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Old 11-16-2011, 05:36 AM   #1
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Mounting projector on window header


I was wondering if it is okay to mount a front projector using a wall mount on the window header. Total weight of projector plus mount is around 20 pounds so I don't think it should be much of an issue, but I also don't want to put stress on the window over time.

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I agree. I do not believe it will cause any problems any time soon.

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Thanks DM. My only concern is mounting in the middle of the header will not cause sagging in the long run.
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The header would twist long before it would ever sag and it ain't going to twist.

Go for it.
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Thanks DM. My only concern is mounting in the middle of the header will not cause sagging in the long run.
If your 'long run' is a couple hundred years, then yes, I'd be concerned.
I think you'll be fine though.

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LOL. Thanks guys. Definitely puts my mind at ease.
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The window header is designed to support a lot more weight than the projector. The vertical forces on it from above could well be quite a few hundred pounds. A 20 lb. projector is not going to bother it in the least.

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