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This week's work....took a surprisingly long time to get the soffits sorted, with the HVAC supplies and returns lined and boxed in. I also put the AngelStep underlay down (its a HD polyester on the bottom with some sort of visco-elastic membrane on top.....its darn heavy).





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Soffit detail - these will be filled with insulation and lined with Pegboard (not specified by Erskine Group - another PtG production):



Next up is putting the chipboard floor down.....going to be an ass to get in - I think I'll just have to chop it up and but joint/glue it

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what is your soffit and ceiling height?
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what is your soffit and ceiling height?
2440mm for the ceiling and 310mm for the soffits.

.....take 50mm off for the floor....well at the door at any rate, it'll be 38mm high everywhere else

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ok so 8' - that ladder was throwing me off - made the room look really really small.
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Just tell him it's a big ladder Peter.....

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ok so 8' - that ladder was throwing me off - made the room look really really small.
We make everything big down er



Edit:......except my room of course.... @Peter M has it sorted the proper Aussie way

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I think my room would fit into Peter M's room four times
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Geez ... at least you could try to get my name right ... it's not peterm ... it's Peter M !

Where did you end up getting the stick pins ?

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Geez ... at least you could try to get my name right ... it's not peterm ... it's Peter M !

Where did you end up getting the stick pins ?

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Sorry mate, stupid phone! (or rather the user)

I think you recommended this crowd?

I got them 18-24 months ago!

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This week's effort. The floor is down and I had some time to line some of the soffits with pegboard





Floor is 10mm off the wall, gap filled with Green Glue's sealant



This is what I used on the floor (has good damping properties too)



Here is some of the soffit lined:


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Who are you and what have you done with our glacial mate Peter ??!!

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"Glacial Pete" is long gone, this is the new dynamic wannabe "BigMouthDownunder Peter"....in saying that I am trashed at present....working my ring off at work during the week, only to flog myself 1 full day a weekend...then there is housework, play time with daughter etc etc.....I'll need to have a down weekend shortly

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"Glacial Pete" is long gone, this is the new dynamic wannabe "BigMouthDownunder Peter"....in saying that I am trashed at present....working my ring off at work during the week, only to flog myself 1 full day a weekend...then there is housework, play time with daughter etc etc.....I'll need to have a down weekend shortly
And you are miles ahead of me... After 23 years working on the same pile of bricks, I think nothing of doing nothing for 1 or 2 months (or 6) and not even thinking about the nightmarish rain barrel size To Do List repository.

So are us fat ass north americans the only ones who use 4' x 8' (120 mm x 240 mm) panels or bigger all the time? Nightlord is always using "handy panels" as well. For DW we are always trying to minimize joints; I think we can order up to 16' (480 mm) long. If a truck can't handle 120mm standing up or lying down and at least 300 mm long it isn't worth buying. Unfortunately there is that 14l/100km thing for a Ford E250.

It sucks that you are this close to being done and may have to move. I finished my last place the night before the listing came out. We do all of this work so someone else can enjoy it...unless there were mistakes that you would prefer to get away from...

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So are us fat ass north americans the only ones who use 4' x 8' (120 mm x 240 mm) panels or bigger all the time? Nightlord is always using "handy panels" as well.
Thanks for stopping by. All of the ply and dry wall ("gyprock" here) was 4x8. The floor sheets here come in 900 x 3600 or 900 x 1800. I couldn't get the 3600's into the room because of doors/hallways etc

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In the theme of "we make em big down erh" - Door hinges arrived today.....200mm by 200mm, stainless steel, ball bearing hinges - Aussie Made (From HingeFit in Melbourne). That's a 20 cent coin too BTW




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In true Greek style...your door will be exceptionally well hung

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Weekly update.

Stage framing is finished. I also did a bit more of the soffits. I had a lot of surplus ply and also 1 long timber I beam, which I have used in lieu of more LVL.





Added some stops to stop it from shifting on me:


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Looking good mate. Is it going to be stuffed with insulation? There's a fair bit of wood in that baby.

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Looking good mate. Is it going to be stuffed with insulation? There's a fair bit of wood in that baby.
Thanks mate.

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How much sand do you think? That will not be a fun job.

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That's next on the to do list. I found a joint a while back that sells kiln dried sand in 20kg bags for synthetic grass....hopefully wont cost too much

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Well tickle me pink, a mid week update! Sand arrived today. I got most of it in the stage, just need to trim some more of the plastic.



Got the sand from these guys - http://sydneysyntheticgrass.com/shop...r-30kg/9055940


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Looks great Peter. That stage isn't moving anywhere in a hurry. Coming together very well. You have been busy!

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This week's update.

Stage is "finished" save the front step and the cladding. 3 layers of ply with GG in between. Also got the two layers of insulation on the front wall with 75 micron laminating plastic film in between (need to paint the stick pins black):



Riser frame is finished and I have cut the 3 layers of ply for that too. Haven't attached it yet as I need to install a light (which I don't have yet) and a power point:



I cocked up with the soffit dimensions and as such my little plan to add 75mm to the room width has failed....how to fix? well I could have ripped the front and right soffit down.....nup, or I could just fill in the 75mm space - that's what I have done. Used a variety of density insulation and pegboard thicknesses in various locations that will, I hope, assist with the bass performance of the room.......if it doesn't work hopefully I won't have done too much damage to the sound (that can't be fixed with EQ at any rate):


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LOL, so the door handles arrived today......ok, perhaps I've gone a bit too far with this one, LOL:

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Hi Pete, awesome build so far, I've learnt a lot from your thread. I just have a quick question. I'm in Victoria and am in the middle of planning a build, room within a room, and just wondered how you decoupled your walls? As far as I can tell IB3 brackets aren't available in Australia that I have been able to find, so I was wondering how you achieved this?
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Hi Pete, awesome build so far, I've learnt a lot from your thread. I just have a quick question. I'm in Victoria and am in the middle of planning a build, room within a room, and just wondered how you decoupled your walls? As far as I can tell IB3 brackets aren't available in Australia that I have been able to find, so I was wondering how you achieved this?
Howdy! glad you're getting some benefit from it. IB3's are small and easy to order from the US. Embelton also make something similar that you can use - ring them.

How big is your room? I'll not use this method again - clips and channel are just so much better - quicker and take up less real estate. My room would be about 100mm wider if I'd used them. This matters in such a narrow room.

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Howdy! glad you're getting some benefit from it. IB3's are small and easy to order from the US. Embelton also make something similar that you can use - ring them.

How big is your room? I'll not use this method again - clips and channel are just so much better - quicker and take up less real estate. My room would be about 100mm wider if I'd used them. This matters in such a narrow room.
My room is 7.4meters long by 5.2meters wide so I have a big space to work with. Thanks for the tip of Embleton. I'll give them a call
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My room is 7.4meters long by 5.2meters wide so I have a big space to work with. Thanks for the tip of Embleton. I'll give them a call
It worked out more expensive for me too (timber that is), relative to clips and channel.....but then I built it to withstand pretty much anything

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