# Recent content by ML.Rice

1. ### Hanging sandbags up in air or shotbags

My theatre was just converted from a hemp system We had easily 50x 100-200lb bags in the air at all times. We still use sandbags all the time to balance electrics or truss. I've never heard of hanging sandbags being illegal. I would agree with @bobgaggle about the type of bag to hang.
2. ### Sudden dimming trouble

If you are still having issues with this, Knight Sound and Lighting based in Ohio are a great resource for help with Colortran systems as well. They also have replacement dimmer modules for sale and will often rebate them if you send them your bad ones. They helped me through two 4-rack...
3. ### Belt Lighting Wiring Question

Use a Wago and you'll be even happier. Terminal blocks are too much trouble with their tiny screws.
4. ### Control/Dimming Help w/ Spec'ing Power for New Dimmer Installation

Portable counts when once a year I'm going to roll it to the other side of the building and use it there... There will be a 400A service box with cam-lok tie-ins and a company switch.
5. ### Control/Dimming Help w/ Spec'ing Power for New Dimmer Installation

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner. I was forgetting to factor in the phases. We'll be 3-phase power so 400A service would cover our butts should we somehow manage to get every dimmer fully loaded. Thank you!
6. ### Control/Dimming Help w/ Spec'ing Power for New Dimmer Installation

Hello Collective, I am speccing some dimmers for a small performance space currently being built. I'm looking at getting a used Sensor+ touring rack with 24 D20 modules. Where I am getting tripped up is that I am being asked to give a general idea of how much power will be needed for the rack...
7. ### Design Issues and Solutions Lightwright 6 Question

Dumb question: is it possible to delete the thick, thin, or dotted vertical lines in paperwork layout? If so, HOW?
8. ### Hazebase basehaser pro vs. Look Solution Unique 2 v Antari Z350

The Unique and Tour Haze look like they have the same components in different orientations, the LCD menu/DMX port structure and layout is identical. I can't find anything that suggests the Hazebase is related to the two other than being made in Germany though.
9. ### Hazebase basehaser pro vs. Look Solution Unique 2 v Antari Z350

I just played this game but it was for my 99-seat studio theatre so take my recommendation with a grain of salt. I looked at the Unique 2.1, Hazebase Base Hazer and the Chauvet Amhaze Whisper. The Whisper looked like someone was smoking in the wings. The hazebase was too loud (for a studio, I...
10. ### Intelligent lights randomly shut off.

I am going to say that its unlikely to be interference with your ShowBabies. In my 680-seat house I have ShowBabies, Blizzard W-DMX, RC4, Company WiFi, Sound WiFi, Tech WiFi, Listening Assistance, 20-30 wireless microphones, 600-800 cellphones, and probably another couple hundred smart devices...
11. ### Clear Plexi Options/ Stained Glass Windows

If it doesnt need to be transparant, I have had *great* success with painted muslin back lit with a fixture or light boxed with white led tape behind. Ive used this method with several small (10"x28") stained glass windows in Doubt up to a 30' diameter Notre Dame window for Hunchback.

14. ### Lighting arrangement

A few follow up questions: What are the rough dimensions of your stage area? How many circuits do you have available? How many ellipsoidals are on that catwalk? Any other lighting fixtures to work with? Are you mostly lighting assemblies or school plays/events?
15. ### Remote Control of Phone Flashlights?

I have used StageCaller with lots of success in ringing/vibrating phones; I wonder if Tasker/IFTTT could work in tandem with StageCaller to create a more reliable solution?