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post #61 of 73 Old 08-19-2017, 03:01 PM
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I too ordered screen from Carl's place - 16:9 sizi in flexiwhite material. Haven't made the screen or got the EMT tubes/pipes yet. Should I be adding total of 8 inches to the length and 8 inches to the width for the frame or the dimensions provided by Carl's place are accurate?
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I too ordered screen from Carl's place - 16:9 sizi in flexiwhite material. Haven't made the screen or got the EMT tubes/pipes yet. Should I be adding total of 8 inches to the length and 8 inches to the width for the frame or the dimensions provided by Carl's place are accurate?
What size is your screen? It's not clear if you're saying 9' x 16' size screen or 16:9 aspect.

The short answer is yes, you add 4" to each side or 8" total to the length and height.

If you mean 9" x 16' in size, here are the instructions direct from Carl's web site. BTW, are you wanting a hanging screen or free standing? I'll post links for both in the 9" x 16" size.

Free standing:
http://www.carlofet.com/files/9x16-f...structions.pdf

Hanging:
http://www.carlofet.com/files/9x16-w...structions.pdf
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What size is your screen? It's not clear if you're saying 9' x 16' size screen or 16:9 aspect.

The short answer is yes, you add 4" to each side or 8" total to the length and height.

If you mean 9" x 16' in size, here are the instructions direct from Carl's web site. BTW, are you wanting a hanging screen or free standing? I'll post links for both in the 9" x 16" size.

Free standing:
http://www.carlofet.com/files/9x16-f...structions.pdf

Hanging:
http://www.carlofet.com/files/9x16-w...structions.pdf
Size is 16' by 9' in 16:9 format. So the dimensions given on the web site are accurate ? Or do I have to make some adjustments to them. Is there a way to make the edges smooth?

I have still not finalized the projector.
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Size is 16' by 9' in 16:9 format. So the dimensions given on the web site are accurate ? Or do I have to make some adjustments to them. Is there a way to make the edges smooth?

I have still not finalized the projector.
The screen will be free standing.
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Size is 16' by 9' in 16:9 format. So the dimensions given on the web site are accurate ? Or do I have to make some adjustments to them.
Yes, they are, with some small ± variation. You would have to ask Carl's what that tolerance is. I just use their dimensions and follow the 4" rule and it works out just fine.

If you use the links I gave you, Carl's gives you the cut lengths for the EMT for that size.
Click on the link for free standing and follow the instructions.


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Is there a way to make the edges smooth?
I don't understand what you're asking here.
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Yes, they are, with some small ± variation. You would have to ask Carl's what that tolerance is. I just use their dimensions and follow the 4" rule and it works out just fine.

If you use the links I gave you, Carl's gives you the cut lengths for the EMT for that size.
Click on the link for free standing and follow the instructions.




I don't understand what you're asking here.
Thanks. With regards to the edges my question was related to the cut ends of the EMT pipe - which I am presuming will be sharp once they are cut.
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Thanks. With regards to the edges my question was related to the cut ends of the EMT pipe - which I am presuming will be sharp once they are cut.
Depends on how you cut it. If you use a hack saw or a power saw, sawzall etc. you will get some very sharp edges. A pipe cutter/conduit cutter will give you the best cut but, if you're too aggressive you will crush the conduit and have a bad edge too.

Either way, you can use a tube deburring tool or a pair of pliers to ream and a file to clean up the edge.

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This is my outdoor screen. I use rear projection. It is nice because I can keep all m equipment in garage. The screen is trapeze fabric I ordered online. The frame folds down in half so I can push it into the garage when in use.
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Bear Webb Memorial Swim-in Theater

I have changed my screen again and made a couple modifications to my original structure. My original structure consists of two 1'x1' redwood cores, 16 foot in length, partially buried in concrete, extending up about 12-13 feet above the ground. The tops are sandwiched between two, 20-foot 2"x1' rough-cut redwood boards. There are three 1'x1'x1' cubes spaced evenly between their longer 1'x1' verticals to add stability across the top. I have a couple of winches with pulleys to pull up the screen. In the past, I used a board with hooks for each of the grommets along the top and bottom of the screen, but the side tension on the screen was not uniform and gave me issues. The pulleys used to pull up the top board. Now, I got a new screen... a FlexiGrey 16' x 9' from Carl's Place, and have built an EMT frame. I now tighten the screen to the frame before raising it. The pulley's pull the top of the frame up. It now sits just proud of the two vertical redwood cores. I then bungee the two bottom corners of the frame to the verticals to keep it from moving. This is all on a rock, retaining wall burm on the far side of our pool.


I am just about to get a new awning and I am planning on getting a new projector enclosure from DeerTV to semi-permanently hold my projector during movie-watching season. I am also planning on building an enclosure for my surround-sound processor and Roku Ultra. In the house, I have a Plex Media Server with nearly 600 movie titles in original Blu-Ray (I own all the discs but this is a more convenient format... actually, maybe 20 movies are actually DVD instead of Blu-Ray because they are not available on Blu-Ray) quality, plus hundreds of hours of television shows. I've just upgraded my server to 32 TB of usable storage space, while I'm currently using about 18 TB of content. I also have Netflix, Amazon Prime and DirecTV Now for other viewing options.

We can watch our theater from either in our new outdoor sofa and rocking chairs, our older pool deck chaise chairs or from in the pool on hot evenings. The plan is for it to be ready to watch with short notice and no setup needed... just turn it on. That is the goal. Each season, I make improvements but this season should be the best yet.

I have dedicated my theater to my first dog, who crossed the rainbow bridge in 2015 at about 14 years of age. He was a golden-lab, that looked more golden retriever than lab. He used to lay down and watch whatever we were watching when watching movies. We now call our theater the "Bear Webb Memorial Swim-in Theater."
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That^ looks awesome!
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I have been working on this project for about a year and here is where it is at now



Family main setup:
Pioneer Elite SC LX502/BDP Pioneer Elite 85FD/Logitech Touch
Pioneer Elite N50/Cassette Pioneer M66R/
Panamax M5300 EX/TV Vizo UHD P55-E1
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Carl's place 21x9 ft 2.4 AR. Thanks to bCurry for the helpful information!






IN PROGRESS - Outdoor Theater:
Epson G7500U, Carl's Place CIH 21ft wide x 9ft screen

Game room:
Epson 5040UBE, Denon S920W, Philips BDP7501, NVidia Shield TV, PS4 Pro, SI 110"

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I am just about to get a new awning and I am planning on getting a new projector enclosure from DeerTV to semi-permanently hold my projector during movie-watching season.
Thanks for that DeerTV enclosure link. I may end up using it too if the place I have my projector is not an enclosed/heated room. Thinking maybe I'll put a roof over my seating area and use this when watching.

IN PROGRESS - Outdoor Theater:
Epson G7500U, Carl's Place CIH 21ft wide x 9ft screen

Game room:
Epson 5040UBE, Denon S920W, Philips BDP7501, NVidia Shield TV, PS4 Pro, SI 110"
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