Equipment Racks

Purpose

To secure communication equipment racks.

Caution

  • The weight of the rack and equipment should not exceed 250 pounds.
  • When anchoring to post-tensioned slab, locate and avoid reinforcing.


Recommendation

    Racks Less Than 6 Feet:
    Bolt to the floor in all four corners.

    Racks More Than 6 Feet:
    Bolt to the floor in all four corners and add a brace to the top of the rack.


Supplies Required

  • Expansion bolts—1/2" diameter (concrete)
  • Lab bolts—1/2" diameter (wood)
  • Sheet metal screws—No. 12
  • Angle—2" x 2" x 1/4"

Larger imageStandard Equipment Rack

Source: Noson, Perbix, SSD

Installation

  1. Anchor the rack to the floor in each of the four corners.
  2. Install an angle brace at each end of the top of the rack to the adjacent wall or the structure above.
  3. Attach the angle brace to the rack using sheet metal screws.
  4. Attach the angle to the structure with lag bolts for wood and embed them into studs at least 2". (Do not attach to gypsum wallboard only.)
  5. OR
    Secure the angle to concrete with expansion bolts.


Installation

This detail assumes the following:

  • The rack meets the ANSI C 83.9-1972 and EIA RS-310-B Standard.
  • The rack strength is equivalent to Harris Corp., Dreacon Division brand rack.
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