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10-27-2011, 10:36 AM
For this years haunt at the Hex House I built some tipping barrels.
http://youtu.be/ieCOiLXAo1gEach of these barrels are 55 gal. They are bolted together and attached to cables to make sure the patrons don't get a head ache. They are stationed on top of a 8 foot wall. I built an upright behind the wall to support it and several more if needed (it had to be strong). The bottom of the barrels has a 2 inch thick wooden base. This base is attached to the hinges that you see close up in this video:
http://youtu.be/J5RCAr8nN-Q There is a cable to the far right that holds counter-weights. This cable runs over a metal rod that is actually guiding pully-style. This is my first attempt at this effect and I used pneumatics from Fright Props to get it running. I tried to get a video of the controls but it was too dark.
http://youtu.be/8SpvShmuaIc I will make another video with a walk trough later. Hope you like it.

Here are some behind the scenes views:

11-04-2011, 09:05 PM
Neat idea! Thanks for sharing! I would love to see this in action, I bet it got a lot of scares!