1. What is the maximum number of levels that can be stacked?
The maximum number of levels that can safely be stacked is 10. However, for lightweight stock, 15 levels can be stacked with caution. The stabilizer bars and stabilizer struts must always be used to ensure maximum stability.
The Erecta-Rack system has been designed to hold a maximum of 500 pounds (based on a 2 support column, 10 level configuration).
4 Stabilizer Struts are included with every Erecta-Rack™ system. There are 2 Left Hand and 2 Right Hand Struts. The struts get put on the rack one the 7th level is complete. These struts provide added bracing and stabilizing for the unit.
No, the stabilizer struts are the angled bars that provide stabilization as described in Question 3. The Stabilizer Bars are the 40" bars that come in the kit with one black support block attached. These bars provide the foundation for the kit. These 40" bars are identical to the 40" cross bars used to build up each level and can be used interchangeably.
A 5-Level Erecta-Rack™ system is approximately 18.5 inches tall, 10-Levels is approximately 36 inches tall and 15-Levels is approximately 53.5 inches tall.
The cross bars are 40 inches long so after assembly into the support blocks, the supporting width is approximately 36 inches.
There is approximately 2.75 inches of vertical distance between levels.
There is virtually no limit on the length of stock that can be supported. Because the Erecta-Rack™ system is modular, it can be set up in many different ways. To support long stock, three or more supports can be set up along the length of the stock.
Yes, the Erecta-Rack™ system is extremely portable. It can be quickly and easily broken down and transported in the custom carry bag, which is no larger than a golf club bag. Weighing in at only 38 lbs for a 10-Level system, it can easily be transported from job site to job site or simply hung on the wall when not in use.
The term "lineal feet" is simply the total length of stock. It is independent of the width or thickness of the stock. Therefore, the narrower the stock, the more lineal feet of stock that can be held.The charts below show the approximate capacity of a 10-Level and a 10-Level system + 5 level system based on various length and widths.
Soapy water or standard household cleaners are recommended.
Yes, all PRO-Series components are backwards compatible with the original Erecta-Rack.
No, only the 40” crossbars fit into the custom carry bag. The 60” crossbars will not fit.
The 60” wide cross bars have been designed to hold a maximum of 250 pounds (25 lbs. per level based on a 2 support column, 10-level configuration).