Got the landscape fabric on the ceiling in the theater room. Now just have get it put up in the sitting room and then rent the insulation blower and buy about 30 bags of cellulose loose insulation and get busy, maybe next weekend...
Why celulose insulation blown in on the ceilings? The goal is density. It almost defeats the point of the double drywall since you've already got several "holes" in the room. The AV cabinet would be my first point out of a gaping hole. Wood likes to resonate.
Otherwise beautiful fireplace, i love the stone look. Are you worried about vibration from the glass at all?
The main reason for the cellulose is to separate the basement from upstairs. I did the cellulose and double drywall with green glue on the ceiling in the guest bedroom behind the HT and it is amazing how it separates and isolates the sound. Standing in this room your ears have a slight ring because it's so quite. You can still hear base tones and kids jumping upstairs but voices and almost all other noise is cancelled. The back side of the AV cabinet will be layered with Roxul and dd/green glue. I know it's not a perfectly sealed off HT area, but it should be better then straight single layer drywall.
The fireplace is in a separate room from the HT, so I'm hoping the glass doesn't vibrate, plus this is a sealed glass front fireplace with rope insulation that cushions/seals the glass, so I doubt it will be a problem.
Got the framing finished above the double daylight window, all the little corners and edges have to be framed so you're not hunting around to find a solid place for drywall screws, nothing like getting a ceiling piece of drywall above you're head and can't get the screws to sink!
Also finished most of the landscape fabric in the sitting room. The goal was to rent the insulation blower over the long Labor Day weekend, but never got around to it. Oh well, there's always next weekend.
Hey quick question on the rack you are building since I am doing to do a DIY rack too. You drilled holes for shelf pegs, did you have a jig to do that, or just careful measurement? Also, how do you plan to make the shelves? I've been trying to figure out an inexpensive, yet still nice looking DIY rack.
For the peg holes I made a jig out if a piece if scrap plywood and used it for both rows of holes on both sides. Of course I haven't actually mounted the pins and shelves to see how level they turned out but I think they will be fine.
For the shelves I'm planning on plywood with 1/2 round molding in the front edge. Ill post pics when done.
Finally got the insulation blown into the floor joists....60 bags later. Here are a few pictures, the landscape fabric is bowed out quite a bit, but it's not packed all that tight, the drywall will push it back into place. The sound difference is quite noticeable, can't wait to get the double drywall and green glue up next!
I think it may have been a little more work going with blown vs. bats just cause of the extra step of stapling up fabric and renting the blower etc... The cellulose is pretty dense I think it probably does a better job of sound absorption than fiberglass but not as good as Roxul (it's much less itchy and irritating as well).
I've got 8 sheets of 12' drywall im gonna try to get hung tonight and then gotta get 20 more delivered to hopefully get ceilings done soon!
So I ordered a drywall lift off Ebay - free shipping and a great price, gotta love the power of the internet. 20 more sheets of 4'x12' drywall ordered for delivery tomorrow. $2 per sheet to have it carried and stacked in the basement - money well spent.
Got most of the media cabinet insulated tonight and some general cleanup completed. Should have most of the ceiling up this week - more pictures to come.
I need some advice on how to add cooling fans to my AV cabinet and not compromise the soundproof shell I've built around it. I basically built a 2x4 wall on all 5 sides and insulating with Roxul and DD/GG. Now I have to figure out how to install fans and still not allow sound to escape.
Here are a couple pictures of where it currently stands:
Back Side Door Open:
I'm thinking about making a U-shaped box that doubles back on itself and lining with acoustic sticky vinyl sheeting, with the fan a the end of the U, going along the principal that sound doesn't turn corners very well. Would have 1 fan pushing air into the bottom and 1 fan pulling heat out the top to encourage hot air to rise out the top of the cabinet.
Has anyone else encountered this scenario and how did you handle it????
Oh yea, I got a little bit of first layer drywall on the ceiling above the stage area:
My new best friend - what a head saver - best money I've ever spent I would highly recommend this Ebay seller this is one sturdy lift for $140 with free shipping - if anyone needs his ebay id let me know:
I'm 3/4 done with the green glue and 2nd layer drywall in the HT room, woohooo:
Does anyone have a good post on building a tension frame for use with Seymour fabric or similar. I thought I saw some great documented frame builds using bungee cord or similar, but now I can't find them for the life of me.
If anyone has any links, please post.