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M!TCH
05-25-2013, 03:11 PM
I have a Chauvet Scorpion GBC 2.0 that weighs ~6lbs and then a smaller laser that weighs ~2lbs or less. I am trying to come up with some type of setup that isn't going to look like absolute garbage. All the tree stands I have seen are WAY too big for what I need. I'm trying to put this in the corner of my apartment (see attached pictures). I have thought about mounting it into the wall but I think it'd look like shit having wires running up the side of my wall. I'd almost rather do a truss that way it flows with the industrial look of the apartment and I can wrap the wires and have it look decent.

This is the area I will be putting whatever it is I purchase. I have 16" from wall to mini fridge, I can make more if need be but would rather not. I'm not terribly worried about the cost as long as it is worth it.

935

936

Any help would be much appreciated!

Synaxis
05-25-2013, 05:53 PM
Why not a piece of PVC pipe painted black or whatever color, and run the wires through the inside? It's cheap, and would work.

Add one of these:

http://flexpvc.com/cart/html/images/PVC5way1inch.jpg

with some more pipe, and you have a base.

You are using this in your apartment, so it's not like it needs to be anything critical.

M!TCH
05-25-2013, 10:21 PM
I'm trying to visualize what I would put on top to hold both units as this is going to go ~9 feet high while still managing any flex in the piping at the bottom.

lburners
05-26-2013, 10:02 PM
Just grab a white extension cord and cAll it a wrap. Maybe zip tie the iec cable nice and neat up top.

M!TCH
05-27-2013, 02:15 PM
^^ not quite sure how that solves the issue of what I should use to mount the lasers with.

robare99
05-27-2013, 02:20 PM
They come with a U-Bracket?

Screw it into a stud in the ceiling.

allensmusic
05-27-2013, 02:28 PM
lag bolts into a ceiling stud

M!TCH
05-29-2013, 11:46 AM
They come with a U-Bracket?

Screw it into a stud in the ceiling.


lag bolts into a ceiling stud

I've been trying to avoid doing anything like this but this is seeming to be my only real option that isn't going to look out of place. Just throw some wood putty over it when I move out and a quick thing of paint and they'll never know.

Synaxis
05-29-2013, 04:20 PM
What about this?

http://files.synaxistech.net/djf/m!tch.jpg

You can glue some rubber to the top and bottom of the PVC, and it would stay upwards.

Drill a hole at the back of the cross section, and somewhere at the bottom, and Bam!

M!TCH
05-29-2013, 06:43 PM
You can glue some rubber to the top and bottom of the PVC, and it would stay upwards.

Drill a hole at the back of the cross section, and somewhere at the bottom, and Bam!

You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Synaxis again. Thanks for the drawing (been in study mode and cannot visualize anything at the moment). That looks like it would work well, might swap the PVC for metal and just weld the top together.

BillESC
05-29-2013, 08:27 PM
You could use some Trilite 106T triangle trussing. It's only 6" per side and uses 1" rails so it is a lot less expensive that Global truss. It would work nicely for this application and you could mount a Par16 in the base to light the column.

http://www.optikinetics.com/ckeditor/ckfinder/userfiles/images/optikineticsftpfiles/Optikinetics%20Web%202011/OPTI%20Trilite%20SEO%20jpgs/TRILITE%20100/opti-trilite-100_spread.jpg

M!TCH
05-29-2013, 08:59 PM
Bill,

Is that something I order from obtikinetics for the dimensions I need? Are there other places to get Trilite?

BillESC
05-30-2013, 11:19 AM
Optikinetics sells through dealers. I'm such a dealer. Be happy to chat with you.

sobi
06-02-2013, 08:52 AM
Why not go with a 20 dollar shelf you screw into the wall from home depot? Seems simple, efficient, and a lot less expensive than any of these other options.

M!TCH
06-02-2013, 09:53 AM
Why not go with a 20 dollar shelf you screw into the wall from home depot? Seems simple, efficient, and a lot less expensive than any of these other options.

My statement from the OP below:


I have thought about mounting it into the wall but I think it'd look like shit having wires running up the side of my wall.

DJ Nada
06-02-2013, 04:43 PM
Cable channel in the corner, white caulk, and a white corner bookshelf. Cheap, clean and will look built-in.
http://www.amoredesigns.com/26-487-large/grande-modern-wood-corner-shelf.jpg

DJJD
06-03-2013, 07:20 AM
buy some sprinkler system piping from home depot or lowes and mount it on the wall. For the wiring they make channels meant to hide the mess(usually meant for offices). Get some truss clamps and you're set. In total, everything should cost around $35 for a 3ft pipe, 2 90* elbows, 2 6" pipes, 2 mounts, wire concealer and truss clamps

Ntertainment
06-03-2013, 01:16 PM
buy some sprinkler system piping from home depot or lowes and mount it on the wall. For the wiring they make channels meant to hide the mess(usually meant for offices). Get some truss clamps and you're set. In total, everything should cost around $35 for a 3ft pipe, 2 90* elbows, 2 6" pipes, 2 mounts, wire concealer and truss clamps

DJJD has said exactly what I was thinking. I would use a wall mount like this for the ceiling, and probably the floor. http://www.hauntershangout.com/graphics/projects/reaper/box2.jpg

sobi
06-04-2013, 03:48 PM
I have thought about mounting it into the wall but I think it'd look like shit having wires running up the side of my wall.

This actually hides it very neatly.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Wiremold-Legrand-28-ft-Home-Entertainment-Cord-Cover-Kit-C4050/100657464#.Ua5EU-vG9aQ

M!TCH
06-26-2013, 11:34 PM
I need to talk to apartment people to see if I can drill into the ceiling. We have hardwood floors so that is a definite no go. Thanks for all the advice, I'll report back when I have made up my mind (and gotten some cash together :()