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Old 06-23-2019, 12:51 PM   #1
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Wondering how everyone transports glass for railing. I donít usually do much glass railing but my next few decks have glass so I though it was time to come up with a better method than laying it flat on a pallet in my truck.

The glass is for aluminum railing so itís all about 40Ē tall x 40Ē to 60Ē wide.
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Old 06-23-2019, 01:01 PM   #2
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try building an "A" frame rack out of pallets or 2x4.

i see quite a few glass companies transport glass/windows this way.

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You can easily make an single or double A frame to hold glass.
laying horizontal is just asking for breakage
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Kinda figured an A frame was the way to go. Just seams like a big thing to keep around.

Any suggestions on the angle?
Just carpet covering the wood to prevent scratches or should I use foam?
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Kinda figured an A frame was the way to go. Just seams like a big thing to keep around.

Any suggestions on the angle?
Just carpet covering the wood to prevent scratches or should I use foam?
screw it together & take it apart.

pallets are pretty easy to do it with.

angle doesn't really matter, closer to vertical the better.

foam, carpet or cardboard all work.
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I always have glass delivered.


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Yep. Have it delivered. I'm a glass shop and hate transporting large glass. I have it dropped if I can.

But an A frame is a good way to go in you can't. But a decent glass shop will.Even if you have to pay a delivery fee, it is worth it. Every time you move a big piece of glass, you risk scratches and breakage.

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