(Topic ID: 137117)

Storage Locker Advice

By mof

6 years ago



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    #1 6 years ago

    I'm wondering about using local storage for pins. Have you come up with a simple formula based on experience, to help you choose the right sized space?

    I'm thinking of being prepared to store ~20 pins, but I would want "easy" (in quotes) access to a pin if I wanted it out.

    For example, if a pin takes up ~30" x ~30" of floor space while upright:

    * What's the ideal width of the unit to be able to walk back and reach a pin in the farthest position? (Or do you simply stack them tight, and move out 5+ pins to reach 1, etc)

    * What's the best way to utilize the unused vertical space (or do you ignore it)?

    * What's some pros and cons between: 5'x15', 10' x 15', 15' x 15'?

    * What are some options for how the space is used in terms of pin positions?

    Thanks for the insights...
    -mof

    #2 6 years ago

    Not a direct answer to your questions but I would definitely put down some kind of barrier on the floor just in case there is any kind of leak on those sheds. Food for thought.

    #3 6 years ago

    I had to use a storage unit for about 20 pins during a move and I believe it was 30x15 and stored them upright with heads on top of coin doors stored along the walls in a horseshoe pattern, of course I had other crap in the unit as well but was easy to access the machines. Go with a bigger unit, Also lay down some rodent traps/bait to keep rats and mice out of your stuff.

    #4 6 years ago

    Is there any way you have to put up a shed or store them on your property instead of renting?
    The fees for storage quickly add up, it might be better simply selling the games and rebuying them later.

    #5 6 years ago

    Dibs on Gorgar!

    #6 6 years ago

    make sure it's climate controlled. Humidity will kill the electronics over time

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