Although Elite Screens is not a professional building contractor, we can provide general tips on your installation. In this case, the customer, who is not a professional installer, is aided in the easy process of setting up a projector screen. During the discussion, he gets some useful tips as always, contact a professional if you are inexperienced with the installation process:
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*The discussion below is based on actual chat transcripts with the omission of any personal/confidential material to protect the customer’s privacy. An example in this case is to change the contact’s identification name/number to “Customer” or a generic name.
4:00:00 PM Johnny - Thank you for contacting Elite Screens. This is Johnny, how may I help you.
1:07:04 PM Dave- This is my first try at this but should I consult a professional with installing the AR120WH2
1:07:44 PM Johnny - You can assemble/install this on your own but if at all unsure about doing this, I strongly suggest consulting a professional.
1:07:54 PM Dave - Just purchased this product ..
1:08:17 PM Johnny - Assembly is easy. Installing is about the same. Here is a great video we made to help any do-it-yourselfer (DIY’er) with what should be a fun learning experience: http://elitescreens.com/elitetube/aeon_assembly.mp4
1:08:41 PM Dave - Oh, great. Do I have all that is required to mount this screen?
1:09:08 PM Johnny - Yes this screen will already come with wall brackets, screws, everything you need. For the best stability, mount it into the wooden wall joists. It is more sturdy and safer than just drilling into drywall. We have sliding brackets on these frames specifically so that you can align with the joists and be perfectly centered.
1:09:23 PM Dave - Should I have a power drill for this?
1:09:35 PM Johnny - A power drill is good for setting the holed for your screws but I recommend seating your wood screws by hand. Many people strip out their holes when driving in their wood screws using a power drill. Especially if you are starting out, drive the screws for your wall plates firmly but without the extra torque your drill may give at a higher setting. It takes a little longer but you’ll do the job right.
1:09:51 PM Dave - oh okay, thanks.
1:10:20 PM Dave - I have a 100” screen. Should I go with a larger screen?
1:10:32 PM Dave - I have 200 inch wall
1:10:51 PM Dave - in the living room
1:11:00 PM Johnny - Yes your screen is a good size for your wall but if you are up for seeing how much bigger you should go, here is a great video that is perfect for you: http://elitescreens.com/elitetube/screen_size_edu.mp4
1:11:27 PM Dave - Okay, much appreciated. Thank u for the info have a nice day.
1:11:47 PM Johnny - I’m glad to be of assistance.
1:11:56 PM Johnny - Thank you for your interest in Elite Screens, and hope you have a great day.