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Update is real light. As usual the MBA program is taking up most of my time.

I finished the columns and stage so I'm about to start calling in a few drywall finishers and see if I can get quotes under $2000 hopefully $1500

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We did go tile shopping the past 2 weeks and we are down to the following. Please tell me your thoughts. (This is for outside the theater)

This tile is 6x36
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My flash ruins the color the 2nd photo is closer in color. This tile comes in both 6x35 and 9x35 so there would be a pattern to it.

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The above tile has a scraped feel to it as pictured below
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The rest of these we are losing interest in but thy are all nice
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We did go tile shopping the past 2 weeks and we are down to the following. Please tell me your thoughts. (This is for outside the theater)

This tile is 6x36
Tiles020913001_zpsb1966f77.jpg

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My flash ruins the color the 2nd photo is closer in color. This tile comes in both 6x35 and 9x35 so there would be a pattern to it.

Tiles020913004_zps19159569.jpg

image_zpsc9404aa7.jpg

The above tile has a scraped feel to it as pictured below
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The rest of these we are losing interest in but thy are all nice
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Tiles020913010_zpsf6cc3662.jpg

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Some good news this morning.

The drywall finish crew (2 guys) are here right now and they are blowing through my little basement. In about 2 hours they are nearly complete with all the tape and first coat. These guys are fast and thus far they are really clean.

They made me laugh because I asked them how long it would take to hang the drywall and his answer was 1 day. I laughed and told him it took me over 2 months. He said his full crew can hang 500 sheets in 1 day and I nearly fell to the floor.

I also have a tile installer coming in about an hour to give me a quote on installation. He comes highly recommended from the store so I'm hopeful his price is right. Some other accomplishments are I applied for and got a $20K limit on a Chase Slate card with 0% balance transfer and 0% for 15 months. Looks like I'll transfer all my debt coming due to this new card and open up the spending again cool.gif

I've got a nice list of upcoming purchases.
Tile Floor
Carpet
Installation for both
Owens Corning 703
GOM Fabric
All trim
Doors

I think that is my hot list, I have much more after that but those are the big ones


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I also plan to do an interesting test.

I want to get a quart of Benjamin Moore Regal Select Flat, Benjamin Moore WB 508 Ceiling Paint, and Rosco Supersaturated Velour Black. I have access to all 3 so it won't cost me much to test all 3 and I would like to see which one is the flattest least reflective black out there.

I plan to use it above the screen to limit reflection. The Regal Select might be the best compromise because it should have the best scrub levels whereas the WB508 should be really flat but I'm not sure about its washability.

I wanted to try Aura as well but the lowest sheen is matte and the TDS tells me it will have a higher sheen than the WB508 and the Regal Select.


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you know if you're tiling the floor, it's not that hard to do yourself.

I just did my bathroom, and it's way easier than i thought.

Also I love those wood floor looking tiles, I noticed them when i was shopping for my stuff. pretty awesome!
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you know if you're tiling the floor, it's not that hard to do yourself.

I just did my bathroom, and it's way easier than i thought.

Also I love those wood floor looking tiles, I noticed them when i was shopping for my stuff. pretty awesome!

When I do the bathroom I will probably do it myself. The area I want to tile is 350 sq ft and the concrete is pretty flat so I could probably do it but it would take a long time. Also the tile is rectified and we would want 1/16 grout lines so precision will be key thus even more time consuming.

I'll have to see what the total costs come out to. If it is something I can stomach I will hire someone otherwise I will make concessions in either the tile or if I do the work.

Right now on the high end I am at $7,500 and the lowest end $2,500 if I do it myself. Realistically if I do it myself I will choose the more expensive tile because they're known to be perfect tile so I wouldn't deal with production issues and that would cost me about $4,500

$4,500 expensive tile and install myself
$5,000 less expensive tile and professionally installed
$7,500 expensive tile and professionally installed

Decisions decisions decisions...


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Is $1.00 per sq. ft a good price for OC703?


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Is $1.00 per sq. ft a good price for OC703?

