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Sanyo PLV30 mounting

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by bynickyc, Sep 27, 2001.

  1. bynickyc

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    Hi,

    I have just bought a Sanyo PLV30 and would like to mount it. I remember reading on this forum a while back about somebody who drilled holes through a shelf and mounted the projector upside down under the shelf.

    The thing is, this guy gave the screws which fit the projector perfectly, I remember him saying he got them from B&Q.

    Can anyone help me find the size of screws.

    TIA,

    NIcky
     
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    Hi Roland,

    Altough it's logic and very wise safety practice to disconnect the unit from the mains, it's not paramount in this case.

    The holes are just drilled on the board (or shelf). The screws then go through the board into already existing and dedicated slots.

    Nicky,

    I've used a 15mm thick, 24*30cm piece of wood and 3 screws with milimetric threads. Be aware you'll need 3 different lenghts screws as the fastening holes, due to the unit case design, sit at different ranges once the unit is placed upside down against the board (or shelf).

    I've used 2, 3 and a 4 cm long screws to go through the wood board into the fastening holes.

    HB
     
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    Roland you bad boy!!! <img src="graemlins/evil.gif" border="0" alt="[Evil]" /> <img src="graemlins/evil.gif" border="0" alt="[Evil]" /> <img src="graemlins/evil.gif" border="0" alt="[Evil]" /> <br />(I don't think they got it!!!!)
     
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    NOW, I get it!

    I guess being a second language means English takes about twice of the time to get to me.

    (Which is a shame, because this is the EXACT kind of puns I love to make... <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">

    HB
     
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    I like Roland sense of Humour!
     
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    Nicky I hope in true HCC form, we have been able to heip you here. I Just got that Friday feeling and couldn't help it. Please forgive me.

    AlfaKhan - I can't do english properly how you chaps do both and get our jokes is beyond me.

    However I did send off a mail to Sanyo tech support but no joy yet

    I do not know this projector intimately (well, not in the way you do you <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> ) and assuming that it has the function to switch from floor to ceiling mount then there should be no problem doing as you suggest and hanging it from a shelf.

    If you turn the projector over you should see some threaded holes which may even be where the feet screw in. I'm guessing that the treads will be either 5 or 6 mm. You need to make sure that about 5-10mm of thread is acually inside the projector B&Q are bound to have bolts these size in a blister pack. I would also get some "penny" washers to help spead the load on the top part of the shelf. Also if you drill the holes thru the shelf a bit larger than needed you will be able to twist the projector back and forth to make sure it is pointing at the centre of the screen

    If this projector has vent holes undernieth make sure that there is a gap so it can breeth.

    Before you attach your projector and let go give the self a stress test to make sure it will take the weight. Projectors hurt when they fall on you and belive me I know.

    Finally I hope your projector brings you many hours of pleasure. <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

    [ 28-09-2001: Message edited by: Roland@B4 ]</p>
     
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    Thanks for the advice guys,

    Nicky

    P.S. I am a bit of a voyeur at heart and I think I will get more entertainment out of it by just watching it!
     
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    Hey Sanyo came back with the answer.

    I can confirm the bolt size as M4. The brackets manufactured by Unicol use 2 off M4 x 10mm and 1 off M4 x 16mm, with a nylon spacer.

    I hope this is of assistance to you.

    Regards,
    Caroline Howells
    Customer Service - Commercial Dept


    You will have to add the thickness of your shelf of course. M4 is very small!

    How's the shelf coming along?
     

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