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    What is the weight limit of this steel?

    By my calculation, each pallet is 60 lbs x 64 bags = 3840 pounds not including pallet. Imagine the stress on that steel and on those bolts holding it to the floor.

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    The bolts holding everything to the floor aren't stressed at all-
    MY amazement is that each shelf is supported by a 2x2" steel post, full of holes no less, with 2 bolts/rivets per shelf:
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    But even plain old grade 5 bolts are really strong, with a shear strength of over 70,000 PSI...
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    the posts are more like 4 in wide. and the 6 in tall cross beams are rated for something like 9k lbs per pair.
    looks like 4 ft. between cross beams, so should be rated for about 20k lbs each leg. not knowing the specific diminsions and manufacture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev Williams View Post
    The bolts holding everything to the floor aren't stressed at all-
    MY amazement is that each shelf is supported by a 2x2" steel post, full of holes no less, with 2 bolts/rivets per shelf:
    bolts.jpg

    But even plain old grade 5 bolts are really strong, with a shear strength of over 70,000 PSI...
    i think the home depot ones have 2 pegs plus the one that locks it in on each end of each cross member, so thats 12 pegs per shelf in shear.

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    That isn't something to be close to during an earthquake.

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    Athough I am sure different brands have different ratings, I looked up a few and this was the most industrial one I found. In this case it would be overloaded.

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    As for the bolts holding it to the floor, as long as it is perfectly vertical, they aren’t under stress, but bump it with a forklift and tilt it ever so slightly, and it’s a whole different story.

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    I think those were bolted to the floor. But, no connection at thetop level to tie them together.
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