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The trick is getting the wife to go along with my idea. She just want to slap some paint on the walls and be done. She thinks I'm crazy when I told her about putting fabric on the walls.

I'm 29 and live in the city in a one floor condo currently, with my wife (together 6 years). No kids yet, one dog.

My wife could even do without my 5.1 setup. She really doesn't care at all. She knows I want a theater someday but I don't think she'll agree to it when that "someday" comes. I'm sure she'll say there's more important things to spend the money on, like our future kids, etc.

So I'll need to find a way to make some extra money before any thoughts of a theater can even emerge in a suburbian house someday
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I'm 29 and live in the city in a one floor condo currently, with my wife (together 6 years). No kids yet, one dog.

My wife could even do without my 5.1 setup. She really doesn't care at all. She knows I want a theater someday but I don't think she'll agree to it when that "someday" comes. I'm sure she'll say there's more important things to spend the money on, like our future kids, etc.

So I'll need to find a way to make some extra money before any thoughts of a theater can even emerge in a suburbian house someday

There is hope! I started where you are. Then we got the house and started saving the cash. Then we started talking about plans and this is where things got rocky. She wanted an "open" basement and didn't want a closed in theater. It has taken a few compromises and steps along the way, but when we were getting a quote recently she heard me on the phone say "No riser for the second row, we want to be able to move the chairs around" She piped up and said, maybe we will want a riser. She is on board for the full blown theater now!

So be strong and keep hope. If you really want it, you need to talk to her about it when the time comes.
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thanks Randy

Well, it won't be for a good 10 years, so who knows where I'll be then!
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ha, I pulled up that Reedzone thread with my wife behind me and she was like "uuhhhhhh....hmmm..." - like "oh, i know you want that"

I was like "it would be really nice, it looks nice - we would never have to go to the theatre again"

She said "It seems like a waste of space - I wouldn't want to watch TV down there every night"

I said "No - just movies. Have people over, etc."

She said "I know it would add value to the house, but it seems unnecessary."


Her tone was very light..... I think in 10 years I can win her over
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ALRIGHT! I think I have my wife going along with the color scheme I want. Time to order some GOM samples!
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Tape and mud is DONE! We primed the smaller kid's room / future lobby last night and my wife is painting the ceiling now. The theater has a little bit of work before we can start painting.
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Where are the progress pics??
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Where are the progress pics??

In my brain.


Gimme a minute, I'll go take some.
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Kids room / lobby has been primed and one coat of paint on the ceiling.




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Taped and mudded. Still need to clean up the dust and prime. What's the best way to clean the dust off the walls and floor?

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Area behind the false wall and screen. About 32"
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Looking good Neighbor. I hav'nt been on the forums much lately. Its about time you kicked it in the rear end! About the dust on the walls, you should be able to take an air whip and compressor and just blow the walls down then sweep. Or, if you are as anal as I am you can use your wet/dry vac with a 14" hard floor adapter and...... I know, "Crazy" Anyways, Keep Flying Bro..... Oh, I will be starting a "FINISHED THEATER" picture thread soon
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Taped and mudded. Still need to clean up the dust and prime. What's the best way to clean the dust off the walls and floor?

for the floor - just pick up some cheap primer and give it a quick paint. I found this to be the fastest and easiest way. This seals the dust into the floor.
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Looking great! I've always just used a shop vac. Make sure the filters are clean--they clog up pretty quickly with drywall dust.
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Just ordered 10 samples of GOM! 6 colors of FR701 and 4 of Anchorage. Can't wait to get them to pick a color to go with my carpet sample.
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Here is what I'm going to go with. I still have to decide between the 2 "tan" colors. I'm leaning towards the darker one. I'm going with the red carpet, black for the bottom of the walls Reedzone Theater style and the gold-ish tan for the top half of the wall. I'm stilling playing with stain for the trim and columns, but it will be a deep mahogany red. Like always the camera flash doesn't help show the true colors. Fabric is GOM Anchorage.

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Started working on some trim today for the kid's room / lobby area. I will be using the same trim in the HT. The wood is a deeper and a little more red in real life. Trying to get the mahogany trim to match the mahogany doors was a PITA! I ended up having Sherwin Williams color match some stain for me. The damn thing was $75 a gallon, but I'm VERY happy with it so far.

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My wife just got the first coat of black on the ceiling. We used Glidden flat black from HD, along with Glidden's Gripper Grey Primer.


