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Gladiator GearLoft Overhead Storage Racks: 4'x4' $70, 2'x8' $80, 4'x8' $130, 2'x4' EXPIRED

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Lowe's has select Gladiator GearLoft Overhead Storage Racks on sale listed below. Select free curbside pickup where available.

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  • All racks are height adjustable from 23" to 37"
  • Built-in decking for integrated support
  • EZ Connect locking pin keeps connections secure
  • Ten-year limited warranty
  • 2'x4', 4'x'4' and 2'x8' models hold up to 350 lbs of evenly distributed weight
  • 4'x'8' model holds up to 750 lbs of evenly distributed weight

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Lowe's [lowes.com] has Up to 30% Off Gladiator GearLoft Overhead Storage Racks. Select Free Curbside Pickup.

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  • Height Adjustable from 23 to 37 inches
  • 10 Years Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
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pjm0013 asked this question on 11-28-2020 at 09:46 AM
11-28-2020 at 10:00 AM
You need to be able to locate your ceiling joists reliably and run some lag bolts into them at the right spacing, after that is done its really pretty easy. Since you will potentially be suspending hundreds of pounds where it could fall on your vehicles or people its important to get this correct. I think they are easy if you are confident in your ability to do that. No harder than mounting a wall shelf into studs just a higher cost of failure.
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Those reviews are pretty eye-watering.

- Lag bolts sheer in half well below maximum weight rating
- Lag bolts sheer during installation (even with pre-drill)
- Poor QA (e.g. obvious mistakes during manufacturing got shipped to customers).
- General questions about quality/tolerances (e.g. bolts that barely fully seat)

This all reads like a whose who of cost-cutting to the point of the product suffering. Lag bolts sheering for one example is the difference between an 50 cent chinesium bolt, and a $1.50+ outdoor construction lag bolt.

People blaming it on user error are just peacocking their own inexperience (i.e. a standard construction lag bolt will survive being driven with a brushless impact, and still support its rated weight, particularly into untreated 2 by 4s of all things, these are metal defects).
TD - price...

identical 4'x8' MonsterRacks were on sale for $119 two weeks ago on woot.com (expired)

I purchased 2x 4'x8' SafeRacks with hanging holder hooks for $260 2 years ago. Same price, but included multiple hooks for bicycles, ladder, etc.

I will say, these hanging storage racks are awesome! I have 2 of the 4'x8' racks over my garage door (12ft ceilings). I keep all my saws, gardening supplies, bike rack, ski rack, pop-up canopy, camping supplies, summer/winter car tires, etc. up there out of the way. I would HIGHLY recommend any of the overhead storage racks if you have the space.


A note on installation - I knew I was going to want these when we had our house built (new construction neighborhood), so I took pictures of the ceiling joists pre-drywall so I knew exactly which way the beams ran and how to install these DIY so they were correctly/strongly mounted. Use a stud finder, tape measure, and it may be worth drilling a tiny hole on either side of the studs to make sure you have these centered before drilling your pilot hole for the lag bolts. you REALLY want all 8 lag bolts centered on the separate joists. a little extra drywall filler and sample size ceiling paint is a lot cheaper than the risk of having these fall on your vehicle or you.
Well I'm not sure who is "peacocking" but I have years of experience in the trades. (Decades actually)
If I had a dollar for every review I read where user error was the issue I'd be a wealthy man. Can't count the number of times I read reviews, bought the item anyway and had zero issues. (User error)
Interesting side note; I just finished a 4x30 foot mezzanine in my shop. Full 30 foot span with no supports. (12 inch header) Obviously we used plenty of lags. I bought them all from the bins at Home Depot. We noticed some of the ones over 5 inches were shearing. I went to a hardware store and bought some different ones. Sure enough one of those sheared too. (1 of the 4)
I was perplexed as the sheared bolts were only in the right half, none on the left side. Took some pondering to finally figure out the issue. My son drilled the pilot holes in the right half, I did the left. I used the right size bit. My son used one of the other drills with a smaller bit in it. (He saw it in the shop and assumed that was what I used)
The difference was minute. It wasn't enough to be obvious to any of us at the time. It was enough to make "good" lag bolts shear though.
So had I bought that from a store and I was inept at construction I would've left a review about how terrible my lag bolts were. In fact, it was user error.
Also, with the price of powerful impacts today at such a low level it's allowed many weekend warriors to get in over their heads. I still finish my lags with a wrench to make sure I know the torque.

Either way, if the racks come and the bolts look suspect it's an easy fix.

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What's the thought of these vs Saferacks?
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Are there still coupon code generators these days?
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Are there still coupon code generators these days?
The websites still exist but don't seem to work.. you can buy fake printed coupons on eBay (which I would avoid). It's very awkward to use them in store for another store. I do miss the online coupon days 20off100 10off50..
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same price at homedepot for those who prefer.

https://www.homedepot.com/b/Stora...ead?NCNI-5
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The websites still exist but don't seem to work.. you can buy fake printed coupons on eBay (which I would avoid). It's very awkward to use them in store for another store. I do miss the online coupon days 20off100 10off50..
the idea is that you try a "competitor coupon" match at home depot? meh, too much hassle
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same price at homedepot for those who prefer.

https://www.homedepot.com/b/Stora...ead?NCNI-5
Cash app also has 10% HD discount. Max savings of 7.50.
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How does this compare to the rack from Costco, for example the 4x8 for 169?
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We have the Costco one, pretty happy with it. I don't see that these come with hooks. I like the hooks because they lock in place and they are not cheap. I wouldn't mind the 2x8 if it came with hooks.
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Cash app also has 10% HD discount. Max savings of 7.50.
Or 20% if you buy gift cards at USPS. Still capped at $7.50.
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same price at homedepot for those who prefer.

https://www.homedepot.com/b/Stora...ead?NCNI-5
Even better. Local HD vs 1 hour drive to Lowe's. Rep'd
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I looked through some reviews and they are not great for the sample I perused. Many mentioned documentation and crap lag bolts.
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Looks like u have to go back to lowes for a second trip to get some quality bolts. Not a deal breaker but a hassle.
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Even better. Local HD vs 1 hour drive to Lowe's. Rep'd
I have 2 lowes within 7 min radius lol
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