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  • David Meek
    Moderator Emeritus
    • Aug 2000
    • 8938

    Powered Curtains

    I've recessed my RPTV into the wall so that the screen is flush with the wall. I'm toying with the idea of putting power-openable curtains in front of it and was wondering if anyone had experience with them.

    How much extra space is needed on the top and sides of an opening to accomodate track, curtain body, etc? Are there weight constraints? What type of power, 110/220? What are other considerations?




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  • Andrew Pratt
    Moderator Emeritus
    • Aug 2000
    • 16508

    #2
    this page might be of some help to you...its a masking system for FP but the idea's might be useful




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    • Burke Strickland
      Moderator
      • Sep 2001
      • 3161

      #3
      David -- If I read what you are after correctly, you are looking for a way to motorize "theater curtains" to cover up the TV set when not in use, rather than screen masking (although the page Andrew pointed to sure has some interesting ideas for that which might come in handy later for a front projection system). If so, then you might want to look at something like the devices described here: http://www.jkmribbon.com/conso/curtain.html

      Basically, you can use a heavy duty curtain rod available at most hardware stores, and add the motorizing hardware.

      Burke

      What you DON'T say may be held against you...

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      • David Meek
        Moderator Emeritus
        • Aug 2000
        • 8938

        #4
        Oh my bad. Yes, the concealing curtain look is what I'm working towards. Not so much the masks although that would be cool.

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        • efarstad
          Moderator Emeritus
          • Jun 2001
          • 2231

          #5
          David, I'll be putting up motorized curtains very shortly...so stay tuned...and yes, all you need to do is buy a standard curtain rod and then attached a "motor" to the curtain cord loop!

          Here's the motor I'm using, that will be controlled via an X-10 module:


          $90 at Smarthome.com

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          • David Meek
            Moderator Emeritus
            • Aug 2000
            • 8938

            #6
            Erik, you are the beast! I mean "best". :

            Thanks fellas.




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            • efarstad
              Moderator Emeritus
              • Jun 2001
              • 2231

              #7
              No YOU David...are the best! :T :sn

              *Insert Group Hug Here*

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              The Norwegian A/V Nut!
              E-Cinema

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              • David Meek
                Moderator Emeritus
                • Aug 2000
                • 8938

                #8
                No E, YOU are the best. :-y

                Sniff. . . .
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