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UncleWill



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Location: WashDC area, ViennaVA

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PostLink    Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:29 pm    Post subject: Dangerous floor mount Reply with quote


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Need to find a safer way to do this. Projector is "mounted" at an angle to properly hit screen. Is there a safer, easier way to reach this angle? I want something that has less chance of sliding and hitting someone. So far there have been no problems -- but I can't take the risk. Any thoughts?



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UncleWill



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garyfritz



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PostLink    Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would build a wooden wedge, giving much more stable support than your brick hack. Then wrap ratchet straps around the projector and the top of the cart, so it's not going anywhere unless the cart tips over.

Or just build a better and more stable mounting table.

Is there a reason why you don't want to hang it from the ceiling, the way it's designed to be used?
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AnalogRocks
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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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PostLink    Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive had mine on a cart like that but custom built out of wood. I put a wooden strip at the front to prevent the projector from sliding off the front. Been sitting there for 11 years.

Here's a picture with my 1252 on it. It now has the Ampro 4000 on it.

http://www.curtpalme.com/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=293

EDIT: A strap would be good too. Is that cart you have it on made of hollow plastic?

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UncleWill



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PostLink    Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally got a mount, thanks to my brother in law. Made of wood, painted black, 7 1/2 inches high in the back. Had to use another 1inch board to get perfect aim to screen. Will cut a smaller block and paint. Much more stable than before. The PJ actually sits on the mount, reducing chances of sliding. Now for a safety strap and a buffer in the front. Should be party proof.


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HaydnG90



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PostLink    Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enough about the stand, how can you live with those screen wrinkles?

Is it Dalite HP screen material?
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garyfritz



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PostLink    Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesn't look like it. HP wouldn't show shadows like that. I agree with Haydn, you need to do something about those wrinkles. If it's no-gain material (gain = 1.0 or less) they might not be fatal, but if it has any gain to it, I would think those ripples would drive you bonkers.
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HaydnG90



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PostLink    Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have to have a pull down get a tab tensioned screen.
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HaydnG90



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PostLink    Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="garyfritz"] I would think those ripples would drive you bonkers.[/quote

Especially with pans
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