damaged.



This is the only good reason I can think of!

LOL !! It is weird eh?
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« Reply #8 on: 10/07/2007 10:15:19 »
The glass prevents the paper getting damaged.

This is the only good reason I can think of!
The glass prevents the paper getting damaged.

This is the only good reason I can think of!

What do you mean you can think of!  [>:(]
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« Reply #9 on: 10/07/2007 10:18:31 »
HEE HEE HEE HEE!

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« Reply #10 on: 10/07/2007 10:19:05 »
That's the only good reason that I could think of in the sleepless hours worrying about it.....

I'm supporting your viewpoint by echoing your sentiment......I'll still credit you with the intellectual rights.

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« Reply #11 on: 10/07/2007 10:33:09 »
LOL LOL..you need an award for spending sleepless hours thinking about it! LOL!

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« Reply #12 on: 10/07/2007 10:35:42 »
That's the only good reason that I could think of in the sleepless hours worrying about it.....

You really need to get out more.
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« Reply #13 on: 10/07/2007 10:36:28 »
Hmmn, that lovely paper-filled vase would suffice!

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« Reply #14 on: 10/07/2007 10:39:06 »
MATRON!
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« Reply #15 on: 10/07/2007 10:41:21 »
oohh, Hattie Jacques. OK - I'LL GET UP!!!

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« Reply #16 on: 10/07/2007 10:59:39 »
oohh, Hattie Jacques. OK - I'LL GET UP!!!

LOL..Things must be slow there! LOL!

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« Reply #17 on: 10/07/2007 11:45:43 »
oohh, Hattie Jacques. OK - I'LL GET UP!!!

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« Reply #18 on: 10/07/2007 19:15:44 »
Apparently


Glasses and Stemware:

For a glass or piece of stemware, initially wrap each piece loosely in a sheet of newsprint. Then, wrap the item more tightly in a second sheet. Glasses and stemware should always be stood on end in the dish pack. A paper collar is sometimes employed to provide additional support around an item before loosely wrapping it in a sheet of newsprint.

Stuff some crumpled newsprint inside a glass vase or pitcher to provide support to its sides. A fragile piece like this should be wrapped in bubblekraft or brown paper pads and packed in the top or second layer of the dishpack. Before sealing the moving box, put a layer of cushioning material on top of the glasses. However, be aware of overdoing the cushioning on the top of a box that contains extremely delicate stemware. The extra "protection" on the top of this type of a box may actually press down too much into the box, placing unnecessary and excessive pressure on top of the stemware.


http://www.perrymoving.com/html/packing_guide.html


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« Reply #19 on: 10/07/2007 21:06:40 »
Good Job Daniel!

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« Reply #20 on: 11/07/2007 07:13:20 »
we sell vases at work... and if you've got all day to do it, dan's method does work best... but when you have someone buying a hundred glass vases and they need to be in their car on the road in 5 minutes (after spending two hours shopping..) a piece of newspaper thrown around everything quickly and shoved into a box works just fine

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« Reply #21 on: 11/07/2007 07:29:30 »
A British shop assistant's answer to that would be "You want 100? You wrap them! I've got better things to do" . Either that or they'd just stand there looking dumb. [:P]
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« Reply #22 on: 11/07/2007 07:39:35 »
If they didn't wrap it properly, they would say "do you want chips with that?"

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« Reply #23 on: 11/07/2007 07:44:21 »
hee hee... yes it's a crazy store... we sell everything in massive quantities all the time, and we get it all in in nice boxes all wrapped up... but the owner has the stockers open it all so that we have to rewrap it all when the people want to buy it

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« Reply #24 on: 11/07/2007 07:49:09 »
hee hee... yes it's a crazy store... we sell everything in massive quantities all the time, and we get it all in in nice boxes all wrapped up... but the owner has the stockers open it all so that we have to rewrap it all when the people want to buy it

That's just dumb
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« Reply #25 on: 11/07/2007 07:50:18 »
yes it is... now our corporate office phone number is...

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« Reply #26 on: 11/07/2007 08:22:32 »
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« Reply #27 on: 11/07/2007 08:28:18 »
something like that... just call them and let them know it's dumb please. lol

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« Reply #28 on: 11/07/2007 08:36:31 »
Seems like  waste of time and energy unless it is to make sure items are ok and not damaged from shipment.. We had to do the same. We run a furniture business and always had to thoroughly check out items be fore putting them on the floor.

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« Reply #29 on: 11/07/2007 10:20:47 »
Yes it is, but it only stands if the force from the inside is equal and opposite to that on the outside. Most dinks come from edges and so on, and might be difficult to replicate on the inside of the vase.

