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Tom Johnson

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Identify this truss?
« on: June 27, 2011, 11:39:02 pm »

I have five 20ft sections of this stuff, but cannot find any junctions that will fit it.. Help!
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Tim McCulloch

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Re: Identify this truss?
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2011, 02:08:40 pm »

I have five 20ft sections of this stuff, but cannot find any junctions that will fit it.. Help!

Hi Tom-

Steel or aluminum?  There should be a manufacturer's stamp or label on it somewhere.  If not, I'd seriously question using it overhead.  Without knowing who built it and to what specification, I'd call it "display truss" or "scrap."
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Re: Identify this truss?
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2011, 04:20:38 pm »

Hi Tom-

Steel or aluminum?  There should be a manufacturer's stamp or label on it somewhere.  If not, I'd seriously question using it overhead.  Without knowing who built it and to what specification, I'd call it "display truss" or "scrap."

Hi Tim, it is made of aluminum, 12" triangular sections, 20ft long. One end is flat plate, but the other end is a 45deg angle as shown. Not a mark or name on any of it, seems sturdy enough for small fixtures or backdrop. I have never seen any truss angled like this though..
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Re: Identify this truss?
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2011, 06:08:54 pm »

Hi Tim, it is made of aluminum, 12" triangular sections, 20ft long. One end is flat plate, but the other end is a 45deg angle as shown. Not a mark or name on any of it, seems sturdy enough for small fixtures or backdrop. I have never seen any truss angled like this though..
So if you attach the angled ends you get a V shape?
Looks like a custom job engineered to eliminate the need for angled corner blocks.

You're pretty much stuck with using these in pairs for lighting positions.
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Re: Identify this truss?
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2011, 07:54:12 pm »

I have five 20ft sections of this stuff, but cannot find any junctions that will fit it.. Help!

It looks like what you might find at KMart or Wal Mart over their garden department.
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