Will Unistrut support five digital menu boards?

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Hi all,

I want to install digital menu boards in my fish and chip shop. The shop is 5m wide and has a suspended ceiling so my plan is to fit two parallel lengths of uni strut above the suspended ceiling and fix five ceiling brackets from it, the total load will be under 50Kg along the two 5m lengths.

Will the uni strut support this without sagging in the middle as there is no way to brace it at the mid point without using some kind of wire suspension which I would like to avoid.

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You are mounting it above the suspended ceiling, why can't you just fix it in the same way? If you don't like wire use 6mm studding and brackets.
I have had a look at Unistrut's site ( http://www.unistrut.co.uk/index.php?part=P5500T&M1=Support Systems&M2=Single and Double Channel )and as far as I can see, even if you can get it in 5/6m long the loading curves only go up to 3m, i.e. They expect more then just end fixings.
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What do you mean month it in the same way? The actual roof is very high and it's not practical to get up there with the suspended ceiling in place.
 
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The suspended ceiling is 2.55m and I would say it's about the same above the ceiling
 
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So not particularly long drop from the ceiling to the suspended ceiling grid. I'd suggest removing part of the suspended ceiling grid to give you access to the ceiling, install brackets onto the ceiling above the installation location and then threaded bar long enough to penetrate the ceiling tiles attached to the mount points on your menu boards. While you're doing that you can lay in the power connectors/data cables for the boards at the same time.
 
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So not particularly long drop from the ceiling to the suspended ceiling grid. I'd suggest removing part of the suspended ceiling grid to give you access to the ceiling, install brackets onto the ceiling above the installation location and then threaded bar long enough to penetrate the ceiling tiles attached to the mount points on your menu boards. While you're doing that you can lay in the power connectors/data cables for the boards at the same time.

That's not possible because it's a vaulted ceiling. I could screw another piece of strut to the roof though and use cables to support the lower strut as 5m is quite a long length.
 
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If you know a welder, get him to weld a bit of studding to each end of a piece of rebar (4m long). Now you have a piece of 6m long studding! Getting it fixed it into the right place will be difficult.
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That's not possible because it's a vaulted ceiling. I could screw another piece of strut to the roof though and use cables to support the lower strut as 5m is quite a long length.

With a vaulted ceiling just use different length of threaded bar - it's a standard way of hanging lots of equipment.

If it makes it easier then use lengths of chain from brackets on the ceiling
 

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