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New since you last logged on DIY background support system Date Posted: Sat 21/04/2007 19:02:10
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I came across this earlier which describes how to make an inexpensive background support system from PVC plumbing parts. It's American but should translate !!

http://www.kenrickparish.com/jgeerling/articles/photography/diy-greenscreen.html

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New since you last logged on Re: DIY background support system Date Posted: Sun 22/04/2007 07:08:50
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Hi Landyman, I've seen something similar to make reflectors and big softboxes etc but think it might be a bit flimsy for background support. Ok if you don't have a train at the front but if you do it looks like it could easily topple over.Even with the proper background support it happens,especially when your in a tight spot and there's not enough room to separate the subject from the backdrop. They are ingenious though smile
New since you last logged on Re: DIY background support system Date Posted: Sun 22/04/2007 07:10:26
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Have you seen this one
http://www.software-cinema.com/tinkertubes/tt-book.pdf?CS=bd3b57970804a2d0af5d1386d38d368d
New since you last logged on Re: DIY background support system Date Posted: Sun 22/04/2007 09:48:56
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I love these type of sites its what the web is all about!

Instead of plastic tubes you could try 22mm copper pipe with soldered joints -would be a bit more stable. Where it needs to come apart just leave the solder out of one of the sides of the joint.

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New since you last logged on Re: DIY background support system Date Posted: Sun 22/04/2007 12:14:17
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Cheers your Admiralship !!

I'm planning a studio in an outbuilding I have and the sorts of stuff in tinkertubes book are fantastic if (like me) you're on a budget. I'll be looking at sourcing a decent quantity of PVC tube I guess !!.
Brett - I had thought of using copper pipe but it's expensive, probably as cheap to buy a 'real' one. I had thought of filling the base of the one I found with sand or water to weigh it down, or even small sandbags like they use on temporary road signs.

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New since you last logged on Re: DIY background support system Date Posted: Sun 22/04/2007 16:50:34
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Hi LM if you do manage to source the fittings will you let me know. I've searched this morning and didn't get very far sad
New since you last logged on Re: DIY background support system Date Posted: Sun 22/04/2007 21:25:11
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Pugger's I get most of my electrical gear from QVS wholesale their site is here.
I presume thier conduit is similar. The 1 1/4" may have to be sourced from a plumbers merchant/DIY store.

http://www.qvsdirect.com/qvsshop/home.php?cat=792

They may have a branch near you. You will have to convert from imperial as their site is metric.

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New since you last logged on Re: DIY background support system Date Posted: Mon 23/04/2007 08:42:12
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Cheers Brett - I guess we can just do a straight metric equivalent (25mm instead of 1 inch etc.) so 1 1/4 will be 32mm. Once I've printed the docs off at work this morning I'll trawl through the web site. The other place that might be useful is Plumb direct.

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New since you last logged on Re: DIY background support system Date Posted: Mon 23/04/2007 19:26:54
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Dare I suggest B & Q.

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New since you last logged on Re: DIY background support system Date Posted: Mon 23/04/2007 22:31:19
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tried them Dave
New since you last logged on Re: DIY background support system Date Posted: Tue 24/04/2007 12:38:01
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Of course I meant plumb center not plumb direct - doh

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New since you last logged on Re: DIY background support system Date Posted: Sat 17/10/2009 11:25:28
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Built one very similar myself a few years back. Works really well with a wide range of photographic backgrounds.

Message edited: 17/10/2009 11:31:41

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New since you last logged on Re: DIY background support system Date Posted: Sat 02/07/2011 13:59:18
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I had thought of using copper pipe but it's expensive, probably as cheap to buy a 'real' one.

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