Using zip ties to hold up a server is asking for trouble [Image]


To be fair, some zip ties are designed to hold a lot of weight. Still, I don’t know about anyone else but I personally would have butterflies in my stomach is my server was held up with just one zip tie. At least throw a couple more on there for good measure, if you don’t want to use something else.

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  • stephan

    The tensile strength of a zip-tie is high. a small one is 50#, while the “heavy duty” (such as that being used in the picture) is 120#. Mechanically, it’s got enough “ooomph” to do the job.

  • Merlin

    I count 5 zip-ties chained together. Still it is indeed a bad idea.
    I wouldn’t want to be under that server if one of the zip ties breaks. TIMBER!!!

  • Seamus McSeamus

    Yeah, that sort of makes me get a good grip on my chair, if you know what I mean. Having a server suspended like that would bother me even if the zip tie was rated for 500 pounds, though.