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Hi Everyone. My original placement for the projector was much further from the fan. Unfortunately, there was some electrical conduits in the way and I couldn't drill in that area. So I'm wondering, is this too close to the fan? It's about 5.5" from the blade of the fan. I can still move the projector, make it off center, since I'm still waiting for our electrician to wire the ceiling.





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As long as it misses why might there be a problem? I have had an air conditioner duct about 8" above the rear half of a Sony Ruby projector for 7 years without any issues.

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I guess so. I just wanted to see if anyone else had placed their projector this close and their experience, if any.
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It looks fine - you just need to make sure that you're not 'fighting' the desired air flow through the projector - you don't want to be pulling air away from the PJ's intake grill. I can't tell from the photos, but it looks like the fan will actually help stir up the air adjacent to the intake, which is actually desirable - sometimes you get a big 'puddle' of hot air accumulating at ceiling height and it gets continually ingested into the projector, but this setup totally avoids that situation.

The only other potential issue I can think of is, for want of a better word, turbulence - if your PJ mount is sloppy, you may get some buffeting and movement of the projected image.....but easily corrected by lowering the fan's speed or getting a more rigid mount.

Other than that, just make sure the fan blades are screwed on tightly! biggrin.gif
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I think I don't have the PJ mount secured enough. I have the Peerless PRGS Projector Mount and it seems to wiggle a bit. I've tightened everything I could and it still seems to wiggle a bit. So that might a problem when I use the ceiling fan. frown.gif
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@Conrad - I just checked out your website - you should consider taking up photography for a living!

But seriously, some great images - really love your work!
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@Conrad - I just checked out your website - you should consider taking up photography for a living!

But seriously, some great images - really love your work!

lol. Thanks! biggrin.gif
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