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I've read as many posts as I can find, and I have the following question for those mounting an ECP with unistrut.


I don't have a bracket, so how do I mount the lower piece of unistrut to the projector?


I assume I can use threaded rod through the 4 holes on the bottom? What size are the threads? Course or fine?


My idea is to mount 2 pieces of unistrut (de-magnetized) to the projector from side to side, and use a piece of threaded rod to hang it from 2 pieces of strut mounted on the ceiling from front to back (leaving me some room for adjustment.


The threads on the ECP all seemed to refer to using the strut in conjunction with a bracket or make-shift wooden bracket. Any help is appreciated!


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Patrick,


You could do that but.....I'm gonna say this in the nicest way I can - cough up the money and get yourself a proper mount. There is no comparison to the ease in which these mounts allow you to install (or de-install in the event of a rebuild) the PJ. Wrestling with a unistrut only mount is a headache and can even be dangerous since its so difficult to get the PJ fastened to your hardware. Good luck.
 

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I have to agree with Mike. he recommended I get one some time back and am I glad I did. Sure there are some who like the ability to move the pj...but if you do your math and mount it right the 1st time, it shouldn't matter. I've had mine up/down a couple of times since installation, and the mount is very easy with its slotted holes. Its ALMOST a one person operation.
 

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The first issue is definitely cost. Most ECP mounts I see are 250+. Any ideas on a good place to pick one up?


The second issue is ceiling height. I'm dealing with a 7' ceiling and don't want to lose more than a few inches. Most I see have a 4 " pipe (or more) plus the height of the mounting plate.


I'm game to spend the money if it's necessary, but don't want to end up with a mount that has my projector at eye level :)


Thanks,


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I bought my mount on ebay for $100. It was one of those that I was willing to take the risk...I could have lost the $100 and been OK with that.


The way the mount works is there is a pipe in the center, but you cut the pipe to the length you need. My ceiling is sloped from 7' up to 9'. My screen is on the 7' wall. When I mounted to the ceiling, I only left about 6" of the pipe hanging down. I then built a 9.5" riser under the pj. I have yet to bump my head. the minimum you can probably cut that pip is 3-4", plus the mount. That would end up using the very 1st mounting hole on the pipe. Of course the ECP is tall already, so realy any mounting you do will cause it to be a bit low anyway.


Good luck!
 

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The ultimate solution would be the ECP mount in conjunction with the Uni-Strut. I'm seeing a unistrut mounted platform mounted to the ceiling (moves 6" in all directions) with a hole in the platform for the ECP mounting pole.


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i got my marquee mount from hi-rez, no pole. hts series. i don't like the poles because when someone is walking around upstairs the projector can shake noticeably. my projector mount is attatched to unistrut. the top of the projector is only 3 inches away from the ceiling. i don't think your gonna get much closer than that. cost $189 1.5 years ago. worth every penny. it took 3 guys struggling to hang that thing even with an easy mount. spend the money, save the time and back.
 
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