I really need some advice if possible...

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  1. Sportimus

    Sportimus Well-Known Member

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    My basement flooded! Quite a few of my Transformers, GI Joe, Star Wars, and MOTUC figures are a total loss. :(  My new filming set-up for making my videos was also ruined. Some of the MISC stuff is now mush and I have to open them up.

    Most of the stuff I am planning to sell made it through bone dry.

    For those of you who house your collections in your basement, do you have a certain way of displaying them that could prevent this from happening? I kept mine in bookcases and everything on the bottom shelf is what took a bath. I was thinking of buying wall-mounted shelves that screw right into the studs and ditch the bookcases since their bottoms are all ruined. Is this a good idea? Any better ideas? I don't have the room in the main part of the house. I keep some in my room, but not many. If you have pictures to better illustrate your set-up, I would most appreciate it.

    The cause of the flooding was a sprinkler line burst, filled the window well with water, and made its way inside. Just to fix the place up will set me back about $1,100 which does not include replacing the stuff I had lost.

    Also, do the plastic tubs really help protecting stuff inside from situations like this?

    At least no DOTM or ROTF figures were damaged.
     
  2. Astronopolis

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    rubbermaid plastic storage tubs are a good investment, i mean the tall ones. theyre stackable and waterproof for the most part. ziplock baggies are aslo indispensable!
     
  3. GrimlockAutobot

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    I'm sorry to hear this my friend....I hope all goes well for you from here on out.

    My collection is stored in rubbermaid containers in my basement....I currently keep the humidity down with dehumidifiers.

    Idk what I'd do if the same thing happened to me....GOOD LUCK!!
     
  4. TacomaPrime

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    These are the shelves I use. There is a bracket that screws into the wall, and then the shelf slides onto the bracket. I think they are called floating shelves. The bottom is at least 14" above the carpet which is about an inch thick. If i have more then 15" of water in my basement, I have much bigger problems.
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    The stuff on the floor usually isn't on the floor.
     
  5. Jlogano20

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    that sucks man
     
  6. Jlogano20

    Jlogano20 Speed Gunner

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    you get 2 of every figure??? :jawdropper: 
    nice display but too exspenssive
     
  7. TacomaPrime

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    I get 2 of almost every figure. But I have hardly ever paid full price for a figure. Either on sale, or a BOGO sale.
    I really need to do an updated collection thread.
     
  8. Grimkid

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    You can see in the opening 5 seconds of my video how I have my figures displayed...mounted glass shelves on the wall, all atleast 3 feet off the ground...
     
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  9. Sportimus

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    ^Thanks. I have plenty to think about now. :) 
     
  10. Chaos Muffin

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    Sorry to har man that sucks. Whatever you decide just make sure everything is atleast 2ft off the ground or more to be safer.
     
  11. jorod74

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    i love using wall mounted shelves, the kind with tracks so i can adjust height.
    the only figures i have as low as the floor are things that a little water won't hurt- like i stand my Fort Max on the floor to save room.

    i want to say i use 40-50 gallon bins. they are tall enough to keep things dry. and ziplocs are like insurance.
     
  12. wolfe

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    Ziplock baggies and plastic totes are very very useful.

    I like the look of those floating shelves. I might have to look into getting something like that.
     
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    I get them at lowes, FYI.
     
  14. Sportimus

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    Thank you (again). :)  I am going to take a trip to Lowes next month then after everything is cleaned up.
     
  15. Gort

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    Ikea also has very similar floating shelves in a variety of colors.
     
  16. Seawing

    Seawing Lurker of the depths Moderator

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    sorry to hear what happened to your basement. Do you have home/renters insurance? Some of your collection might be covered if you do.
     

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