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Projector mount with hat channel

I never intended on using a ceiling projector mount, but here I am. I have a JVC RS540 and I'll be placing the mount between my 2 channels unfortunately. I have clips installed on every joist and I ended up with 5 channels within 6'. What is my best course of action here. Toggle bolts holding a board which i can caulk to the ceiling? maybe a few 1/8" or 1/4" toggle bolts.
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glue and screw a 3/4 inch hardwood plywood board to the ceiling spanning two channels, attach the mount to the board. You can dress up the edge of the board with molding and paint everything to match the ceiling.
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glue and screw a 3/4 inch hardwood plywood board to the ceiling spanning two channels, attach the mount to the board. You can dress up the edge of the board with molding and paint everything to match the ceiling.

I can't win. I can't hit 2 channels perfectly as the 2nd channel is inside of my bulkhead. I can move the projector forward a bit and I'll be pretty much over a channel and i can reach the next channel forward if there is any value in that.
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hit one channel with screws and the other end of the board you can attach with toggle bolts through just the drywall back near the bulkhead. Plus use a bunch of liquid nails to secure the plywood to the drywall. It will be fine.
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hit one channel with screws and the other end of the board you can attach with toggle bolts through just the drywall back near the bulkhead. Plus use a bunch of liquid nails to secure the plywood to the drywall. It will be fine.
What do you think about this. My back bulkhead looks like the attached photo. I can hit the 1 channel about 17" forward of this no problem. Instead of using toggle bolts or at least fully relying on them, i can run a piece of lumber across that width to lock the plywood in place. I can hit wood in 3 spots.
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should work
If not, I'll be in tears and my wife probably won't be talking to me for a while
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don't underestimate the value of a tube of Liquid nails. If your drywall ceiling falls you won't care that much about the projector, your interior water damage will be covered by insurance = Upgrade time.
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I successfully mounted it last night. I hung from the mount and I'm over 200lbs. I think the 36lbs will be okay.
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