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knoober

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Mar 18, 2015
Whatcha mountin' in there? Just curious :)

Also is there any reason to go with those rails over the slotted angle iron you can get at your local hardware? I can see that there are are two sizes of hole and the pattern, but I am not sure if you could improvise on the rest of the hardware needed for mounting.

I will be watching this thread because I was just dreaming of building a rack the other day as well. I wanted to put mine in an old refrigerator though! :)
 
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TransformedBG

TransformedBG

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Whatcha mountin' in there? Just curious :)

Also is there any reason to go with those rails over the slotted angle iron you can get at your local hardware? I can see that there are are two sizes of hole and the pattern, but I am not sure if you could improvise on the rest of the hardware needed for mounting.

I will be watching this thread because I was just dreaming of building a rack the other day as well. I wanted to put mine in an old refrigerator though! :)

i have an app on my phone called mobile performance meter that allows me to get points.. i can cash the points in for gift cards.. picked up up off amazon for free needless to say.
 

knoober

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Mar 18, 2015
Gotta love low priced items ! :)

What I meant though was would material bought at the store be similar enough physically? I dont know what other parts plug into those rails so I cant tell if I could substitute local materials. Although when I actually looked at the price on those rails, I realized that they were only a couple dollars more, so the only reason to shop in town would be if you "gptta have it now"
 
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TransformedBG

TransformedBG

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Gotta love low priced items ! :)

What I meant though was would material bought at the store be similar enough physically? I dont know what other parts plug into those rails so I cant tell if I could substitute local materials. Although when I actually looked at the price on those rails, I realized that they were only a couple dollars more, so the only reason to shop in town would be if you "gptta have it now"

pretty much.. plus they work really well for my application.. i plan on adding a couple old computer in a couple 4U cases just to mount them up there.. one will become my PFsense rounter, the other a home media server. Then i will probably slap up a few cisco switches just to toy with and learn. This is eventually going to be my lab so to speak. I want to get into network administration one day, just havent had the time to finish out my certs.
 

Dalchi Frusche

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Sep 3, 2015
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Awesome DIY Rack. I saw that link last week when I was getting some ideas for my basement stair rack. Did a mockup in Sketchup to get an idea of what I was looking for.

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