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Old 05-20-2011, 11:47 PM   #1
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So far I like the set up, but the rack is too narrow to work well with cabinet doors. In the pic, only the narrowest 2 doors fit side by side and it is tighter than I would like for sliding wet doors into place.
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:52 PM   #2
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That does look tight! I guess there is no adjustment or slider to make it wider?
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:19 AM   #3
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http://www.speedymetals.com/c-8260-hexagon.aspx

sometimes you just have to modify it to what you want Just pick your length!

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Old 05-23-2011, 10:13 PM   #4
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Just got a set and was happy enough with them that I'll be ordering another set when I know I'll need the capacity.







...but...I'm a carpenter, not a painter. The stuff worked very well for my needs (shelves/doors), I just need another set or two.

Whatever you do, if your brother looks like this...



...don't let him set the stuff up.
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Damn...pics are very large...lo siento.
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My previous rack system was really wide. I prefer how the erecta rack takes up less floor space. It's better to go higher than wider in my opinion.

It's very helpful to have two sets. That way, you can accommodate 16' lengths by tripling up with no sagging in the center. And you can also go higher than recommended:

http://topcoatreview.com/2011/03/02/erecta-rack-setup/

Besides, if the bars were longer, the duffle bag would get bigger.



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I agree. On a separate note...why do most tool manufactures make their bags of black cloth? Are they trying to show the most dust/sawdust/dirt possible?

And after I've thrown my brother under the bus (he won't know for a week or so...hehehehehe)... I told him to keep his night job (he's far right)...





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Pretty cool! The band and the wood! How ya been?
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I need to be able to fit more than 1 door per shelf with plenty of room to slide them in place. It sounds like they now offer a wider length and I will post some pictures of that as well when I get it set up. Even the narrow door barely fit 2 and that would be too tiht for sliding wet doors in place., we are looking at just under 3' between supports with a 40" standard size beam.
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Pretty cool! The band and the wood! How ya been?

Good Chris, thanks. Hangin' in there...swmbo graduates as an RN in about 9 weeks (thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou )
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Good Chris, thanks. Hangin' in there...swmbo graduates as an RN in about 9 weeks (thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou )
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I got a set of 60" support rods to try fro erectarack. It looks like this will be an optional size to order. They do not fit in the duffle bag however. I had a lot of cabinet doors to do and I could fit 2-3 on each level with the 60" supports. If there were more shelves, the 40" would have worked fine as well, but I like the 60" better.

I did find that loading the middle piece if you have three items on one level can be tricky, but if you put the two sides of the rack closer together and space it so that you can slide a door into place until gravity pulls it down on to the other support loading pieces up is easier.

Also, make sure you wrap the metal supports with tape or something or the metal will leave gray marks on all your doors.

For me, I will probably us 60" supports the most. If I did passage doors or had a batch with a lot of shelves, then the 40" would be good as well. If you use the 40", you will want to do one cabinet door and one shelf per level. With the 60" you have more flexibility in how you arrange the items.
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Also, make sure you wrap the metal supports with tape or something or the metal will leave gray marks on all your doors.



It leaves marks?... You'd think they would powder coat the metal rods so that doesn't happen...
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Jay what you doing man. give me a call when you can.
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Very cool that ER listened to your feedback...very responsive company.



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They do seem to run the company in a very responsive manner and open to ideas. I have seen homemade shelves that are easier to load, but in terms of storage per ft^3, this is the most efficient way to go.
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http://bloggingpainters.com/2011/06/...-rack-options/

Here is a link to my full review of the Erecta-rack.
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Good stuff. That blog site you posted on looks like a good resource.



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