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nightmareproductionz
07-03-2012, 10:56 AM
Anyone have some they can share? This will be the first year our haunt will utilize them and the online video I found uses a method I'm not totally fond of. I'm looking for plans using the quick release latch on top.

I'm sure I could figure it out, but a headstart never hurt.

Thanks!

Frightener
07-03-2012, 12:00 PM
I'm a weekly follower of Allen's channel, Stiltbeast Studios (just youtube search it) , but he doesn't have a drop panel inst. yet.

Try this channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/HauntItYourself/videos?query=drop

Hope this helps.

Dewayne

deathstaste
07-03-2012, 06:18 PM
http://www.diynetwork.com/halloween-fright-house-secrets-revealed/show/index.html somewhere around the 7 min mark but the whole thing is worth a watch

Allen H
07-03-2012, 10:04 PM
LOL I worked on that build. Cassandras was a blast to work at. I mostly just painted the facade and some other stuff but it was a great time. If you need a qucik video clearly showing the gate latch and how to set it up I can knock one of those out for you. just reply here and I will make the vid.

sean
07-03-2012, 10:16 PM
Night latch....works perfect for the release mechanism

Allen H
07-03-2012, 10:43 PM
Sean,
can you find a jpeg online of what you are refering to as a "night latch" I have always used a gate latch and love to try new stuff.

fearforyourlife
07-04-2012, 01:40 PM
Drop portrait is something I need too! Do you make a special room for the people in it or do they stand on the outside of the walls (exterior of the house)

Allen H
07-04-2012, 03:25 PM
I like a small closet type room that can have two or three drop windows into different parts of the haunt.

rfsystems
07-04-2012, 04:44 PM
http://www.diynetwork.com/halloween-fright-house-secrets-revealed/show/index.html somewhere around the 7 min mark but the whole thing is worth a watch

Great video..

sean
07-04-2012, 11:42 PM
Sean,
can you find a jpeg online of what you are refering to as a "night latch" I have always used a gate latch and love to try new stuff.

We came across some old doors and a few of them had the locks already on them so we put them in use. It was free and I've been called thrifty ;)......very quick set up

http://image.made-in-china.com/2f0j00PvCaeBgMJQup/Rim-Cylinder-Night-Latch-564YP-.jpg

sean
07-04-2012, 11:43 PM
If it was up to me, I'd have drop portaits all over the place. Great for extra actors and if they are left unused..no big deal.
.....Wait a MINUTE!!! It IS up to me :/

BrotherMysterio
07-05-2012, 03:06 AM
I like a small closet type room that can have two or three drop windows into different parts of the haunt.

Extension off the Central Corridor, perhaps?

C.