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Bought my first rack!
#1
Picked up my first rack from menards today. Definitely a great investment.
Next up, a little clip on fan that phil always recommends to everyone
=)

Here it is!

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#2
One suggestion. Add some 1/2" to 3/4 thick plywood to the rack. Vivs can get heavy, it adds some support to the wire.
I spray-painted mine the rack black so it matches a little better.
Derek
1.5 kids and a bunch of frogs
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#3
thanks for the suggestion! i may actually do that. The rack is rated for 350lbs a shelf but i suppose better safe than sorry. lol!

I cant imagine that tank weighing more than 100lbs though. I lifted it up there pretty easily lol
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#4
Then you don't get the ventilation ability that makes the Baker's rack a ...well.....a...baker's rack to begin with.

Weight Schmeight.....A rack or two of mine sagged a bit in the middle when I had some deep false bottoms going but meh....no worries.
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#5
I think the extra $11.50 for wheels was a great investment as well. Next time i bring the shop vac down ill be able to roll it out away from the wall. Makes for easy cleaning.
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#6
Tools for taming even the most cantankerous baker's rack:

1. Rubber mallet
2. Bubble level on yardstick
3. Black electrical tape
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#7
What's the tape for?


Sean
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#8
tape is for 'setting' those sucky collars that always seem to upsnap and jump off the bars before you can get all 4 of em just right and get a shelf on em' before they slide.
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#9
Ahhh!!! I have worked in restaurants for 20 odd years....

I have built a thousand of those things... Never thought if using the tape. Oh the rage I could have saved. Wink


Sean
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#10
Philsuma Wrote:tape is for 'setting' those sucky collars that always seem to upsnap and jump off the bars before you can get all 4 of em just right and get a shelf on em' before they slide.

Confusedhock:

Wish you'd have said this about four racks ago :mrgreen:
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#11
Tis a scarey thing experience
Phil ,dude!!!!!! you getting old on us Confusedhock: Confusedhock:
Stu
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#12
You're not kiddin' kiddo.......the other day, I sneezed really hard a couple times and it felt like I almost threw out me' back.
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#13
Philsuma Wrote:You're not kiddin' kiddo.......the other day, I sneezed really hard a couple times and it felt like I almost threw out me' back.

lol.. You know you're really getting old when somebody ELSE sneezes hard and your back hurts :-)
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#14
Philsuma Wrote:You're not kiddin' kiddo.......the other day, I sneezed really hard a couple times and it felt like I almost threw out me' back.
:lol: ahh man you're still able to sneeze :roll: ,lucky bugger
Stu

Ps Chuck shhhhh :lol: :lol:
Kevin cool rack man,one day i'm going to get you guys converted to the dark side sorry for the interuption :oops:
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#15
Haha sorry stu i dont follow. What do you mean by dark side? What do you guys use?

oh btw, i bought a 2nd rack =)
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