Esto Connectors

BackinTime
I am looking at builing a light weight booth that I can haul in a large SUV. Has anybody done any business with Esto connectors? I like the idea of them breaking apart in panels

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  • Mike
    I think you'll find that these connectors wear over time and become lose.
    My current booths are made of 80/20 extrusion and EPVC panels and break down into a 36" x 36" x 18" stack.
  • Lucktech Photobooths
    I used 80/20 extrusion (quick frame) series and it uses Esto connectors. I like them.
  • BackinTime
    I was thinking of their quick release connector
  • LorneChesal
    I was thinking of their quick release connector



    I think you should add to the strength of those with cross bracing. By themselves they are pivot points. True for any connector of that type. The rigidity of the plastic piece is the key to the structure's stability. The weakest link in your chain as it were.

    That's why you'll hear about how they loosen over time.
  • Mike
    @BackinTime I was going to recommend at a minimum getting those. Looking at that type of setup for another project. There are a few lower cost alternatives to Esto. I'll see if I can find my list.
  • airmoses83
    Has anyone used one of these systems from etso?http://www.estoconnectors.com/index.php/assemblies/thumbs/category/category-1/I cant come up with a booth design so firgured I may just bite the bullet and get one of these.
  • Unknown
    Hey Mike,

    I got my quote in from a local 8020 distributor and the quote came back at $1795, a little more than the $1200 we estimated during our meeting last week. This included ABS Haircell panels. $200 or more was in cutting fees. Is this a good price?
  • epicpartybooth
    Backintime,

    I must throw my experience at this post as I have used esto parts in all my builds. I will tell you that if you build them right they will never come loose because the panels holds the frame together not the connector. The connectors are very tough and I have not been able to break one. I chose to build my own frames out of raw parts and tubing vs. the kits. I have not used the panel system, because I am looking for setup speed vs. what vehicle I can fit the unit in. My latest build, the one I sell, is a combination of esto and custom parts that fits in an suv or minivan and sets up in less than 5 minutes. see here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqIpHVFoIbM



    Before this year, the booth on the front page of my website had been in operation for three years without a framing problem whatsoever. see www.epicpartybooth.com My second build has been going strong over two years see https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=485655638150033&set=a.134329989949268.20312.130415010340766&type=1&relevant_count=1



    8020 does not have quite the range of connector parts, like pre drilled three ways for the feet.



    Thanks

    Jason Soles @ www.epicpartybooth.com
  • Miller
    A lot of interesting information for photographers is on http://weedit.photos/ good luck!
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