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4 foot by 5 foot hanging sign? Too big?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by signmeup, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    I have a customer that would like a double sided 5 foot wide by 4 foot long hanging sign made from HDU. This sounds a little large to me. Should I advise against it or full speed ahead? Anyone here do hanging signs this size?
     
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    jscarl Very Active Member

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    Is your Insurance paid up?
     
  3. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    I don't have to install it just supply the sign with "tabs to hang it from". My gut feeling is "Yikes! That's one big a$$ hanging sign!" Am I just being over sensitive? I guess if a tab breaks I'm up the creek eh?
     
  4. daveb

    daveb General Know-it-all

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    Interior or exterior? On exterior signs we usually build a 1''x1'' sq. tube steel or aluminum frame and sandwich it between two HDU panels. The one attached has been up seven years approx. 42''x5':thumb:
     

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  5. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Forgot to mention....the client is an Insurance company.
     
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    Is Ed Too Tall Jones, too tall? (sorry I couldn't resist, especially once you said it was an insurance company)

    Allen
     
  7. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    It can be done with a little planning. On it's own I wouldn't trust it but with some structural metal built into it yes. Also the design will dictate how that is going to be done.

    Here's a complicated piece I did about that same size using a combination of welded steel, PVC and HDU.
     

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  8. BlueFishDesigns

    BlueFishDesigns Very Active Member

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    I know that ARC sign! Some friends of mine own that place. Cool!
     
  9. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    It's a big rectangle.
    Those are nice signs you guys posted.
     
  10. petrosgraphics

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    it been said, use 2 hdu panels, with a frame, you can also sandwich 3/4" mdo plywood
    between 2 pieces of hdu... use both methods with great success, just depends on project
     
  11. 1leonchen

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    you can also sandwich 3/4" mdo plywood
    between 2 pieces of hdu.

    what petrosgraphics said works
     
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