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That is a LOT of tubing! Looking good!

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Here a little update on the build.

The electrical and equipment room got finished about a week ago. I also decided to relocate the entrance to the equipment room behind one of my columns. The access to that room will therefore be hidden. The column will be installed on hidden hinges. Here are some pics of the equipment room and HT with the electrical and left and right soffits completed:





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I was also able to complete all of the insulation in the walls. The HVAC is also done.

I also hired a Custom Installer to do all the wiring. They will also install all the equipment and do the software programming. Here are some more pictures of the progress:










Oh, here is my roll of JM Linacoustic that I will use behind my screen:


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In this picture you can see the boxes I built for the cool lines I will use for cooling the equipment room:



Next step is to install the backer boxes for the pot lights and then the isolation clips and hat channels.

After the weekend I will be ready for drywall.

I think my Quest acoustic panels, Quest tracks and GOM is supposed to ship to me shortly!!!!

Things are moving along well.

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Wow you are really flying along Michel! I can't believe you already have the insulation up and everything. And that's a LOT of wiring!

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great looking theater so far. Keep up the good work.
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Haven'T posted in a while.

Some small progess. I finished insulating the room and installed the hat channels for the ceiling. Those pot light backer boxes were not fun to install.




The drywall crew is coming this Friday and Saturday.

Oh, check out my latest delivery: all my Quest Accounstic panels, Quest reacks and GOM!






I also completed last night all the HVAC work. pictures to come. Basically two Fantech in-line fans (one for supply and one for return). I added an in-line filter system and mufflers to it to diminish any noise. You can't hear a thing! The fans are controlled by speed controllers so I can regulate the supply and exhaust.

I have also a line of fresh air going to the projector and a cool cube to remove the warm air from the projector box.

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Some more progress to report.

The drywall was completed a week ago. 1 guy did the whole HT, 5/8 type x double layer with green glue in 1 day. Yes 1 day. For those in the process of building your Ht, do yourselves a favor and hire a professional.

The taping and sanding will be done this Saturday. Here are some pics of the drywall installed in the HT.





Check out the double door and the very cool wide throw butt hinges to allow the installation of the 2 inch thick accoustic panels.





Here are pictures of the outside of the HT and the rest of the basement which I am also in the process of finishing







This is where my kitchen/concession stand will go



Next week I will start installing the acousticmat and the floor and then work on constructing the front and back soffits as well as the projector cabinet. Next step will be the stage, seating platform and screen wall. Then the carpet and finally the acoustic panels and GOM fabric.

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Looking good!

Do you have any part numbers or links for the hinges or other insights into your double door? Will you be adding weather stripping?

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the hinges I sourced here:

http://www.hardwaresource.com/hinges...+Hinge,++Steel

they are the 4 1/2 x 8.

The door frame I custom fabricated myself using 1 3/4" thick wood that my father had. The thickness of the frame is about 7 3/8"

For the door seal I will be using Zero International products I sourced from the SoundProofing Company.

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mdding, tapping and sanding of drywall is done. Here are some pictures after the sanding and clean-up. what a mess!!!!





here are pics of the rest of the basement:







here is the gym:





Painter starts nex week on Monday.

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Wow really flying along here - looks like it is going to be an amazing finished product Michel!

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Looks like a good one to follow along on! Subscribed.

Either I missed the link or maybe DE doesn't want his plans on here? But it would be nice to see where we're heading. Maybe you can post a stripped down floorplan without labels or something?

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So what is your target date for watching your first movie?
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sorry I have not posted in a while. Here is the latest update.

The seating platform is done. The holes are for the grills. The whole platform acts as a bass trap.



The stage platform is also done; filled up with sand! The screen wall is also finished. I just need to add some casing around it.



The roll of Linacoustic will be used behind the screen and in the projector cabinet.

This shot shows my HVAC ducts. Diffusers will cover these up.



I also finished building the projector cabinet.