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Comparing to that site I am saving quite a bit. I just have to pay sales tax and pick up myself.


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Comparing to that site I am saving quite a bit. I just have to pay sales tax and pick up myself.

I'd say you are getting a nice deal because this is one of the lowest I could find.


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I'd say you are getting a nice deal because this is one of the lowest I could find.

Cool! I'll probably be priming this weekend if the paint gets delivered to my office. I'll take my measurements for the OC703 as well and place the order with that place for pickup.

My plan is to cover the entire stage area with 2" OC703 (ceiling, back wall, side wall) as well as bass traps in all 4 corners and fabric panels in various places throughout the theater. I'm guessing above and below the proposed chair rail. Sound like a good plan?


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Cool! I'll probably be priming this weekend if the paint gets delivered to my office. I'll take my measurements for the OC703 as well and place the order with that place for pickup.

My plan is to cover the entire stage area with 2" OC703 (ceiling, back wall, side wall) as well as bass traps in all 4 corners and fabric panels in various places throughout the theater. I'm guessing above and below the proposed chair rail. Sound like a good plan?

Yep I'm doing the same. I just cut my 2" bass trap triangles this weekend. http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202710467/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=dewalt+knife&storeId=10051#.USKMQKUcdHk worked like a dream!


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Yep I'm doing the same. I just cut my 2" bass trap triangles this weekend. http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202710467/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=dewalt+knife&storeId=10051#.USKMQKUcdHk worked like a dream!

Are you doing an AT screen? If yes: How are you attaching the OC703 to the walls and ceiling? Also what are you covering it with?


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Are you doing an AT screen? If yes: How are you attaching the OC703 to the walls and ceiling? Also what are you covering it with?

Yep AT screen. I'm going to attach with 2" drywall screws and washers. I'm going to cover with cheap speaker cloth.

I'm not doing the ceiling. I'm using in-wall speakers and my false wall is 6 inches from wall.


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Yep AT screen. I'm going to attach with 2" drywall screws and washers. I'm going to cover with cheap speaker cloth.

I'm not doing the ceiling. I'm using in-wall speakers and my false wall is 6 inches from wall.

Awesome. I have a few extra screws laying around. wink.gif

Word to the wise. Buy your screws in the larger buckets. I don't know how many times I bought 5lbs boxes thinking it was enough.


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So I ran into a little bit of bad luck or good luck depending on your perspective.
I was making very good progress on the entire basement. The drywall spackle guys did an incredible job (minus the dust storm they left behind) and I laid a coat of primer on the theater and basement. Painted most of the basement which came out incredible. Ordered the tile for the basement which was put down and looked fantastic

Ordered over 1,000 ft of trim and doors (not theater door yet), and flipped on my sub panel and turned on several outlets. I wanted to prepaint the trim since I had so much of it and wanted to get a paint sprayer for it since I spent all St. Patrick's day painting about 100 ft of trim.

So I decided to research paint sprayers and decided late in the day to go to Lowes to buy a paint sprayer since it had incredible reviews for a home sprayer. Off to Lowes on St. Patricks day with the wife smile.gif

We were having such a good time talking about theater colors and lighting for the stairway and bar until some jerk was speeding out of control drove us off the road and into a guard rail and then proceeded to flee the scene

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Luckily the kid turned himself in 3 hours later

We're lucky because we're alive but unlucky because now we are going to incur thousands of dollars in cost. We had to replace her car with the same car so that cost a few thousand dollars for fees plus her monthly payment went up about 10% since this time we are buying right before summer instead of the fall. I'm afraid to see the medical bills when they start piling in but again luckily we are alive but have some serious pains and headaches. Also I went to a hand specialist and he believes I tore a ligament in my thumb and will need surgery so this wil me on the PUP list for a while. Good news though is that my dad and father in law will be able to help do some work while I am down.

