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#1 Berry Spinx

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:30 PM

How safe is it to rig 4x4 kinos onto a cat pole stretched across a typical sized bedroom? Any suggestions to alternatives?
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#2 Jon Rosenbloom

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:35 PM

Not so safe with a long one fully extended. If you can rig a short one inside a window casement, you can get away with it. For anything over 8', the safer option is a 2"x4" wall spreader, or a pipe spreader.
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#3 Toby Orzano

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:35 AM

I'll second 2x4 or pipe spreaders. With either, screw the wall plates onto pancakes to spread the pressure to a larger area. Make sure the 2x4s are oriented vertically for maximum strength. Make sure the wall is strong and ideally try to place them at studs or other support points; I heard about a crew popping bricks out of a wall.

 

Another option that is better than polecat wall-to-wall is to put two polecats floor-to-cieling on opposite sides of the room, then use cheeseborroughs to make a speedrail crossbeam between them. This will depend on what the frame is and how good your art department is.


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#4 Toby Orzano

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:39 AM

Also, you might look into removing the back plates and screwing the kino housings directly into the ceiling. Its not so hard to patch up the little screw holes.


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