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post #361 of 373 Old 02-28-2017, 09:52 AM
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I know this is about 9 years old, but does anyone know what kind of shelves these are? And what kind of bracket is used to attach them to the wall?
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Ah, thank you. But I can't seem to find it in black anywhere. Just spray painted I suppose?

And how would I go about attaching my own wooden shelving to it?
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You might check to see if powder-coating is locally available. It's not too expensive and looks much better, IMO.
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http://www.parts-express.com/penn-el...-4725--262-396

^^^^theese are what I used.



And this is what's all in my rack so far.
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http://www.parts-express.com/penn-el...-4725--262-396

^^^^theese are what I used.


And this is what's all in my rack so far.
I have followed this thread for my own rack build and while I am not quite as far along, I am far enough that I need to buy the shelves. The question I have is what shelf to use for my receiver?? All of the shelves seem to be no where near as deep enough. My current receiver is the pio elite vsx21 at 20 inches deep. (I will be upgrading to the yamaha 2070, which is just shy of 19" deep). Problem is, I am having loads of trouble finding a decent priced shelf that will work.

I plan on rack mounting the receiver, a ps4pro, wiiu, and a sony x800 uhd player. I figured a 2U shelf for each of these and a 3u for the receiver but like I said, the depth has stalled me. Advice??
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I have followed this thread for my own rack build and while I am not quite as far along, I am far enough that I need to buy the shelves. The question I have is what shelf to use for my receiver?? All of the shelves seem to be no where near as deep enough. My current receiver is the pio elite vsx21 at 20 inches deep. (I will be upgrading to the yamaha 2070, which is just shy of 19" deep). Problem is, I am having loads of trouble finding a decent priced shelf that will work.



I plan on rack mounting the receiver, a ps4pro, wiiu, and a sony x800 uhd player. I figured a 2U shelf for each of these and a 3u for the receiver but like I said, the depth has stalled me. Advice??


Okay let me check through where I got my shelves.
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StarTech CABSHELF22V 2U Vented Rack Mount Shelf - Fixed Server Rack Cabinet Shelf, 22-inch

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008X3JIVS..._3BUNzbC897NNM

What I used and has been holding my Marantz SR7009 for a while no issues. Holds up to 50lbs no problem.
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You want vented, so it can breathe and move heat. Just be ware of what you put below and above your receiver as it does produce a fair amount of heat.
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Heat rises, it does not go downwards, so it is more important that you consider what you place on top/above of amps/receivers.
Agree with bsuave that vented shelfs are better than just solid plate versions.
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It looks like the way to do this is to frame out the rough opening with 2 x 4's and then trim it out with 1 x 5" or something along those lines.

Does anyone know what the correct rough opening width should be? I'm also debating on what size rails I should buy (24U, 42U, etc).

It looks like the distance between the center of the rail holes should be 18 19/32".

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Heat rises, it does not go downwards, so it is more important that you consider what you place on top/above of amps/receivers.
Agree with bsuave that vented shelfs are better than just solid plate versions.
Vented is good if there's sufficient convection flow. Solid would pretty much require active (powered fans) cooling flow, and would provide a more defined path for it. But it's likely a good plan to avoid putting much directly on top of known heat-generating gear like amps/avrs. Use the space for something less likely to have heat problems, or even just a 1U spacer to allow airflow to pull some of it away.
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It looks like the way to do this is to frame out the rough opening with 2 x 4's and then trim it out with 1 x 5" or something along those lines.

Does anyone know what the correct rough opening width should be? I'm also debating on what size rails I should buy (24U, 42U, etc).

It looks like the distance between the center of the rail holes should be 18 19/32".
I was going to go this route myself, I downloaded the pdf schematic of a middle Atlantic rack but then realized the bend of the channel/ rack rails might be different because I was ordering a different brand so I held off.
You might want to find the dimensions or order the rails first and then build out to suit once you have them in hand

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I was going to go this route myself, I downloaded the pdf schematic of a middle Atlantic rack but then realized the bend of the channel/ rack rails might be different because I was ordering a different brand so I held off.
You might want to find the dimensions or order the rails first and then build out to suit once you have them in hand
Thanks Medi0gre. I actually jumped on Craig's List last night and scored a rack from an office building not far from my house. It's a lot bigger than anything I would ever need, but once I hack up the braces a little, I should be able to push it against the wall.

It has the "L" brackets at the bottom so you can bolt it to the floor.

I don't know what I'm going to do with a 45U, 30" deep rack, but for $150, I couldn't say no.

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