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Mounting kit for Sony 12xx

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Beefy, Jun 26, 2003.

  1. Beefy

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    I am looking for a complete mounting kit, so I can hang my Sony 12xx up.

    Can someone supply the full kit, unistrut etc...
    I would really like this asap, because I am waiting to finish off the rest of the room, and carpet upstairs.. :)
    I can pay via CC.

    Cheers..

    Chris
     
  2. meep

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    Chris

    I hung up my 1271 without a proper mounting bracket.

    2x 1M lengths of unistrut from my local electrical supplier
    Miscellaneous Unistrut runners from ditto
    6x Lag/Coach Bolts from local hardware store
    1 length M8 threaded rod
    Misc. M8 nuts and lock nuts
    1x Hacksaw
    1x Sunday of pretty hard work (by my standards ;) )

    I don't really know what I'm missing by not using a proper bracket (probably some front to back stability as the pj "swings" a little - nothing a wedge shaped piece of wood doesn't stop though). Odd that the 1271 only has two in0line mounting holes, I would have thought 3 in a triangular arrangement would have been better.

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    Did you just attach the crt onto the unistruts?
    Any limitations with not having the bracket drop?

    I will have to locate some shop that sells the unistrut... :)
     
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    A guess here, but, the unistrut shopuld be bolted to the ceiling and the projector 'hung' from the threaded rod/bolts from that.
     
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    Correctomundo ReTrO.

    The M8s rods go a few inches into the two sockets on the underside of the projector. Cut them to length and finish them off with a Unistrut slider and a couple of nuts.

    Downsides of this arrangement are zero lateral movemnet and the disconcerting "swinging" I mentioned earlier.

    The later movemet deficet means you have to get your rails spot on when bolting them to the ceiling. This could be countered with another couple of lengths of unistruct hung at right angles to those on the ceiling and the PJ hung from those. I couldn't do this, however, as the unit would be too low and I'd bang my head!.

    The other option would be to move the screen as appropriate:)

    Peter
     
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    Wow.. one of my posts has been deleted.
     
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    I have 3 mounting holes in my Sony 1271??!! :confused:

    Therefore no 'swing'

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    D

    There are three on mine as well but the centre one is next to useless being almost (but not quite) in line with the outer two.

    Even if I had used three lengths of unistrut, I'd imagine that the unit would still swing somewhat on it's horizontal axis.

    Anyway, that wooden wedge is working wonders.

    Peter
     

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