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When did we go from Zen to what sounds like Yoda?

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It's actually the other way around...Lucas acknowledged that his study of Zen Buddhism is the basis for "the Jedi way" and "the force".

Find yourself an authentic Zen Master and origins of Yoda speak you will find.

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I also purchased 100ft of a Flexmaster "equivalent". I wasn't sure if it would be a good idea, but Ted and Big chimed in over here.

JPL Acoustic Duct



I need to go pick it up next week. I think spring has now come, and the theater did not build itself.

I finally picked up the JPL Acoustic Duct at the plant. The Central Sales Manager took me back into the warehouse with him to find the product. Apparently it is isn't a big mover due to its very specialized use. They pulled a pallet from the top shelf and unwrapped it to get my four boxes. He confirmed that is it manufactured exactly like the FlexMaster product.

I hope to get the final little pieces of framing done this weekend so I can finally move on to electrical. I'll quote myself for a little humor.

On November 8th I must have been hallucinating:
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The best news is that my retired dad has committed to spending a week towards the end of this month helping during my first 8 day sprint (move shower drain, framing, rough electrical, rough plumbing, rough HVAC). I know, I'll be lucky to get through framing.

On November 23rd I replied to Big with this message:

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Big - thanks for the reminder. The plan is to have all of the pressure treated base plates shot into the concrete by end of day tomorrow, maybe Wednesday. Hopefully all the partition walls (bottom plate, top plate, and vertical members) will be in place by end of day Friday. I know that is pushing the "couple day" rule of thumb, but I'm willing to live a little on the wild side (and pay for it later).

It is now six months later and I'm still talking about finishing the framing.

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Just make sure yu aren't talking about framing in another 6 months...

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It is now six months later and I'm still talking about finishing the framing.]

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At least my dog has my back...all is not lost.


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At least my dog has my back...all is not lost.

I'm pretty sure that's animal cruelty!

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No pics to post (finishing up little bits of framing). But I have revised my rear wall.
  • The TV will be covered with an acoustic panel during movie watching.
  • When tracking in the room the TV will be hooked up to the control room via a cam for two way visual communication.
  • When hosting parties for sporting events I'll probably turn it on along with the PJ.
  • I hope to be able to setup the rear surrounds as fronts for TV watching - ideas?

I've ditched the sink for now (subject to change).

I also plan to have an interchangeable mounting system where I can hang OC703 based panels in between the columns.

I need to kick it into gear. My son's band just started gigging.



And I just realized that my thread is in the Dedicated room...but clearly this isn't going to be dedicated to only HT activities. Oops.

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And my updated right wall view.


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This might work for you using the speakers for surround and mains. Clickie.

Not very elegant but might just be what you need.

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Thanks - I'll check that out.

And the left wall. This one has two 4x4 windows that I plan to plug. In the front I'll probably do a fairly permanent plug, put fabric on the wall, then have the acoustic panels. Towards the back of the room I'd like the plug to be on hinges similar to shutters. I have some thinking to do (and plenty of time before I get to that point.


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And the screen wall.


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And behind the screen wall.


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I need to kick it into gear. My son's band just started gigging. =

Ooooooommmm ... I'm seeing you growing out your hair and beard and taking up the cowbell so you can tour with the band ...


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Ooooooommmm ... I'm seeing you growing out your hair

Um, does that stuff really exist anymore? Maybe in the afterlife, but probably not in my Underverse.

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growing out your...beard

Goatee thank you.


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...so you can tour with the band ...


The drummer has plenty of cowbells. But maybe I'll bring that Marshall stack we talked about before.

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The drummer has plenty of cowbells. But maybe I'll bring that Marshall stack we talked about before.

Oh no! I didn't understand a word you wrote about the Marshall stack either of the previous times you brought them (if they are a plural) up, but I'm sure the third time will be the charm! Start stacking those Marshalls right here!!

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Grasshopper...snatch this:


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Ah so! I get it now - you're talkin' 'bout my generation!

We're all deaf from blowing our ears out listening to music at supersonic levels back in the day, even before iPods.

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We're all deaf from blowing our ears out listening to music at supersonic levels back in the day, even before iPods.

Well, since I can't blow mine in out in my new theater yet (the one I thought would be done by now), I went ahead and picked up some new wireless cans with "Kleer" uncompressed digital signals - the Sennheiser RS-170.



