Flexy Stand Help

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  1. Jason_M

    Jason_M Stunt Coordinator

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    hi, I have looked through various flexy posts and haven't found what I am looking for. Could someone please help.
    i went to Home Depot and could only find 3 foot threaded rods. What length are people using as well as what diameter? I need atleast 4 foot I think. i can only make a vertical stand not a horizontal stand if that makes sense. Basically I want the shelves stacked on top of each other not like 2shelves next to 2 shelves because I do not have the room. Please help with what length rod and diameter u guys are using.

    Thanks
    Jason
     
  2. GeoffM

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    try a different Home Depot or Lowes - I've seen 6ft at both.

    -Geoff
     
  3. Clay Autery

    Clay Autery Stunt Coordinator

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    Order them from McMaster Carr if you can't find them locally...
     
  4. Andy Goldstein

    Andy Goldstein Stunt Coordinator

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    i used 3/8-24 threaded rod for mine. i made end caps out of 3/4" aluminum rod, cut to 1" long each, 8 of them, and drilled and tapped 3/8-24. i didnt use nuts to hold the shelves. i dont know what others do, but i got some 3/8" stainless tubing and cut it to the length i needed between the shelves. i put 3/8" stainless washers between the spacers and the shelves, and tightened down all the end caps. nice and rigid, and looks good too!

    ag.
     
  5. Jason_M

    Jason_M Stunt Coordinator

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    any pics Andy?
     
  6. Justin Ward

    Justin Ward Supporting Actor

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    If you are going to cover them up like I did you could just get unions to connect smaller rods.
     
  7. Chris Pags

    Chris Pags Auditioning

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    I wasn't ever able to find long enough threaded rod at Home Depot either. I ended up going to a smaller local hardware store and just asking them to order it for me which worked out fine.

    I used four sections of 6 foot long 3/4" zinc plated rod which I cut down to five feet apiece using a hack saw. It wasn't exactly easy on the arm, but it was doable.
     
  8. Allen Ross

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    saws-all baby [​IMG]

    try a local industrial hardware store, I have become good friends with the guys at KL Jack
     
  9. Andy Goldstein

    Andy Goldstein Stunt Coordinator

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    jason_m: not any good pics yet. i will try to get one in the morning and post it.

    ag.
     
  10. Andy Goldstein

    Andy Goldstein Stunt Coordinator

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    ok, lets see if this works:

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  11. Andy Goldstein

    Andy Goldstein Stunt Coordinator

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    cool! and now this one:

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    gives you a basic feel for the look of the system. unfortunetly, the lighting in the living room is lousy, even with a flash. makes the pic either grainy, or dark if i dont enhance it. sorry.

    anyway, you can see the flexy rack. i have painted the edges of the shelves, but not the tops and bottoms. not sure what to use yet. it is sitting on the sub, which is a 15" audiosource driver in a ported box. need to find the t/s info for it to tweak the box a bit.

    to the left of the sub/rack is one of my home-made double Advents, with cross-firing tweeter. (patent not pending!) to the left of that monstrosity is the panny RPTV, with one of the Advent center-channel woofer modules tucked underneath, and one of the tweeters on top, mounted in a maple block. mirror image for the other side of the room. well, minus the sub and rack full of goodies. [​IMG]

    at this point the surrounds are radio shack minimus-7 speakers, a pair for each side, and a pair for the rear. i have always felt that they sounded very much like the Advents, but without the bass. it all blends together very well!

    ag.

    oh yeah: the Dual turntable is out of the picture to the right of the rack. it sits in a custom base of MDF, painted with grey granite paint. kinda different! (YBnormal?)

    ag.
     
  12. Andy Goldstein

    Andy Goldstein Stunt Coordinator

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    ok, just one more:

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    ag.
     

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