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Old 06-06-2011, 07:47 PM - Thread Starter
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Looks awesome Chad! I must have missed the equipment list besides the screen and projector. Please share! Thanks

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Well the equipment list has changed since I began this quest some time ago.....
But it's looking more like this:

Middle Atlantic Slim5-29, 29 space rack under the stairs
Currently using Yamaha RX-V2095, looking to replace with:
Pioneer VSX-1121-K ( Not Released yet hopefully mid late June )
LG 55LHX LED TV
2-sets Klipsch RF-7's main & rear speakers
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4-Klipsch bookshelf speakers for front and rear souround
1-Klipsch KV-4 Center but also have:
2-Klipsch RB-35's for split center channel ( could use either )
Panasonic BD-35 Blu-Ray player
Mitsubishi HS-HD2000U digital VCR ( had it for a few years )
Motorola HD Digital Cable Box, non dvr-unit
Will have room in AV rack for Emotiva XPA-5 If needed
Thinking will have a 5.1 set-up, not sure until trying it out....

Considering Panasonic AE4000U Projector & Seymour AV, 138" 2.35:1 electric AT screen, after current configuration is complete.....

Custom HTPC made by me with dual Ceton Quad HD tuner Cards
Makes 8 available HD tuners available where I can use
6 Linksys Media center Extenders to 6 tv's, and have 2 tuners for DVR, 4 - 1 terabyte hard drives for dvr / storage...

Linksys DMA-2100 Media Center Extenders, for 5 TV's in the house, no need for any HD cable boxes at any other tv's other than AV rack ( main TV )
whole house Giga-bit network, netgear 24 port gigabit managed network switch, Qwest 20 megabit DSL
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:50 PM - Thread Starter
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Looks like you used a "orange peel" texture on the ceiling, correct? I really love that finish. I did that for my ceiling as well. They are starting to use a slightly heavier texture of the orange peel on walls around here in some of the new builds. I really like it, changes it up a bit from just the flat expanse of the walls. Like it much better than any of the other textures for the ceiling. Looking good!

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Hey RT!!
Well the Drywall contractor I used called this " Knock-Down " texture, where they sprayed popcorn, and just flattened it. I'm taking care in painting it, where I hope not to loose any more of the effect you can see, as it's not that thick of a texture, lot's of painting to finish over the next day or two, then I have over 800 to 900 feet of tile, and stone to do, t hat's family room, bedroom, bathroom floor & shower, fireplace stone......
I may need some oxygen after this weekend...
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I'd do a 7.2 setup and forget the 5.1. Didn't see what you have for sub's, but you are definitely going to want to have 2 of them. Did you wire for rear surround backs?
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I'd do a 7.2 setup and forget the 5.1. Didn't see what you have for sub's, but you are definitely going to want to have 2 of them. Did you wire for rear surround backs?

Well, each RF-7 has dual 10" woofers, that's 8- 10" woofers just with floor standing speakers, one set RF-7's in front, and one in back, and a RSW-12 powered 12" sub in front to the right.
Yes, I ran speaker wire in the walls for surrounds in front and rear, I did run two co-ax wires front left and right for two subs....

I'm considering the Pioneer VSX-1121-K, because of how much features vs price, THX certified, and integrated iPad / iPhone control, but only 110 watts/channel, this receiver is only re-order at amazon right now, pioneer not released it yet.... But if we compared the 1121-K pioneer to the Yamaha RX-A3000, I could save over a grand going with the 1121-K, but the A3000 is 140 watts per channel tho vs 110 with the 1121-k...
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Hey RT!!
Well the Drywall contractor I used called this " Knock-Down " texture, where they sprayed popcorn, and just flattened it. I'm taking care in painting it, where I hope not to loose any more of the effect you can see, as it's not that thick of a texture, lot's of painting to finish over the next day or two, then I have over 800 to 900 feet of tile, and stone to do, t hat's family room, bedroom, bathroom floor & shower, fireplace stone......
I may need some oxygen after this weekend...
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Two other good looking textures include 1) fogging the ceiling. No paint required!! 2) two tone, paint flat ceiling then knock down texture it. The later is what we did.


