How do you deal with low lying fog wet flooring?

Catherder

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@Catherder Is it safe to assume your "cyc" is a sky cloth, rather than a Brit's style plaster cyc, and it doesn't have a pipe / pipe pocket sewn into its bottom edge?
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Ron Hebbard
You are correct sir. Natural muslin with a pocket chain. Although, wasn’t too happy with the chain and will use pipe next time - assuming I ever get to do theater again.
 

RonHebbard

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You are correct sir. Natural muslin with a pocket chain. Although, wasn’t too happy with the chain and will use pipe next time - assuming I ever get to do theater again.
@Catherder A couple of comments on inserting removing pipe in tight-ish venues.
The flown sky cloth in one of our venues was ~ 50' x 20'. We wished to avoid 10' lengths with through threaded external couplings every 10' or 11' (Threaded iron plumbers' pipe is normally manufactured / sold in "random" lengths ~22' Cutting in 1/2 would yield ~11' lengths).

Inserting ~22' lengths from one end requires ~25' of wing space on at least one side. We often piped the lower edges of flown drops and flat (non-pleated) borders. To minimize couplings, pocket damage, labor time, (The underside of our 'operating / pin rails' cleared ~28') we stored pipes vertically in ~22' and ~22' + ~6' (28') coupled lengths. A ~22' plus a ~28' pipe = ~50'.

At the center line, on the up stage side, we cut (Not tore) a neat ~2" vertical "insertion" slot in the pocket without damaging the excess 2" of fabric below the pocket.
This permitted us to insert ~28' pipes in the center. Momentarily slide them out one end. Insert a ~22' foot length facing the opposite side. Align the couplings, thread (Tighten) the pipes from either end then slide them laterally 'til properly centered leaving mere inches of excess pipe protruding from both ends to permit tightly stretching the cloth then securing with tightly cinched multiple wraps of flat, matte black twill tape or 'trick line' as preferred.
Toodleoo!
Ron Hebbard
 
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