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View Poll Results: How much foam do you consume?
1 bundle or less per year 83 33.88%
1-2 bundles per year 98 40.00%
2-6 bundles per year 42 17.14%
1-2 bundles per month 7 2.86%
2-4 bundles per month 4 1.63%
4 or more bundles per month 11 4.49%
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 03:15 PM
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Nothing to do with Metric....strictly a size vs weight factor that penalizes big light parcels.

From the UPS site:
"UPS Ground shipments: If the cubic size of the package in inches is 5,184 or larger, divide the cubic size by 166 to determine dimensional weight in pounds. If the cubic size in inches is less than 5,184, use the actual weight of the package."

49X25X4=4900, so a 4" thick box goes for actual weight of 9 Lbs.

49X25X5=6125, so a 5" thick box goes for a dimensional weight of 6125/166= 37 lbs! Needless to say that more than doubles the shipping cost.
So the first few boxes cost more for the people who really want them. The price of being the early adopter... lol
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 03:22 PM
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Knowing Don, Mike, and Ken, i am sure they are going to be very careful about how they are going to do this.

I am guessing that right now they are waiting for the boxes to arrive, then they will take one down to USPS and UPS and get a real price on shipping for the lower 48. Once they have that and it is finalized they will open up ordering.

So i would say don't expect much info until Thursday. Just in time for weekend building... at least for me
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 04:47 PM
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No longer waiting......Got a barn half full of foam, but we'll have to rework the boxes for shipping, but we'll get it done. Foam is white, low density, almost perfectly smooth, I think folks will like it.
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 04:51 PM
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So is foam up for sale?
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 04:56 PM
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not yet, We still have some work to do now that we can see what we're dealing with on the box. We want to insure minimum shipping cost, and maximum protection.
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 05:15 PM
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Just like to says thank you guys for all your efforts ..
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 06:22 PM
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You know, if this works out I think my club (www.suburbanrcbarnstormers.com) will be in for a few boxes. We occasionally have club build sessions and also use foam as indoor season Fun Fly door prizes. You can guess who gets the bulk of that. Heh.
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 06:29 PM
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No longer waiting......Got a barn half full of foam, but we'll have to rework the boxes for shipping, but we'll get it done. Foam is white, low density, almost perfectly smooth, I think folks will like it.
Thanks Springer, wondering what you think 'low density' compares to? Is it similar to fff, Dollar Tree foam, Depron, or other? When it's time and there isn't a mad dash (don't want to deprive an anxious buyer) I'll be trying some. Just wondering.

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Old Mar 13, 2012, 07:42 PM
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Hi Fred,
Just ran some calculations. The sample Mike and I weighed today comes out to 2.07 PCF.
We are reworking the boxes down to 4" with the same 16 ct. quantity, keeping them below the dimensional weight break point.

Ken
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 08:42 PM
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Ken, Mike, & Don,

thanks for the hard work!

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Old Mar 13, 2012, 09:36 PM
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Hi Fred,
Just ran some calculations. The sample Mike and I weighed today comes out to 2.07 PCF.
We are reworking the boxes down to 4" with the same 16 ct. quantity, keeping them below the dimensional weight break point.

Ken
Thank you Ken. 2.07 pounds per cubic foot is interesting, but I guess we will see the physical traits when we get our little hands on some.

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Old Mar 13, 2012, 09:37 PM
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any kind of photo of a sheet of this holy grail of foams
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 09:54 PM
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Would love to see a pic of your barn Mike
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 10:41 PM
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Here is a pic of an opened box of product. The top sheet has a couple of small dimples in it. These sheets will be replaced with unblemished sheets.

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Old Mar 13, 2012, 10:44 PM
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ok now Im getting excited. LOOK AT IT !! its white FFF how beautiful is that
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