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KJKerns3 04-09-2012 11:18 AM

Warehouse racking installation
 
I have some basic tear drop warehouse racking i need to install my self instead of contracting out like I have in the past. I know how to build the racking but i dont know what tool i would need to shoot the bolts into my cement floor. Would I use an Impact wrench? I just dont know.

sublime2 04-09-2012 11:24 AM

You will need a corded rotary hammer drill and concrete bit.
Then hammer bolts into the ground. Line up hole in rack with bolt and secure with the nut that comes with the bolts.

joecaption 04-09-2012 11:29 AM

See if this helps.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGE3gOiMVNA&noredirect=1

I've always used a core drill and set the bolts in epoxy.
Home Depot rent this style drill, there not cheap to buy.

sublime2 04-09-2012 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by joecaption
See if this helps.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGE3gOiMVNA&noredirect=1

I've always used a core drill and set the bolts in epoxy.
Home Depot rent this style drill, there not cheap to buy.

I would NOT do what they are doing in the video in as far as climbing on the racks without them being secured to the ground.

joecaption 04-09-2012 11:36 AM

http://stores.toolsdirectusa.com/-st...Categories.bok

sublime2 04-09-2012 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by joecaption

Little overkill IMO. Guess it depends on what you plan on storing on the racks........

KJKerns3 04-09-2012 11:54 AM

Light inventory. Mostly skids of blank cardboard boxes for packing. it doesnt need to be extremely secured. The cement floor I have will be good enough to bear any load and bolt size. I just dont want it moving around on the floor if it gets any little bumps from the lift trucks.

sublime2 04-09-2012 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by KJKerns3
Light inventory. Mostly skids of blank cardboard boxes for packing. it doesnt need to be extremely secured. The cement floor I have will be good enough to bear any load and bolt size. I just dont want it moving around on the floor if it gets any little bumps from the lift trucks.

Rotary hammer drill will do fine.
You can also rent them from HD if you don't have one.
Just be sure to secure all legs of the racks.

KJKerns3 04-09-2012 12:04 PM

Thats what Im going to do. I dont even really know what process is involved in using the hammer drill. Im sure I'll get it running just fine. I just dont know exactly what bit, or what kind of bolts or any of the supplies I'll need. The process will just have to come to me as i go unless someone has some detailed instructions for me. lol

KJKerns3 04-09-2012 12:07 PM

Also, whats a good make/ model for the job. my boss will spring for pretty much whatever I say I need so i figure i may as well get it done right.

sublime2 04-09-2012 12:08 PM

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Originally Posted by KJKerns3
Thats what Im going to do. I dont even really know what process is involved in using the hammer drill. Im sure I'll get it running just fine. I just dont know exactly what bit, or what kind of bolts or any of the supplies I'll need. The process will just have to come to me as i go unless someone has some detailed instructions for me. lol

Based on your comments you WILL be renting one.Tell the people that you rent the drill from what your plans are.
They will guide you on what you need to accomplish it and how to do it.

KJKerns3 04-09-2012 12:25 PM

Whats my best bet for the drill? make/ model?


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