Hanging projector from the ceiling... with a twist. Read inside! (pipes are involved)

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  1. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    I got a spanking new projector. How exciting... but now I can't place it correctly. No matter how I place it, the picture's always skewed, or too high/too low. Adjusting the keystone doesn't fix the skew. The projector's literally not straight, but I don't know how to fix that.

    I'd love to hang it from the ceiling, but I live in an apartment and it doesn't allow drilling into the wall/ceilings, obviously.

    BUT! There's a pipe directly where the projector'd ideally be.

    So I'm wondering if anyone here has any ideas? Could/should I hang the projector from said pipe? And any ideas on how to devise such a trick?
     
  2. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Pipe clamp, how big is said pipe and how is it hanging.
     
  3. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604

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    It's about 2 inches in diameter. It just comes out of the ceiling, goes across the room's ceiling, and into a wall.
     
  4. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Sounds like a waste water pipe, what is it pvc or iron?
     
  5. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604

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    Not sure, it's painted white.
     
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    PVC is like plastic, and iron is....well....it's not. Surely you can just "tap dat" and find out.
     
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    It feels metallic to me, so guess it's iron.

    EDIT: here's a picture (using iPhone)
     

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  9. kymac macrumors 6502a

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    haha that definately looks like those pipes that say 'do not hang anything on'
     
  10. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Is that an emergency water sprinkler on the right side of the pipe?
     
  11. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    Looks like the fire alarm watering system. Me thinks no touchy. The consequences of something going a little awry are pretty high. It's not just your shiny new projector that will be hosed...
     
  12. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I think that is the consensus, don't use the sprinkler pipe.:p
     
  13. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604

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    Yeah, that idea is out. Guess I'll try and figure something else out.
     
  14. kymac macrumors 6502a

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    you could try getting a tall, skinny bookshelf maybe, with adjustable shelfs to let the projector sit at just the right height.
     

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