Storing Pipe Clamps With A Racor 450 Wall Storage Rack
Racor 450 Pound Heavy Duty Wall Storage Rack PLM-1R
If your a woodworker or a finish carpenter you most likely have an assortment of 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 wall 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!
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