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Hey all,

I'm scheduled to go to Niagra Falls (6 hours from home) next week to wire a building for low voltage.

I have 1 set of rack-a-tiers wire stands, but I'll need 6 or more stands.

I need some creative ideas for some I can make out of wood.

My dad had some metals ones he made but they're MIA, and that'd only he 1 more set. I may just make some more, as the welder is at the shop right now. Those metal ones are basically a triangle with a pipe with a hole for a pin.

Looking to make something cheap and compact if possible...

Plywood and 2x4?

Pictures or ideas? I don't want to but 6 more sets of the rack a tiers... I don't use them enough.

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First ones i made were a 2" rigid coupling and 2 legs of 3/8 rebar (12") welded at the 4 and 8 oclock positions
Or, a piece of 1/2 plywood with a hole for your conduit. Think rack-a-tiers without a flat bottom, just thw uprights
With LV, you dont have a lot of weight to support
 
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“Borrow” some shopping carts
That's great except this facility is in the middle of nowhere and I'd have to get 6 shopping carts to site without getting caught taking them lol
Yep. 1/2 conduit through the sides would work perfectly. I have a shopping cart in my shop, I might have to start using it for this!
What is the building framed from? I often just put a scrap bit of wire through the center of the reel and nail either end to the framing. Works great and I don't have to **** around with 6 reel stands.
Steel studs. May even be the heavy duty steel studs. I haven't had my eyes on site yet, nor the plans, so I'm not sure what exactly I'm walking into yet... meeting later this week for that.

I supposedly have cable tray for the cable to go in, and supposedly the building is full of contractors so I do have to try and be mindful of them too haha
 

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That's great except this facility is in the middle of nowhere and I'd have to get 6 shopping carts to site without getting caught taking them lol


Steel studs. May even be the heavy duty steel studs. I haven't had my eyes on site yet, nor the plans, so I'm not sure what exactly I'm walking into yet... meeting later this week for that.

I supposedly have cable tray for the cable to go in, and supposedly the building is full of contractors so I do have to try and be mindful of them too haha
Bruh, where theres a will theres a 6 carts
 

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First ones i made were a 2" rigid coupling and 2 legs of 3/8 rebar (12") welded at the 4 and 8 oclock positions
Or, a piece of 1/2 plywood with a hole for your conduit. Think rack-a-tiers without a flat bottom, just thw uprights
With LV, you dont have a lot of weight to support
Those ones you made sounds very similar to the ones my dad has.

The cable I'm using (image posted in an earlier reply) isn't exactly light. It's a 4 in 1 cable. Its by no means a 1000ft roll of 4/0 copper but still has some weight to it.

I may end up just making some this week out of steel. Depends on how many Canadian copecs they want for some steel at my regular place. I'm billing them for them, but I don't want to spend a fortune on something that may get used 10 times in the next 10 years.
 

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Those ones you made sounds very similar to the ones my dad has.

The cable I'm using (image posted in an earlier reply) isn't exactly light. It's a 4 in 1 cable. Its by no means a 1000ft roll of 4/0 copper but still has some weight to it.

I may end up just making some this week out of steel. Depends on how many Canadian copecs they want for some steel at my regular place. I'm billing them for them, but I don't want to spend a fortune on something that may get used 10 times in the next 10 years.
I just got rid of a boatload of greenlee carts…… coulda sent em to ya! For the low shipping price of 90 bajillionidy
 

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