Installing a Middle Atlantic Rack

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  1. EricTownsend

    EricTownsend Stunt Coordinator

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    I got a great deal on a Middle Atlantic ASX-30 slide out rack that I will be installing in a "roughed-in" basment. Does anyone have any expert tips and/or gotchas to look out for with an in-wall setup as this? I will be having help from a friend who knows construction, but is not savy in the A/V install world.
    Thank you,
    Eric Townsend
     
  2. Patrick Bennett

    Patrick Bennett Stunt Coordinator

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    My advice is to figure out how you're going to finish the exterior first. My rack didn't quite come out flush with the wall like I expected, and the carpenter had to rig up a few things to make it look decent. I also had problems with the opening and shelf for the rack not being 'quite' square.
    My only other advice is to make sure you're going to have something for >a while< before buying the custom shelves/faceplates. I've already changed two of the components I had purchased faceplates for. At this point, I'm going to wait until I've got something I know I'll have for a little while before purchasing anymore.
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  3. EricTownsend

    EricTownsend Stunt Coordinator

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    Thank you for the heads-up! Points well taken.
    I checked out the pictures of your setup and I like the way the rack turned out. I was thinking of putting doors on mine to keep my 2 year old away... Where did you purchase the blanks? Trying to find a vendor, at least on-line, that carries stock matched to Middle Atlantic's part numbers is tough.
    Thanks again,
    Eric
     
  4. Patrick Bennett

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    MarkerTek had the best prices I could find (and seems to carry pretty much all of the middle-atlantic parts). Actually >finding< some of the items can be pretty dificult though. Their site isn't the best.
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    [Edited last by Patrick Bennett on October 17, 2001 at 07:00 PM]
     

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