/ Fingerboard powerbar mounting - my effort

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doug5_10 - on 06 Mar 2013
Thought I'd share my effort for those searching for ideas to the solution of aluminium studs and renting, as I have just been!

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10100458523821991&set=a.926279621661.2442582.61008635&...

Thoughts or appraisal?
Big Z on 06 Mar 2013
In reply to doug5_10: Looks like you've done a bloody good job! I've never been sure about those pull up bars in the doorway though, i weigh 15.5 stone and think ill pull the whole doorway down, Hah!!!
craig1983 - on 06 Mar 2013
In reply to doug5_10:

I would suggest padding the contact points above the door frame (other side of the door from your pic). Mine punctured the wall after a while!

Jep_uk - on 06 Mar 2013
In reply to Big Z:

It does look good.

Although as you said, I think I would have the same problem and pull the door frame off. Mine appears to be just a fascia plate nailed up acting as a door frame.

I made a frame to hang down from the loft hatch, so I can use it and put it away easily afterwards. I would post a picture but not sure how to do it on here.
Big Z on 06 Mar 2013
In reply to Jep_uk: Sounds like a good ideas. Fancy emailing me a picture so i can have a look? I might have to copy you ;-)
doug5_10 - on 06 Mar 2013
In reply to doug5_10: Powerbar is rated to 20 stone, however they can't rate a 'sturdy' door frame as they state in the wee instruction leaflet. Despite being a pishy modern aluminium studded wall, this doorway is near a 4-way intersection so should be relatively OK. Cantilever action is pretty clever, haven't heard any horror stories of collapsing doorways! I've read about padding the contact points elsewhere too, although I've still got plenty of polyfila left from filling the holes left from discovering my non-existent studs!
Jep_uk - on 06 Mar 2013
In reply to Big Z:

Here you go Big Z, hopefully this works:

http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/549274_436793206400384_1042842331_n.jpg

http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/382344_436793153067056_1105414001_n.jpg

http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/482474_436793193067052_1453332053_n.jpg

http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/208583_436793223067049_1285247293_n.jpg

Hopefully these give you some ideas. The idea was to allow it to be put away easily after finishing with it, which is where the metal tubes come in. They slide in and out allowing the board to be held up and then removed afterwards. I have some rough plans (not to scale) I created on powerpoint if you want a copy.
craig1983 - on 06 Mar 2013
In reply to doug5_10:

Didn't have access to facebook earlier, so thought I'd post my similar solution for a beastmaker.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151360176915272&set=a.10151173968615272.496830.63087027...

Jep_uk - on 06 Mar 2013
In reply to craig1983:

The link doesn't seem to be working fella.
craig1983 - on 06 Mar 2013
In reply to Jep_uk:

Think it was set to private....made the photo public now...
Jep_uk - on 06 Mar 2013
In reply to craig1983:

Yeah it's working now thanks. Looks good, I was tempted by getting that type of mounting, but I was unsure of the door frame taking the weight, hence building my own mounting.
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catt on 07 Mar 2013
In reply to doug5_10:

Some neat and attractive handiwork there. Major problem with all of them though is the boards are far too clean...

I'll post my rough-but-functional rental friendly solution later. It basically eliminates any fear of collapsing door frames though.

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