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I have been reading posts on the board with interest for several months. I have a question that I can't recall having been addressed. Any and all assistance is sincerely welcome.
I'm building a home theater in my basement and am planning a CRT front projection system, ceiling mounted. The constuction is a few days from wall boarding. I'm considering several manufacturers including NEC and Sony. Additionally, I want to build in the capability to install a projector as heavy as the Sony G-90 (242 lbs.). I am planning to install, but not converge the projector.
The problem is I've been getting varied opinions from authorized dealers regarding what is needed to install the front projector. For example, an authorized Sony dealer told me that due to the weight of the G-90, they would have to install steel bars perpendicular to the joists, spanning 4 joists, to distribute the load. I have an 8' ceiling with 2x10 joists running parallel from the projector location to the screen. Above this mounting location is a kitchen with no floor loading I would consider to be a factor. I'm having a hard time believing steel bars are needed.
Is there a better way to prepare for the installation of a projector (G-90 for instance) than to nail, or screw pieces of 2x12s at a perpendicular angle between the joists, flush with the lower edge? I am open to any serious suggestion anyone can provide. Thanks.