Cabinet Question

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at
Mon Sep 18 15:07:21 CDT 2006

On 9/19/06, Wolfe, Julian <ISC277 at> wrote:
> How does one bolt one DEC corporate cabinet (RK07-PA/H9642) to another
> corporate cabinet (H9612-AA)?
> The H9612 has the removable black area of the side panel, so I was able to
> put them next to each other and it looks seamless.
> How does one attach them with hardware, and what do I need?

Hmm... it's been a while, but IIRC with many of the corporate cabs you
remove both facing sides, then insert a special coupler "side" (approx
1" wide, with brackets to grab the pegs on both cabinets and lock them
together).  In the case of the side panels with removable faces, you
might just park the cabs next to each other and see if the standard
DEC straps fit - you'll probably see some rivnuts near the corners of
each cabinet, right above the casters/leveler feet... the straps are
hefty steel, about 1" wide and 6"-8" long with two holes on either
side of a raised bump - two bolts per cabinet (4 total), and one
bracket in front and one in back.

Back in the day, we sometimes bolted cabs together if it seemed like
it would work; other times, we just placed them side-by side and ran
the cables around the back or through the bottoms.  I do recall that
we had a pair of RK07s bolted together, but I haven't seen that rig
since about 1993 and can't recall how that particular cabnet set
fastened together, but I do know it was shipped from DEC ready to bolt
together (i.e. - ordered as a pair with all the appropriate hardware).

You might look through your parts bins for those 4-hole straps... that
might be the way to go if you don't have a full-sized cab-to-cab
coupler (or you do have one and it doesn't fit).


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