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Title: Mounting projector/sound system near pool
Post by: bigRoN on June 03, 2017, 02:48:55 pm
At the moment, I have to set up and take down my projector and sound system before and after each use. This is a pain, especially when I have guests over and I have to go through all the work when it is dark enough to adjust size, geometry, and focus. One of the biggest reasons I can't leave it out is I install the projector under my pergola, right above the edge of the swimming pool; it could get splashed. What I need is to buy or build a waterproof case that can be opened from both the front and back when needed to hold everything. My thought was a waterproof 19" rack system (24" cube) that could be attached, but they are way too expensive new (well over $1000). I've thought of building one from wood or plastic but wondering how to make it waterproof. Any ideas?


Title: Re: Mounting projector/sound system near pool
Post by: 11visions on June 04, 2017, 03:05:47 am
A completely watertight cube might be a bad idea because projectors put out a lot of heat and it would need to be vented somewhere. If it's just splashing that you're worried about, you could buy a Plexiglas sheet from a hardware store and mount it in front of the projector. If it needs to be totally shielded from the rain, that is a more difficult problem to solve.


Title: Re: Mounting projector/sound system near pool
Post by: genesis76 on June 04, 2017, 02:44:24 pm
Electric shock proof is what I worry about