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Hi all, I'm planning on mounting a projector (Optoma EH1020 6.4 lbs.) in a warehouse style building. The problem is the panels for the dropped ceiling are about 10ft from the actual ceiling. The actual ceiling is sheet metal so I dont even think I could get a solid mounting point off that. I'm just hoping someone might have a suggestion on the best/safest way to get it mounted. The dropped ceiling is suprisingly sturdy so about the only option I can think of right now is to get something like some 2x4s and span them across several panels and put a standard mount on that, but I would think there has to be a better way. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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WOW, that sucks. The actual ceiling is sheet metal? The sheet metal must mount to wood joists, right? If there's wood up there, I would try to screw a pipe flange into wood, with a long extension pipe running down thru the ceiling tile. You would just need to cut a hole in the tile for the pipe. 2 other options are:


1) Use a low table for projector


2) Is there a rear wall available to mount a shelf/bracket for projector?
 

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There are wall-mounts - specifically designed for short-throws however you can mount them on the back wall do and just swing the universal bracket around... :shrug:


Search for model# UNI-EXT by Premier Mounts and see if you can't find it somewhere for less than $250 because I couldn't. Still, in my case, I have a ceiling fan in the middle of my 18 ft. vaulted ceiling that made a ceiling mount impossible and this solves the problem nicely.
 

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