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post #151 of 177 Old 01-27-2010, 04:21 AM
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If the pics look fuzzy, its because I did not even attempt to focus or zoom the image, I had not read that far in the manual and I did not want to mess around.



Um. Grab lens, twist, repeat until image is size you want and in focus.

If you need to read your manual to figure that out, we might be related.

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post #152 of 177 Old 01-27-2010, 07:32 AM - Thread Starter
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I seriously did not want to touch anything or mess around, I just want to confirm that it functioned. I know very little about the day to day workings of projectors and thought the zoom and focus may have been motorized like a digital camera.
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Watched Cars again for the little guy, and then played GT5 TT Demo and Uncharted followed by some Dark Knight.

Here is some pics (focused and zoomed this time, but still with the same crappy camera).











Did some more insulation last night and the night before, nothing worth taking pics of.
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Dude,

Those screen shots are looking good!
Now put that PJ back in the box and get a good grip on the tools

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Dude,

Those screen shots are looking good!
Now put that PJ back in the box and get a good grip on the tools

:-)

Have you looked at the title of this thread.....

No worries it is back in the box and we got the rest of the freezer room insulated today. Back to watching the 40" Sony
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Some proof that I have not been totally procrastinating.....





BTW for reference the screen pics above are approximately 120" on a wall in my living room. The previous ones (Cars etc.) were about 140-150".
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I had the first electrical contractor in last night, not too many surpirses and he had some good ideas. Mention of screen and projector outlets etc. did not phase him so things should be good in that respect.

Got to get in some competitive quotes and see what I am dealing with price wise.
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Spent a lot of time in the basement this weekend. I finished the freezer room which is almost the END of the wall framing.





I also cut out the access panel based on the dimensions I had marked on the wall.



I was pleasantly surprised to find it was bang on!



I would have got more done this weekend if I had better tools, that red saw took for ever to cut out the access panel!

All that is left to do frame the back of the laundry room and the top or the laundry door jamb. After that it is all bulkheads, then on to plumbing, electrical, insulation and drywall (it sounds like a lot more when you type it out)
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I feel real stupid. I looked at the picture before I read your comment and I was saying to myself "what kind a saw is that and how the hell did he cut a access panel with it" then i realized it a a toy.... then I read you comment.

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I feel real stupid.

My work here is done.

Kidding. My son thought it was great that we had a "trap door", he kept lifting the platon flap and knocking on the wood panel.


I only got asked 4 times over the weekend if we could watch "Cars on the 'Jector'"
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Started on the laundry area last night, moved the washer to its original location only to find out there was no fittings for the hoses and the drain pipe was not even glued. So I am going to try to get the walls framed and plumbing done tomorrow.

Cut the pipes tonight, drained, and soldered caps (first time plumber, I have assisted but first solo mission).



Cut the sump connection, it is steady -10 here so not so worried about a thaw in the next few days.



Removed the old insulation and started with the foam board.

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Ok, so after two weeks of sloooowly working on the Laundry area, it is back to semi functioning order. I still need to install the Back-up sump pump and hook the main one back up (which I should do soon as the amount of snow we got in the last week is ridiculous).



I am going to put a small bulkhead across the top to hide piping etc. and maybe pickup some cheap or used cupboards to put over the washer/dryer which would hide the vent.
I still need to find a recessed gas valve similar to the washer hook up.
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Soooo April's fools day is tomorrow. I am glad to say it was 20 degrees today and sunny. Very little chance of flood tomorrow

I should be getting into electrical soon. I just need to finish some bulkheads.

I built another loft in the garage last weekend so I could make room and move everything non-essential out of the basement to get ready for insulation and drywall.

I will post pics once I have something worth taking pictures of.
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Happy anniversary !!!!

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Thanks! I pleased to say that it was completely uneventful, I went downstairs and no surprises this year!!

25 degrees today and I am wearing shorts! Global warming wins again
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I have had very little chance to update, but there is work being done! Hall way ceiling bulkheads are 60% done. Potlights are up in the theatre area. The majority of the clutter in the basement has been moved to the recently cleaned out garage.

We have been busy trying to get everything ready for the twins. Sold the wifes car, but have not found a van as of yet.

