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Offline DynaGlide

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Hanging strips on basement walls
« on: November 14, 2019, 03:37 PM »
In between projects I like to do some shop upgrades. I have block walls in my basement and don't want to rely solely on them for hanging items off the floor. I came across an older thread from another forum (link: https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?52826-Hanging-things-off-cinder-block-walls-best-method) where a member by the name of Jeffrey Makiel came up with this idea:



I basically copied him:







I don't have nice flat walls they're more like bricks. Once I get the wall standard hanging bracket attached to the ripped down 2x piece I'll likely use tap cons and shims to attach wall standards where I want them. In addition to the hanging strip it should be plenty strong for what I have in mind (CMS table, table saw). They're shoved under my MFT table or behind my CT and are really cumbersome to get out and put away.

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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Hanging strips on basement walls
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2019, 01:07 PM »






Got the wall standards up. It sure is a lot easier leveling two hanging strips vs 6 individual standards. I don't think my original plan of putting the table saw up on the wall is going to work out, too high to lift it. But having extra storage in an otherwise dead space never hurts.
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Offline rvieceli

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Re: Hanging strips on basement walls
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2019, 01:48 PM »
@DynaGlide pretty sure they make longer standards in those.  [wink] Get it closer to the floor.

I use some of those for a clamp storage area. Had the benefit of a disassembled closet system that was just taking up space.

Ron

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Hanging strips on basement walls
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2019, 01:55 PM »
@DynaGlide pretty sure they make longer standards in those.  [wink] Get it closer to the floor.

I use some of those for a clamp storage area. Had the benefit of a disassembled closet system that was just taking up space.

Ron

I have that nice laundry drain pipe in the way  ;D I'm still playing around with it I just put it up. I put a shelf at the very top to hold all the CMS and MFT accessories that I rarely use. I like the clamp idea and will probably end up there as well.
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Offline jpmeunier

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Re: Hanging strips on basement walls
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2019, 03:44 PM »
Those are cast walls, should be able to anchor to them much more effectively than a block wall.

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Hanging strips on basement walls
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2019, 08:39 AM »
Those are cast walls, should be able to anchor to them much more effectively than a block wall.

Concur.  If you don't have a hammer drill, @DynaGlide, you know how to get in touch. 
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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Hanging strips on basement walls
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2019, 09:26 AM »
Cast meaning concrete? I ordered an el cheapo Harbor Freight hammer drill for $17. Once I get the placement where I like my plan was to install tap cons. The holes in the wall standards all line up with the gaps in the faux bricks. The place where the mortar joint would be on an actual brick wall. I'm assuming not an issue since these aren't really bricks it's just the form they used when pouring the wall?

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Offline Cheese

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Re: Hanging strips on basement walls
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2019, 10:01 AM »
Here's something similar I did in a storage unit. Nothing is actually attached to the walls. A 2x4 across the top and then 2x4's and shelving standards attached to that.

There's probably 600-800# of wood and aluminum sitting on those shelves. Also as Ron noted, the longer shelf standards yield additional storage.




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Re: Hanging strips on basement walls
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2019, 02:07 PM »
Cast meaning concrete? I ordered an el cheapo Harbor Freight hammer drill for $17. Once I get the placement where I like my plan was to install tap cons. The holes in the wall standards all line up with the gaps in the faux bricks. The place where the mortar joint would be on an actual brick wall. I'm assuming not an issue since these aren't really bricks it's just the form they used when pouring the wall?

Yeah, stick a Tapcon anywhere you want. that's just a pretty form for a poured concrete wall.

I, on the other hand, have concrete blocks...so I love your solution!