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    Brackets - Buy quality Brackets at Screwfix.com

    Angle Shrinkages Self-Coloured 33 x 25 x 1.2mm Pack of 50 - Screwfix.com, Where the Trade Buys

    8 brackets and 2 sheets of plastic / acrylic or some sheets of wood instead of the plastic

    4 brackets on each side , comprising of 2 sides

    side 1 :

    -----------//////////------------------/////////////--------------




    --------////////////-----------------.////////////---------------

    where ///////// = a bracket and -------- is the material ie plastic / wood

    and side 2 would be exactly the same but on the other side

    Obviously need some screws to attach the hinges to the material of choice ( plastic, wood or mdf or w/e )

    That way there is a gap underneath and you could even drill a load of big holes through the material ie wood / plastic to allow for better ventilation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I had 2 suites of these in Chorley. We had a small metal tray fitted which ran along the underside\back of each desk and the lead came up though a standard circular access point enext to each workststion.It kept the brick out of the way, provided ventilation and as the tray was near the top of the desk it was kept out of the way of feet.
    I was thinking that as well as the metal would allow the heat to dissipate ( hopefully ) or at least that was the thought - any links to the ones you used mr edu god

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    Get those metal brackets for under the desk, keeps everything tidy and reasonably easy to install too, you and the caretaker could boss it in a couple of hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey View Post
    Industrial strength velcro?
    The velcro itself seems to be stronger that the glue that sticks the velcro strip to the wall / desk / whatever, or maybe it's just that the glue used doesn't work so well on porus surfaces or whatever. Maybe try a spot of superglue rather than just relying on the glue on the strip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    The velcro itself seems to be stronger that the glue that sticks the velcro strip to the wall / desk / whatever, or maybe it's just that the glue used doesn't work so well on porus surfaces or whatever. Maybe try a spot of superglue rather than just relying on the glue on the strip?
    Superglue fixes that with admirable tenacity

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    They look interesting....wonder if they hang low enough for me to get the brick in.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    Superglue fixes that with admirable tenacity
    Superglue?! Pfftt....its all about the miracle properties of Gaffa tape!!

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    We used Mita "Aemsa" wire backet tray from CMS for our recent ICT Suit which has the HP USDT's in so they have a large external brick.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    I was thinking that as well as the metal would allow the heat to dissipate ( hopefully ) or at least that was the thought - any links to the ones you used mr edu god
    Sadly no. We had the company who fitted the desks to add them in, and I can't even remeber who the desking company was
    It was a really effective solution as the tray ran all along the line of desks which were all facing a wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Sadly no. We had the company who fitted the desks to add them in, and I can't even remeber who the desking company was
    It was a really effective solution as the tray ran all along the line of desks which were all facing a wall.
    We've had very similar stuff from Nortek, maybe it was them.

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    B&Q Argos etc have lots of little wire baskets quite cheap, intended for kitchen cabinet doors, that would do the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey View Post
    Industrial strength velcro?
    Doesn't work, have tried. When thy heat up the glue softens and they just fall off.

    I used the cable tray option. Also made them secure at the same time. Anything to get my own back on PAT teaster


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    Ooh, i think i remember talking to you about this Sysman!

    Did they come with the desk?

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    Yes they did. They were designed to be open ( the bars blocking all the kit in is actually the bottom of the tray) but worked just as well this way.

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    We had exactly the same problem here, and used drain pipes from B&Q. We have a length of drain pipe and drain pipe brackets running along the back of the desk and all the power supplies are sat in them.
    Didnt need any gaffer tape or anything. Just sat there. Works amazingly!

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