Replacement Backdrop Frame

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Replacement Backdrop Frame

Posted by Manica Pierrette on Feb 28, 2019 6:40 pm

Hi everyone,
 
We have had this backdrop frame for quite a few years and it has finally broken apart. I haven't been able to find its exact replacement (or a similar) one online and I'm not sure where it was purchased. I've attached a picture to see if anyone has a vendor to recommend. I don't like how our current backdrop looks on our pipe and drape kits. Thanks!

Manica Pierrette
Coordinator of Events
University of West Georgia
mpierret@westga.edu
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Re: Replacement Backdrop Frame

Posted by William Tourville on Mar 1, 2019 10:08 am

Manica,

We had the same problem. Then we purchased a complete section of piping (pipe and drape). It's really great. versatile (use for hanging things etc...) .  little more costly, but worthit. Can be a little heavier and bulky to transport, but worth it.
Example:
https://www.eventdecordirect.com/catalog/1-panel-pipe-and-drape-kit-backdrop-8-feet-tall-non-adjustable-p-622.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiAzePjBRCRARIsAGkrSm6qMRM_V2jjbciJ7lwiX3i91wbx_a9sYI8_gPWZa-nNtk3qMLYG_isaAoSCEALw_wcB

Re: Replacement Backdrop Frame

Posted by Chris Jensen on Mar 1, 2019 2:41 pm

If you do pipe and drape, I would highly advise that it is the new style with the ball end that sits into the top of the upright.  Many places carry it as Pipe 2.0.  Rosebrand has really good pricing on hardware.

If the frame needs to be more rigid I would take a look at speed rail fittings and either use sleeves if you can deal with the thicker pipe diameter at the joints, or use ADA style for handrails which fit inside the pipe and expand.  Any rigid pipe work with them.

I have some whiteboards that I have built out of speed rail fitting and they are super strong compared to the typically rolling board.  Other places you may have seen speed rail and not noticed it is on things like rolling clothing racks.

Check out https://www.simplifiedbuilding.com/  Although not always the best prices it's easy to shop there, you can find them at other places like Global Industrial once you have an idea of what you want.

Chris