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Old 02-16-2018, 07:43 PM
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Steel rack

Hi all-

I finally got aggravated enough by stepping over and around steel laying on the floor.

I decided to build a steel rack, here is the start of it.

It is 18 feet long, 20 feet tall. Has 8 shelves.

Here is a picture.

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Old 02-17-2018, 12:26 AM
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Your link doesn't work for me.
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Old 02-17-2018, 01:28 AM
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86cj7boy- Apple strikes again! The new OS changed the picture format from a .jpg to a .hirc. I am trying to figure this out. Sorry about that.

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Old 02-17-2018, 01:25 PM
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Old 02-17-2018, 03:48 PM
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Old 02-17-2018, 03:52 PM
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Thumbs Up!!! Looks great
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Old 02-19-2018, 08:08 PM
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Steel rack is complete. Got all the anchors in and the 2x2 x 1/4 angle iron x bracing in.


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Old 02-20-2018, 03:09 PM
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Old 02-21-2018, 10:01 AM
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Good work. I struggle with material storage right now. Everything is on one rack and I have to dig through the pile whenever I need something. It works for now, but it's something that needs to change soon.

Do you work with round stock often? Any concerns with it rolling off of the racks?
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:37 PM
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Hell of a job. That should last a while.
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Old 02-21-2018, 07:59 PM
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Bray D -

We are thinking on mitering the I beams on the shelf for the pipe. We are thinking about adding a 5 degree slope to the shelf. This way the pipe rolls back to the posts.

Hope that makes sense ??

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Old 02-22-2018, 08:41 AM
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If you want to pile tubing up, you may want more than 5 degrees. We did 15 degrees on our steel rack. Sometime tubes on top will still push the very bottom tube uphill. You could always ad a small foot to the end of the i beam or even better make a removable stake.
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Old 02-22-2018, 02:08 PM
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Do the removable pin in the end (even a welded on stop) you'll be glad at some point that you did!

It is really loud . . . when a near 20' long piece of tube gets pushed off the end of the tube/shelf. . .
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Old 02-22-2018, 07:40 PM
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We were looking at the rack today. If I cut the last 4 arms off—to 36 inches, then I can use the very top position in the rack. I have bundles of metal decking that I use for dumpster gates.


I did find a problem with my design. My arms are 5 foot long and the forklift forks are 4 foot. I can’t get the stuff in the back. Oops.

Time for longer forks!


I think we are going to do a removable pin for the pipe rack.

Steve

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Old 03-15-2018, 11:07 PM
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damn that thing is huge! 20' tall wow. i would like to redo my tube rack so it doesn't take up any floor space. i like that but i think i would use the bottom 6' or so to store stuff.
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Wow. Now that looks sturdy. Great job, mate!
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