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Old 01/09/2008, 10:42 PM   #26
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tagging along. i've been trying to solve this problem without using too much cash also.


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Old 01/10/2008, 05:39 AM   #27
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Not a trouble maker, by any means....um....man.... answered your question just like everybody else has. Heck, I am the first one to ask a question that has already been asked. I Just find it a might impolite when you ask to see pics of people's setups only to call them ugly. Then when someone tells you they don't have pics, and takes a few minutes of their time to describe it to you, you tell them to post a pic, because you could not visualize their description. You're an engineer, correct? This is not a flame in the least. standing on my head....now


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Old 01/10/2008, 07:47 AM   #28
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I'm looking into the PVC idea as well. It was either that or a wood frame to hold that and my T5's.

They're going over a plywood frag tank so looks really aren't that important right? Ha!


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Old 01/10/2008, 08:06 AM   #29
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Anyway you can post a pic up, or even a drawing. Not quite sure I understand correctly.
I couldn't get a decent picture last night.
The basic concept is this: one pipe slides inside the other, that's how you get the height adjustment - think hydraulic cylinder...
You just need some sort of clamp to stop it at a certain height, that's where the pipe hanger with the thumbscrew comes in.


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Old 01/10/2008, 08:13 AM   #30
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Not a trouble maker, by any means....um....man.... answered your question just like everybody else has. Heck, I am the first one to ask a question that has already been asked. I Just find it a might impolite when you ask to see pics of people's setups only to call them ugly. Then when someone tells you they don't have pics, and takes a few minutes of their time to describe it to you, you tell them to post a pic, because you could not visualize their description. You're an engineer, correct? This is not a flame in the least. standing on my head....now
My intention was not to be impolite. Calling it ugly would have been impolite. I never did that. I was polite My general intention was to resurrect a dead thread and create momentum... As an engineer, I did the right thing



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Old 01/10/2008, 08:58 AM   #31
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point taken... you love that quote feature, huh? good luck finding what you need. lowe's and HD both carry some really long brackets for large hanging plants.


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Old 01/10/2008, 09:52 AM   #32
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Two options, one already rejected - buy a nice piece of oak, attach it to at least two rafters thru the drywall ceiling, hang the pendant from that.

The other option; find I nice cheap floor lamp with an overhanging arm to match your decorating style.walmart floor lamps
Modify it; replace the socket with your pendant, attach the ballast to the base and wire it thru the stem. Be prepared to add something to the base to accomodate the extra weight. It will look a lot better than PVC.


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Old 01/10/2008, 05:49 PM   #33
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I built exactly what it is your trying to accomplish. I used rigid conduit and painted it black. It is bolted to my stands rear center brace using U-bolts. Here is a link to it on another forum.

http://seainthecity.com/smf/index.php?topic=1139.0


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Old 01/10/2008, 09:58 PM   #34
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point taken... you love that quote feature, huh? good luck finding what you need. lowe's and HD both carry some really long brackets for large hanging plants.
Thanks. Good idea. I'll drop by HD and Lowe's to see what's offered. I'm still not quite sure what to do yet. Still more in the gathering information mode. Digesting the information is more like it.


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Old 01/10/2008, 10:28 PM   #35
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I built exactly what it is your trying to accomplish. I used rigid conduit and painted it black. It is bolted to my stands rear center brace using U-bolts. Here is a link to it on another forum.

http://seainthecity.com/smf/index.php?topic=1139.0
Nice! I like it. neelix did the same exact thing. Both very nice. Wow.


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