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How high can I install an aluminium sign?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by solantis, May 16, 2019.

  1. solantis

    solantis Member

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    I need to install a 3m x 3m aluminum frame with stretched PVC about 6m high. I intend using coach screws to bolt them to the wall. Would there be any negatives to this approach as someone mentioned that aluminium should not be installed that high?
     
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    letterman7 Very Active Member

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    No reason at all you can't install aluminum that high. Skyscrapers have aluminum on them. As long as it's secure to the wall, why not? I'm not quite following your terminology with 'stretched' and 'coach screws' though..
     
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  3. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    Yea, the lingo isn't familiar, but no reason a sign that is constructed and installed correctly can't go at any height
     
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    the location tag list South Africa, so I am assuming it is a language difference
    http://blog.mutualscrew.com/2015/07/07/what-are-coach-screws/

    the mention of stretched PVC, makes me think of banner.

    as mentioned the frame MUST BE SECURE
    if you are using a "banner" material again make sure it is secure, also make sure the wind cannot get behind the material creating a sail with wind drag
     
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    Just curious what the rationale was for not putting aluminum at a certain height. Is it that the air is too thin and the aluminum gets hypoxic?
     
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  6. Johnny Best

    Johnny Best Very Active Member

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    6m is only about 20' so putting a aluminum frame with a banner on the wall would not be a problem.
     
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  7. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    coach screws. lol.
    that's a first for me, but my first guess was that it was another term for Carriage Screw/Bolt. ...and I was right!
     
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    Johnny Best Very Active Member

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    When I first saw coach screw my mind went to Roy Rogers and Dale Evens getting it on in the stagecoach, or Matt Dillon and Kitty.
     
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    Lag screw

    Lag screws, also called lag bolts
    Lag screws (US) or coach screws (UK, Australia, and New Zealand) (also referred to as lag bolts or coach bolts,
     
  10. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    How high can an aluminum sign be? How many gummies can it eat? Then you'll get your answer.
     
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  11. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    Beat me to it!
    Though I was going to recommend avoiding installing aluminum signs if you're high enough to see sounds and taste colors...

    I can see Cheech and Chong working just like my guys on a bucket truck. One yelling from the ground, 'It's me, Dave", the other answering without looking, "Dave's not here man..."
     
  12. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    I'm surprised at the amount of ppl here that do that stuff...then again they are "sign artists" and artists have been known to be a little dopey.
     
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