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    I’ve seen some nice platforms that probably have little rattle to them. However, for some of us who like to keep things inexpensive and improvise, reducing platform rattle can be a hassle. I’ve heard things like a bag of sand, weight plates I top of foam, additional custom platforms, etc. Has anyone come up with a reasonable solution to this dilemma while not compromising the platforms integrity?

  • #2
    Originally posted by Newbegginer View Post
    I’ve seen some nice platforms that probably have little rattle to them. However, for some of us who like to keep things inexpensive and improvise, reducing platform rattle can be a hassle. I’ve heard things like a bag of sand, weight plates I top of foam, additional custom platforms, etc. Has anyone come up with a reasonable solution to this dilemma while not compromising the platforms integrity?
    I use the Everlast DE01 bag anchor. It’s on Amazon for $13, but you may be able to find one cheaper? I didn’t really shop around.
    Anyway, it comes with a water bladder, I take that out of the zippered housing. I fill a thick garbage bag with play sand ($1 and some change at Home Depot for a 50lb bag). Be sure to leave a little room in the bag for the sand to spread out. Then I put bag pull of sand in the housing and zip it up. Drop it on the ground a few times and the sand will even out. It’s about 24 inches around, so depending on your rig, it should cover the platform nicely. I’d say you could probably squeeze 75 pounds of sand in one if you really maxed it out. I put 50-60 in mine, fits my rig. You can obviously put more or less as needed.

    If you don’t want to spend anything, just get a garbage bag, double or triple it up. Fill it with dirt or sand from the yard as needed leaving enough room in the bag for it to spread a little. Slap that sucker on top of your platform. Next thing you know old Jed’s a millionaire!
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    Last edited by LouisvilleBagr; 07-16-2019, 06:06 PM.

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    • #3
      I built mine from the ground/floor up. Free standing and sturdy. No rattle or shaking to speak of. Thing is really quiet too. The one wall mount I have does have a sandbag on it and it's also braced to the floor joists as well so it does vibrate in that you can hear it throughout the house but it doesn't rattle.

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      • #4
        Abooot how far is the free standing from the wall?

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        • #5
          I think sand bag is a must. I put mine in an old gym bag and put it on top. I was still having some vibration issues so I added a Dewalt trigger clamp. You can actually turn it backwards and make it into a spreader and it made a world of difference. Attached is a photo of my setup. You can see the clamp on mine and my wifes in the background. If you don't have ceiling like this than you would maybe need to use a 2x4 or something.

          Dewalt Trigger Clamp
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Cazbag View Post
            Abooot how far is the free standing from the wall?
            You can't use my jokes without the expressed written consent of ME! The thing is 1.5 inch's from the three surrounding walls. As I mentioned in Hazlet, I use the top as a bunk bed.

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            • #7
              Thanks for all the helpful advice. I hope that anyone else having similar issues is able to use this thread for their own use.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by morphiusrt View Post
                I think sand bag is a must. I put mine in an old gym bag and put it on top. I was still having some vibration issues so I added a Dewalt trigger clamp. You can actually turn it backwards and make it into a spreader and it made a world of difference. Attached is a photo of my setup. You can see the clamp on mine and my wifes in the background. If you don't have ceiling like this than you would maybe need to use a 2x4 or something.

                Dewalt Trigger Clamp
                Hey your platform looks awesome in that finish , what is it if u don't mind me asking

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