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Earthquakes & Tiki Mugs
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Joined: Sep 23, 2010
Posts: 158
From: a tiny little Island in Switzerland
Posted: 2010-10-14 02:40 am   Permalink

one of the good things here in Switzerland is that we have (almost) no earthquakes.
thanks god

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Joined: Aug 17, 2009
Posts: 220
Posted: 2010-10-21 01:46 am   Permalink

I have a friend who puts velcro on the bottom of his mugs and sticks them to his shelves. But idk how good an idea of this it actually is, cause I don't know if the velcro would come off the mug if you decided to sell it or something. If not, I assume that it would depreciate the value. But IDK, just food for thought.

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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
Posts: 1616
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2013-08-28 08:03 am   Permalink


On 2010-07-07 18:22, LOL Tiki wrote:
Bad mug weather these days! A good time to double-check the museum wax.

Museum wax doesn't hold up very well when the temperatures start rising. Mine has melted to the point of looking like Vaseline on some of my mugs and they easily came off the bookshelf I was dusting this week. Of course with all of the termite damage to my apartment building I think saving my mugs will be the last thing on my mind when a big earthquake hits.
The museum wax hasn't left any stains on the wood, but I would test it on an inconspicuous location if you have nice furniture.

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Joined: May 09, 2012
Posts: 1860
From: San Diego
Posted: 2013-08-31 09:41 am   Permalink

I secured all of my display cases to the wall. Same with my rum shelf. Bolted them all tightly to the wall so that they don't even wiggle when you bump them. I guess anchored to the wall is the best description.

I also have some mugs on the top of my wall. For those I laid a rope in front of them about half way, in the middle if the mug. This should prevent them from crashing to the floor at least.

I do think it is important though and it was the first thing that I thought about when I set up my cases. No one wants their one of a kind mug crashing to its demise.

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The Below Decks
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Joined: Apr 26, 2013
Posts: 718
Posted: 2017-05-12 09:29 am   Permalink

Not sure if anyone else has tried this, but recently, I wanted something else to help protect my mugs from earthquake damage other than bolting my shelves to the walls. I've started buying these and putting them under the mugs in the front of my shelves, and they seem to hold and stay held to the shelf. They can be washed, reused and moved, they come in different sizes and shapes, and in clear or black. (I now realize this sounds like an advertisement. It's not.) Wondering if anyone else has tried or has any thoughts, but from what I can tell (at least so far), these are great as an extra precaution/peace of mind for possible looming SoCal earthquakes.

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