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Author Topic: Broke Ground, let it begin  (Read 4063 times)
CenterofAttention
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« on: June 24, 2011, 08:37:23 am »

Finally took the plunge, construction is underway.

Materials (details to follow in later posts)
Carl's 9x16 BOC finished
PVC 1.5 frame
El Cheap NEC NP100 @ 34~ throw
Custom swing arm projector mount (still mentally designing)
Pyle Outdoor 2-way x5
LFE still debating
PS3 Source
Pioneer D309 Receiver

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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2011, 08:38:13 am »

First the screen and frame.  This will be a portable/permanent solution.

Carl's 9x16 Finished screen
PVC Frame 1.5inch 330PSI

Frame is approx 6inches longer and taller than screen (outside dimensions).  This should allow approx 1.5 inches of free space between the screen and the frame. 

!!Screen is not mounted in this picture!!
http://skydrive.live.com/embedphoto.aspx/Theater/2011-06-229515.10.32.jpg?cid=a56831ab26d61312&sc=photos
https://skydrive.live.com/embedphoto.aspx/Theater/SAM^_0321.JPG?cid=a56831ab26d61312&sc=photos
https://skydrive.live.com/embedphoto.aspx/Theater/SAM^_0323.JPG?cid=a56831ab26d61312&sc=photos

Screen will be secured with 4 inch bungee balls

From the ground up, posts are set 24 inches deep, on a base of pea gravel.  Approx 40 lbs concrete.  Posts have the bottom half of a union socket (American Valve #188223) cemented. This is the permanent part of the engineering design.
https://skydrive.live.com/embedphoto.aspx/Theater/SAM%5E_0318.JPG?cid=a56831ab26d61312&sc=photos

This is what the yard looks like without a screen attached, minimal impact was the goal
https://skydrive.live.com/embedphoto.aspx/Theater/SAM^_0329.JPG?cid=a56831ab26d61312&sc=photos

I have created 2 sets of legs, 1 set is 18 inch and the other is 24 inch. Legs vary in length to account for the curvature of the ground.

One side of the leg is the other end of the "union socket"
https://skydrive.live.com/embedphoto.aspx/Theater/SAM^_0328.JPG?cid=a56831ab26d61312&sc=photos

The other half is a threaded connector
https://skydrive.live.com/embedphoto.aspx/Theater/SAM^_0327.JPG?cid=a56831ab26d61312&sc=photos

Legs are first screwed into the frame
https://skydrive.live.com/embedphoto.aspx/Theater/SAM^_0324.JPG?cid=a56831ab26d61312&sc=photos

And then the frame is union socketed to the posts.
https://skydrive.live.com/embedphoto.aspx/Theater/SAM^_0325.JPG?cid=a56831ab26d61312&sc=photos


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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2011, 08:38:25 am »

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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2011, 12:53:32 pm »

Nice design.  How are your union fitting legs holding up?   I'm thinking of doing the same.

thanks,

Jamie.
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