I don't feel like such a doink now!@JChenault Not to veer TOO far. In a similar manner, a friend used to borrow a local goup's mirror ball once a year for his church's annual young peoples' party. The mirror ball was a British Furse approximately 24" in diameter, aluminum and glass (not plastic) covered, with a 120 volt internal rotator; not exactly a light weight orb. Year after year, one of his church members would stretch plastic coated clothes line perhaps 60' across the width of the curch from a polished brass hand rail on one choir loft to its mate on the opposite side. My buddy was a bus driver who worked until 1:30 a.m. Keith would finish work then go to his church around 2:00 a.m. and use a 12' ladder to suspend the mirror ball from the center point of the taught clothesline then spiral an extension cord around the taught line to a 120 volt receptacle in one of the choir lofts.
The first few years, he borrowed a pair of 6 x 22 Altman 360Q's and hung one on either choir loft hand rail to cross light the ball, often in green and red for Christmas.
After getting away with this for several years, Keith wanted to up the intensity on the ball by eliminating the Altman 6 x 22's and replacing them with a pair of small ACL pars c/w 120 to 24 volt transformers. The pair of ACL's, and their transformers, were added to the taught clotheline approximately 3 or 4 feet either side of the mirror ball. A second extension cord was spiraled out with a two-fer added to power the ACL's. A Variac was positioned in one of the choir lofts to vary the intensity of the ACL's.
Keith wasn't using any old extension cords, no. Keith was borrowing 12 or 14-3 black Cabtire with Twist locks, a twist lock two-fer and three twist to parallel blade adapters to power the ball rotator and ACL's.
Miraculously Keith and his young peoples' group got away with this for another year or two.
Keith wanted to up his game one more time. The local amateur group didn't own any color scrollers or wheels but Keith knew where he could borrow two more ACL's. One night / morning, Keith rolled in after work at 2:00 a.m. and hung four ACL's, two either side of the mirror ball. Each ACL had its own step down transformer and Keith borrowed a second Variac so he could swap color pairs from within one of the choir lofts.
Think about it: The taught plastic coated clothesline sagged a little more each year becoming essentially a 160 degree bridle 60' bridle supporting a 24" glass covered mirror ball with its internal rotator, plus four ACL's, each with their own step down transformer.
The first year Keith hung four ACL's, he vacated around 4:30 a.m. with everything neat and tidy prior to the cleaners arriving around 6:00 a.m.
The cleaners were somewhat surprised to find a mirror ball and four ACL's et al in the middle of the church's central aisle in a tangled mess.
The priests were STARTLED to find one of the polished brass hand rails torn from its choir loft and laying in one of the church's side aisles.
I'm sure I've posted of this at least once before, perhaps @egilson1 and / or @What Rigger? would care to comment??
Had this not been a church with God watching, she likely would've let the whole abortion fail several years sooner.