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post #31 of 1172
I wish we had Do-Able here in Ohio.

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post #32 of 1172
Mynym-
Search this forum for Durotherm or Polywall. There are plenty of threads for these 2 products!
post #33 of 1172
Are you able to roll up doable at all? I have a Honda Element that is only 6 feet deep with the seats removed. I would like to bend it along the 8' dimension. Not an extreme roll, I guess it would be about a 3'-4' diameter to fit it into my car.

Thanks!

Kevin
post #34 of 1172
Kevin-
Sorry, you can't roll this stuff. I had a friend with a truck help me get it from the store to my home. -j
post #35 of 1172
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by kroberts1972 View Post

Are you able to roll up doable at all? I have a Honda Element that is only 6 feet deep with the seats removed. I would like to bend it along the 8' dimension. Not an extreme roll, I guess it would be about a 3'-4' diameter to fit it into my car.

Thanks!

Kevin

After you have HD cut it, it's going to be 49x87 which is about 4 feet by 7.25 feet.

The board is thin enough that it can flex a bit to get into your car. I have a Chevy Trailblazer and it fit in my car.

I have also put 4x8 3/4 inch thick MDF boards in my car (what a PITA).

You will just have to tie the tailgate down so it's not flying open.
post #36 of 1172
Thanks Rahl and Skyman,
It sound like I might be able to secure it in the back and leave the tailgate down, also securing the liftgate (the Element has a clamshell). I have been using BOC, but wondering what higher gain would be like, so this sounds like a cheap way to test it out.

Thanks,
Kevin
post #37 of 1172
Kevin-
I would love to read your comparison results. Would you post your findings when you're done? -j
post #38 of 1172
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Originally Posted by skyman00 View Post

Mynym-
Search this forum for Durotherm or Polywall. There are plenty of threads for these 2 products!


Doesn't Do-able yield better results than the DuroTherm and Polywall sheets?
post #39 of 1172
Quote:


Kevin-
I would love to read your comparison results. Would you post your findings when you're done? -j

I sure will!
post #40 of 1172
Quote:
Originally Posted by mynym View Post

Doesn't Do-able yield better results than the DuroTherm and Polywall sheets?

In terms of gain? I have to say I don't know. -j
post #41 of 1172
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Originally Posted by skyman00 View Post

Deve-
Not quite sure of your description. Could you provide a drawing/diagram that I could look at? That would be most helpful.
My cleats ended about 9" inside from each end.

I am not in a position to make a decent drawing easily but let's say someone accidentally bumps agaist the edge of your screen (mine is near a door) doesn't the fact that the cleat doesn't reach edge result in a bend?

Or even over time have you noticed any warping?
post #42 of 1172
I got the doable board at lunch! I had it cut and they shrink wrapped it to my roof. That worked, but I was a little spooked out because the front of the board was getting quite a bit of lift. Anyway, it worked. I kept the 10" they cut off the board and I am going to attach it to the middle of my BOC screen tonight. I will probably just use blue painters tape. I will get some pictures of that and post them.

Any ideas on temporary mounting for comparisons? If I end up going with the doable, I will probably use the french cleat method, or build a frame for it and hang it up like a picture. My current screen has 100lb picturewire strung across the back and is just hanging on a 100 lb picture hanger, and that has worked well.
post #43 of 1172
Deve-
It's too thick to bend that easily. I think you'll be fine. -j
post #44 of 1172
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by kroberts1972 View Post

I got the doable board at lunch! I had it cut and they shrink wrapped it to my roof. That worked, but I was a little spooked out because the front of the board was getting quite a bit of lift. Anyway, it worked. I kept the 10" they cut off the board and I am going to attach it to the middle of my BOC screen tonight. I will probably just use blue painters tape. I will get some pictures of that and post them.

Any ideas on temporary mounting for comparisons? If I end up going with the doable, I will probably use the french cleat method, or build a frame for it and hang it up like a picture. My current screen has 100lb picturewire strung across the back and is just hanging on a 100 lb picture hanger, and that has worked well.

Sounds excellent! Definitely post some pictures. I kept the 10inches too. I don't know why, but I did.

You can hang it the same way I did if you want. Very easy.
post #45 of 1172
I just purchased a Panny 900 and REALLY want to use a do-able screen. None of the HomeDepots in my area have any. So I called Lowes... they didn't have any either but I talked to a really nice guy who said they could special order it for me. It hasn't happened yet, but he made it sound like it was a done deal.

I'll keep you all posted
post #46 of 1172
Dave-
That would be great (and very rare) if Lowe's did that for you! I really hope they come through for you.

My stats:
IF 4805.
14' 8" throw.
49" X 87", 100" diag.
First row head position at 11', 2nd row at 17' and change.
Complete light control.

Here's a fun movie, The Princess Bride:

-j
post #47 of 1172
I am looking to pick this up for 92" (45x80).
Should I have them cut it to 49x84 and make a black boarder 2" on each side?

