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Day 1.
Started from existing framing on Tuesday. Installed the isolation floor, clips, channel, insulation, ran the rough electrical and HVAC. Day 2 will be sheet rock with GG
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Are you on-sight for this one? Thanks.
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My partner and staff are on site at the moment. I am in the office getting the rack built and wired (and, unlike several "we'll build it for you" outfits, we're actually licensed, bonded, and insured for this kind of work ... in more than one state).

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Day 1.
Started from existing framing on Tuesday. Installed the isolation floor, clips, channel, insulation, ran the rough electrical and HVAC. Day 2 will be sheet rock with GG.

What took me a month gets done in a day! Dennis, your people put us DIYers to shame. biggrin.gif

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Agreed. I'm looking forward to watching this unfold. I enjoy what you and your team do.
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I always appreciate you sharing your work with us.

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The spacing for the clips and channel on the ceiling "looks" closer than 24", is it just an optical illusion or done for acoustical reasons specific to this room?
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I suspect that they are doing another of those beautiful wood coffered ceilings and the spacing reflects the anticipated load.
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I suspect that they are doing another of those beautiful wood coffered ceilings and the spacing reflects the anticipated load.
Good call, I didn't even think about that
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Can you share where in Alabama this is?

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End of day 2. Sheet rock complete, equipment closed framed, HVAC extensions framed in.
Location, Montgomery.

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Can you post your design and layout so we can see it come together? Love watching your work and HT skills, especially when they are such quick builds!


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Is that sheetrock hung and taped?!?

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By the way Dennis, I noticed that there is a window in the room. What are your plans for that?

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Day 2 = Month 5 for me...of course, there's probably more than just one guy working in there (at least I hope so).

Excited to see what you do with this one!
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By the way Dennis, I noticed that there is a window in the room. What are your plans for that?

The window is in the equipment room.
No, I will not post the plans. Sorry.

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The window is in the equipment room.

Thanks Dennis. Are you going to do some kind of plug to preserve your sound isolation since it looks like the rack will be open into the equipment room (I'm guessing that's what the opening in your previous pic is) or is that small area not really a big deal?

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The rack will not be open to the equipment room. There will be access; but, it will not be open.

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No, I will not post the plans. Sorry.
Completely understandable. How about just the room dimensions? Looks like it could be a large room from the pics.
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How about just the room dimensions?
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Is that sheetrock hung and taped?!?
Mostly. Taping/mudding will finish today (we may have it sealed as well ... depends on temps)
Should have pictures tomorrow showing progress on platforms/stage.

This is not our first dance, so we've worked out a system that out runs everyone. On more than one occasion, we've had to seal the room because we were done and the rest of the project was not.
On this trip, you will not see soffits, coffers, columns. We will take very precise "as built" measurements and build those items in our shop where we have our millwork equipment and paint booth and we have more control over the quality of the end result. We are also very anal about quality. If something isn't right, or the millwork expands/contracts we do return to fix it on our dime (call backs are very rare, however). A high quality end result reduces the risk of a call back. The speed is just a product of: (1) wanting to go home to see families; and, (2) after 15 years of doing it, we kinda know what to do. smile.gif

OTOH, if the project is in Fiji, Tonga, St. Kitts or the Cayman Islands, we may leave a booboo or two so we have to come back. smile.gif

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I'm staying tuned on this one. Looks like a promising start. Good luck Dennis!
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Day Three -
Sheet rock in equipment area and closet completed. Sealing/priming today. Seating platform and stage pre-cut and ready for installation. We forgot to leave drywall dust all over everything. smile.gif BTW, the door you see in the picture is a temporary door. We'll manufacture one of our 300lb isolation doors back in our shop with the rest of the interior elements. Home for the weekend.

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Day Four - Scorcher! Working in 100+ temps not a good thing. Steve and crew are home for the weekend. Platform finished, stage framed. Back at it Monday (usually we work through the weekend; but, it is not allowed here and with the heat, not safe either.)

The platform will have a small knee wall in front of it...inside the knee wall on a far side, a retractable flat panel TV.

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Sweet! I'm excited to see how the retractable TV turns out.

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Short day on Monday. Today we'll spray the primer coat, install the soffit supports, laser the room and be back in Atlanta for the 4th. After the 4th we'll be installing our custom acoustic door, install the softits and prep the room for the interior finishes and trim. The interior finishes will be built in our Atlanta shop while we wait for the home to be ready to move in (we don't want "stuff" installed until the home is occupied). The rack is built and as we wire, we'll post pictures.

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So on the fifth work day ... installed all the cleats for the ceiling coffers and soffits and blasted the room with a primer/seal coat. Once the house is a bit further along, we'll return (next week or the week after) to install the doors, soffits, low voltage wiring, and coffers. Then it is wait for move in day to lay the carpet, trim, lights, treatments, fabric and equipment.

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When you "laser the room" you're making a 3D model to prep for woodwork? or for acoustic modeling? or something else entirely?
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You laser mark and square for all the finish carpentry clearances, molding heights, etc. - essentially a very high-precision way to map out the room design in the rough room to make sure everything is as perfect and as square as possible for when the finish carpentry is made offsite and installed.
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You guys work fast! Enjoy the fourth.

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Hey Dennis. What width screen are you using for this one? I assume 2.35:1 is what you will be using.
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129 wide, 2.35:1

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