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comment Load bearing capacity of 2x6's for diy lifting cage
@MichaelKaras The flanges won't be screwed in, they are simply threaded on the ends to prevent the pipes from pulling out. The load will be on the pipe and the wood - not on the threads of the flange. Even cheap black galvanized plumbing pipe is plenty strong since the sections are so short, but I am looking for a suitable piece of pipe with thicker walls and better steel. It hasn't been to difficult to ascertain the capacity of various parts of this project, nor the expected loads, and everything has a significant (~4x) safety factor.
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comment Load bearing capacity of 2x6's for diy lifting cage
@DMoore ah, gotchya. That is a failure point to worry about. I was planning on using a floor flange fitting, like this: lowes.com/pd_22441-29760-61004_4294822022__ using a short section of threaded pipe with an elbow on the other side.
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comment Load bearing capacity of 2x6's for diy lifting cage
@DMoore But what's going to happen if it does fail? The wood between two holes will split. I really doubt the bar is going to fall all the way, splitting through every hole. Nor would the uprights crack right in half and fall over or anything. The bar won't be over my neck anyways, I'll be pushing it down towards my legs and sliding up as if I were failing with no safeties on an open bench. I do 5x5 sets, I'm not putting up a weight that's going to come crashing down suddenly.
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comment Load bearing capacity of 2x6's for diy lifting cage
@DMoore I've been searching CL for weeks with no luck yet. Many people have built wooden racks with 2x6's or 4x4's, even ones with additional plate storage on the side.
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answered Is it possible to use a dryer vent as a heat source in the winter?
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comment Is it possible to boost an electrical circuit for more current draw?
Could you clarify what you mean by "trip my UPS"? UPS is an un-interruptable power supply (battery backed-up mains voltage). So is your breaker tripping? Does the UPS just momentarily detect a loss of power from the outlet? etc.
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comment What is the name of ducting I am looking for if they even make it?
@Dylan Maybe I'm way off-base but your account here is linked to your stackoverflow and several other SE accounts, do you really want to publicize that you're shopping for hydro gardening equipment? People will assume one thing, like dbracey has.
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comment what is beeping in my house?
@Asdfg: You should accept Steven's answer if it was your thermostat filter reminder.
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comment what is beeping in my house?
usually a smoke alarm or carbon monoxide alarm with a low battery. The occasional beep is the signal that the battery is getting low. They can be frustrating to locate as for some reason the high pitch beep is hard to narrow down to a single room. I usually close all the doors to rooms to help eliminate areas.
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comment What are the most important things to check/do after buying a home?
Many big box stores (Lowes, Home Depot, etc) will also rekey the QuickKey and Schlage locks quite cheaply ($5 per where I live).