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Best/safest/easiest Way to load rack empty rack case?
Old 2nd May 2011
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Best/safest/easiest Way to load rack empty rack case?

I moved cross country and unloaded my 10 space rack cases. It's been far too long since I loaded them from empty. Do you lay it on it's back and load in (and then stand it up) or leave it sitting normal while loading?

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-Rich
Old 2nd May 2011
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Old 2nd May 2011
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Thanks

Now, to get to work.
Old 2nd May 2011
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Why would it matter?!? It's whatever is more ergonomic for you, no?


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Old 2nd May 2011
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Right.

I wasn't talking about how it would be sitting in the long term. I was actually asking about just the loading of all the gear and which way was easiest. Also, in standing it up, it changes the weight distribution and I wanted to be sure not to snap anything upon standing it up due to the back weight of the gear, etc.

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Rich
Old 2nd May 2011
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The screws are in sheer either way, so it should not matter. The only thing is that by loading it right side up you add a bit of moment, but it does not matter as that moment will be there when you sit the rack right side up anyway (from the weight of the units).
Old 2nd May 2011
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Quote:
Originally Posted by filthyrich
I wanted to be sure not to snap anything upon standing it up due to the back weight of the gear
Use rack screws.

Seriously, though I wouldn't worry about in for a 10U case but I would for a 24U case. Much easier laying down. I usually start at the bottom and work my way up.
Old 3rd May 2011
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If you're worried about breaking something then load it standing up.


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Old 3rd May 2011
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Lay it face down, cut a hole in the floor, and load gear from the crawlspace underneath.
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Lay it face down, cut a hole in the floor, and load gear from the crawlspace underneath.

Haha...I was thinking of some kind of pulley mechanism, similar to Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible.
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