Recent content by Mack

  1. Mack

    S4 Fresnel lamp door latch

    Ha! Well, good to know. Yeah, swapping some of the clips around from unit to unit proves that that is indeed the issue. Thanks for the feedback, everyone. Case closed.
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    S4 Fresnel lamp door latch

    Anyone else having trouble opening the lamp door latch on the new ETC Source 4's? Just bought 20 of them and, on many, the wiggly pin that you twist on the door stays caught in the slotted clip on the housing, and you have to fight to get it out. I'm supposing it's an issue with the slots, and...
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    Hanging rotating windows on a track

    Not a downer at all. I appreciate the concern, and you are correct in your assessment. They do make different festoon carriers, and I have decided to go with metal carriers instead of the plastic ones for this reason, but each unit will weigh no more than 20 lbs, and will only be a few feet...
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    Hanging rotating windows on a track

    Excellent. Thank you.
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    Hanging rotating windows on a track

    Thanks, Bill. Great suggestion but those are so darn expensive and I'll never use them enough here to justify the cost. I discovered "festoon" track and carriers, and they will do the trick for my use. These windows are actually really pretty light - pine frames covered in scrim.
  6. Mack

    Hanging rotating windows on a track

    Thanks. That is a good idea. I'm going to try a garden hose swivel first. These "windows" will be pretty light - pine frames covered in painted scrim.
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    Hanging rotating windows on a track

    Afraid I'm unable to see the image, for some reason. But I wish I could. I appreciate your suggestion.
  8. Mack

    Hanging rotating windows on a track

    Thanks for the ideas, folks. Much appreciated, and good thoughts. I settled on an inexpensive "c-rail festoon" track and carriers, meant for IT and/or electric cables (example: http://www.hubbell-gleason.com/preeng/FestKits.html). Plastic carriers for it are only $10 each, and easily adjusted...
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    Hanging rotating windows on a track

    Ah, yes. I knew I had something familiar in mind - Had rotodrapers at an old gig years ago; forgot all about their existence. Thanks for the reminder. I'll consider them, but for a one-time, show-specific use, I'm sure I can rig up something at much less cost.
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    Hanging rotating windows on a track

    Hi. I'm hoping to pick some brains for this project... Imagine if you will, a relatively empty stage with some furniture pieces for different scenes. Running across the entire stage, about 12' above the deck, are two parallel traveler tracks or Unistrut tracks running SR-SL. From these tracks...
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    Glowing Gaff Tape

    Funny, I just bought some myself, Josh. Can't wait to try it!
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    Two-way Mylar

    I am years too late for this thread, but I am looking for the same thing right now. I have found this place: mirrorsheeting.com and have ordered from them before, years ago, but I could have sworn that what we bought was much wider than 28-1/2" I'm sure it came in 54" before. Bummer, too...
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    Hi; New to this group

    Thanks for the Hellos, and Van, I managed to find your plans already and saved them as reference. Gonna keep reading up on this; thanks. And Josh, As I said before, welcome to the area and let's keep in touch.
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    Revolving stage

    So... I have a design before me for a 17' diameter (round) by 17' tall set that is basically a giant spiral staircase/castle turret, that needs to rotate in place. It will all be made out of wood. You can see by the size, it's gonna be heavy, especially with actors on it. It will be spun by hand...
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    Hi; New to this group

    Hi everyone, just joined this forum and looking around. Technical Director for college of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, been here a few years now. I live in Providence, RI so feel free to give a shout if you are from either area.