I was right around the corner and ready to pick colors and now this...anyway looks like I am getting delayed again but like I said we are lucky that guard rail was there because otherwise we were going 50mph into a ditch with trees and a house at the bottom


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Wow, Larry! So incredibly glad to hear that you and your wife survived that incident with what could have been much worse. I can't imagine what that felt like inside the vehicle especially with ripping the forces involved to rip the front wheel clean off. That kid did the right thing by turning himself in, so at least that's a small positive. Let me guess . . . no insurance, right?

My apologies I didn't chime in on your color selections earlier - I thought I was subscribed and there were just no updates. I like the options you have presented so far. Which tile did you end up going with and having laid?

Definitely keep us posted on all fronts!
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Wow, Larry! So incredibly glad to hear that you and your wife survived that incident with what could have been much worse. I can't imagine what that felt like inside the vehicle especially with ripping the forces involved to rip the front wheel clean off. That kid did the right thing by turning himself in, so at least that's a small positive. Let me guess . . . no insurance, right?

My apologies I didn't chime in on your color selections earlier - I thought I was subscribed and there were just no updates. I like the options you have presented so far. Which tile did you end up going with and having laid?

Definitely keep us posted on all fronts!

Good call on the kid...no insurance but he was driving his dads car so I really don't know how this all works but I'm not expecting much help frown.gif
I really don't remember the impact; I remember just about to hit the guard rail and then the next thing was the car sliding on the ground coming to a stop...really weird but its like I wasn't in the car for a few seconds???

We chose the 6x35 and 9x35 tile. Very happy with the outcome but have yet to take pictures as we haven't been downstairs much frown.gif


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Good call on the kid...no insurance but he was driving his dads car so I really don't know how this all works but I'm not expecting much help frown.gif
I really don't remember the impact; I remember just about to hit the guard rail and then the next thing was the car sliding on the ground coming to a stop...really weird but its like I wasn't in the car for a few seconds???

We chose the 6x35 and 9x35 tile. Very happy with the outcome but have yet to take pictures as we haven't been downstairs much frown.gif
My Insurance company will usually take care of everything for me than go through the other guys insurance for reimbursement. Glade no one was hurt. Good luck on your recovery and total loss.


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My wife was hit from behind about 14 months ago by an uninsured motorist. Our insurance company (Nationwide) took care of everything 100% from the car repairs to the chiropractic bills, etc. under our "uninsured motorist" part of our policy. We only had to pay a $100 deductible. So OUR insurance paid for everything and then went after the person, vehicle owner, etc. to be fully reimbursed for all expenditures. I think most insurances should run the same way. There is a way you can bring a civil suit to make you "whole" under the law, including the additional expenditures for the new vehicle.

That Infinity certainly was the best darn Lowe's delivery "truck" around! biggrin.gif
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Sorry to hear about your accident...glad it was only cosmetic...

 

Quick question....so I was looking at VERY SIMILAR tile as you installed...but my wife was worried that in a basement the tile would be COLD. 

 

So she wants to use what is called resilient vinyl floors....looks like what you put down, but rubber vs. ceramic.

 

Now that yours in down in the basement...are you happy...is is super cold, or actually decent since basements are always below grade and hover around 55 etc.



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My wife was hit from behind about 14 months ago by an uninsured motorist. Our insurance company (Nationwide) took care of everything 100% from the car repairs to the chiropractic bills, etc. under our "uninsured motorist" part of our policy. We only had to pay a $100 deductible. So OUR insurance paid for everything and then went after the person, vehicle owner, etc. to be fully reimbursed for all expenditures. I think most insurances should run the same way. There is a way you can bring a civil suit to make you "whole" under the law, including the additional expenditures for the new vehicle.

That Infinity certainly was the best darn Lowe's delivery "truck" around! biggrin.gif
I called the medical adjuster to see about this and they haven't called me back...it's been about 4 days including today. I certainly hope this is the case for me.

Good news is we got our construction vehicle back as we got another G37 convertible smile.gif

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My Insurance company will usually take care of everything for me than go through the other guys insurance for reimbursement. Glade no one was hurt. Good luck on your recovery and total loss.
I hope so, that would be great because it looks like we are racking up some serious bills

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Sorry to hear about your accident...glad it was only cosmetic...

