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Old 08-20-2010, 02:38 PM   #1
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Installing wall mount rack on a concrete wall?


Hi everyone, I will be installing a 10U wall mount rack on a concrete wall, old school wall. I was wondering what's the best method, or should I say whats the best anchors to use? The shelve alone weights 55lbs, then another say 30lbs will be added in switches. Here is a picture of the rack.

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you can use conc screwsfor that light a load however, for satety & more shear strength, i'd grab up lead anchors & lags.

btw, wtf's an IOU rack,,, you lose at poker ? ?

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It's not IOU, it's 10U.

U is the standard unit of measure for designating the vertical usable space, or height of racks (metal frame designed to hold devices) and cabinets (enclosures with one or more doors). This unit of measurement refers to the space between shelves on a rack. For example, a rack designated as 20U, has 20 rack spaces for equipment and has 35 (20 x 1.75.) inches of vertical usable space. Rack and cabinet spaces and the equipment which fit into them are all measured in U.

Hope this helps!

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right, silly me tnx for clearing that up

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you can use conc screwsfor that light a load however, for satety & more shear strength, i'd grab up lead anchors & lags.

btw, wtf's an IOU rack,,, you lose at poker ? ?
lags shield and lags are overkill, and a PITA. you have to mark the holes, drill a big hole, and hope the drill bit didn't wander too much and it all lines up when your done. For 75 pounds the you can go with zinc nail-in anchors ( aka Zamacs) if you have room to swing a hammer. if not 2 5/16 sleeve anchors are plenty strong. tapcons will work, just make sure you you don't go longer than 1-1/4" or you'll end up snapping or stripping them. I try to avoid them though as the quality seems to have gone way down in the last few years
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Thanks, I have some wej-it laying around. I have 5/16 by 2 inch, will these work, or will I need the 2 1/2 inc. ones?

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