Originally Posted by Tedd
I've cut down a tall 2U rack before. Bought a $29 4" grinder and some spare cut off disks. (The grinder is a pretty useful tool to own. I later used it to cut down 4:3 masking system to 16:9.) The rack was originally grey so it was going to get a coat of black anyways.
Have you seen this thread? Might mesh well with your "cheap" rack: post 62:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...5#post18097755
Funny that you remind me that I do own a 4 1/2" grinder, bought long time ago, never had a chance to use it, still new in the box, I do need to buy some metal cutting disks though.
No, I have not seen that thread before, but very impressive low cost rack. If I can't find shelves then i probably make some MDF shelves myself, paint black and bolt on the rack, aha, need to make custom face plates too, I remember there is a thread (forget whose), he made face cover plate from some HD sheet metal and paint black, very nice finish.
One question, what kind of power strip or PDU do you use for the rack, especially DIY rack? Would HD power strip be good enough? I saw equipment PDU has single phase and 3 phase types, not sure what that mean, but generally, 120V 15A is adequate for the rack?