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Tower Transportation

Postby bobthebuilderman » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:57 pm

Hey, Bob here,

Any tips or ideas on storing a tower and moving it? Mine recently broke, and I was a little worried.

Thanks,

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Re: Tower Transportation

Postby Cow481 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:10 am

I usually put mine in a box with styrofoam on the bottom and keep it stable with pins.
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Postby bobthebuilderman » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:42 pm

Cow481 wrote:I usually put mine in a box with styrofoam on the bottom and keep it stable with pins.


What do you mean by pins?

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Re: Tower Transportation

Postby Cow481 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:03 pm

bobthebuilderman wrote:
Cow481 wrote:I usually put mine in a box with styrofoam on the bottom and keep it stable with pins.


What do you mean by pins?

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Something like this
https://www.amazon.com/Officemate-Push- ... B002WN32YE
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Re: Tower Transportation

Postby cheese » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:01 am

Cow481 wrote:
bobthebuilderman wrote:
Cow481 wrote:I usually put mine in a box with styrofoam on the bottom and keep it stable with pins.


What do you mean by pins?

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Something like this
https://www.amazon.com/Officemate-Push- ... B002WN32YE

I am assuming you don't push the pins into the tower itself.
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Re: Tower Transportation

Postby DarthBuilder » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:33 am

I’ve used a plastic container for storage and put news papers then coat it with bubble wrap. It isn’t good for plane rides though haha. My partners bring a husky box and bubble wrap which is heavy duty. Although, the box itself is quite pricey.
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Postby DarthBuilder » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:51 am

Forgot to add....you should check out other boxes at Home Depot or hardware store.
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Re: Tower Transportation

Postby Cow481 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:05 pm

cheese wrote:
Cow481 wrote:
bobthebuilderman wrote:
What do you mean by pins?

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Something like this
https://www.amazon.com/Officemate-Push- ... B002WN32YE

I am assuming you don't push the pins into the tower itself.

I push them next to the tower on th inside and out to it doesn’t get loose and break inside the box.
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Re: Tower Transportation

Postby Random Human » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:59 pm

Sometimes, the simpler the better. I've carried around stuff using litterally a card board box the dimention of towers. just hold it tight and dont like bump into it.
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Re: Tower Transportation

Postby cheese » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:52 pm

Just to brainstorm, what have you guys used for long travels on a bus or plane? Last year for nationals, a parent drove all of the way with a bunch of builds, but this year I doubt that. I will have to bring it on the 13-14 hour long bus ride.
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Re: Tower Transportation

Postby retired1 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:00 pm

Years ago, I built a box out of scrap plywood for a base and scrap cheap paneling for sides and a cut to fit piece of scrap so that it fit with a lip for the top. On the bottom, I put 2 layers of bath towel to absorb shock. The tower was maintained erect with thin rubber bands (scraps from wright stuff or choppers) attached to the top sides. Snug, but no stress. Actually, this box held 3 towers.
You could easily do the same with some heavy cardboard and duct tape. The box MUST remain vertical. The back seat or just behind the driver are probably the best spots. More duct tape.

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Re: Tower Transportation

Postby Cow481 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:01 pm

cheese wrote:Just to brainstorm, what have you guys used for long travels on a bus or plane? Last year for nationals, a parent drove all of the way with a bunch of builds, but this year I doubt that. I will have to bring it on the 13-14 hour long bus ride.

For planes, I would just make a small box that just fits the tower and put it between my legs on the floor.

For long buses, just treat it like a regular bus ride but just longer.
(I can’t really see any difference between a 4 hour bus ride and a 14 hour bus ride except that it is longer)
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Re: Tower Transportation

Postby scioly2345 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:24 am

bobthebuilderman wrote:Hey, Bob here,

Any tips or ideas on storing a tower and moving it? Mine recently broke, and I was a little worried.

Thanks,

Bob


What i use is a white tupperware like box from walmart, its about 90-100cm in length and 40-50 cm wide, with a height going to about 15cm. My tower width is only 4cm, and the bottom spans 30cm by 4cm (cause i usually and regularly go for the bonus) so i usually can fit two VERY WELL WRAPPED IN LOTS AND LOTS OF BUBBLE WRAP towers in the box. Ive never had too much of a problem with tower transporting, like the towers breaking. If i have ever had a problem, its been that my bottom lap joint ladders sometimes break, but rarely. I definitely recommend this, and yes ive seem alternatives for towers with square bases instead of rectangles
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