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Old 12-08-2013, 09:58 AM - Thread Starter
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My apologies for starting a thread so 'trivial', but I could not find another thread that is appropriate.

My old Epson 9500UB projector is ceiling mounted using the included mount ELPHB800, and I realized that I have lost the included Allen wrench. It is non-standard (it has a round hole in the middle, instead of being solid). Can this be purchased, or is there something equivalent that I can purchase?
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:33 AM
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What you're looking for is called a "tamper resistant allen wrench." Measure across the flats for the right size.

Kinda odd they'd use tamper resistant bits though.


Or is it this?



Whch is known as a Torx bit/wrench.
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:36 AM - Thread Starter
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What you're looking for is called a "tamper resistant allen wrench." Measure across the flats for the right size.

The top photo looks like what came with the mount (an L shape one). I don't see this in the local hardware stores like home depot, but it is available online.

I am hoping to move the projector to another room in time for Christmas, so this is a big help. Thanks!
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You can always try to vise grip off the old allen bolts and replace them with the same thread size and pitch. It's likely metric, but every once in a while you get surprised with imperial hardware these days.
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