PUL-4 Mounting Options
The PUL-4 has a sleeve up inside the back
that accepts a 1-1/2" steel pipe. ScoreTronics includes with the
scoreboard a one-foot long piece of 1-1/2" pipe that slides up inside this
sleeve, called a mounting pipe. The top of the ScoreTronics mounting pipe has a notch
that engages with a pin up inside the scoreboard that prevents the scoreboard from
rotating in the wind. The bottom of the
mounting pipe is threaded to accept user-supplied 1-1/2" pipes and fittings.
Pole or Standard Mounting: If
your field allows it, the most convenient method of mounting the scoreboard is
to permanently set a six foot tall pipe in the ground at the field, and screw
the ScoreTronics supplied mounting pipe to the top of this pipe. You then
just slide the scoreboard onto this pipe for the event, and slide it off at the
end of the day. Make sure to pad the pipe or locate in a place where
players won't collide with it.
Tripod mounting: A substantial
tripod is recommended for the PUL-4 to prevent tipping in the wind.
ScoreTronics offers a suitable tripod for outdoor use on grass, sand, and soil. This
tripod is based on a surveyor's tripod, and it includes all the necessary
adapters. When this tripod is ordered, a lightweight aluminum version of the ScoreTronics mounting
provided instead of the normal steel one to save weight carried to the field.
Wall Mounting: The included
mounting pipe can be attached to a user-supplied 1-1/2" elbow, nipple, and
wall flange (available at local hardware stores), and the wall flange is fastened to the wall with screws.
Table Top Use: The scoreboard
can be placed on a table top. The PUL-4 will stand on its own on a flat
surface, but can be made much more stable in this application if a length of
1-1/2" PVC pipe is inserted into the internal sleeve to support the rear of
the unit as a third support. The indoor tripod adapter sleeve, which comes
with the indoor tripod and is available separately, works well for this purpose.
Floor or Ground Placement: Operating a portable scoreboard on the floor or the ground is not recommended because of the poor visibility of this situation. Spectators and players often block the view. The same problem occurs with an easel that holds the scoreboard at three feet. Units this low are also subject to scuffing and damage from spectators. The best height for a portable scoreboard is at least five to six feet off the ground.
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