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Anyone have any mounts they can recommend? I'm guessing I'm going to have to put a piece of plywood in the joists, cut a hole in the tile and then drop a mount through the tile hole. Anyone done something like this?
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I did something similar and I am sure it is common. I used an Arakno Geared Projector Mount to position a Vango. It has not moved in two years. The crucial consideration is the stability of the attachment point. Mine spans trusses on 12 inch centers, but the more stable the better. If it is a floor that gets traffic, you may be surprised at the induced deflections.

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This comes from another recent request made on another Thread.....

I've done this several times in the past so you should easily be able to do something like this:



Chief RPA 181 Mount
Peerless ACC570 Ceiling Plate
1-1/2" PVC Male Threaded Couplings
1-1/2" Schedule 40 PVC Pipe

The Ceiling Grid is more than sufficient to support a total PJ/Mount / Deck assembly of 30 lbs

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This comes from another recent request made on another Thread.....

I've done this several times in the past so you should easily be able to do something like this:



Chief RPA 181 Mount
Peerless ACC570 Ceiling Plate
1-1/2" PVC Male Threaded Couplings
1-1/2" Schedule 40 PVC Pipe

The Ceiling Grid is more than sufficient to support a total PJ/Mount / Deck assembly of 30 lbs

Any time you use just the ceiling grid to support something like this, you should do two things.

1. Place a tie wire from the structure above to each corner of the grid around the mount.
2. place a tie wire from the structure above to the mount it's self.

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Originally Posted by MississippiMan View Post

This comes from another recent request made on another Thread.....

I've done this several times in the past so you should easily be able to do something like this:



Chief RPA 181 Mount
Peerless ACC570 Ceiling Plate
1-1/2" PVC Male Threaded Couplings
1-1/2" Schedule 40 PVC Pipe

The Ceiling Grid is more than sufficient to support a total PJ/Mount / Deck assembly of 30 lbs
Thanks for the visual. I went ahead and got the acc570 and pole.

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Any time you use just the ceiling grid to support something like this, you should do two things.

1. Place a tie wire from the structure above to each corner of the grid around the mount.
2. place a tie wire from the structure above to the mount it's self.

I think I'll do something similar to the picture, but not exactly. I've got a wood joist exactly 18.5 ft which turns out to be my exact throw range. So I'm to go through the tile and hold it by the beam. However, now that you bring this up I'll add some support wires for reassurance.
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