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    Default Replaced foam for EP cases - found $3 case!



    I found a Plano Protector Series 1404 case (16" x 11.5" id) at Goodwill for $3.00 so I snatched it up! It had an intact 1" thick, 1/2" pluck foam inside but I knew I needed more to make an EP case out of it. I needed to re-foam my 17" x 12" Harbor Freight case anyway because I had made a few mistakes on the original foam that was included with it (it was a real mess)!

    I decided to buy online from "The Foam Factory" at www.foambymail.com. I like to buy in bulk so I can save money for future projects, so I ordered a 2" thick 16" by 55" sheet of 1/2" by 1/2" grid, pick & pull charcoal foam for $17.60. I then ordered a 2.5" thick 16" by 55" eggcrate - charcoal regular foam top/lid for $11.92. With $12 shipping the total was $41.52. It shipped in about 4 days.

    It cost $12.88 including tax to re-foam the Harbor Freight case. I might have gotten by with 1.5" thick eggcrate foam for this case, as it's a pretty tight fit but it still works for me!

    Using the old foam from the Harbor Freight case, I lined the Plano case on the bottom and placed the Plano's 1" thick pluck foam on top of that. Then I cut an 11.5" piece of the eggcrate that is 16" wide and the Plano case re-foam only cost $3.76.

    I still have 38" of the pluck foam and 26.5" of the eggcrate left over for other future projects! For some reason my phone will not upload the photos, so I will upload photos when I can.
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    Default Re: Replaced foam for EP cases - found $3 case!

    I found on a few occasions that it is cheaper or about the same price to get a new case with foam than foam insert for the old case.

    As a result I have a few empty cases to store tools etc.
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    Default Re: Replaced foam for EP cases - found $3 case!

    Good deal, Bruce. I've looked over their site before and contemplated ordering from them. If I had that much foam around I would stay busy re-doing something constantly.
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    Default Re: Replaced foam for EP cases - found $3 case!

    Well, I am trying to upload photos from both my phone and computer, but for some reason am unable to. I even tried uploading to my photo album here on the forum and no luck! Is this just my problem or is anyone else experiencing this?
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    Default Re: Replaced foam for EP cases - found $3 case!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    I found on a few occasions that it is cheaper or about the same price to get a new case with foam than foam insert for the old case.

    As a result I have a few empty cases to store tools etc.
    I agree, but this time it was cheaper as long as I can produce some more camera, equipment, or EP cases with the leftover foam!
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    Default Re: Replaced foam for EP cases - found $3 case!

    Quote Originally Posted by morrbru View Post
    Well, I am trying to upload photos from both my phone and computer, but for some reason am unable to. I even tried uploading to my photo album here on the forum and no luck! Is this just my problem or is anyone else experiencing this?
    Hi Bruce! Attachment uploading has been broken since the software upgrade in late November. It is affecting everyone. It is quite unfortunate.

    Best bet is to host the image elsewhere (image hosting site, or a cloud drive such as OneDrive, Drobox, etc) and either provide the link or embed the image URL in IMG tags.
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