Storing Pipe Clamps With A Racor 450 Wall Storage Rack

By Robert Robillard on Uncategorized

Racor 450 Pound Heavy Duty Wall Storage Rack PLM-1R

If your a woodworker or a finish carpenter you most likely have an assortment wall storage rackof clamps.  I use pipe clamps all the time and hate seeing them strewn about the shop floor – I like organization which led me to  the idea of Storing Pipe Clamps With A Racor 450 Wall Storage Rack.

My theory that you can never have enough clamps is true for me.   See earlier article on Pipe Clamp Storage.

I keep several very long 7 foot and 8 foot pipe clamps.   These clamps come in handy for large face frames, wainscoting or window seat glue ups.    My problem was that I needed a better way to store my super long pipe clamps.

I currently store my pipe clamps above the doorway entering a small room off my shop.  I like this spot since it’s out of the way and unused space.  I tried using a generic storage hook that I bought at the hardware store but the weight of several of these long pipe clamps was just too much and frankly it was getting dangerous.

I recently did some reviews on Racor storage products and a Racor Ceiling Lift Storage Unit and realized that Storing Pipe Clamps With A Racor 450 Wall Storage Rack was the solution to my problem as well as other storage problems in the shop or garage.

The Racor 450 Wall Storage Rack is a multi-purpose wall storage rack that can hold 150lbs on each of three tiers for a total of 450lbs.  That means you can store heavy stuff on this rack like a ladder, metal pipe, lumber and pipe clamps!

The three tiers are of the  Racor 450 Wall Storage Rack are 16” deep and come pre-drilled if you want to fasten your own shelves to the rack and extend 15 inches out from the wall.  Constructed of steel with a durable epoxy finish, the 450 Rack is designed for long-time stability, corrosion resistance, and rust-free storage.

Installing the Racor 450 Wall Storage Rack:

With 150-Pound weight capacity per tier that’s 300 pounds a pair which was more than enough for my clamps.  My first concern was mounting the rack in the same location but high enough so I would not hit my head.  Because of the height of the rack I needed to eliminate the top tier but putting it up in the floor joist bay.  To do this I padded out the wallStoring Pipe Clamps With A Racor 450 Wall Storage Rack below to the same thickness of the ledger board of the floor system above.

I then threw out the 2-inch lag bolts that came with the Racor 450 Rack and opted to use 3-1/2″ inch long truss lock structural screws.  They drive faster, easier and were 2 inches longer.  I needed to go through my 1-1/2 inch of padding onto the framing behind it.

Once installed I hung my 180 pounds off it to see how well it held – perfect!


Storing Pipe Clamps With A Racor 450 Wall Storage Rack was a no brainer.   It is a sturdy, durable rack that will safely holds hundreds of pounds of pipe clamps or other long storage items.

The Racor 450 Wall Storage Rack is a useful addition to the workshop, garage or tool shed.    Because it offers a total capacity of 450 lbs. it is not a chinsey item and a real deal solution to storage problems.    If you had to make something our of 2×4’s with that weight support capacity it would be a lot longer than 15 inches off the wall!

The Racor 450 Wall Storage Rack sells for $26.95 online here:   Racor 450 Wall Storage Rack

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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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