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    Default Racking for New Workshop

    Any new workshop or store needs racking or shelving to store stuff.
    In fact without it you will find it hard to walk around your new play area within a few months.
    Besides it gives you a new project to work on away from your ball and chain. She who must be obeyed will love the idea of more store space and less junk every where.

    So on Thursday a load of steel box section turned up all shiny and new ready for the first day of Easter.

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    First things first we set up the drop saw and start cutting to a precise plan. Remember measure twice cut once.

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    We decided to drill and screw this racking so it could be adjusted height wise later if required.
    Looks great and is not buckled due to welding.
    Welding certainly would have taken less time to assemble but them there is clean up and painting the haz.

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    Here is the key to the drilling.
    Drill a hole that is larger than the head of the screw in the secondary face. This allows for a better connection.

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    Great, nothing beats plenty of storage space.

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    It looks clean but I would have issues with the screws holding the tubing and how much weight would be placed on the rack / shelving.

    I tend to go overboard since I have a lot of heavy items and never know what I will put up since I constantly move things around.

    My concerns would be the single shear of the metal tubing and depending on the size of the screws, would be the limiting factor to what you are able to load.

    What size is the tubes and what are the dimensions of the overall racking?

    Still, please don't get me wrong! It's very nice and clean!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamikaze View Post
    My concerns would be the single shear of the metal tubing and depending on the size of the screws, would be the limiting factor to what you are able to load.
    If it ends up being an issue, could always install a series of corbels starting at the ground level.

    Last edited by Sonora Iron; 04-02-2010 at 11:24 AM.
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    Nice rack, this wouldn't sound right if you'de be a woman
    You might need another leg in the middle, this 1 x 2 x.100 gets bowy on a long span. Nice job on the drilling.

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    Hi Sberry,
    You are so right.
    Most blokes just put every thing on the floor when all their floor space is filled then they just keep placing more stuff on top of the other junk until the angle of repose is right. In the end with this system all one has is narrow walkways and not a clue where anything is.

    Ji
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    Hi Kamilaze,
    I restore old MX bikes and thus their spare parts is what will be stored on these racks. I have allready made these rackes up before and they handle the weight great. The max weight that each shelf will take is 150kgs (each screw only takes 18kgs or 0.176kn). We test loaded each shelf yesterday and they work fine. This is not pallet racking. The bike parts are cleaned, marked and placed into rolling clear plastic boxes. This way it is easy to find every part as required. If you are going to store car engines this system will not work.

    The tube is 50mm x 25mm x 1.6 450 grade.
    The racking is 1500mm high x 2400mm long x 600 deep.
    When test loaded the deflection is only 8mm which is span/300 which is fine.

    Ji
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