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Offline Ronky

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Sys-Port Stacking and Bolting Together - Can it be Done?
« on: November 13, 2017, 04:45 PM »
Hello all,

This is not a huge problem, but here's my situation.  I have some Sys-Ports lined up next to each other.  However, the basement floor they sit on isn't exactly level.  Sometimes, while opening and closing the drawers, the units rock back and forth a bit.

Is there a way to bolt them together, perhaps through the adjoining sides, to reduce or mitigate any rocking movement?  The only other solution I can think of is to pour a new smallish concrete footing, leveling out the area they are located in.  Or, the quicker route, remove the wheels and shim them on the bottom.

Thoughts?  Thanks in advance!!

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Offline neilc

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Re: Sys-Port Stacking and Bolting Together - Can it be Done?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 06:39 PM »
Could you put a piece of plywood across the bottoms of the two units and drill holes there?  Out of sight but should stabilize.  And easy to access from the interior with no damage to the exterior in the event you want to eventually sell or change things around.

Offline Ronky

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Re: Sys-Port Stacking and Bolting Together - Can it be Done?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 08:16 PM »
Probably doable that way, provided there is clearance for bolts and such.  And, probably a better idea to mess around with the bottom and not create any drilling damages to the sides, in the event of sale or relocating them.

Good suggestion.

Offline Gregor

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Re: Sys-Port Stacking and Bolting Together - Can it be Done?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 01:06 AM »
In case they are used fully stationary inside your shop: why not build one torsion box (sans the box, so no bottom or top) that is a little higher than the wheels, then put the sysports on that? Basically shimming the bottom without removing the wheels.

Or use their top/back sides to store big clamps - by clamping them together (with low tension to not deform the sysports by accident).

Offline Ronky

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Re: Sys-Port Stacking and Bolting Together - Can it be Done?
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2017, 01:59 PM »
In case they are used fully stationary inside your shop: why not build one torsion box (sans the box, so no bottom or top) that is a little higher than the wheels, then put the sysports on that? Basically shimming the bottom without removing the wheels.

Or use their top/back sides to store big clamps - by clamping them together (with low tension to not deform the sysports by accident).

Any way you could link to an example photo so I could see exactly what you are suggesting?  It sounds interesting!

Offline Gregor

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Re: Sys-Port Stacking and Bolting Together - Can it be Done?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2017, 04:10 AM »
http://singcore.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Traditional-Torsion-Box-Diagram.jpg

Such a structure to support the bottom of the sysport (located at the structural strong areas, most likely around the sides and corners - no clue, I don't have one), with the walls located to not be in the way of the wheels of the sysport (so these can freely hang in the air) while these at the same time are used as stop blocks to prevent the sysport from moving off the frame.