[Rack] Rack

jim jim at well.com
Tue Mar 1 16:16:37 UTC 2011

    i put a lot of work to build the storage 
closet so it would hold stuff. please consider 
putting the new rack in a different place. if 
it must go there, please consider how to 
minimize destruction to existing storage and 
be sure to budget time in to build alternate 
storage for whatever must be moved out. 

    i haven't looked at the details of the big 
new rack. can anyone describe the electrical 
requirements? i can run a new dedicated circuit 
to it. 
    if the mounting screw holes are in the rack 
itself, they're most likely 12-24, which is 
probably not available in hardware stores. 
there are places that sell 12-24 mounting screws 
along with other rack and rack mount equipment. 
    check to see if the rack is designed to take 
cage nuts instead. if so, the most common cage 
nuts are 12-24 and 10-32, again available from 
rack equipment sellers. (susan the rack has 
10-32 screwholes in it.) 
    i have not found a retail rack seller that 
compares to those that are internet-available. 

On Tue, 2011-03-01 at 00:36 -0800, Jonathan Lassoff wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 12:30 AM, Dr. Jesus <j at hug.gs> wrote:
> > Thanks to everyone who lugged the rack in.
> >
> > Here's the deal: it has 2x 12 socket NEMA 5-15R PDUs which terminate
> > in NEMA 5-15P connectors.  The PDUs seem to be voltage independent,
> > but the breakers are rated for 15 amps.  It has a standard 19" width
> > and the usual relay rack taps on all four posts.
> >
> > We seem to have a shortage of rack screws; I'll look around to see if
> > I have any.  I probably don't have enough.
> >
> > The rack doesn't fit in the space occupied by the current rack.  It's
> > possible to make space, but then we're going to have to find somewhere
> > to put all the fluorescent bulbs hanging out in the server closet.
> >
> > There's a big hole in the top and bottom, so no forced air cooling
> > unless we want to manufacture some plates and fans.
> This is a pretty awesome-looking rack.
> I'm happy to purchase some rack screws if anyone knows the right type of screw.
> I'm also happy to help out if we want to plan a big rack moving day
> where we move the WiFi service to a temporary AP somewhere else, rip
> everything out of that closet and build it all up again.
> It's probably a whole days worth of work to do it all correctly.
> The only thing I'm concerned about moving is the patch panel. It's
> only labeled on the front, so cables should be kept attached to this,
> or numbered, re-fed, and re-terminated.
> Cheers,
> jof
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