I'm talking about maybe 2 pieces of tabloid inside the vase, and so wouldn't apply much in the waay of force to the vase itself.

Yup.. So a little roll around in the van or something, or a little nudge from the other vases. That's all the paper would support. But maybe without it, it would crack, just from a little bump in a van?
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« Reply #30 on: 11/07/2007 11:16:49 »
I still don't see how a small amount of paper stuffed into a vase is going to stop it breaking! Where's kitchen science when you need it?

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« Reply #31 on: 11/07/2007 11:21:06 »
I still don't see how a small amount of paper stuffed into a vase is going to stop it breaking! Where's kitchen science when you need it?

Pickfords don't use paper to pack vases. i would guess it's something our grandparents did and "we" just follow suit.

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« Reply #32 on: 11/07/2007 11:22:09 »
But my grandparents never moved!

(I nailed them to a chair you see....)

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« Reply #33 on: 11/07/2007 16:35:22 »
A British shop assistant's answer to that would be "You want 100? You wrap them! I've got better things to do" . Either that or they'd just stand there looking dumb. [:P]

Well that would be if they had 100 of the same, non broken or chipped etc........not bloody likely [;)]

With anything breakable we would wrap them up in bubble wrap and try and cushion them with other objects (I used to work in a warehouse)
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« Reply #34 on: 11/07/2007 16:37:15 »
yes... the nice warehouse people next door do the wrapping after they open it all to make sure nothing's broken

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« Reply #35 on: 11/07/2007 16:39:00 »
Well us warehouse type folk are good like that [;)]
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« Reply #36 on: 11/07/2007 16:55:22 »
I still don't see how a small amount of paper stuffed into a vase is going to stop it breaking! Where's kitchen science when you need it?

Pickfords don't use paper to pack vases. i would guess it's something our grandparents did and "we" just follow suit.

ALright Handsome..Please explain "Pickfords?" Was this their last name?

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« Reply #37 on: 11/07/2007 16:57:32 »
But my grandparents never moved!

(I nailed them to a chair you see....)

LOL...We just tied them to the chair on the roof of the car.. Never moved the whole way! LOL LOL I loved that silly movie!!! LOL

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« Reply #38 on: 11/07/2007 17:00:42 »
A British shop assistant's answer to that would be "You want 100? You wrap them! I've got better things to do" . Either that or they'd just stand there looking dumb. [:P]

Well that would be if they had 100 of the same, non broken or chipped etc........not bloody likely [;)]

With anything breakable we would wrap them up in bubble wrap and try and cushion them with other objects (I used to work in a warehouse)

I bet that could be a tedious job sometimes!

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« Reply #39 on: 11/07/2007 17:03:01 »
yes... the nice warehouse people next door do the wrapping after they open it all to make sure nothing's broken

We were constantly getting broken or Damaged furniture and ended up having to pay a bit more and switch carriers, as one carrier took better pride and care in handling your Merchandise then others!

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« Reply #40 on: 11/07/2007 17:08:08 »
we have our own trucking company...

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« Reply #41 on: 11/07/2007 17:15:59 »
A British shop assistant's answer to that would be "You want 100? You wrap them! I've got better things to do" . Either that or they'd just stand there looking dumb. [:P]

Well that would be if they had 100 of the same, non broken or chipped etc........not bloody likely [;)]

With anything breakable we would wrap them up in bubble wrap and try and cushion them with other objects (I used to work in a warehouse)

I bet that could be a tedious job sometimes!

Wasn't that bad really, there were worse jobs to do  [;)]
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« Reply #42 on: 11/07/2007 17:19:02 »
Thats good.. I worked on a belt at a Bulb Farm it was awful, I was constantly getting sick!

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« Reply #43 on: 11/07/2007 17:20:03 »
we have our own trucking company...

That should have made a good difference, they would handle the items with more care.

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« Reply #44 on: 11/07/2007 17:22:08 »
yes but things happen between china and the us... things break

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« Reply #45 on: 11/07/2007 17:23:33 »
yes but things happen between china and the us... things break

While working at the warehouse something broke between my house and the warehouse..........my sanity  [;)]
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« Reply #46 on: 11/07/2007 17:26:59 »
so that's when it happened...

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« Reply #47 on: 11/07/2007 17:36:33 »
Yeah..........well, probably...........might of had a slight fracture when I was younger [;)]
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« Reply #48 on: 11/07/2007 17:37:08 »
poor kid...

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« Reply #49 on: 11/07/2007 17:52:05 »
Pickfords is a removal and specialist transportation company.
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