I'm loving them! No hiss, I can walk all over the house/yard, and they come close to my Sony MDR-7506 studio cans for fidelity.



I can plug them into my AVR, my desktop computer speakers, my mixing board, my DAW interface, etc. One day I'll get to the basement, but the summer is just not convincing me it should be any time soon.

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Nice. Just think of how great they would sound in your future HT while your family sleeps soundly and blissfully upstairs!

You'll beat me to the finish line yet ...

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You'll beat me to the finish line yet ...

That depends on who has more checks and recovers from writers cramp the quickest!

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sniff, sniff... You said you smelled invigoration in the 1080p thread, but obviously you weren't talking about your room. You gonna do anything here?

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That depends on who has more checks and recovers from writers cramp the quickest!

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Hey, my dad just found two checks written to me from my paper route dated 30 years ago. One was for $2.00 and the other was for $10.00. Who has more checks now? (I guess that depends on whether the bank would honor them.)


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sniff, sniff... You said you smelled invigoration in the 1080p thread, but obviously you weren't talking about your room. You gonna do anything here?

Here's a hint, keep an eye on THAT thread for now.

Football season is starting, so I'm not sure how much time I'll be spending down there. Granted, I do now have two more checks so perhaps I'll find some of that cheap labor I was talking about.

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My Ying was pulling at my Yang so I thought you might be back, and I was right. Hmmmm......I wonder what the interest would be on those checks? Could be enough to finish the HT. Food for thought!

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Grasshopper...snatch this:

*sniff* I miss my Marshall stack (sold it years ago, just took up too much space) - granted it was only a measly two cabinets
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*sniff* I miss my Marshall stack (sold it years ago, just took up too much space) - granted it was only a measly two cabinets

You could always get one of these for posterity....


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You could always get one of these for posterity....


Went digital instead:

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I think I'll have to break down and hire an HVAC company to setup a zoning system. Our 2nd floor and 1st floor are never the same temp. Plus, with fully sealed up rooms in the basement I think it is wise to bite the bullet. I know these questions will be answered by a HVAC contractor, but of course I want to tap into the AVS wisdom.

I checked out our current furnace, the Bryant 310AAV066135AAJA. There are two, three, four, and eight zone systems identified in the specs as compatible. At a minimum I'd like to go with three zones (one per floor). However, I'd prefer to have eight unless it doubles the cost.

Specs:
Input Btuh - 132,000
Output Btuh - 107,000
AFUE - 80.0
Certified Temperature Rise Range 40-70
Certified External Static Pressure (Heat/Cool) - 0.20/0.50
Airflow CFM (Heating/Cooling) - 1850/2110
Blower Direct-Drive Motor HP (PSC) - 3/4

My eight zone example...

2nd floor
Zone 1 - kids bedrooms, bathroom
Zone 2 - bonus room, guest bedroom
Zone 3 - master/bath/closet

1st floor
Zone 4 - kitchen/nook, family room, dining room, living room, bathroom, hall
Zone 5 - office

Basement
Zone 6 - theater
Zone 7 - studio/control room
Zone 8 - hall, bathroom

Questions:

1) Does it look like my furnace will be able handle an additional ~1,000 sqft on top of the current ~3100 sqft?

2) Is my desire for eight zones a little bit ridiculous? Would a zone for each floor be acceptable for most people?

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I have been doing hvac for 31 years and I can tell you it's very hard to do a zone system with exsiting duckwork.I have never seen a zone system done right
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Not to burst your bubble, but I think you'll be shocked as to the cost of the HVAC upgrade to a zone system, I know I was. I don't think eight zones is ludicrous. However I'm not quite sure how it will all go together as a retrofit especially eight zones, three might be a lot more doable. If I were to build a house from scratch I would definitely install a highly efficient multi-zone system. The houses in my neighborhood are notorious for having a wide range of temps between floors. I have noticed that since adding the basement to my system I have sensed an additional drag on my system, more so on the cooling side of things rather than heating. You are doing the right thing by contacting a HVAC professional, I had several in on my build to provide estimates and found a wide range of prices and a couple of different options.

QUOTE FROM snickel " I have been doing hvac for 31 years and I can tell you it's very hard to do a zone system with exsiting duckwork.I have never seen a zone system done right" END QUOTE.

With 31 years of experience is there anything you can offer to look for or be aware of or suggestions you could give so that at least one could be "done right"? Thanks!


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