The Kendall Howard 8U Wall Mount Rack was the first of its kind! It did not take long for this rack to become the standard that all wall mount racks are measured against. The two-piece design offers unlimited flexibility. This innovative design can adjust to any width so it can house either 19" EIA or 23" EIA rackmount equipment. The generous 18" depth has enough room for cables, switches, routers, and so much more. Whether you are mounting it under a desk, on a wall, or to the ceiling, the 8U Modular Wall Mount Rack is perfect for any application. Two-Piece Design - The unique design allows you to choose the width. With equipment widths continuing to change, the two-piece wall rack can adapt to suit your needs. Heavy Duty - Pure ingenuity and heavy gauge steel construction give this wall mount rack its impressive 350 lb. weight capacity. Gangable - This modular wall mount rack can grow with your network. If you need more rack space, just gang two units together vertically. Standard Tapped Rails - The 10-32 pre-tapped mounting rails can be utilized to install network and other rackmount equipment with the use of 10-32 rack screws (not included). Easy to Install - With the use of the included wall mount template, installation takes less than five minutes!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This rack unit will work, that is, if you are using Grade 8 screws. The screw holes in this rack system are correctly spaced, and semi-correctly threaded. The reason I say this is because I can tell when putting a screw in, that the threads are indeed 10-32 like they are supposed to be. Like any other piece of rack equipment I have used. BUT the screws don't fit! No matter how much you try, the screws do not fit the unit properly. And if not careful, you can easily break a screw off inside the hole. Making it nearly impossible to remove, and making that rack space un-usable.
I believe that the problem spurs from the fact that the manufacturer decided it would be a great idea to powder-coat the frame (which is very nice btw) AFTER they tapped the holes. This causes the powder coating to adhere to the threads as well. Which, in-turn makes it impossible to screw in something without re-tapping the holes.
The racking system is very difficult to use with this...
Solidly built. I was a bit concerned with some of the comments saying the rack felt flimsy. But knowing the reputation of Kendall Howard I ordered it anyway. For a small network application (SOHO or automated home) this rack is perfect. Once mounted to the wall this is rugged and it will be my go-to model for small wall mounts. I did use the suggested shelf (StarTech.com 2U 19-Inch 50lbs Universal Vented Rack) to help keep the rack square when adding equipment. One thing I was surprised with is the hole spacing in the back. Even though this is a 19" rack, the holes are spaced 16" on centers which allows it to be easily mounted to standard wall studs. There are plenty of pre-drilled holes in the back to mount to the wall -- it's not going anywhere. The rack mount screws are 10-32 and I didn't have any issues with any of the threads. I used a package 10-32 screws (Raxxess PTSW25 Rack Screws with Washers) also from Amazon.
I don't have much on the rack, I have a 24 port patch panel, 24 port unmanaged switch and a 1U UPS. I have access to the studs that I wanted to mount this to, but I put it on a 3/4" 2'x2' plywood panel before mounting anyway. there is a little left/right movement but seems so far like it's sturdy enough and it's in a location where it shouldn't get bumped too often, so i'm not worried about that.
the included template was nice to get it mounted accurately. it takes 10-32 screws, and none of the items I ordered came with screws or that size, so make sure you have or order screws with it.
overall I'm happy with it.
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