[rescue] Sun-Stuff searching for new home around germany

Carl R. Friend crfriend at rcn.com
Sat Apr 2 19:30:16 CDT 2016

On 04/02/2016 12:47 PM, Dave McGuire wrote:
>    Mine were about 1200lbs, but there was other stuff in the racks.  I do
> not shy away from moving big iron, but these machines are dangerous to
> handle.  Please be very careful.

    Indeed.  Any time one is dealing with things that can severely
injure (or worse) if they fall on one extreme care needs to be

>    You can get the weight down quite a bit by removing the side panels
> (which also provides more hand-hold spots for grabbing), the power
> supplies, the fan modules, and the proc/mem modules.  I don't recommend
> removing the AC input boxes...they represent quite a lot of weight, but
> they're difficult and time-consuming to remove and reinstall.

    Also, getting weight out of the *top* of racks can be entirely
helpful when it comes to overall safety.  Things are less likely to
fall over that way.

    When in doubt, get help/advice from experienced friends or contact
professionals for help.  Getting injured whilst moving things is very
seldom worth the risk or overall financial cost.  This cannot be
stated strongly enough.

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