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  • #16
    What are you building that you need to smash one to test it?

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    • #17
      Well, I am not going to smash one to test it. I am building a 20 shelf pan rack for a kitchen where they use them to load up the food they prepare, they cook for 2500 people 3 times a day so their quantity is pretty big and the racks that I am making used to be built by Channel, they don't build them anymore but can custom do them for $1000 a piece so I said no thanks, I would rather spend $1500 and build 3 myself for half the price.

      I then also upgraded the shelf thickness from 1/8" to 3/16" as some of the shelf's have been bent on some of the existing racks.

      I don't necessarily need to know how much the shelf itself can hold because a 3/16" angle with a web in it can hold a lot of weight. I am just wanting to know what the filler rod is capable of carrying or a ball park figure so I can safely assume and state to the customer that this shelf can hold "Number" amount of weight.
      if there's a welder, there's a way

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      • #18
        Some plywood cut to the rack size loaded with bricks and you can figure how much it will hold...Bob
        Bob Wright

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Olivero View Post
          I am just wanting to know what the filler rod is capable of carrying or a ball park figure so I can safely assume and state to the customer that this shelf can hold "Number" amount of weight.
          The problem is that it just isn't that simple. The geometric stiffness of a structure doesn't just depend on the filler metal. It is a monumental task to calculate things like this ahead-of-time because then it also depends on load-distribution. Unless you know an engineer that has access to FEA stress-modeling software, you're gonna have to seek the advice of someone who builds things like this for a living, day-in, day-out.
          HTP Invertig221 D.V. Water-cooled
          HTP Pro Pulse 300 MIG
          HTP Pro Pulse 200 MIG x2
          HTP Pro Pulse 220 MTS
          HTP Inverarc 200 TLP water cooled
          HTP Microcut 875SC

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          • #20
            Got it.

            But not even a ballpark figure, it does not need to be 100% exact. Above 100,200,300,400,500 pounds. Either way, its been in use for a week fully loaded, rolling etc. And so far everything is still fine so my worries may be just for nothing.
            if there's a welder, there's a way

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            • #21
              I'm sure someone can get you a ballpark figure. I'd help you out if I could, but I'm not an engineer. If you can find the equations for your specific structure and specify all parameters, I can handle the math no problem. I'll leave it up to you.
              HTP Invertig221 D.V. Water-cooled
              HTP Pro Pulse 300 MIG
              HTP Pro Pulse 200 MIG x2
              HTP Pro Pulse 220 MTS
              HTP Inverarc 200 TLP water cooled
              HTP Microcut 875SC

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              • #22
                Haha, great answer thanks Oscar. How about a drawing?

                Does that work for you?
                if there's a welder, there's a way

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Olivero View Post
                  Haha, great answer thanks Oscar. How about a drawing?

                  Does that work for you?
                  Nope, I'm not an engineer so I wont pretend to know how to derive the equations for something like that. They don't appear out of thin air, unfortunately.
                  HTP Invertig221 D.V. Water-cooled
                  HTP Pro Pulse 300 MIG
                  HTP Pro Pulse 200 MIG x2
                  HTP Pro Pulse 220 MTS
                  HTP Inverarc 200 TLP water cooled
                  HTP Microcut 875SC

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                  • #24
                    I got it....<br />
                    <br />
                    372 cheese burgers per rack. <br />
                    <br />
                    That's the official tensile strength of your doofloppy there. But thats only one slice of cheese and hold the mustard.

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                    • #25
                      Hahaha, sounds good to me.
                      if there's a welder, there's a way

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
                        I got it....<br />
                        <br />
                        372 cheese burgers per rack. <br />
                        <br />
                        That's the official tensile strength of your doofloppy there. But thats only one slice of cheese and hold the mustard.
                        ​I like my burgers without cheese so I guess it will hold a few more...Bob
                        Bob Wright

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                        • #27
                          I like mine double meat with extra mustard, so it should hold a few less for me.
                          HTP Invertig221 D.V. Water-cooled
                          HTP Pro Pulse 300 MIG
                          HTP Pro Pulse 200 MIG x2
                          HTP Pro Pulse 220 MTS
                          HTP Inverarc 200 TLP water cooled
                          HTP Microcut 875SC

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                          • #28
                            This ain't Burger King here boys.

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                            • #29
                              Here are some pictures.
                              if there's a welder, there's a way

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                              • #30
                                Another shot, fully loaded with meatloaf.
                                if there's a welder, there's a way

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