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Mark L Barton
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 - posted December 18, 2018 03:22 PM      Profile for Mark L Barton   Email Mark L Barton   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hello all
Just a question regarding storage of projectors. What is the ideal condition, room temperature room etc etc. I store my 2 elmo GS1200s in a wooden chest in the living room, byt near an outside wall. I have just realised they are continually cold, is that good?? All my other projectors (several ST1200s, Beaulieu 708el setero, Elfs, Eumig 8 series) live in the garage.
Thank you

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Will Trenfield
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 - posted December 18, 2018 04:44 PM      Profile for Will Trenfield   Email Will Trenfield   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
That's an interesting question, Mark. I store a couple of Eumigs, my films and accessories in an ottoman positioned close to a north-facing patio door. There are some bags of silica gel in it. The ottoman's in my heated study off the lounge. I have two Sankyos in their original boxes and packaging on the floor and another in a large plastic storage box on top of them. Outside in the attached brick garage are two more in a large plastic storage box sitting on carpet, again with bags of silica gel. All seem fine so far.

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Leon Norris
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Mark, I store mine in the basement. On the projection stand. But it stays nice and warm Down there. I think storeing
them where its cold is hard on the lamp? I also have two GS1200 Elmo's . Leon Norris.

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Terry Sills
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Cool and dry is my preferred option. Same for film. Wide variations of temperature should definitely be avoided for me.

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Maurice Leakey
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Mark
Your garage may have some warmth from your house and the adjoining one, but I seem to remember that there is nothing above its roof and this could cause the garage internal temperatures to vary with the weather conditions.
It's important to maintain an even low dry temperature. If your garage can do this it should be suitable for storage.

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Tom Photiou
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I think one of the things with projectors is to not store, (where it is), for too long without using them. No use for very long periods of time doesn't do them any good. Like a car, they need to be used.
Maurice, how do you rotate yours? Are some only show or are they all used [Wink]

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Maurice Leakey
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Tom
I have detailed lists of my 16mm and Super 8 projectors. This is to ensure that all of them get used at least once a year. They are kept in cupboards in various rooms.
None of my projectors are for show. They are all in working condition.

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Phil Murat
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Hello Mark,

Do you mean Long Time storage = Cocooning ?

I suggest to wrap projector in a plastic bubbles coat , this is just to cover angular area (to prevent containing bag to be punctured)
Then put it inside a bag fitted with a vacuum valve and perform vacuum with a powerfull vacuum cleaner.
If this is a Beaulieu, it is interesting to remove belts and put them in a seperate bag, lens too.

Add a silica gel pocket before or not, just at your convenience.

From time to time , have a glance to the bag condition

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Paul Browning
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I remember purchasing a second hand st800 off Bernard hunter down in Bristol, which stated on the box "basement". The projector was fine, but the 1.3 lens had crazing at the front, clearly a result of cold temperatures in his "basement ". I would certainly remove the lens if storing in such conditions, image if it were the f1.0 lens......

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Tom Photiou
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Blimy Maurice, that is some collection of projectors you have.
Do you have one you consider to be your top pride and joy or are they all as equal?

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Mark L Barton
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Thanks Chaps. Must admit since one of my children have left home I thinking of using their bedroom as a store for my projectors, but am sure the wife will object. Urgggghh!!!

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Maurice Leakey
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Paul
Andrew Nicholls who owned Bernard Hunter, photographic dealers in Bedminster, South Bristol, has now retired and sold his premises for other use. A pity as I often popped in to have a chat with him and buy anything of fancy.

Tom
I love all my projectors, but if I have to select some favourites they are:-
16mm Bell & Howell 644 converted to use HID 150 lamp
9.5mm Buckingham RM-1
Super 8 Fujicascope Sound SH30

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Paul Browning
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He was a very helpful person Maurice, I remember it being a great little shop, I think I purchased a wireless microphone kit made by canon for my 1014 xls camera, good times indeed....

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Ken Finch
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Keep them dry, clean and in a steady temperature range like film. Also run them a couple of times a year at least so that drive belts retain some flexibility. This is particularly important with the electronics as capacitors will dry out if unused for long periods of time. Then its big big trouble. My Dad was an electrical and electronics engineer. In the days when you could repair things!! Have a happy Christmas everyone and All Best wishes for the New Year. Ken Finch. [Wink]

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Matthieu van der Sluis
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I have an Elmo GS1200, Elmo ST1200 and Bauer T610.
I keep them on the attic behind the shelf.
I try to use them at least once a year as well.

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