Originally Posted by frsh36gal
Wish I could say the same, I helped him with it and usually I am the first person he calls when he needs an extra pair of arms. I used to think the garf design looked a little flimsy. I will now vouch 100% for the strenght of that design. Thing weighs a ton and could probably support one.
i am in agreement with the statement about the garf stands looking flimsy, but i suppose they have been tried and confirmed.
the one thing that i dont like about the garf stands is that the legs are screwed into the side of the stand top. so, you are basically relying on the shearing strength of 1/8 inches of metal to hold up your tank.
when i built mine, i built a surface to hold the tank, and put the legs on the underside of the top. so, the weight of the tank is transfered directly from the stand top, through the legs, and into the stand base.
then , again, when i see the 3/4 particle board stands at the LFS
, i always think there is no way that a stand like that will ever hold up a tank. i guess it is the engineer in me that makes me over think things like this...
as for the stand at the top of the post... looks pretty hefty...