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Custom feet/blocks for airflow

post #1 of 11
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So I was looking for some small blocks I could get to elevate some gear. For example, my XBox 360 sits on a glass shelf in the horizontal position and glass is a good insulator, so getting it up off the glass would be good. I want to put my PS3 on top of the cable box but that would block the cable box top vents, etc.

I couldn't really find anything I liked or that I thought was reasonable so I thought I'd go to the plastic store and get some Delrin blocks made. 2" x 2" by .5" should work just fine, I'd think They'll probably be about 1.50ea. Thoughts?
post #2 of 11
This site sells what you are looking for. They come in several hieghts.

http://avrisers.net/Description.aspx
post #3 of 11
Jaki,


I'm looking at actually going to a local "wally world" and picking up a cookie cooling rack. That's right a cooling rack for cookies.... You can get them anywhere from 1/4" to 3" tall and they seem to be pretty strong. At least strong enough to hold up my 360. You can also get them in different sizes and if lucky,,,,different colors (if that's your thing....). Pick one up for a few bucks and let the cooling begin.....

As for your heavier stuff you might not want to put on those, how bout going to your local home improvement store and pick up some closet hanging rods made of wood. They come in different sizes, like 1-1/2" and 1-7/8" at my local store. You can pick them up for a few bucks, cut them the exact heights you want them, and paint them or stain them to match cabinet, equipment, of any finish you want. To top it off, you can buy some kind of material (rubber, felt, leather, whatever.....) cut out circles and hot glue it to the tops and bottoms. and VOILA!!!! custome risers for like $5 IF that much!!

Good luck............DMAN
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by WilliamZX11 View Post

This site sells what you are looking for. They come in several hieghts.

For almost 2x the cost of what I got at the plastic store.
post #5 of 11
I made something similar out of ABS plastic pipe. I just got a scrap 2" diameter piece and sliced it into various heights. I then edge mounted a large rubber washer to keep any vibrations from being coupled through the equipment and match the heights between them in case I was off a little. The pipe is hollow so I did not worry about impeding any airflow and just added vent holes around the perimeter if it was sitting on something that needed venting out the top.
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by JakiChan View Post

For almost 2x the cost of what I got at the plastic store.

That's true, but they are 10x better looking.
post #7 of 11
thanks william, that's what i'm looking for. i wish they had black ones in double high though.
post #8 of 11
I was running a search on my site to see if it had propagated yet and ran acrossed this old thread. Some of you may be familiar with AVRisers. I wrecked my old site while trying to transition from office-live to office365. It didn't go well at all. Anyways, I thought I'd share my new URL for now. Have a look. http://www.thenewavrisers.com/
Rick
post #9 of 11
I can't seem to find your site and I'm interested in your product. Any other way to to view your wares? or have a new site? thanks
post #10 of 11
You know you can order any number of sizes heights and styles of rubber feet with built in washers etc from mouser. That is what the pros use on our equipment.
post #11 of 11
I reorganized my A/V cabinet and discovered my Cable box IR was blocked by the door trim. I went super Ghetto and used four K-Cups to lift it. Actully looks nice to the untrained eye. Wife saw it and got upset thinking that I spent more money on risers.
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