I recently painted 600 sq ft, my that took a while with just a 9" roller. May I suggest a WIDE roller, 12" +
. And yea, with that much paint, you will need O2.

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Two other good looking textures include 1) fogging the ceiling. No paint required!! 2) two tone, paint flat ceiling then knock down texture it. The later is what we did.


I recently painted 600 sq ft, my that took a while with just a 9" roller. May I suggest a WIDE roller, 12" +
. And yea, with that much paint, you will need O2.

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Hey Killer,

Yea, your right on with using a 12" roller, I should have bought those, I have over 1100 sq ft to paint, using a 9" roller, I use to have a wagner power painter, I lost some of the parts of it, which would have been rock solid of a choice, other than having to use some thinner, but spray painting worked out great before. Thanks!
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OK, updates:
Electrical Final was complete two weeks ago, all 700 square feet of tile was complete last week, trying to finish up with my basement bathroom new toilet / vanity, still have two weeks wait for custom ordered solid core, 4-panel, finished painted doors, pics of current state:
Bathroom Shower:




Main Family Room:


Looking back towards Bar area:


Basement bedroom / office / workout room:


Looking out towards walk-in-closet and family room:


Starting to hook up all QS-RG6 and all Shielded CAT6 lines, for 24 port managed giga-bit switch, just need a custom door to cover entire opening:


Finishing stone for fireplace in the next week, the box out of alder for the LG 55 LHX being mounted above the fireplace, and some wall treatments are going to be needed, I already have the cables in the ceiling for the Panasonic AE5000 projector ( when available ) and considering a 120 CIH screen, everything is in the ceiling for later on, getting this done to a certain point, and city inspection complete!, then we can add more goodies later this fall......
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Chad,

Incredible progress!

But since you didn't ask, I'd completely re-do your basement an entirely different way, and of course not put any electronics above your fireplace!

Just wanted to bring back some fond old memories!


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Old 07-11-2011, 06:47 AM - Thread Starter
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You dirty dog! LOL!!! I know, I'm such an idot, muhahahahahaha....
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Hanes that was perfect.....sniper on the loose....

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Well here's the new vanity, granite will be here by Friday, all my solid core 4 panel doors are here, picking them up tomorrow, with a new Thomasville dining room table and 8 chairs.....

We will see how the weekend goes, should have the stone done, vanity done, toilet done, door's done, and all the base done, depending on a few things, ( I'm just like the rest of you, leaving an option for maybe not exactly right then ) LOL!

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Your cruising... Looking really good.
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Looks good, however did I not see some of this progress posted already in someone else's thread? Hmmmm......what a great idea. Posting progress in two different threads makes it look like you're doing more work and getting more work done! Genius!

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HEY RT!!! Dual progress threads!!! LMAO!!

Well I could not resist, broke-in the new shower, and I must say, wow, may never leave the basement ever again, Doe!


I picked up a slightly but hardly used Thomasville Dining Set, cherry, 8 chairs, two leafs, extends out to 115" deep, seats 8, bought for 550 bucks.....


Trying out the existing Middle atlantic rails, with-out the need for the slim 5 whole unit....
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Trying out the existing Middle atlantic rails, with-out the need for the slim 5 whole unit....

So it looks like you can work on the rack wiring and take care of, umm, other needs at the same time .
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Outfitted as is that rack can definitely handle a large load! Nice touch!

But is that a TV above the fireplace?

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This is one of the most entertaining threads I've come across in a while! I'm just curious, were you laughing hysterically when you posted that pic of the TV sitting on the fireplace.

I've never seen anyone load test a rack with a toilet before, either. Nice touch!

Great work BTW! Love the tile.

Dude, are you made of leprechauns? Cause that was awesome!

