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Pipeliner
09-13-2016, 02:10 PM
I want about 30 feet of rack / shelving 8-12 foot tall x 3-4 foot deep. I can buy used / new pallet rack local but pricey.

What has everyone built or bought?

gxbxc
09-13-2016, 07:16 PM
A few years ago they were scraping that stuff by the tractor trailer loads ,when ever Lowes or HD move to a new store they sell or junk the old stuff

Pipeliner
09-13-2016, 07:47 PM
A few years ago they were scraping that stuff by the tractor trailer loads ,when ever Lowes or HD move to a new store they sell or junk the old stuff

So far if / when that happens within 4 hours of here, it goes on CL the next day for 1200% markup. :laugh: The new stuff is actually selling for only $1 / foot more than the half backed over with a forklift used stuff. :laugh:

ttyR2
09-14-2016, 06:19 PM
Don't hate me, but I was given a bunch of it. Industrial stuff but only 26" or so deep. Still, it's awesome. One 36ft long wall of my shop is lined with it now, two shelves each. It's awesome stuff. Filled with 2X6 planking, I don't have anything heavy enough to overload them.

http://images.ttyr2.com/albums/Shop/shop_racks.jpg

I was also given some bent-up channel iron horizontal pieces. I cut the ends off and will re-use those to bridge between the racks. The trusses in the shop preclude connecting the racks completely together, the spacing is wrong. This way I'll put small stuff like fuel cans and whatnot in the little spaces.

walker
09-14-2016, 07:25 PM
It usually pops up on CL frequently, just keep an eye out for it.

Pipeliner
09-15-2016, 10:46 AM
Don't hate me, but I was given a bunch of it.


It usually pops up on CL frequently, just keep an eye out for it.

I'm just going to have to quit being so cheap and go buy some I guess. :blush:

davec
09-15-2016, 11:49 PM
This is going to be one of those thigns where if you can't get the steel for free, it will cost more to just buy the steel than it will to buy new racking. No clue where you are as your header does not say, but these guys are in Minn, and seem to do a pretty big volume in used racking. I almost used them once, but found a source that was a bit closer here in town.
https://www.sjf.com/teardrop_pallet_rack.html

ironmangq
09-16-2016, 11:01 AM
Buy used, get yourself something that's been engineered and has a calculated max loading. Build it yourself and guess at what it can handle.

derekpfeiffer
09-16-2016, 03:15 PM
I bought 34' of built to order stuff from a local company a couple months ago that wasn't much more than used. I wanna say it was 1250 that was painted the color I wanted and with the wire panels for every shelf. Seemed reasonable to me instead of buying something used and trying to make it work.

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Pipeliner
09-18-2016, 07:46 PM
That's the direction I'm headed. How deep are the shelves and any idea what each shelf can handle weight wise?

gmt
09-20-2016, 01:29 PM
Where are you located? The company that I work for sells pallet racking dirt cheap. Everyone I know has bought it here.

derekpfeiffer
09-20-2016, 03:13 PM
That's the direction I'm headed. How deep are the shelves and any idea what each shelf can handle weight wise?

I went with 48" deep shelving and each shelf is rated for 6,400#

Pipeliner
09-21-2016, 12:35 PM
Well slap my backside and call me Sally. Somehow the planets aligned and I tripped over just what I was looking for. :)

I was looking on local CL for the phone # of the place that normally sells this stuff new. I'll be darned if there wasn't a whole truck load of it just down the road.

There's enough to make at least 12 shelves, 3 bays and enough 2"x6" lumber to fill each shelf across with no gaps. 3ft x 8ft x 12ft.

$250 and about 9 gallons of sweat equity. :laugh:

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derekpfeiffer
09-21-2016, 12:56 PM
Nice score!!

Pipeliner
09-21-2016, 01:41 PM
Nice score!!

Not as heavy duty as yours, but it's going to work nicely for what I have in mind.

N2 Welding
09-21-2016, 01:54 PM
Pipeliner you lucky salty dog you.

Broccoli1
09-21-2016, 02:03 PM
Well slap my backside and call me Sally. Somehow the planets aligned and I tripped over just what I was looking for. :)

I was looking on local CL for the phone # of the place that normally sells this stuff new. I'll be darned if there wasn't a whole truck load of it just down the road.

There's enough to make at least 12 shelves, 3 bays and enough 2"x6" lumber to fill each shelf across with no gaps. 3ft x 8ft x 12ft.

$250 and about 9 gallons of sweat equity. :laugh:

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Looks like 4000# cap beams.

Pipeliner
09-21-2016, 02:46 PM
Pipeliner you lucky salty dog you.

My cl score ratio is about 1:4,345,931, so I'll take it. :laugh:


Looks like 4000# cap beams.

That would be good; they are 4" tall. I haven't looked close enough for a manufacture name. I doubt I'll ever have more than 2000# on each shelf.

derekpfeiffer
09-21-2016, 04:29 PM
Not as heavy duty as yours, but it's going to work nicely for what I have in mind.

That's all that matters!!:cool2: