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Mobile Clamp Rack...that hides the HVAC stuff

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Project by AlmostRetired posted 12-03-2017 07:27 PM 2092 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wanted to share a project that I completed before I left on deployment. I had a bunch of clamps and needed a place to store them that wouldn’t waste any floor space. The garage in the new house has some HVAC equipment and the Water heater against one wall that absolutely kills the use of that wall. Based on that I started searching and settled on a modified version of the Infinity cutting tools mobile clamp rack.

Now that it’s done I can slide it in front of the HVAC stuff I wanted to hide and got me back some of my wall space. There is plenty of room for adding more clamps…since you can never have enough. ‘m even taking advantage of the back since the ducting sticks out less from the wall then the rest of the unit does.

Thanks for looking.
Roger





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Rayne

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#1 posted 12-03-2017 07:39 PM

Love this idea. I think I’ll modify it to cover my water heater. One thing I can’t fathom is how that thing won’t fall over with the weight of the clamps being on the front and the base being off-center. Great job!

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#2 posted 12-03-2017 11:40 PM

sweet you killed two birds with one stone.clamps are never easy to store they either take up a lot of wall space or end up in a big pile.thats the perfect solution.nice job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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AlmostRetired

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#3 posted 12-04-2017 12:37 PM

Rayne,
I was going to add angled brackets if they were needed but it is standing very well as is. As time goes on if I start to see any movement they are still an option. I think the saving grace to it’s stability is the 2×4s being turned on end to create the box effect. That and the heavy @$$ clamps on the back side are probably helping.

Pottz,
Thanks!

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 12-04-2017 02:29 PM

Roger, this is very creative and will be a nice addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 12-04-2017 02:52 PM

You can do some major wood work with all those clamps, I know of one that you don’t have and really need. In fact you can make it yourself. I did, send me a email address and I will send you a picture.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 12-07-2017 10:19 AM

I love it when things look good, are functional, and serve more than one purpose. That’s a great idea.

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AlmostRetired

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#7 posted 12-11-2017 09:41 AM

Thanks everyone for the great comments.

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