Feb. 19th, 2009

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A month or two ago I ordered a dozen cooling panels from Switzerland for the microscope lab we're remodeling at work.

They just arrived. 12 panels, that, according to the manufacturer, weigh 13 kg each, including the mounting frames.

Why, then, do they ship in a crate with a total weight of 460kg?

Do the 156kg of panels really need 300kg of packaging? I realize that they ship in a crate made from unsanded 7/8" thick lumber (which might be oak), but that seems excessive.

My afternoon plan is, with the aid of my trusty Fubar, to remove the panels from the crate so that I can get them into the freight elevator and take them to the lab, and then stash the lumber in my shop until I think of a use for it.

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