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Mapleguy22
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« on: June 29, 2016, 12:26:28 pm »

Love my new 9x16 from Carl's. 


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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2016, 10:33:35 pm »

Love my new 9x16 from Carl's. 


We have 2 9X12 carl's screens that we use for screens 2 & 3 at the Sit & Vue in the summer months.  We bought them used, without a frame from 11visions a very years back.  They were a bit worn then, and are more warn now, but we still like them.  Even with some staining when the sun goes downs the image is great on those screens.  We ended up building a 2X4 wood frame for them to attach to, so the frames are planted in the ground and are up 24X7 but the material comes down in the winter months.  Actually we put them up on Memorial day and take them down on labor day, so whatever summer weather we have they are exposed to but not the nasty winter weather.  What I'm saying is if you use the screen a lot you definitely can leave it up for the season, just make sure that it is well secured to the ground or it could get pretty beat up if you have much wind. 
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2016, 07:52:26 am »

So far I plan on taking it up and down.  We are building a house later this year though and thinking of leaving it up more at the place.  It does get a little windy there though so have some concerns.  Ideally I'd like an easy way to leave the frame up and just take the screen on and off.  Might just have to leave the frame together and lay it down when not in use, remove the screen and then attach and put upright again. 
Anyone have an easy way to get the frame upright with only one person?  9x16 is a bit cumbersome to stand up and lay down by yourself.  I was thinking of attaching a rope to the top and using that to pull it upright but haven't tried that yet. 
The screen is a nice upgrade from my home depot canvas drop cloth that I was using last year though.
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2016, 11:48:37 pm »

I don't have a lot of experience with pipe type frames but I do have an idea for you.  Run a rope from each top corner to one single rope like a Y one person could pull on the single rope but actually you'd be pulling on both corners.  If you have a nearby tree you could possibly rig a pulley setup if need be.  It seems to me like you should be able to over come this.   My question is how do fold up a 9 X 16' screen by yourself?  I've never had much luck doing it solo.  The one time I did I had to have someone else help me refold them later.   
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2016, 09:51:43 am »

I have a 9x21 from Carl's with the same EMT Frame.  The 9x21 design has a center bar in the back, and I can typically walk it up by myself.  However, I do typically find that over time that center support starts to bend forward due to the weight.  I have thought about getting a 9x16 as a replacement since the 9x21 is a bit overwhelming at times.

I have just moved into a new house that we had built, and I have been wanting to put in a permanent setup as well.  Once we get our patio poured and done I will be looking at something like what YorkerK did some time ago in the link below.

http://backyardtheater.com/forums/index.php/topic,8105.15.html

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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2016, 05:46:06 pm »

I use a 9 x 16 screen frame design from carls, and I use two pieces of PVC pipe to help raise and lower my frame.  I took two 3' pieces with a coupler that makes it long enough that I can use it to push up the top bar in the middle.  I think they are 1 1/2" and I sawed a notch in one end to make it easier to grip the top bar.
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2016, 06:16:42 pm »

That's a good idea.  I will have to try that.  Do you have a pic?  I think I get what you mean. 

Got totally rained out this weekend for our outdoor show.  Had a good crowd of friends coming too.  Oh well. 
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2016, 12:40:36 am »


Got totally rained out this weekend for our outdoor show.  Had a good crowd of friends coming too.  Oh well. 

Be there all to many times my friend.
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