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HS20/ Universal DIY ceiling mount cheap

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by mikeaitch, Jul 11, 2004.

  1. mikeaitch

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    This will fit the HS20/10/2/3 or W series , and can be adapted for most other pjs.

    It is easy to do and only requires a drill..



    The only limitation is that you have 1 plane of adjustment missing although you can choose one of two adjustments to omit. Allin all it should cost no more than £38.00 in total for a metal mount which can hold up to 14kg

    here are the pics
    IMG]http://img35.photobucket.com/albums/v105/mikeaitch/pjmount/pj_008.jpg[/IMG] http://img35.photobucket.com/albums/v105/mikeaitch/pjmount/pj_002.jpge



    You will need to use both of the supplied mounts. the only things you will havto buy are the M8 x 15 coachbolt and nylon threaded nut and some M5 x 30 boltsand some self tappers for the mdf. I went to a large fixing supplier FWB, who couldnt be bothered to book them out on their system and gave them to me free :D
    http://img35.photobucket.com/albums/v105/mikeaitch/pjmount/pj_004.jpg

    Turn your HS20 upside down and use the side of a pencil to make an imprint on paper of the underside and mounting holes just like when you did rubbings at school. This will ensure that none of the ventilation areas are covered by the mdf
    http://img35.photobucket.com/albums/v105/mikeaitch/pjmount/pj_005.jpg


    Use the paper as a template and cut your mdf -I used 18mm. and drill the 3 holes to correspond with the 3 on the HS20. Using the M5 bolts, fix the mdf to the HS20, then the smaller of the to Btech mounting plates to the mdf.http://img35.photobucket.com/albums/v105/mikeaitch/pjmount/pj_006.jpg



    I drilled an extra few holes in the plate so that one of the m5 bolts went through to the HS20's threaded mounting hole for extra security secure the plate with self tappers or other wood screws.

    Put the other BTech mounts together back to back using the M8 coachbolt and the nylon threaded bolt. This will give you left/ right adjustment. The holes are already squared off so the bolt will be captive.Fix them to the ceiling using whatever required, I used2inch decking screws into the joists.
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    Once that's done, You're finished!

    The mount has 2 bolts which govern the angle for alignment to the top of the screen. Even in my brand new house, nothing is square :rolleyes: but if you are lucky enough to have no need for this adjustment, just turn the mounting plate on the HS20 round 90 degrees and you can have up/down adjustment instead.

    The whole assembly is rock solid once everything is tightened, and any adjustments can easily be made in situ :clap:

    Its certainly better than giving Sony £160.00......
     

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    D'oh! got some of the links wrong :blush: can you only edit once?

    Pic of final finished mount is here and at the bottom of the first post

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    Looks good. Pictures are HUGE though :eek: .
     
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    Yeah, sorry bout that, not quite up to speed on attachments yet and seem to have lost the edit function- have I missed something?
     

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