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22 Aug 2015 12:29 by newworld Star rating. 941 posts Send private message

I am looking to ship some bits & bobs out to Spain I have plenty of boxs from work they messure 15x15x23 inch, my question is how many of these boxs can I send to fill 1 cube meter. Thanks





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22 Aug 2015 13:56 by johnzx Star rating in Spain. 5247 posts Send private message

Picturing it in my head, I think it would be 12 boxes.  

Of course you cannot take the volume of your boxes and divide that into the one cubic meter, as you could with a loose product, say like sugar.





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22 Aug 2015 16:00 by newworld Star rating. 941 posts Send private message

That would be good if it was 12, I have seen some quotes in the past for £100 or E100 for a cubic meter, and I think I could pay less than that when start shopping around. So I could get a lot  in 12 boxs.





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22 Aug 2015 17:10 by Tadd1966 Star rating in Los Montesinos. 1755 posts Send private message

Suggest as a rough calclation 1 cubic metre  converted to inches = 39.37in x 39.37in x 39.37in

1 cubic metre = approx 61000 cubic inches

your boxes are 15 x 15 x 23 = 5175 cubic inches

so 61000 / 5175 is approx 11.7 boxes

If your boxes have to go inside a crate , container or bigger box exactly 1 cubic metre you may struggle to get 12 depending on how you pack them in the box / crate

If they are free standing in a 1 cubic metret space in van then 12 would be close enough

I think my maths are rightwink



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22 Aug 2015 17:33 by newworld Star rating. 941 posts Send private message

Tadd1966 that's great, I think 10 would be fine but if 12 go for the price happy days.





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22 Aug 2015 18:45 by johnzx Star rating in Spain. 5247 posts Send private message

Newworld  Tadd's post started me thinking again.

I was wrong when I said 12.  I believe if you stick to boxes of the dimensions you quoted you wil only get 8.  That is two layers of 4 boxes, which will leave you with a  24 cms x 100 cms x 100 cms  (9 inch) space above the two layers.

 

Might I suggest you ‘redesign’ the boxes so that 4 of them are 9 x 15 x 23.  That way you will get 8 originals, plus 4 of that smaller size,  in the 1 cubic meter.

 

Hope I am right this time !!!!





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22 Aug 2015 18:55 by camposol Star rating in Camposol. 1408 posts Send private message

£100 is rather steep for 1 cubic metre.

Shop around!





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22 Aug 2015 19:00 by newworld Star rating. 941 posts Send private message

Yes it was just some quotes I saw in the free papers, I paid less when I shipped a lot of stuff out, £100 just a guide.

 


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22 Aug 2015 19:01 by Tadd1966 Star rating in Los Montesinos. 1755 posts Send private message

I would agree with johnzx IF your boxes are going into a 1 cubic metre crate / container / box etc. rather than a free standing space in a big van becasue of the shapes of your boxes

Most vans offer you space rather than a container so 11 should be good and they may be generous and give 12smiley

Good luck



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22 Aug 2015 19:07 by newworld Star rating. 941 posts Send private message

It's like a krypton factor question, show me age there 21





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