VAX 11/780s - Masscomp - Valid equipment available

From: Matthew Sell <>
Date: Tue Jan 8 18:38:27 2002

It does have wheels..... : )

I doubt that an empty cabinet is 350 lbs. I moved one into the house by
myself. I just put a small ramp at the front door. I lifted one side of the
cabinet to put the first set of wheels onto the entryway, went around the
side, and pushed the back half up the ramp.

The bitch is moving a fully loaded 780 around on the carpet. I relocated
the 780 and the Unibus cabinet to the other side of the office - both
cabinets are loaded and sitting on carpet. That was a job.....

The trick is to combine the moving and cleaning operations. I removed
everything except the SBI backplane from the chassis, rolled it into the
driveway from the garage, and powerwashed it. Then, I individually cleaned
every component I removed. The boards went to the dishwasher, and the metal
chassis components and fans were cleaned with a garden hose and detergent.

When the chassis was dry (in Houston, during the occasional low humidity
summer day, things dry *real* fast) I rolled it into the house, and I
brought the rest of the components inside and started to mount them.

This process took about a week or so to finish. It's a clean 780, though...

Want some 8600's? I can get you a few. Where are you located?

         - Matt

At 07:07 PM 1/8/2002 -0500, you wrote:
> > Moving an 11/780 around isn't too bad if you have two people, and you
> > remove the power supplies.
>An old friend tried (not too hard; I was pretty interested) to
>sell me empty 780 cabinets in 1988. Thought he said
>the basic doublewide _empty_ cabinet was 350 ?250?lbs.
>Not too bad???
>John A.

Matthew Sell
On Time Support, Inc.
(281) 296-6066

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