Step by Step installation of a recessed projector lift

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Installing our motorised projector lifts into your ceiling is really very simple. Just follow the steps below and you will be enjoying your home cinema in no time.

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STEP 1: Find Joists, Pipes & Cables

Find the approximate position for your projector and then locate and mark the position of any joists, wiring and plumbing. To aid installation a wood/metal sensor is recommended. Available from most DIY stores

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STEP 2: Mark Out Position

Now you have the joists marked, measure the exact position for the projector lift and mark out using the template supplied. Simply draw around the INSIDE of the template and then mark all hole positions. (We recommend holding the projector in place, powering up and testing the screen size with zoom set to its middle position before drilling holes.)

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STEP 3: Drill Holes

Drill 8mm diameter holes through ceiling for mounting screws. Be sure to drill the holes carefully as these will have to line up with the projector lift.

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STEP 4: Cut Slot

Cut out ceiling slot along the template line, taking care to keep as close to the line as possible.

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STEP 5. Install Template

Place the template into the ceiling cavity and align with holes. If you are securing directly to joists cut the template to suit and secure using No.8 screws into joists.

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STEP 6: Install Transformer

Place the mains transformer into the ceiling cavity and connect to the nearest suitable mains power supply. Allow the 24v plug to hang down for easy connection to the lift.

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STEP 7: Install Projector Lift

 

Raise the lift up to the ceiling and connect the power supply.

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STEP 8: Test Lift Mechanism

Test mechanism Up |Down with remote control then place in the down position to allow projector to be mounted.

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STEP 9:  Install Power & AV Cable

Install the projector power and AV cables and leave hanging down approximately 300mm.

This will aid installation of your projector.

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STEP 10: Mount Projector

Mount projector (upside down) to the projector tray and install to lift fitting all power and AV cables to the projector.

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STEP 11: Install Projector Lift

Once power and AV cables are connected lift the projector housing up into the lift mechanism and fit the retaining screws on either side. This will secure the projector housing to the lift mechanism.

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STEP 12: Secure And Test

Finally tighten all screws into ceiling. (Fit screw covers once you have tested your installation.)

Your lift is now ready to use. 

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