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PT-AE100 ceiling mount

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Walter mitty, Jul 18, 2002.

  1. Walter mitty

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    Can we have a thread that shows every bodies ceiling mounts please. I`ve been waiting for someone to post pics of his/her ceiling mount that appeals to me.Lost the thread now.

    I would like to make a mount or adapt a speaker bracket, Please post your pics here but please show the whole mount Many many thanks as this is all I need now
     
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  3. Walter mitty

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    Thanks for that .I have seen it before but couldn`t find it
     
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    Hi Walter,

    I am in the same boat. The electrically work is on the HT room is going to start next week and in the mean time I need to work out how I am going to mount my AE100.

    One thing I am sure of is I don't intend to uses the Keystone correction feature, so I need to make sure the bracket is adjustable.

    If I make something I will post the images.

    Best Regards
    Amelia
     
  5. Timh

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    Hers another pic of mine.
     

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    Timh - how do you secure it to the celing if you dont mind me asking??


    Cheers

    Hex
     
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    Hex

    I drilled three holes in the top of the mount, securing with three large wood screws to the joist, this way there is no mounting plate visible on the ceiling, I find the mounting plate quite ugly bolted to the ceiling so opted to secure it to the side of the joist.
    You can see a picture of it mounted here
    I sprayed it with plasti cote paint from wilkinsons, it is almost a perfect match to the projector colour.
     
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    sorry to be a bit thick here but

    do you mean you put the mount through the joist? screwing the screws from the inside of the pipe into the joist?

    or the mount went along side the joist and you've put the screws through oneside of the pipe out the other into the joist
    or
    am I just missing the blindingly obviouse way :blush:

    just interested as my bro is knocking me one up very similar and as you say I dont want the mounting plate on the celing!

    Cheers for your time

    Hex
     
  9. Walter mitty

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    Yes Timm I`ve seen this pic before but I can`t see how you mount it at the top either, I`m also not sure how you made it the tube looks to be one inside another How did you manage it please give us all better details as it look s ok
    thanks
     
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    Hex and Walter

    The holes are not actually drilled on the photo, that came later.
    There is one tube and one mounting plate, I drilled straight through the tube, one side of the tube having a slightly bigger hole so the head of the screw could go through the tube, I then held the tube against the joist and pilot drilled the joist, the screw then went through the tube and the head of the screw is actually inside the tube, the clearance hole being for the head and the screwdriver.
    If I was to make another mount I would have the tube modded to be flat where it screws to the joist, this would make it more solid, not that it woudn't hold my weight anyway.

    I probably woudnt have attempted making a mount but I had some spare time at work, I just happen to be a Fitter by trade at an Engineering firm, so it only cost me the price of some large wood screws and the paint to finish it.
     

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    Ta that explains it to me!

    my brother is constructing one for me (he has an engineering department at his works so he'll get it knocked up there for me!

    although I must admit I'm considereing a shelf at the back of the room (but it means moveing one of my pictures and I like it where it is :)

    cheers

    hex
     
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    Why not nock a hole in the wall where the picture is, fit your pj in the hole and place the picture over the pj when its not in use ;)
    Then again that sounds to much like hard work :)
     
  13. Walter mitty

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    Yes thanks from me too timm .it`s now a lot clearer in my head, I am hopeing to start one this weekend maybe If I can find materials. One question though, what is the material you used is it a light alloy? thanks again
     
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    Walter

    Yes its all alloy, the plate is 3mm thick and the tube is 46mm dia.
    Dot forget to leave enough clearance for filter removal when you make the plate, I didn't so I had to modify it.
     
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    Thanx again
     
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    I've just designed one using 25mm steel tube - will that be thick enough?

    (I don't have the pj yet but I'm getting the room ready before):confused:
     
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    Plenty "thick" enough to hold the PJ, provided it's well made (welded?).

    If you're going to run the cables through the tube however, it may not be big enough (definately wont be for a VGA plug).

    It may look a bit "odd" also, like a golfball hanging from a tee, so to speak.

    I'd recommend a 2" tube personally, looks more appealing.

    You can see pictures of mine using a 2" tube here & here.
     
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    Pretty cool.

    Here's some picks of my design
     

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    oops, wrong picture!
     

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    and this is the mount

    (I don't intend putting cables thru.....yet. this will be mark 1)
     

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    Hi,

    You're attachments are very small :eek:

    But from what I can see :eek: looks OK.

    Some piccies when she's made & up maybe?
     
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    cool, will do
     
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    This is my mount . . . Not complete yet (it still needs painting etc), but should help.

    [​IMG]
    Click Here for more info

    Best Regards
    Amelia
     
  24. Walter mitty

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    Hey Amelia that was bloomin quik...it`s ok too
     
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    Nice one Amelia. Very sturdy looking too.
     
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    It seems to be working well. Taken it down 3 times so far and only one screw to take off (very painless to remove). It comes down again today because the electrical work will begins today. Hopefully the HT room will be complete in a couple of weeks :D

    Best Regards
    Amelia
     

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