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Wall Shelf fixing?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Pidsley, Dec 13, 2004.

  1. Pidsley

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    I now have my Panny AE700. I dont know how to mount it. Dont really want to put on ona ceiling bracket, Would like to wall mount on shelf.

    Anyone done the same, Any good slender "secret fix type" shelves out there?
     
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    I use microwave brackets from Argos. 2 white struts. PJ legs sit on them. Not fixed down, but it's not going anywhere either, and it only cost £13.
     
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    Cannot find them. Where are they in catalogue
     
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    Found them. What PJ have you got. Do the bracket remove from wall withou the need for a screw driver?
     
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    I have an AE700... in my case I was mounting on a cavity wall, therefore I used cavity fixings so no it will not come off without a fight - but I don't think you would ever want it to (or your PJ is at risk of falling surely)

    Note this is a budget option, if you have the cash I would get something actually intended for projectors.
     
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    Wouldn't something really basic like this work fine?
     
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    That’s exactly what I use.

    The bracket is mounted upside down and the projector hangs from it as though it was ceiling mounted.

    It’s been like it for nearly two years and never a moment’s problem.

    Take care on your measurements though; the wife wasn’t too pleased about the Swiss cheese look to the wall on my first two attempts ;)
     
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    How did you connect the Panny to the bracket?
     
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    Here's how I did mine.

    Link to pictures

    Very Happy with the way it looks

    Mark

    :thumbsup:
     
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    Hi Mark, I was about to install my Z3 using microwave brackets but a bit paranoid of knocking it off...its a bit hard to tell from the pics but is that bracket tiltable and is there some kind of clamping going on there that i cant see

    cheers
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    I want to be able to remove the shelf and projector when not in use, leaving minimal fixings on the wall. I have spotted shelving brackets from B&Q or Homebase which just clamp the shelf at the rear. The shelf can be easily removed leaving just the clamps insitu in the wall.


    Has anyone used these?
     
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    I used a Lack wall shelf from IKEA.

    You can choose from 2 different lengths of 110 and 190cm. They come in a variety of flavours and look smart as they have no brackets on show. Looks good and keeps the projector out of sight, better than the ceiling mount option :smashin:

    Don't get me wrong, ceiling mount is ok for a dedicated room but in your lounge! :thumbsdow
     
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    I mounted the proj to the shelf with nuts and bolt either 4 or 6m can't remember exactly

    Take a look
     

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    Interesting, are the nuts and bolts screwed into existing threads in the projector or have you drilled new holes?
     
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    It’s the mounting holes on the base of the projector for the ceiling mounting bracket.

    I just created a template transferred that to the TV mounting shelf and hey presto one projector mount for just over £15
     
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    That's EXACTLY the same stand I bought for my projector (from B&Q)

    Only differences are, I made at work 4 pieces of plastic, and raised the projector up so it's basically sloating in air and trapped within the 4 legs I made.

    I adjusted the length of the legs to align the projector perfectly.

    Also, the AE200 vents its hot air out the back, so I made a venting unit as you can see which directly sucks away the hot air the projector makes, and any dust in the area as well.

    There is a in-line fan in the loft which is sucking the air.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Like the fan idea, ingenious! :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks.....

    Yeah, It's wired into the loft.

    So I flip that switch up near the ceiling, which turns on the fan, and also puts power to the projector.
    So it's impossible to run the projector without the fan already being on.

    When finished, flip the switch off, and everything stops. :)
     
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    I am also in the process of wall mounting my Infocus X1. An added twist is that the screen center is in front of a window, so I can't just use a straight bracket presented by others. So the current plan is to use an articulated TV bracket (AVF 550) combined with a cheapo ceiling mount from the States (on eBay). I will discard the TV platform from the AVF bracket and attach the ceiling mount instead. I'll try to post some pics after the weekend when we plan to put it up.
     
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    No this one doesn't tilt, I use the lens shift to bring the image down. There is also no clamping, the unit simply sits on top, and all the cables keep it in position. Mine is so high up on the wall that nothing is going to accidentally knock it (touch wood) but I suppose I could quite easily secure it to the shelf using cable ties if it starts to worry me.

    Mark
     

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