[rescue] Server lift: rent, borrow, or buy?

John Mothershead john at backyardtech.com
Mon Jun 27 16:32:26 CDT 2011

On 6/27/11 2:17 PM, Carl R. Friend wrote:
>    On Mon, 27 Jun 2011, Mauricio Tavares wrote:
>>      I was picturing 2 triangular pieces bolted to the top of the
>> rack (using the normal holes), one on each side, a few pulleys (to
>> have work advantage), and a platform to sit the server on (and slide
>> it to/from).
>    That'd be valid if and only if the rack was bolted to the floor and
> the floor could not be pulled up.  Three hundred pounds cantilevered
> out three feet (at least) atop a six-foot rack is a *lot* of force and
> certainly something one would *NOT* want to be under or even near if
> the rack pulled out.
>    I've done some pretty stupid things in my career (that I'll admit
> to and some even stupider ones that I won't), and fortunately none of
> them managed to kill me.
>    Wiliam -- What sorts of stabilising feet does your rack have?  Is
> is bolted to the floor?  If not, and you do not have a LOT of mass in
> the base of the rack, how are these devices going to be serviced?
>    I'm not trying to throw water on the party, but once one gets into
> the hundred-pound range this stuff can do real damage to itself and
> the humans around it if something goes wrong.
>    Cheers.
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Sorry, slightly off topic. I had back surgery a few years ago for a 
ruptured disc. $2000 for a lift is cheap, and a lot less painful.


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