Glass shelves on audio rack

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  1. Charbel

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    Anybody here have audio racks with glass shelves that are putting MORE WEIGHT on them than they should? Have you had any problems? I`ve got a Bello... w/glass shelves that says it holds 50 pounds. I`m not sure what my receiver weighs but I`m getting an amp I think like 85 to 90 pounds what do you think? Anyone have this setup that`s still uncracked?
     
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    Hopefully the glass is tempered, which it usually is for furniture, so the likelihood of it breaking from weight alone is slim.
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    They are in fact tempered. I have a Bello and the bottom 2 shelves were cracked from the store I got it at and I needed to re-order them and found that they are indeed tempered.
     
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    Does "tempered" mean they will not shatter? or does it mean I can put an 85pound amp on the glass and not worry? lol I`m sure I`ll worry either way. Anybody have something that heavy on glass. Specs say holds 50 pounds, so... maybe I`ll just put it on the floor. Since the amp was going on the first shelf anyway. anybody?
     
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    Tempered glass is glass that has been heat-treated. This process causes the glass to shatter into very small pieces instead of large, sharp ones if it is broken.
    I also have a Bello rack. If you are talking about the same sort of 1/4 inch tempered glass shelves that I have, I would not recommend exceeding the maximum weight rating by as much as you are talking about. 10 or 15 pounds more, maybe.
     
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    OK that`s what I wanted to hear. (or NOT hear) So I will DEFINATELY put it on the floor. HHMMM, now MY onkyo 787 receiver... Is that too heavy? I`ll check thier website for those specs. Thank you everyone! great place to get info and discuss anything AV related. gotta love it!
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    I have a Bello rack with glass shelves, and I hold my Denon 5800 on it with no problem at all. It weighs over 60 pounds too. Just to be safe though, I keep it on the lowest shelf.
    Hope this helps,
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    Thanks Brian, I just checked my Onkyo weight and it`s only 36 pounds.So the 50 pound glass limit is safe as for my receiver. Since you`re familiar with the rack , I`ll explain- I will just take out the first glass shelf on the bottom of the rack and put the new amp on the floor, it will look like its on the shelf.
     

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