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Hey guys, just wondering if anyone has ever used 3M double sided adhesive to affix their projector mount to the ceiling?

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this sounds like a really bad idea...

I mean, I've had pictures fall off the wall using double side tape, forget a 30lbs, 1000+ dollar projector hanging over my head

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Horrible idea. It might stick for a short time, but some day you'll come home to a broken projector on your floor.
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You could, considering some projectors weigh right around 6 lbs or less, but unfortunately you're not affixing it to the "ceiling;" it'll be stuck onto the paint on the ceiling. I think it's a terrible idea, but you could, if you don't mind one day potentially seeing your projector in pieces on the floor smile.gif.

Get a mount, they can be had for as little as ~$10. Good ones start at right around $70-90 on sale.

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ALL adhesives eventually fail. It's just a matter of time.

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The adhesive is only as strong as the substrate it bonds to.........

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You would want a tether attached more securely to catch the projector when/if it falls. With that, go for it. You could even use Velcro tape in order to allow repositioning.
I have attached go pro cameras to my gokart with 3M adhesive tape and never needed the tether. But I did have a tether.
Don't see the advantage of tape over screws, though. Screws into the ceiling are probably easier and less messy.
If what you have is a drywall or popcorn ceiling, those helix shaped drywall mount screws really work well. You don't need any solid wood to screw in to.
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I use 3M Dual Lock and 3M VHB tape but for a projector I would not really trust it
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Simple logic says NO.
3M tech support say NONE of of there adhesive mounting tape is tested or approved from horizontal ceiling mounting as gravity is a constant and the product will fail. I had asked this about using the mounting tape to hold foam core panels..
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