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  1. Default Drop Panel Question? 
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    We have been using drop panels for 4 years and when they slam they take a beating. I was wondering what everyone uses for the drop panel track? Thanks
     

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    We used some garage door track and built the frame to mount the rollers to. Just have to make sure everything is tight fitting to keep it from jumping off. Its worked pretty well so far...

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    lol, still the old fashioned 2x4 with plywood here
    Like a midget at a urinal, you gotta be on your toes

    http://www.wellstownshiphauntedhouse.com
     

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    We are also using the old school plywood and wood tracks. We tried cabinet drawer tracks but they get ruined and come off the track later at night. How do you make it slide so easy on the wood any special tips, tricks? Thanks
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by HauntedDeadEnd View Post
    We are also using the old school plywood and wood tracks. We tried cabinet drawer tracks but they get ruined and come off the track later at night. How do you make it slide so easy on the wood any special tips, tricks? Thanks
    loose fit, lay it on the lower lip and pull it back to release. Other way is a dead bolt lock, again, with a loose fit....depending on what side of the wall you are on
    Like a midget at a urinal, you gotta be on your toes

    http://www.wellstownshiphauntedhouse.com
     

  6. Default use... 
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    C-channel steel for the tracks...
     

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    We use aluminum C channel and MDF for the slide panel. Holds up great slides fast and you get a nice big bang.
    http://darkscares.com/

     

  8. Default Drawer sliders here 
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    We use heavy duty drawer slides, but we do need to repair the panels every two or three years. The drop panel splits, or something else breaks, but the drawers hinges have worked surprisingly well. I do have to warn my actors not to put their chin directly over the panel when it drops. They have a tendency to bounce back up and hit them square in teh chin! LOL
    Travis "Big T" Russell
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    Big T Productions Inc

    Owner and Operator of "The Plague" and "Camp Nightmare"

    Customer Quote of the year: "Damn, I pissed myself"
     

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