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Slate storage - 10-30-2019, 05:30 PM

How should a three piece slate be stored when a table is taken apart? Thanks. Charles
  
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10-30-2019, 09:09 PM

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How should a three piece slate be stored when a table is taken apart? Thanks. Charles
You can stand it up against a wall if you like or flat on a pallet with moving blankets in between.

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10-31-2019, 03:54 AM

Pallet as said above. Or 3 or 4... 2x4x4's. Just dont lay them on concrete. As high as possible. 2 pallets better. Leaning against the wall, also on wood.


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10-31-2019, 03:44 PM

Thanks for the information guys. If I lay them against a wall or on a pallet, can all three be on top of each other or do they need to be separate? Charles
  
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10-31-2019, 05:12 PM

Separated by 2x4's. If for anything, it will make them easier to pick up! And the ventilation between slates couldn't hurt.


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10-31-2019, 05:35 PM

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Thanks for the information guys. If I lay them against a wall or on a pallet, can all three be on top of each other or do they need to be separate? Charles
Never had issue with them flat against each other.

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10-31-2019, 05:51 PM

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Never had issue with them flat against each other.

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I haven't either. I figured it would make it easier to pick them up again.


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10-31-2019, 05:57 PM

Be sure all screws, staples are removed from the bottom of each slate.
One time a staple scratched the surface of the the slate under it when the top slate was slide into place.


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10-31-2019, 06:09 PM

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Be sure all screws, staples are removed from the bottom of each slate.
One time a staple scratched the surface of the the slate under it when the top slate was slide into place.
Good point. Didn't think of that, but I always separated with wood.


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11-01-2019, 09:50 AM

I never lay slate flat for storage if it's going to be for an extended period of time. You guys clearly haven't seen what happens to slate stored flat on a pallet. A pallet only offers support in 3 locations, the outside edges, and the middle. The bottom slate ends up leveling like a W, low between support 2x4's because the the weight piled on top of the bottom slate from the others stacked on top pressing down on the bottom slate. I only store slates standing up.
  
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I never lay slate flat for storage if it's going to be for an extended period of time. You guys clearly haven't seen what happens to slate stored flat on a pallet. A pallet only offers support in 3 locations, the outside edges, and the middle. The bottom slate ends up leveling like a W, low between support 2x4's because the the weight piled on top of the bottom slate from the others stacked on top pressing down on the bottom slate. I only store slates standing up.
Even if all the 2x4's are in line top to bottom?


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Even if all the 2x4's are in line too to bottom?
You're still dealing with weight, standing them up removes that factor. I stand them up against a wall, leaning, on 2 24"s spread apart. 10x's easier to move with a hand truck the way as well, don't have to pick them up.
  
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You're still dealing with weight, standing them up removes that factor. I stand them up against a wall, leaning, on 2 24"s spread apart. 10x's easier to move with a hand truck the way as well, don't have to pick them up.
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