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The frame for the glass did take me a while to build





Here is a shot of the cabinet opened





In these shots you can see that I lined the 1\\4 inch drywall with a plastic trim. It closes up nicely and gives it a finished look



In this shot you will see that I added 2x2 on each side to further support the 3/4 inch mdf on the ceiling from which the projector will hang from



I also finished cutting all the mdf for my columns


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For those who are interested. Here are shots of the rest of the basement construction. Don't look at the mess. Especially in the gym where I moved everything to install the trim!





Where the tile is there will be (in the future when I can afford it!) a kitchen/concession stand



messy gym





I also had to get the cold storage insulated with spray foam. Eventually I plan to turn it into a wine cellar (cutout on top of door is for a cooling unit)


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So what is your target date for watching your first movie?

Oh gosh I don' know. I suspect the fabric walls and acoustic panels will take me forever! Probably end of April or sometime in May it should be all completed.

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First of all, everything is looking awesome Michel! VERY nice work! (And fast too!)

Second - I knew you had a lot of pot lights to install, but seeing that picture... WOW!!

Keep up the great work!

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This shot shows my HVAC ducts. Diffusers will cover these up.


Are those supplies or returns right in front of your screen? Any concern about dust right there?

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Looking good! I have a question for you...

In the first picture of post 38 I see HVAC duct work poking through the ceiling. I was just wondering if anything special is done to seal that off in terms of sound containment? It seems that poking a large hole in your double drywall/green glue decoupled ceiling would be counterproductive. Thanks.
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Are those supplies or returns right in front of your screen? Any concern about dust right there?

those are supplies. they will be covered with Nailor diffusers which are angle toward the seats. no worries about dust. plus the supply line has it's own dust filtration system

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Looking good! I have a question for you...

In the first picture of post 38 I see HVAC duct work poking through the ceiling. I was just wondering if anything special is done to seal that off in terms of sound containment? It seems that poking a large hole in your double drywall/green glue decoupled ceiling would be counterproductive. Thanks.

dead vent in ceiling plus those HVAC lines are now in the back soffit which is built with 3/4 MDF plus green glue plus drywall plus the whole soffit is insulated. sound transmission does not appear to be problematic.

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Oh gosh I don' know. I suspect the fabric walls and acoustic panels will take me forever! Probably end of April or sometime in May it should be all completed.

Better late and right than early and wrong eh
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I finally got the ceiling and screen wall painted. I used the Rosco paint and have to admit I have never seen anything like it. My painter who sprayed the ceiling also had never worked with a paint so thick. Almost like tar. He dilluted it according to the instructions provided by Rosco (he didn't dilute 1:1 though).

I also completed building the shelves for the Procella's P610 and last night I installed both layers of the Linacoustic behind the screen wall with the 3mil plastic sheething between the two layers as indicated by Dennis Erskine. Note that the green cap nails will be painted (sprayed) with some Rosco paint.

My ceiling Quest panels are also installed. Tonight I will line the projector cabinet with the Linacoustic and install my rope light around the cove and my lighting behind my screen wall.

Carpet is being installed next week. Here are some pics:







Oh and for those who are interested my gym is also done. some pics:








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Really moving along Michel - the gym looks great! And that is one very black ceiling.

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The Rosco paint is the best. If you ever get dust or finger prints on it, try rubbing it with a micro fiber cloth. It will clean it up, but I don't think much else will!

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thanks Andreas. I hope not to have to ever clean it up but if I do I will try the microfiber.

Sorry you missed the test run of the Procella P610 at Ben's house. We were both blown away by what we heard. I think Ben now has the Procella's on his wish list.

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Nice work. Love the look of that ceiling. I'm a bit jealous with how fast your progress is. I'm hoping to have mine completed about the same time as yours and I started 7 months before you - and I still have the rest of the basement to deal with after that.
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wow, great looking theater, I'm envious of your ambition.
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Got the cap nails painted with the Rosco paint. I also installed the LED rope light. The lighting behind the projector screen is also finished. the picture unfortunately doesn't do justice to the rope light


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