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Old 01-03-2011, 09:25 PM   #1
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Do I have to do anything special to hang overhead storage in a steel frame garage? Monster Rax, for instance, says their shelving can't be used in a steel frame house, but ... why not, if I use self-tapping screws to mount it? Any information is appreciated!

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Thats because youd rip the metal screws right out of the metal frame and kill yourself or do some damage to anything under the shelving unit which was not properly fastened to structure.

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Yes, thanks, I understand that. So is there a way to safely hang overhead storage in a steel frame garage?
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The warning about hanging the storage from a "steel frame house" probably is intended for typical "wrinkled tin" steel stud structure and is there to protect the storage unit supplier from liability problems.

1. Is your "steel frame" garage designed to accept the added storage unit loads and possible overloading? This would include eccentric loading to the frame and unbalanced loads.

2. Are the garage members you are attaching the storage unit to adequate for the new concentrated loads and are the members thick enough to develope the necessary strength with a self tapping screw? We all know you can put a self tapping screw into places it should not be.

Just a couple of heads-up questions. I am sure the storage units are adequately designed.

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Yes, thanks, I understand that. So is there a way to safely hang overhead storage in a steel frame garage?
Ayuh,... I'd think that building free standing storage, then just attaching to the building for stability would probably work...
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Here you go pick a rack: http://www.rebsteel.com/racking-syst...lications.html

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