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How to ceiling mount?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by pinkerton, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. pinkerton

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    I'm gonna go and mount my Panny, probably with the lmp mount.
    Simply question is how do i attach it safely to the ceiling?
    Ceiling seems to mainly consist of thin layer of crumbly plaster and above that are the wooden rafters. I guess I will need to use a block of wood and screw that to the rafters and attach the mount to that? Any tips or ideas would be of great use. A projector landing on my head mid film might spoil the movie!
     
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    Exactly ;)

    Easy if you've got access to the ceiling space, either in the attic or by lifting a floor board upstairs.

    Do a search here - loads have done this & many posts have pics etc...

    :smoke:
     
  3. Burnsip

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    You really need to use a wood backing. Chances are your cables run down the center of your bracket, so you will need to measure the screw holes and cable hole on your wood. Pre-drill these holes before mounting the wood to your ceiling.

    Good luck, and remember to measure twice and cut once.
     
  4. calscot

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    I have an LMP and what I did was to detect where the joist in the ceiling was with a gizmo from any diy shop, drilled a couple of holes for some largish rawl plugs and screws (about 8mm) and then screwed the mount on - took no time and it is pretty solid.

    The LMP only needs two screws to mount it. It has four mounting points so you can mount it whichever way the joists go.

    Go for the plastic cover and all is hidden.

    I've yet to hide the cables - that's my next job but I've been putting it off due to being nervous of cutting up floorboards and knocking holes in the wall plastering.

    Here's my photo thread here.

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  5. MrSafety

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    I'm about to get ready to ceiling mount my HS10 and I can't say I'm too worried about whether it gets screwed into a joist or not. I'm intent on using those metal rawlplug interset cavity fixings which I've used plenty of time before for jobs around the house. Those babies can hold large mirrors, long fully laden bookshelves and kitchen wall cabinets. Not expecting my PJ to put too much of a strain on them :)
     
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    MrSafety,
    Are you talking about hanging large mirrors, bookshelves and wall cabinets from the ceiling? Those rawlplugs may work on a stud partition wall because the weight distribution is slightly different. But I think you are very brave to hang anything from a plasterboard ceiling on them. I would definitely go they route of re-enforcing the ceiling with some chipboard inbetween the joists.

    If only those builders put the joists a bit closer together....Or like a lot of the houses in holland, they make concrete ceilings with the added benefit that when someone walks upstairs the picture doesn't wobble....let alone all the creaky noises....
     
  7. MrSafety

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    Aargh! "Brave"? No, I'm safe.

    Either I better rethink my approach or change my name :)
     
  8. calscot

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    Concrete ceilings don't sound good for cable management...

    What do you need the chipboard for?

    Cheers,
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  9. Hugh

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    I too was worried about just 2 screwbolts into a beam when I had 4 holes and a heavy VW10HT to put up. I was assured by this test. I was told to put up the mount using just the 2 bolts into the beam, put a rope through the mounting bracket hole and see if it took my weight. :D

    If a 14 stone bloke can swing on just 2 screwbolts into a beam then I felt safe about putting up a relatively heavy projector. The latest projectors wiegh much less and so shouldn't cause the slightest problem.

    You must go into the centre of the beam/joist. Pre-drill holes a little smaller than your screwbolts, otherwise you run the risk of splitting the beam. :lesson:
     
  10. Klippie

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    MrSafety,

    Here's how I ceiling mounted my HS10....

    I don't know if the pics will work though.

    I had to strenghten the plasterboard by screwing wood between the joists.

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    Then just screw it to the ceiling picking up the wood you just fitted.

    A couple of pics of my HS10 mounted.

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    and

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    Klippie.
     
  11. MrSafety

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    Klippie,

    Can't see the pictures. Can you pm them to me or something?

    cheers
     
  12. Klippie

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    MrSafety,

    No problem, pm me your e-mail address.

    I dont know if you are registered with Yahoo this is maybe why you could not see them.

    Klippie.
     

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