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 Post subject: PVC Storage Rack
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:38 pm 
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I know this has probably been covered in other posts, but just thought I'd post a picture of the storage rack I built from PVC for my three Hobie kayaks (two Outbacks and one Oasis tandem). I used 2 1/2" Schedule 80 pvc even though Schedule 40 probably would have been ok. The additional bulk of the Sch. 80 makes a rock solid rack. The supply house was out of Sch. 80 T-joints, so I wound up using Sch. 40 joints instead. For those who don't know, Sch. 80 is grey and Sch. 40 is white. At least it helps to demonstrate how I put it together. In addition, I bought 4 swiveling wheels so I can wheel it around.

The dimensions I used were 72" for the length (not including the joints) and 42" for the width (not including the joints). The vertical spacing is 24". I could have made it smaller overall, but I have plenty of room and I always think bigger is better if you have the room.

The one suggestion I would make that I didn't think about till I was done, would be to leave the bottom caps (the ones with the wheels) unglued. By leaving it unglued, you will be able to replace/remove the wheels should you ever need to do so.

I'm posting a link to a picture here.

http://flic.kr/p/ecsfyN


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 Post subject: Re: PVC Storage Rack
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:45 pm 
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Here's the pic:
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Nice work Doug!

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 Post subject: Re: PVC Storage Rack
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:48 pm 
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Thanks Bob! I couldn't figure out how to imbed the picture.


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 Post subject: Re: PVC Storage Rack
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:23 am 
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Very nice job!


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 Post subject: Re: PVC Storage Rack
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:28 am 
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Clean job, I like it!


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 Post subject: Re: PVC Storage Rack
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:15 am 
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Nice and clean. Looks like it would be easy to maneuver. What more do you need?


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