Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northern Colorado
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I'm going to try to write down my weekend plans so that hopefully I get them all accomplished. The major work is tackling some framing to help with isolation. Right now I've got four framed walls, two of which of horizontally decoupled from the rest of the house (the two on the outside foundation walls). The other two I need to do something with. For the left wall, I'm going to build a staggered stud wall so as not to lose more than 1" of my 20' dimension. Also that wall doesn't have any mechanical to work around. On the bottom wall, I'm going to build a double stud wall with soffit. The soffit will be attached to the ceiling joists with DC04 clips. This will be my only truly decoupled wall, but all of the others will be laterally decoupled which I'm hoping will minimize sound transfer to the rest of the house.
Hopefully my DC04 clips show up today. bpape was kind enough to run them over to fedex on Wed since I couldn't find any locally. I forgot to mention earlier, but based on the advice of many forum members, I'm hiring bpape to do the design of the theater.
In addition to the framing work, I've got a bunch of other miscellaneous things that need to get worked on in the rest of the basement. It is frustrating when you have most of the big things done, but all the little things hold you up from being ready to drywall.
My father in law is coming up to help me work this weekend, so hopefully we'll accomplish everything on my list.