Q: In a typical conference room with an 8 1/2-foot distance from floor to ceiling tile and another 10 feet from ceiling to deck (structural ceiling/I-beam/joist), what is the best method for suspending a projector mount above the ceiling if the projector weighs six pounds?
— Bill Francis, owner, Francis Audio/Visual, Syracuse, NY
A: The best method for installing a projector in an existing suspended ceiling with a 10-foot deck height is to use a Chief CMA440 Suspended Ceiling Kit. First, reinforce the tile grid and Suspended Ceiling Kit to existing ceiling grid supports with cable clamps. Then, after positioning the projector mount for absolute center to screen, just cut the existing tile for a finished look.
— Roly Jan, sales manager, systems integration, Total AV Systems, Silver Spring, MD