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Title: Installing floor boxes
Post by: Curtis McGill on April 15, 2019, 08:39:37 pm
We are wanting to install floor boxes at our church. We use an X32 and an S16. On stage we currently use 15 channels and will eventually use more. We will add another S16 down the road. We also use the P16 monitor system.

Is it reasonable and possible to put in 4 stage boxes, each with 10-12 spots for inputs/sends/Ethernet connections and electrical outlets? Should I use smaller boxes and fewer inputs? Where would I go or who would I talk to for purchasing the boxes and connectors to put in? In searching I've seen a few brands listed.

Electrical will be done professionally.

Other considerations?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Installing floor boxes
Post by: Mike Caldwell on April 15, 2019, 10:03:29 pm
Look at the FSR FL1500 floor box with the FL 1500 X12P insert plate. The X12 plate is punched for 12 D series connectors, they also make an 18 connector plate.
The FL 1500 has a section for a power outlet as well.
Neutrik D series are available in standard xlr and ethernet rj45 connections.
Title: Re: Installing floor boxes
Post by: MikeHarris on April 16, 2019, 03:08:40 am
We use Ace Backstage and Whirlwind boxes. Ace even has stage boxes to hold rackmount I/O
Title: Re: Installing floor boxes
Post by: Erik Jerde on April 16, 2019, 08:09:31 am
We use Ace Backstage and Whirlwind boxes. Ace even has stage boxes to hold rackmount I/O

+1 for ace backstage floor pockets.  You can get them in sizes up to 24 d-sized connectors.
Title: Re: Installing floor boxes
Post by: MikeHarris on April 16, 2019, 08:25:35 am
Ace even has stage boxes to hold rackmount I/O

And weather resistant back boxes
Title: Re: Installing floor boxes
Post by: Curtis McGill on April 18, 2019, 08:07:47 pm
I'm not sure if this goes here or in "The Marketplace" but if someone could message me a dealer to contact for Ace or FSR products I'd appreciate it!
Title: Re: Installing floor boxes
Post by: Mike Pyle on April 19, 2019, 02:28:30 pm
I'm not sure if this goes here or in "The Marketplace" but if someone could message me a dealer to contact for Ace or FSR products I'd appreciate it!

I'm an ACE dealer. mike@audiopyle.com
Title: Re: Installing floor boxes
Post by: Frank DeWitt on April 26, 2019, 08:07:56 pm
When we remodeled our platform we removed and discarded all the floor boxes.  Instead we ran wood trenchs under the floor (a plywood cover across the bottom of two joists).  About ever 10 feet or where needed we have a removable cover about 16 in square with a small “mouse hole” along one edge.  This gives us tremendous versatility. We can run new snakes or cables at any time.  The only thing permanent is a AC outlet under each cover.  (Run in conduit with hot and neutral twisted.  Each cover is covered with carpet that matches the floor so from the pews they are invisible.  We have had this setup for two years and are very pleased with it.  A unexpected benefit is that when cleaning up for something like a wedding we can put cables and DI boxes and other things in the whole without disconnecting them.  It makes Sunday setup easier.