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Outfitted as is that rack can definitely handle a large load! Nice touch!

But is that a TV above the fireplace?

Whats wrong with that 10" Tube TV?, at least it's glass, LOL!

You better get your swim suit ready, I'm gonna use you for a dunk tank volunteer at my Chad'Fest Party, get ready, your gonna work the Dunk Tank!
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Whats wrong with that 10" Tube TV?, at least it's glass, LOL!

You better get your swim suit ready, I'm gonna use you for a dunk tank volunteer at my Chad'Fest Party, get ready, your gonna work the Dunk Tank!

It's just ... well, you probably didn't know that electronics and fireplaces don't mix.

As for working the Dunk Tank at Chad Fest, I'm pretty sure I have all the necessary equipment, although I was fired from my last dunk tank gig for some reason.



When is your big shin dig again? I'm away on vacation the middle of August.

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Chad my question is does Middle Atlantic make a custom RSH faceplate for your particular model of toilet?

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Chad my question is does Middle Atlantic make a custom RSH faceplate for your particular model of toilet?

Just send them the dimensions (or ship the toilet to them) and they'll make one.
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Very true ^ but the cost to ship will get ya.

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Very true ^ but the cost to ship will get ya.

I didn't think cost was an issue... It sounds like a crappy project though.
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It's just ... well, you probably didn't know that electronics and fireplaces don't mix.

That's what insurance claims are for..... I had my basement designed from a Mystic Snapper's Audio Video Interiors... With many years of experiements, I mean experience..... muhahahahah....

You didn't even comment on my new Dining room table and chairs......

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As for working the Dunk Tank at Chad Fest, I'm pretty sure I have all the necessary equipment, although I was fired from my last dunk tank gig for some reason.

When is your big shin dig again? I'm away on vacation the middle of August.

Well, I'm gonna miss my big fireworks show this year, my best friends 40th b-day party is on the same night, Aug 20th, so this year, I will miss the big fireworks show, my Chad'fest will be in later Sept, gonna push for the bar to be finished, then it's partay time.......

I'm pretty confident that everything could be rapped up in about two weeks or so, gonna go visit my dad, and play some golf, I need to get out of here for a couple of days....

When I started this thread, I made the mistake on creating a thread " Need Some Advice " Rather " Watch My All In One Basement / Entertainment room " Thread.....


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This is one of the most entertaining threads I've come across in a while! I'm just curious, were you laughing hysterically when you posted that pic of the TV sitting on the fireplace.

I've never seen anyone load test a rack with a toilet before, either. Nice touch!

Great work BTW! Love the tile.

Yea, I wanted to spread some laughter here, I new I would get something on the 10" tube tv, LOL!

I did not have any room in the toilet area, so I put it in the av rack area, till I'm ready to install the toilet, I new you guys would love the sight of that....

Thanks, appreciate the compliments! I'm doing all of this just to dress it up and sell it next summer, and buy or build another house, for a major theater next time around....

I made the mistake on creating a thread called " Need Some home Theater Advice " when I have an all-in-one, family room / entertainment room rather a " real theater "
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more excitement to come later tonight.... PG-13 rated of course.....
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Oh, No, 7 moths have past! HANES! This is your fault!

OOPS, That should have said, 4 months, talk about me being blind!
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Oh, No, 7 moths have past! HANES! This is your fault!


What?!? Wasn't there some update to come later that was PG-13 or something some months back.

Sheesh, I'm a patient man but COME ON ALREADY!


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What?!? Wasn't there some update to come later that was PG-13 or something some months back.

Sheesh, I'm a patient man but COME ON ALREADY!


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Yea, I totally forgot to get back here, been very busy, trying to get some pics up here in the next week or so....

Been so busy, was not able to have a toga party that I wanted, kind'of been a dissipointment, but starting to re-do the upstairs living room and kitchen now, been making up some jigs and fixtures to start building all new kitchen cabinets....

How you been RT?
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