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I am in the process of building I'm theatre room. I am hanging a 180" 2.35 acoustic screen and I want to be able to lift it with actuators so I have access behind the screen. However I'm not sure what type of hinge(s) to use. I want to raise it like Brad Horstkotte mentioned in this older post (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/19-de...uction/1419486-fake-false-wall-questions.html)

I plan to use these actuators (http://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/12v-dc-12-in-stroke-135-lb-linear-actuator/A-p8489098e) and the image is of my room so far. Let me know if you need anymore info to be able to help me out thanks!
 

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hmmm, have you thought about how to attach a hinge? are you prepared to drill some holes in the extruded aluminum frame and attach a hinge with short sheet metal screws? I grabbed this off their site

Appears that there may be a "T-bolt" groove in the back that could be utilized with some structural steel shapes or, if you have a bigger budget than mine, this stuff is what I would like to build LOTS of things from: https://8020.net/

Have used this in projects at our testing facility at work, college engineering labs, etc. Amazing possibilities, for a price...

I started pricing it out for a screen frame... I never made it past the price of a single cross beam!
 

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I think you could just add a filler strip building out the outer half of the frame even with the very outmost lip, then you have a fairly large surface to attach a hinge with screws, the channel is where the screen fabric gets attached so without knowing how they attach the fabric I wouldn't assume there is room to do anything.

kind of like this:

 

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I am in the process of building I'm theatre room. I am hanging a 180" 2.35 acoustic screen and I want to be able to lift it with actuators so I have access behind the screen. However I'm not sure what type of hinge(s) to use. I want to raise it like Brad Horstkotte mentioned in this older post (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/19-de...uction/1419486-fake-false-wall-questions.html)

I plan to use these actuators (http://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/12v-dc-12-in-stroke-135-lb-linear-actuator/A-p8489098e) and the image is of my room so far. Let me know if you need anymore info to be able to help me out thanks!
Did you ever come up with a solution to your hinge screen situation? I'm considering going that route myself now actually
 

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Did you ever come up with a solution to your hinge screen situation? I'm considering going that route myself now actually
Sorry this took a bit to answer.

So I was worried about modifying the frame of the screen so what I did was use the original hanging hardware that was meant to hang the screen on the wall.



So I attached these brackets to 2 X 6's which I then connected to my false wall using piano hinges. I did this on the top as well as the two sides.
The picture below is with just the frame and no screen. I didn't put up the screen until I knew that this whole system would work.




On the two sides I used 2 X 4's so I could attach my my two actuators on either side.




I then used a remote to control the lift and drop of the screen. I am still working on something to convert IR (or Bluetooth) to RF so I can use it with my remote. All lights, blinds, av equipment, power plugs, etc are controlled by my remote but I would like the screen lift to be as well.
 

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Sorry this took a bit to answer.

So I was worried about modifying the frame of the screen so what I did was use the original hanging hardware that was meant to hang the screen on the wall.



So I attached these brackets to 2 X 6's which I then connected to my false wall using piano hinges. I did this on the top as well as the two sides.
The picture below is with just the frame and no screen. I didn't put up the screen until I knew that this whole system would work.
Very cool setup. Thanks for sharing.

For now, my screen is also hinged but only raises with muscle power -- but I might do something like this in the future.

 
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