Bought a Tripplite UPS for the PJ last week, and sold my old Sony Reciever. I put my Marantz AV550 up on kijiji and craigslist (although for the price I am still considering keeping the remote).
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Soooo, I did a big long post and it failed to load so this will be the short version...

Got the pot lights up in the theater, put the nails in half so I could possibly move them, which I think I will (slightly closer to the walls, maybe 6" farther apart).





Framed the ceiling in the hallway then decided (with the help of my friend Paul) that the hallway pots should line up exactly with each other so we notched the framing and modified the pot lights brackets.

Before:


After:



Random picture of the "beast" while I wait for pictures to upload




Installed the wall outlets around the theater (approx every 6 ft = a bit overkill)



More to follow.....
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Well I have been busy......

New Stereo System brought home today!!


































Forget 7.1 our family has 2.0 now (actual it is 6.0 to be exact)
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For some reason progress has slowed down?


Last weekend I managed (with alot of help from my friend Paul) to reroute the exhaust from our kitchen range, which the previous owner had vented down to the basement and out through the side of the house. It did not vent at all but allowed cold air into the range/microwave in the winter. I have since removed the old vent which allows me to go with a smaller bulk head in the Office downstairs.

This weekend me and dad went to town on the basement and cleaned and put down the OSB around the sump area.

I will update with some pics soon.
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Basement is alot cleaner now, got most of the clutter out. Bathroom pocket door is in and the ceiling framing is under way.



Plumbing is next, and then finishing the electrical. So busy with the twins, but I need to get this finished to save my sanity.
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So.....first of all.... I am alive.

The twins are doing great.


The basement is very neglected.

I have however, rerouted the exhuast from my kitchen through the garage which allowed me to remove the venting from the basement.


Replaced a faulty water spout that allowed me to finish insulating the surrounding area. Finished all the supply plumbing in the bathroom. Blocked and insulated the heating vents that the builder put into the garage (model home, they heated the sales area in the garage). Finished the flooring around the sump pump. Installed exhaust fan in the bathroom. Finished framing the bulkheads.

Next is finishing the electrical, insulation and drywall should be done by the time the girls are 7 or so.
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Nice thread! I'm a bachelor so I can only imagine how little ones would make any projects come to a screaming halt!

FYI....GT5 was released last week, sooooooo I don't think you made that deadline, although GT5 tried their best to help you make it! haha

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Thanks, I just changed my tag after seeing it pop up when I posted in the most recent Flood thread.

I have put in most of the outlets and pulled all the 14/2 for the wall outlets in the theater. I put in supports for the future/possible wall mount flat panel. Screwed down half the sub floor.

On a side note, my best friend Paul dropped by yesterday with my Christmas present.....GT5 Collector's edition, Logitech G25 Steering Wheel, and Wheel Stand Pro! Yikes!!! That is so not going to help my progress!

In February the wife and kids are going to Nicaragua for the month which should free me up to do some work!!!
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Are you planning to tapcon down the OSB? or Just the walls?

I went with delta FL (similar to platon), and I followed manufacturer instructions to tapcon down every 2' along the board edge of the boards.

My tips for anyone reading/considering this.

1) Rent a real hammer drill with an SDS bit. Takes seconds to drill a hole instead of minutes. Quieter too.
2) Get an impact driver to drive the tapcon... works way better.
3) Get a can of compressed air. When you finish drilling the hole, blow it out. I was snapping the tapcons left and right before I started doing this, haven't broken a single one since.
4) Use the smallest tapcons possible!
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Jevehn,

Thanks for the tips on the tapcons, I am using 2 1/4" tapcons for the floor but I have been using my cord less hammerdrill. I have been screwing down the main walk ways and then working my way out where ever there is up and down movement in the subfloor. It does take a while, I will look into what the rental will cost vs. my time. I have an impact driver, I will try that out instead of the drill I was using. I have been vacuuming out the holes after one very frustrating afternoon breakiing off tapcons (did a search on AVS when I could not remember the solution I had read earlier).
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It has been along time but I finally have some progress worth posting!

Projector support and insulation


Pocket doors in






AND....FINALLY......DRYWALL!!!!

Stairs


Office


Theater




Screen Wall


AV Rack


Hall from the theater


Bathroom


More info to come, just thought I would update while I could!!
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