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Roll Your Own Rack
Posted by: Cory on: 10/07/2001 05:48 AM [ Print | 5 comment(s) ]
I usually delete anything from any site with an "overclock" or "oc" in the name, but I must have been bored when OC Mojo hit my inbox with this here article on rolling your own rack:
We will discuss the basic ideas and a how-to on building a light- or medium-duty wood-framed 18U rack cabinet for less than 200 lbs. of equipment, and then we'll jump into building a VERY heavy-duty 18U cabinet that can safely handle 600 lbs. Of gear. If you need more or less height, you'll naturally need to scale the height accordingly, but 18 units is about the most comfortable height for home, small-office, or studio use.I know some of you out there are big enough freaks to do something like this so have at it.
#11962 Posted on: 10/07/2001 10:36 AM
I have been searching for a second hand 18U rack for ages.....
That one looks like too much time investment for me, but he seems to have done a good job of it.
#11963 Posted on: 10/07/2001 11:37 AM
Thanks. And yes, it's pretty time- and labor-intensive. You can pick up full-height (42U) cabinets for cheap on eBay, but shipping is a nightmare unless you can pick one up yourself. (18U cabinets do show up from time to time, though, if 42U is too extreme for your space.)
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#11964 Posted on: 10/07/2001 11:54 AM
Anyone remember that old Microsoft commercial. The whole thing is a guy talking about Windows and the camera is panning a whole room full of rack cabinets...
Where could I find nice looking rack cabinets like in the commercial? I can only find ugly ones
#11965 Posted on: 10/07/2001 12:57 PM
The new Compaq one's are actually pretty nice. Where i worked they had white ones with a metal-mesh lockable front and back door, and built in power strips along the rear pillars. Nice stuff
Noone you know
#11966 Posted on: 10/08/2001 05:21 PM
Of course there's the route I took - wait 'till
the company is throwing stuff away and back your
truck up to the door!!!
That's how I got my AS/400 cabinet. It's a little
wider than I wanted, but it get's the stuff off
If it's worth doing, It's worth OVERdoing