Quick question....so I was looking at VERY SIMILAR tile as you installed...but my wife was worried that in a basement the tile would be COLD. 

So she wants to use what is called resilient vinyl floors....looks like what you put down, but rubber vs. ceramic.

Now that yours in down in the basement...are you happy...is is super cold, or actually decent since basements are always below grade and hover around 55 etc.
I haven't been down there much but just did to check this out. I was barefoot and it is pretty cold. The temperature is 35* outdoors and the basement is fully underground. If I had a bigger budget I would do radiant floor heating.

I've been down there with socks before and while not concentrating on it I didn't notice it being cold. I think I have the thermostat at 66* in the basement.


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I just went down with a pair of socks and stood in the same spot. Very slightly cold but nothing that someone would consider a problem


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I just went down with a pair of socks and stood in the same spot. Very slightly cold but nothing that someone would consider a problem


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Oh I forgot to mention my father in law was going to start helping out since I can't do anything. Turns out he may have a tear in his quad...it's like a M.A.S.H unit over here lol


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Hey Larry. How are you doing? Have you and the father-in-law been discharged from the M*A*S*H unit yet? I hope all is well.
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Hope everything is going well! I can't wait to see the finished project. How much longer for the MBA?
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Hey Larry. How are you doing? Have you and the father-in-law been discharged from the M*A*S*H unit yet? I hope all is well.
Hey TM,

Thanks for following up smile.gif
I'm semi-functional but my father in law is back in the MASH unit. He got better with the quad but then got a stress fracture in his foot so he has been down for a few weeks now.

The good news is my father, father in law, and I were able to put up quite a bit of trim. My father in law should be back in action in a few weeks smile.gif

My uncle in law who has also been helping quite a bit has been in the hospital for about 2 weeks now. Please pray for him
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Hope everything is going well! I can't wait to see the finished project. How much longer for the MBA?

Getting better. My hand isn't improving much and I might need surgery still.
The MBA is officially complete in May 2014, I can't wait!!!
Though more important is after my finals next week, I am off till September!

I'll take advantage of it, take a few days off from work and finish stuff in the theater. I don't have much more to go

My wife has to pick out a door, carpet, and paint colors

I've been shopping doors and every 5 min I change my mind. I am trying to decide between a trustile door or a solid mahogany door. Trustile bugs me because the one I saw looked a bit fake to me. A solid mahogany door is really the way I want to go but I need to research how much STC I am losing.


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Since I haven't posted pics in forever, here are some photos. Most of the pics are pre car accident...so frustrating

I hired guys to spackle the drywall and install the floors. They both did an excellent job and they were worth the money. Funny thing is I don't remember what I paid them because it was all cash but IIRC the spackle guys were about $2,000 and it took 2 guys about 4 days when they showed up (I supplied all material). The tile guys were much more professional and showed up 4 days in a row and I think they were around $2,500 (again I supplied all material which was crazy expensive)

My father and father-in-law have been coming over a lot to lend a back and thumb so I can make some progress but luckily everything was rather light with MDF moulding and painting. I feel like a foreman on the job :help:

Spackle Guys - They left quite a mess behind but good work
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(MDF edges are primed with Zinsser BIN to avoid possible swelling)

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First coat of primer
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Filling in all the seams, screw holes and blade marks on the MDF columns
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Ready to prime the theater. I went with an oil based just to be extra careful with al the MDF
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Set my lines for chair rail moulding
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Moulding delivery
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Basement colors picked out.
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Picked up the doors at Home Depot for the bathroom, storage room, and utility room. Went with smooth 6 panel and all solid...none of that hollow core stuff
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Ceiling Painted
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And this is where everything started going real slow. The following day we got into the car accident frown.gif

Here come the tile guys
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Dark Gray / Black Grout
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This is the best representation of the color of tile. All the pieces vary and some look a little more brown vs. gray and so on.
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The floor came out great. Everytime I go down there we like it more and more cool.gif


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