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Old 10-29-2014, 01:29 PM   #1
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Does anyone know the weight penalty for reinforcing various walls in the 19'?
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Old 10-29-2014, 01:48 PM   #2
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We were told that reinforcing the walls with 3/4 " plywood added approximately 25lbs per wall.

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Thanks Jack. That doesn't sound like too much considering the added flexibility that reinforcing provides.
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25 pounds per wall sounds like alot to me, just for the 'convenience' of being able to mount anything, anywhere. I'm thinking light is light and every lb counts.

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There are other ways to mount things that you wish, in some circumstances we were able to access the other side of the wall and use a small piece of wood/ blocking on the other side
( ie - the pantry, inside cupboards) . Also there are wood strips pretty much along most corners. There is always the 3M way.. I would only do it if I thought it was absolutely necessary, not just for an - if I might need it.
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Try to envision what those walls will look like with all those hooks and with stuff hanging on all those hooks. I've yet to see a picture of the Umbra hooks cluttered with hats, towels and jackets.
Then try to envision all your walls like that.
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Old 10-29-2014, 08:00 PM   #9
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There are other ways to mount things that you wish,
Ditto and it's not an all or nothing situation. There are horizontal strips of wood and you can tell where they are by running your hand up and down the wall or looking at some build photos. So it's quite possible to tell where the solid wood is located.

As mentioned, there are others ways to mount things. Since I follow Colin Chapman's design mantra of "adding lightness" that weight penalty seems quite severe.

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Old 10-29-2014, 08:12 PM   #10
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Since I follow Colin Chapman's design mantra of "adding lightness" that weight penalty seems quite severe.
Good, but don't go too far down the Chapman route - he thought that if a race car fell apart around the driver that was okay, as long as it was just after the finish line. Lotus owners can sympathize with this; Escape owners probably want more durability
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