Originally Posted by Matan Eldan
Thank you for your reply!
The installation will be as follow:
@Matan Eldan ,
Several things come into consideration here.
As mentioned below, how well and how easily the lower part of the Mount interfaces with the Upper part is critical in assessing how easy...or not it will be for you to do.
2) My desktop PC is located right underneath the projector mount location, so the HDMI cable will drop down from the PJ to the PC.
3) Another HDMI cable will go down to the receiver.
4) ^^^ same for the power cable.
5) I will use some rails to hide the cables.
Well all that is easy peasy.....
6) The room length is a little bit over 14 feet, width is 11 feet.
Well there's something......first off, the 5040 is just baerly under 18" deep...and you will need at least 4" absolute minimum from the rear wall...preferably 6". And your Drop should be at least 12"total from Ceiling to the Bottom of the PJ casing. The PJ itself is just over 7.5" so that only leave 4.5" clearance. That is so tight it actually comes close to being "too close" for adequate ventilation. The issue not being so much the Intake & exhaust (both up front) but that when the room is being heated, there will be a blanket of hotter air right up where it can do the least good.
7) Screen size is 120" (SilverTicket fixed white 16:9 screen).
So....WOW......the last 2 points above taken into account, your Throw should be set at the bare minimum distance...the closest possible distance...12'-6'" Lens Face to Screen. Not any leeway is there for a variance...take my word on that! So absolutely...right now...we nneed to know EXACTLY how deep that rear wall is from the Front Wall so we can factor in both the PJ's depth, and the stand-off depth of the ST120"er
[quote]Can you tell which equipment will I need to get for this kind of installation based on the above information?
I will go to Home Depot to grab everything that I need for it (drill bits, plates and basically whatever you'll suggest
Better let us do your Math first...if the Throw distance cannot be accommodated, you'll needto refuse the Screen shipment and get a 110"er (...works with a 11' - 6" throw)
Now imaging what would have happened when the Installer showed up, got "too far along" and came up against a too-small" image.
You timing was / is at least spot on so be glad.
I don't see a reason why not. however that wall is not concrete.
It's too risky to have it mounted on a concrete ceiling?
I see at least two reasons....room depth and shelf construction. With a PJ that requires at least 4" behind it for that would call for a stout, 22" deep shelf above that desk.
@Matan Eldan ,
Several other things come into consideration here, some which are mentioned or commented on below. Try to follow as I address them individually.......
Originally Posted by JRock3x8
Having mounted two projectors with my wife’s help I would pay for professional help.
Mounting PJs is a massive pain in the butt.
Heh, heh.....Brother, it's all in the PJ and the Mount chosen. The right combination and it can be very simple....and easy. Myself, I like easy,so that mandate covers virtually all I do and what i suggest. That doesn't always involve getting off the lightest possible "funds-wise" though.
Originally Posted by ack_bk
1. If you know how to install concrete anchors see step 2
2. If you are in good shape and can lift 20+ lbs over your head for a long period of time I say go to step 3
3. Definitely use your wife to help. I mounted my very large/heavy JVC projector with my wife's assitance. I am 47 but am in good shape. It wasn't easy but it was not that hard either. I did take the time to ensure everything was ready to go and I understood how all the mounting hardware worked so when I lifted the projector up I was not trying to "figure it out".
Your projector is a good 10lbs lighter than mine and smaller
If you have a buddy or family member who is strong you may want that person to help if you have concerns.
On 1-2 & 3.....
There are specific Concrete "Stud" Anchors that will give @Matan Eldan
a Threaded Rod Hole to accept the right sized Hex or Phillips Head Bolt. (...there is even Anchor Adhesive if the drilled Holes are a bit oversized...) How difficult and how much "Overhead" time is involved mounting the PJ is largely up to how the Upper part of the Ceiling Mount accepts the Lower part attached to the PJ. With either a Chief or Peerless Mount (Plate) it might take all of 15-20 seconds.....if one isn't trying to hoist what amounts to being a 25 lb suitcase up to a Mount that is coming off a 9' Ceiling by standing on a 6' Ladder. Otherwise, even those Mounts can be challenging.
I regularly installed many x790's and x990's using primarily Chief RPA281's (34 lbs) and recently a NX5 and NX7 (48 lbs !
) ...myself, usually on a 8' Ladder, and it was taking those last buggers up the Ladder holding them with one hand on the PJ Mounting Plate that was most difficult. Never mind that I'm 65 with a bummed Left Shoulder....it's just being used to knowing what & how to do it, combined with using the right gear that makes it happen without using my Medicare. Now to me the Epsons' are lightweights....but as I said...using the right Mount & Ladder can make a BIG difference.
So now we gotta separate the Wheat from the Chaff........fairly quickly at that it seems.