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Edsal "Muscle Rack"

This is a discussion on Edsal "Muscle Rack" within the Testimonials forums, part of the Advertisements for Newts & Salamanders category; I recently purchased a 5000 series Muscle Rack to use as shelving in my craft/storage/herp room from the local big-box ...

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Old 14th January 2013   #1 (permalink)
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I recently purchased a 5000 series Muscle Rack to use as shelving in my craft/storage/herp room from the local big-box hardware store. I liked the melamine shelving (waterproof), but I was extremely disappointed that every shelf in the package was scratched and scuffed. They weren't even minor scratches, but large gouges across the shelf, square-foot size scuffs in the middle of the shelf, and every shelf (both sides) had scuffs all along the edges. There was no 'nice side'.

While I understand these are industrial shelves, I would expect new products to come out of the package looking new, not looking like they'd already seen years of use. All the shelves bow; there's NO WAY I'd ever consider putting 1,000 lbs of weight on them, as they're rated for. I can't use them for aquariums at all, and they've been relegated to holding less important things like cardboard boxes full of craft supplies and a half-full worm bin.



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Kaysie I experienced the same thing when I purchased my edsal shelves. I called the company to ask some questions regarding the actual strength and load bearing capacity of the unit since the shelving boards didn't look like they had a lot of integrity. I was very pleased with their customer service over the phone and after explaining my concerns and intended use (holding 55 g long tanks) they sent me shelving braces free of charge. I didn't even pay shipping. The braces did take a few weeks to arrive but they have held my tanks very safely and securely. It may very well be worth your time to call the edsal company.
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Couldn't you have returned it?



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