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Old 07-01-2004, 12:05   #1
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Celing mounting projector screen- need advice please

Hi folks. I have a Da-Lite DDTV Model B 106" projector screen that needs ceiling mounting using hooks.

I can get a geezer to do the job as long as the material is avaialable. Could anyone advise me exactly which hooks/fastenings I need for this?

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i used a couple of heavy duty cup hooks from the DIY shop, Nothing special, screwed into my ceiling joists for mine.
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Don't forget that for ceiling mounting you need to use the holes in the side of the casing, rather than at the back. Just mentioning it now as it'll be important to get the measurements right! Fortunately for me, I could mount my screen on the face of one of my ceiling beams, so it comes down in front of the TV and saved me the hassle of locating joists etc.
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Sideshowbob The Da-lite (at least mine did) has loops to hang on, not holes. Your possibly thinking of the lower quality Draper luma. (which I have now 'cause my luverly Da-lite had to be sold)
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Nope - I've got a Da-lite model C. Whether you call them loops or holes is up to you, but as you stick things through it, I'd call it a hole.

Anyway, fixing instructions are included on the screen and can be found here. I guess Gekko has these already though.
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If it helps, this document tells you the weight and measurements between the eyes for different size Model C screens. You might still want to double check.

When I installed mine, I used the long piece of cardboard which came inside the packing box as a template. That way, I had a fixed measure of the size of the screen and the location of the holes. Plus it wasn't too difficult for two of us to handle it and check its position with a a spirit level.

One thing I guess I'd add is that you might want some adjustability in the set up. Houses aren't all right angles and flat surfaces and you might find that you need to nudge one end up or down. If you look on the installation sheet they show a double ended hook as part of the ceiling installation which would enable you to compress or enlarge (to a small extent) the distance between the screen and the ceiling fixing. It's probably something you could get from a hardware store if you looked. Do you see what I mean?
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ahhh that explains you see, I had the model B 106" HDTV which has D shaped loops to hang from the ceiling
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Ah-ha-ha-ha-haaaaaa (in Eddie Hitler voice)

I wish I could find one of those double ended expandable hook thingies on the web though.
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Thanks chaps! I'm awful at DIY so need to get a geezer to help- I'll buy some heavy duty hooks in that case as it seems that's all that's required.
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