Staining trim.


Mounted TV for the kids in their new toy room/future lobby.


Picked up a wall mount from monoprice. It works perfect with the inwall box that I have.
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From the looks of the picture that looks like a nice flat black for the ceiling.
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From the looks of the picture that looks like a nice flat black for the ceiling.

So far so good. In that pic the front wall is still very wet and the ceiling isn't completely dry either.

I was going to get Behr's "Mouse Ear Black" like a lot of people around here. The guy at home dept said the Behr flat still has a slight sheen and the Glidden was flatter. Plus my wife (my painter...I HATE painting) prefers glidden paint in general. She did comment that this flat black paint is the thinnest paint she'd ever used and it goes a long way. The first coat for the whole ceiling, sides and bottoms of soffts, plus inside of my rack and fridge cubby only took about a half gallon.

Second coat tomorrow.
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Nice to see progress on your room/basement. Keep the updates coming.
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Holy Smokes!!! I had contacted a local HVAC contractor about getting a roll of linacoustic and they just wrote back. They can get the certainteed version but it would cost $333!!! Damn, I know it is expensive, but I was expecting about $200-$250. I think I'll keep looking.
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Holy Smokes!!! I had contacted a local HVAC contractor about getting a roll of linacoustic and they just wrote back. They can get the certainteed version but it would cost $333!!! Damn, I know it is expensive, but I was expecting about $200-$250. I think I'll keep looking.

Use 703 instead and treat properly. bpape is the man for 703 and all things acoustic insulation...
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I'm going to get the 703 for my bass traps, but I'm lining the whole front wall and the rest of the room up to ear level and covering it with GOM. I was thinking it would be more expensive using the 703 for the whole room.
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I'm going to get the 703 for my bass traps, but I'm lining the whole front wall and the rest of the room up to ear level and covering it with GOM. I was thinking it would be more expensive using the 703 for the whole room.

Honestly I would not treat the whole room that way. Your room is pretty small and I am certain it will over deaden the space. Front wall is all good but I would only treat the first reflection points with 703. You'll save money and have a better sounding room in the end.
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Honestly I would not treat the whole room that way. Your room is pretty small and I am certain it will over deaden the space. Front wall is all good but I would only treat the first reflection points with 703. You'll save money and have a better sounding room in the end.

Well at least I didn't buy any of my GOM yet. Damn, now I have to rethink everything. It would make it easier though.
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I think you can still do fabric wherever you want. Just only put linacoustic at the first reflection. At least that is what I'm planning. Hopefully someone will chime in if we are both heading for disaster!
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I think you can still do fabric wherever you want. Just only put linacoustic at the first reflection. At least that is what I'm planning. Hopefully someone will chime in if we are both heading for disaster!

OC 703 has better absorption properties I believe and can be easy to work with. Still fabric the entire wall just treat the first reflection points for each row, you can also use diffusion for the second reflection points behind the fabric depending upon how much depth you have. Then you would have a properly treated room that is not overly dead.

Let me know when you get to that stage Jailguy and I can give you a hand...
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OC 703 has better absorption properties I believe and can be easy to work with.

They're about the same:

703, plain 1" (25mm)
0.11 0.28 0.68 0.90 0.93 0.96
Linacoustic RC 1" (25mm)
0.08 0.31 0.64 0.84 0.97 1.03
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Just got carpet installed in the kid's room and finished up a few things. (still have to stain the doors) Now I can get back to the theater.

From the bottom of the stairs.


From the utility room.


I made a little shelf by the stair way. My wife yelled at me when I came home with "toys". In my defense, I just went to get the Tron identity disk, but at the checkout they had some "Terminator: Salvation" figures for $3 on clearance. I just threw them up on the shelf for now, just for S&G.


Now that the kids playroom is moved downstairs, my wife actually gets to have a dining room. We had used it as the kid's room the last 3 years. I bought her a table and she painted and decorated the rest.


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They're about the same:

703, plain 1" (25mm)
0.11 0.28 0.68 0.90 0.93 0.96
Linacoustic RC 1" (25mm)
0.08 0.31 0.64 0.84 0.97 1.03


Very similar indeed and good to know! With that said I still would not line an entire room with either material. Based on the above info. you can use 703 or linacoustic with the same outcome. Do they offer Linacoustic in 2" or do people simply double it up?

You can better the absorption properties by spacing it from the wall as well.
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