Tier I datacenter in the garage?

Jessie A. Morris jessie at jessieamorris.com
Tue Jun 25 12:36:02 MDT 2013

On Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:27:13 Michael Torrie wrote:
> On 06/25/2013 12:14 PM, Lloyd Brown wrote:
> > Or you could use the square-hole racks and cage nuts, which is my
> > preference.  That way you can use any of the "rapid-rails" that the
> > equipment might have come with, and if you strip the threads, you just
> > throw away the cage nut, and install another.
> > 
> > Every once-in-a-while I have to install something in a direct-threaded
> > rack, and I'm always really annoyed.
> Definitely square-holed racks are nice.  And our servers had rails that
> just snapped in with no screws at all.  But even with my cnc plasma
> table I don't think I could cheaply and effectively make a homemade rack
> with square holes especially with standard mild steel 1/8" angle stock.
> Maybe if I had a nice punch and dye I could do it easily enough, using
> thinner stainless steel stock or something.  Food for thought...

You could use a Square Drill bit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjckF0-VeGI

Jessie A. Morris
jessie at jessieamorris.com

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