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D.I.Y. Ceiling Mount

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by mcmullanbrush, May 26, 2002.

  1. mcmullanbrush

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    Has anybody made their own ceiling mount. If so can you offer any advice? I have a light fitting that is around 18 inches so the projector would have to sit just below this drop.
     
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    if this helps have alook at the link below

    made the bracket myself , then just painted it to match the room

    uk.photos.yahoo.com/kitch_homecinema
     
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    thanks kitch it looks really good.
    how did you attach the projector to it?
     
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    thanks for the compliment

    on the base of the pj their is four bolt holes
    i used a piece of a4 paper to find the exact position of the holes :eek: then transfered them to the bracket's plate, predrilled the plate
    purchased 4 bolts (size M4-4mm)screwed pj to plate
    job done, well thats only a sixteenth of the story
    its not exactly rocket science:confused: but its no plain sailing either
    good luck
     
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    i have just had another look at your pictures.

    your room looks fantastic. i have sent you a pm with a couple of questions i hope you dont mind.

    did you do everything yourself?

    cheers
     
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    Hi I also made a ceilling mount. the price the shops charge I dont know why more people dont make there own, its so easy!! Check mine out!! Please note Cable ties have now gone
     

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    here is another one
     

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    Thank you Drew
    It looks great, and a very professional photo too!

    I cant thank you both enough, in the end a ceiling mount was not the best solution for me and i have made a stand which i will try to photograph and post on here.

    Even though i wont be ceiling mounting the projector the advice and help from this forum allowed me to find the best solution for me without making messy and time consuming errors

    A big thank you
     
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    Heres a pic of mine, note cables can run through the mount.
    More pics at my link below.
     

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    Dominic, how did you get on with the smith bros speaker stand?
    Did you oil it, or play with the screw to secured the movement?

    Mine is up, but is still wobbly, as I haven't secured it all properly yet.
     
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    Dominic

    You said ypu used speaker brackets. Do you have pics of them also
     
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    bonesy
    No oiling, i just took it out of the box and screwed it all together, i did notice there is an extra tapped thread on the kurled piece that the "t" bar screws into, mabe another screw in there would sort the problem. But mine is up and solid, doesnt shake or move about.

    Petrol head

    go to

    http://www.shaurnryan.freeserve.co.uk/smithbrothers/speaker_brackets.htm

    its the SPSG 3B
     
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    petrol head

    bloody enter key.. i hadnt finished typing...


    http://www.shaunryan.freeserve.co.uk/smithbrothers/speaker_brackets.htm

    is the link and its the SPSG 3B

    i have seen the same thing in Maplins catalogue so check on line too... a bit cheaper i think...

    with my mounting plate i used the larger surface to the projector mounting plate and the smaller one to the ceiling joist.

    i will take some piccy's of the bracket and PJ on the ceiling..
     
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    Although I don't have a project I was recently lent one from an from someone who doesn't use it as much now. I have a 36" wide screen, Sony DD/DTS surround system and Toshiba multi-region DVD player and was amazed when I hooked the projector up.

    For some reason I never even thought about projectors in my set-up, I was thinking of upgrading to a Plasma sometime on the future, but I think I'll opt for these devices instead.

    All those pictures really helped me work out how I would position everything, at the moment though it's probably not feasable as we don't have a through lounge, but the mrs is always going on about getting this done, and it was a condition of me getting the Plasma anyway!!!

    Many thanks...
     
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    Thanks
     

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