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post #331 of 333 Old 01-15-2016, 07:55 AM
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DIY A/V rack?

You can always be safe and double up for more strength.
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Originally Posted by Glimmie View Post
RE: Load bearing wall.

I'm not a licensed contractor or structural engineer. But I think even if it's a load bearing wall moving a stud from 16in OC to 20-22in OC isn't going to cause any problems in a three story house.
Probably not, but if you have access and it is indeed load bearing (not in the OP's case), there's not much reason to not install a full doubled-up header and brace studs to direct the load around to the two closest remaining studs... cost vs. piece of mind I guess.

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Originally Posted by Glimmie View Post
First may I suggest instead of just using rails, buy a Mid Atlantic SLIM5 rack. The extra money is well worth having a framed rack with rear rails.

This is also a good point.
I built a rack like the one that you linked.... I love DIY and saving some money..... but when my wife found me a two pole rack for FREE things changed. Its surprising the deals that can be found out there. I am also finding it a lot easier to work with.

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