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Michel,
I meant to respond earlier. I *wish* I could have been there when you came down to see Ben and pick up your gear. Unfortunately, I had a vacation planned for that week.

Your theater is looking great and your progress is very fast. Also, I have those same door seals. I want to install them soon.

I think Ben and I should do a road trip and come see your theater when it is done.

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Michel,
I meant to respond earlier. I *wish* I could have been there when you came down to see Ben and pick up your gear. Unfortunately, I had a vacation planned for that week.

Your theater is looking great and your progress is very fast. Also, I have those same door seals. I want to install them soon.

I think Ben and I should do a road trip and come see your theater when it is done.

Absolutely you should come down and see it when it is done!

I hope it will all be done by May or June.

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Those door seals are awesome. Nice space!
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Updates to an inspirational theater build?

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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.

What is the size of your doors?

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You are really moving fast, the whole basement looks amazing!

Pot lights and cold storage room, where are you located, Canada?

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What is the size of your doors?

The doors are 35 13/16" x 80"

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You are really moving fast, the whole basement looks amazing!

Pot lights and cold storage room, where are you located, Canada?

I am in Ottawa, Ontario (the Nations Capital)

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I must start off by apologizing for not posting in such a long time. I was away for 3 weeks in Feb/March. Not much got done during that time.

Since my last posts however I did manage to do a lot or work in the theater.

The Stewart masking screen is now installed. It is amazing to watch the masking mechanism!





All the acoustic panels are now installed on the walls and covered with Fabric:







For my AV room, I used Soss invisible hinges on one of my columns to hide the room. I think it looks great and functions really well.

Here is the door:





and now you see the room:







Here is a shot of the Soss hinges:





Here are some shot of the Runco VX11D with anamarphic lens installed:





this is the rest of the box for the Runco. It is easier to work on the Runco when it is removed:



Here are all the goodies that will go in the rack room:



A Crestron touchpad was installed at the entrance column and I put the ugly look ilux in the rack room:





My inline supply and exhaust fans will also be controlled by Crestron. See pic of Crestron switches for the fans:



Here is my small rack that houses the Richard Grays PowerHouse and it will have other gear in it as well:



Here is wire management without breaking the bank. Rubbermaid metal shelves bought at HD:





This is where the main rack will sit (you can see the top and bottom vent holes for the Cool Line fans:



Here is a shot of the outside showing the holes for the cool line fans. These will be covered with a grill:


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for those interested, here are some shots of the rest of the basement.

Here is the games room:



Here is the kids arts & craft room and toy storage area:





This picture shows all the cherry wood trim that will go in the Home theater. This will take me forever to install!!!


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Kitchen/concession stand/bar:



The white hole in the shot above is for a microwave and it will be hidden with a trim kit. The cabinet guys need to come back to complete that








Note that there is still a cupboard missing on top of this counter; the pic also shows the mini dishwasher I incorporated. Also on this counter will be a coke fountain machine with 5 different drinks and on the back wall a popcorn machine with butter dispenser:

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The swinging column turned out great. Love the hinges. That is exactly what I have planned in front of my equipment rack.

Are the hinges painted? I didn't see black as one of their available finishes.
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The swinging column turned out great. Love the hinges. That is exactly what I have planned in front of my equipment rack.

Are the hinges painted? I didn't see black as one of their available finishes.

no the hinges came like that in black

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What r the 4 round, they look like plugs in the equipment room that have the trim plate around them?

Also I see u r using qsc amps for the speakers? One per speaker? Which model u driving the procellas with? Just wondering.

Looks really nice! Really really nice!
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The cherry trim used in the office is going in te theatre around the panels in the areas not covered yet I assume?

That's what I'm doing in my build. Dark cherry framed out panels but my columns will be matching cherry. I really like that look.
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Wow nice work! Don't know how I have never seen your build before. Beautiful work so far and nice selection of gear. Looking forward to seeing the final results on this one. Subscribed.
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What r the 4 round, they look like plugs in the equipment room that have the trim plate around them?

Also I see u r using qsc amps for the speakers? One per speaker? Which model u driving the procellas with? Just wondering.

Looks really nice! Really really nice!

Those plugs are flanged outlets. 1 for projector and 3 behind the screen. They will connect in the PowerHouse to feed the plugs to projector and 3 behind the screen.

The QSC I am using are:

two QSC 922UZ
four QSC 1622
one QSC 1824

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The cherry trim used in the office is going in te theatre around the panels in the areas not covered yet I assume?

That's what I'm doing in my build. Dark cherry framed out panels but my columns will be matching cherry. I really like that look.

The Trim is actually cherry wood in the same stain as the kitchen/concession stand (dark espresso)

the office is birch and is not as dark as the cherry

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Cool. Thanks again!
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You definitely win for update of the week my friend! Looks great!

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Those plugs are flanged outlets. 1 for projector and 3 behind the screen. They will connect in the PowerHouse to feed the plugs to projector and 3 behind the screen.

The QSC I am using are:

two QSC 922UZ
four QSC 1622
one QSC 1824

So r u using power bridges from Panamax or similar with them since they run from one area to another. Sorry for the follow up question.
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So r u using power bridges from Panamax or similar with them since they run from one area to another. Sorry for the follow up question.

No. You plug one end of an electrical cord in the PowerHouse and the other end (a special female locking connector) into the flanged outlet. This will feed power to the projector plug and the 3 plugs behind the screen.

The reason for doing this as opposed to wiring the plugs directly to an electrical panel is that I can provide constant 120 balanced power to those plugs and also for the projector I can go from the PowerHouse to a UPS battery back up and then to the flanged outlet supplying the projector. Clean, 120v balanced and battery back up power.

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Carpet is finally installed!

Here is a picture of the Nailor diffusers in the floor. I had these powder coated in flat black. The whole platform acts as a bass trap. The brass plate is a floor mounted plug for the electric recliners



I also installed the step lights tonight.



Where did you get the diffusers and step lights?

Love the progress so far, used ur build for reference a few times, keep it up!

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The step lights I got from prolighting.com

As for the diffusers, they are Nailor Diffusers and I bought them directly from my room designer Dennis Erskine.

They cam ein the color white and then I had them powder coated in flat black.

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Where did you get the diffusers and step lights?

Love the progress so far, used ur build for reference a few times, keep it up!


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





Is the door jam made by spruce 2 x 8's?

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Is the door jam made by spruce 2 x 8's?

Looks like the ever popular poplar to me.

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the frame was made with wood that was custom milled for me. I can't remember what type of wood it is....

the dimensions were exactly 2" thick by 7 - 3/8".

I can confirm that the frame is rock solid. It needs to be to support the weight of both those doors!

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Wow! Not just an amazing home theater taking shape but an entire basement. I'm sure that Runco VX11D will throw an amazing picture.

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well the equipment is now all in the rack and the wiring is also complete!!!! here are some pictures of the wiring (took me almost 10 days):









Here is the front of the rack. I decided to go with a higher rack to leave me room for future expansion:












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I was also able to finally complete the fabric install. The only thing left to do is to install the baseboards, crown molding around the cove light and moulding around the acoustic panels. That is my job for the weekend. I have someone coming over to help me with the trim. The trim is cherry wood in a dark espresso stain.

Here are a few pictures of the room with all the fabric installed. The colors on the pictures however don't reproduce the actual colors of the GOM fabric unfortunately.....
















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