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Old 08-11-2007, 05:32 AM
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I have got to build a steel rack. It must hold 20' sections.

I have a pole building. I am contemplating making a set of racks (3) that mount to the 4x6 posts in the garage I am wondering if I put about 3 Lag bolts into the posts, How much weight would it hold. I only ned it to hold a couple hundred feet of tube just to get it off the shop floor.
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Old 08-11-2007, 09:01 AM
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With a little bracing you won't have any problems.

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Old 08-11-2007, 01:40 PM
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Almost exactly what I have in mind except the upper horiz would ba at about a 20 deg angle up to keep the tube close to the anchors.
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Old 08-11-2007, 03:50 PM
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I've put over 300' of 1.75" x .120" tube on this one I made and it has held up fine. If it did not extend to the floor, I would have a few more lags in each one. Right now they are held to the wall with one 4" lag on top and one in the bottom. Bending the tube shelves up like that allows for a lot of storage and no shelf ends sticking out to run into either (ouch!).
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Old 08-11-2007, 04:29 PM
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I built these and welded them together 3 feet apart(made 2 racks) because I didnt have a wall to bolt into. They worked just fine. Im going to have to make something like Jason did to attach to my buddy's pallet rack where Im storing my material for the winter.

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Old 08-11-2007, 04:45 PM
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Almost exactly what I have in mind except the upper horiz would ba at about a 20 deg angle up to keep the tube close to the anchors.


Kind of like this?....










































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Old 08-11-2007, 10:15 PM
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Now THAT's a rack
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Old 08-11-2007, 11:51 PM
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Looks to me like anything put on that rack would roll off onto the floor.......but then with a rack like that who cares
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Old 08-12-2007, 05:55 AM
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That one would be fine,,,,,, oooohhhohhhh

Anyway,,,, Can't quite clear my head,,,,,

I am going to start on it tomorow.
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Old 08-12-2007, 08:53 AM
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I welded mine right to walls.....there are more photos in my gallery.....but I used 4" C-channel....I just put over 300' of 1.75 and 250' of 1.5 on it with all the other tubing I already had....nothing is moving at all....
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Old 08-12-2007, 06:42 PM
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I like the looks of those and several others I have seen here. My problem is I have to get the rack up high as in 7 foot off the ground because my walls are lined with machinery and storage racks, although I have though about making a parts area to free up wall space, but then I loose floorspace, and that is a bigger issue than wall space.

I am doing tripple duty right now so the shop has been a mess for months. so much so that I have been tripping over stuff that should be put up. I just expanded storage into 2 other much smaller buildings but it has almost made it worse for whatever reason in the main shop.

I really like the bended look of Jason's but I don't have the time for that, something simple is a must...

Fabcam, I think yours while very apealing would cost a bit more than I am willing to spend :)
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