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Extending a Projector Ceiling Mount Length

I just got a working Optoma HD70 projector from a thrift store for $24 and it came with a ceiling mount. I would like to use the mount on my ceiling, but there is a ceiling fan in the middle of the room, so I would need to drop down the projector mount a good extra 6-12 inches. My question is how would I go about doing this? Is there an extension rod this projector? Can I make a homemade extension rod and how can I do this?
This is a neat projector and I would love to put in on the ceiling.

Thanks for your help.
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post #2 of 2 Old 04-18-17, 11:52 AM
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Lightbulb Re: Extending a Projector Ceiling Mount Length

The down rod should be 1 1/2" outside diameter, using National Pipe Thread (NPT) tapered thread (same used for iron pipe in plumbing and gas lines). I have just used the parts in the plumbing aisle at a local Home Depot, etc. They have pre-cut and threaded "nipples" of various lengths (as short as 2" long), plus F/F couplings, threaded mounting flanges for the ceiling, etc. They usually will cut and thread custom lengths for you, too.

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