[Beowulf] Re: What is the right lubricant for computer rack sliding rails?

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Fri Feb 6 12:12:48 PST 2009

On Fri, 6 Feb 2009, Bob Drzyzgula wrote:

> they are likely to be extremely budget-challenged. I also
> think that if he's seeing binding with ball-bearing rails,
> the racks, as Gus suspects, are in very bad shape, and
> those may need to be replaced -- or at least carefully
> realligned -- as well before the problem will go away
> completely.

Absolutely.  A heavy hammer or some work with a rachet set will often do
it.  This is a "common" problem (especially for racks you assemble
yourself), and it is worth the time to really fix it.  A tape measure to
check the diagonals of the rectangles can really help.


> --Bob
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