This will be a temp screen that I am going literally HANG off of my 9'x9' Wall Unit as I do not have a spare wall.
post #48 of 1172
Thread Starter 
Since you are going to use this as a temp screen, I would paint flat a flat black border on it. Just remember to use wide masking tape or mask it off with some plastic covering the actual screen.
post #49 of 1172
Last night I put 2 screws into the top of my extra 10" piece and hung it off the top of my BOC frame. I didn't have time to take pictures because we went to dinner with friends. The difference wasn't startling, but I could tell there was more gain. This was most obvious in the lighter scenes. I am busy tonight so I will have to wait until Sunday to get some good pictures. I don't have a completely light controlled room, so I have to wait for night.
post #50 of 1172
Kevin-
Thanks for your efforts! Look forward to seeing a pic. -j
post #51 of 1172
I went to 2 HDs that are about the same distance from my home and they dont' seem to carry it. I asked the people that worked there and nobody seems to know what I am talking about. They asked me, "what is it used for?" Quite frankly, I didn't have an answer.

Can somebody clarify by answering these questions. It would perhaps help others too.

What is the do-able board initially intended for?

Is it a board?

Which section is it normally found in? Lumber, where the panels are?


Thanks for the help!
post #52 of 1172
I am going this weekend and hitting several Hardware stores trying to find this stuff and parklands as well. Going to take this model number with me. I am wondering though. When i redone a bathroom a while back I had used some glossy white board, now this stuff you can use a dry erase marker on and wipe it off infact I made an erase board for my kids with it. I understand this is not the stuff your talking about but I remember when I bought this there was a smooth and white but for "lack of a better word" non-shiny board beside it. Is this how you would describe this board maybe?
post #53 of 1172
Anyone know where I can get a doable board (1/4" 4 *8). I am in the Midwest and was told by Do-Able that they do not sell it in HD anywhere East of the Rockies anymore (as of this past summer).

The Midwest warehouse said it would have to come from CA district.

So get this, I ask the guy at HD if they can special order it for me from stock in one of thier west coast store and they tell me that they will but that shipping/handling will be $150+....And then the best part, they also say they can't guarantee the shape it will be in when it gets here either. So $150+ and no responsibility for it being shipped in thier own frieght shipments...

What a deal! Customer service is what sets HD apart.

They did have a Parkland flimsy 1/16 plastex polywall sheet, but it seems to flimsy and from what I hear here I think that the Doable might have a better image (any comments?) If anyone can find and ship me a couple sheets at a reasonable price I will be forever grateful.

Thanks,
doggy
post #54 of 1172
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Projector VIRGIN View Post

I went to 2 HDs that are about the same distance from my home and they dont' seem to carry it. I asked the people that worked there and nobody seems to know what I am talking about. They asked me, "what is it used for?" Quite frankly, I didn't have an answer.

Can somebody clarify by answering these questions. It would perhaps help others too.

What is the do-able board initially intended for?

Is it a board?

Which section is it normally found in? Lumber, where the panels are?


Thanks for the help!

It's right by the MDF boards and the melamine.
Make sure you bring the SKU number 63036
post #55 of 1172
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harmon_7 View Post

I am going this weekend and hitting several Hardware stores trying to find this stuff and parklands as well. Going to take this model number with me. I am wondering though. When i redone a bathroom a while back I had used some glossy white board, now this stuff you can use a dry erase marker on and wipe it off infact I made an erase board for my kids with it. I understand this is not the stuff your talking about but I remember when I bought this there was a smooth and white but for "lack of a better word" non-shiny board beside it. Is this how you would describe this board maybe?

Kind of. The Do-able isn't really shiny at all. It actually disperses light. It's wierd to explain.
post #56 of 1172
Thread Starter 
Rudedoggy-

150 dollars to ship! The board is only $15.

Most home depots have it if you are over here in the midwest. I found it here in Montana.
Did you bring them the SKU number?
post #57 of 1172
OK I have 2 Local Hardware stores searching atm. If I can find that white non-shiny board and cannot find the Do-able I might try it as an alternative before going in another direction.
post #58 of 1172
Rahl and Skymann,
I'm thinking of purchasing the Do-able for my screen but am running am IF X1a projector, will this be a good screen for this projector? You also mentioned in one of the very first posts, "if you have dedicated light control in the room", if you don't is the Do-able not a good solution for the screen? Would I be better off with another material? Thanks!
post #59 of 1172
Virgin, Harmon-
Do-able is a finish material for storage cabinets, shelving and paneling.
Kind of like the way formica is used as finish surface, except 1/4" thick.

Doggy-
Look for a Menard's in your area and find Durotherm panel.
If not, go with the Polywall that you found at HD and glue to stiff backing board with contact cement, project onto the smooth side.

For Everyone interested-
Any more Qs on these other products, do a search in this forum. There are plenty of other threads about these two products. This thread is Do-able specific.

KLH-
It will work just fine with the X1a. Not very good for ambient light situations; rooms with windows. Usually have to wait til night to view unless you dress your windows with blinds and/or drapes.

HTH, -j
post #60 of 1172
Any suggestions for ambient light situations? I'm looking in to light contyrol options, but I'll do that at a later date. I'm also having trouble finding the Do-able at the local HDs, any other suggestions for screen material?
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