Anyone know of a source for 19" rack style square hole punched vertical
I'm after something in a "L" shaped format to screw inside a cupboard to
make a presentable patch panel, small net switch and telecoms housing...
The other option is some angle pre drilled at the 3-to-a-U hole spacing and
tapped with a reasonably usual thread...
Only need a couple of 600mm (at most) lengths... Google is not my friend in
Absolutely perfect - thanks Charles. I'll order than when I have enough bits
to do the £20 minimum for Onecall.
Time to nip up to Ikea to check out the "dodgey kitchen cabinet seconds"
bins. I'll have to check the measurements but I ought to be able to mount
these in a 600mm wide cabinet and have space for power down the right side -
or failing that the bottom...
The plan is to put this in the hall, high up and drop a couple of 50mm bits
of drain pipe down through the ceiling as well as a 20mm conduit for mains
(13A strip wired into a FSU above spurred off the ring).
I will house one (mayeb 2) patch strip(s), one switch, BT master socket and
ADSL modem. Nothing hot - so should be happy in a cupboard.
Search online for the "Lack rack" The Lack coffee table (fiver
normally, down to 1.60 when I was last in there) is about the right
size to make a shallow rack, using 19" kit and chipboard screws into
My 19" strip is usually made by cutting down datacentre racks and
wardrobe-sized cabinets. There never seems to be any shortage of this
stuff if you look in the right skips.
I know of the 'Lack Hack', and I too thought of this idea years ago - my
hifi is all housed in 19-inch racksize cases, and actually sits under a
Lac(k?) table. They make not-bad turntable supports, especially if you put
pointed feet inserts into the legs.
However I've never actually tried applying the methos, since it seems to me
that there would be way too much leverage against the legs in this scheme.
Am I missing something? For instance, are people putting 'cradles' in for
the gear to sit on? or are they only installing pretty light equipment this
My Amp has 2x 500VA transformers in it, and heatsinks to macth. I would want
some reassurances before I tried this...
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