just bought a house and am in the process of planning out my home theater wife says i can go all out as long as our bills are paid on time and the man dont come and take it back...sooooo im gonna take a few pix today and you tell me where i should put this crap... ill be back later with the pix
ok heres some pix like i promised, heres the deal we have plenty of windows in our basement but she wants me to put the screen on the concrete wall because she thinks theres a leak by the other end of basement where one of the windows is...i dont believe that myself but i plan on sealing up that window and everything around it after i tear down all that paneling.... so any suggestions?
oh and yes, theres a slight slant as it goes down towards the window... and the space is about 13.6 inches across and oh say 25 feet long....or i can shorten it dont matter....just some ideas...
the stairs are in the way back behind the furnace in the one pic... bout 10-15 feet to be exact and yes the 13 is between the pillars and the wall, and the stupid paneling is held up with furing or whatever theyre called strips, with ugh....styrofoam behind them. the wife wants me to leave them up saying theres nothing wrong with paneling...i told her helll no!!!
Update... decided to move a couple of the posts out and down and re-enforce the beam making this baby 26ft long and 16ft wide... got my money today for it and will be starting construction soon!!!!! hopefully by the end of the week if not sooner
As a structural engineer myself, I would suggest you get a structural engineer in to make sure this idea of yours will work. Nothing ruins the experience of watching a movie more than having a house collapse on you.
i would think they are nailed together and if worse comes to worse we can always just leave the columns there and not do that the guy ive got doin this has built stuff like this in the past and is pretty knowledgeable bout this kinda stuff i trust him. plus were putting another board on the otherside and such but it will work just fine. in 2 months if it all comes down you can all say i told you so and ill post pix!
I think you mean he's bolting a steel flitch plate to the side of it?
This really isn't something you can do by eye. I would get a design professional to look at it. I think it can be pretty easily done, but you need to run the math. What thickness plate is he using? .125? .5?
A triple 2x10 should really do no more than 8 or 9 feet in the best of conditions. Of course, it depends on the design of the house and what your snow load is. Logically, you should be able to get more out of it with a steel plate, but who knows.
the steel is 3/8 inch thick so im pretty sure its going to work and like i said hes done stuff like this in the past and its worked well to date the load on the house is pretty evenly spaced and the bedrooms are right above the theater so theres hardly anything there to begin with.
yeah the pipe is isnt an issue right now maybe next year but the rack lol had to be redone a lil bit since we forgot about the glass that goes in it! lol anyways were going to make a access panel on the right side so i can get back there and tweak anything i need to after its all done