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post #211 of 228 Unread 02-16-2017, 10:15 AM - Thread Starter
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It's my fault b/c it's easier than I made it seem. Since I didn't know your own personal technical skills, I went to a lot of detail so you wouldn't have a tough time figuring it out your first time.


In reality, it's: Drag & drop, copy and paste link to pic, add tags before and after.


It takes 5 seconds.
Still. I've been in IT for 20 years, primarily working on web technologies, and this is horrible. No auto-resizing of images, etc etc. 5 seconds per picture, when the web is largely visual, is nuts. Definitely a change for the worse for the forums.
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Well, you have to expect *some* changes when it's 2.5 years between posts, and 5 years after thread start. :P


I hear you that we expect at least a bit of improvement with "changes", but personally I appreciate the free forum, and just go with the flow on stuff usually.
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Well, you have to expect *some* changes when it's 2.5 years between posts, and 5 years after thread start. :P


I hear you that we expect at least a bit of improvement with "changes", but personally I appreciate the free forum, and just go with the flow on stuff usually.
Four years! (Though it'll probably be five when everything is said and done...)
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Oops, you're right! My fault, my math was off.


Four sounds *so* much better than five.
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Pics from the rest of the completed basement

Here are some pics of the bathroom I installed. I did all the work with the exception of the plumbing.



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This is the entrance to the HT, with the stairs to the right:



Here's the hallway leading to the craft room and bedroom. On the left you can see some under-stair storage, and past that a bit the opening to my HT rack. The right door heads to my utility room.



This is my wife's craft room for scrapbooking/sewing etc. I'm going to see how long I can hold off on building a panel over the electrical stuff, but she's pushing hard!



Here's the french doors leading to the bedroom I added. To the left is the door to my rack under the stairs



Finally, the bedroom itself. I need to get a proper cover for the egress well, but plywood has worked for two years, so fix what isn't broken?

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Here's my rack room. I'm using an MA Slim 5.

Here's the external access to the rack. It's ugly now since I don't have any external facing components. At some point I might install a hinged smoked glass door, but I don't want to impede airflow.



Rear access to the rack. It's not as wide as I'd like, but even a fat dude like me can still fit back there when needed. I put two LED lights into the recess above the rack, so there's plenty of light.



Back of the rack. Right now I just have my ethernet runs going into a temporary 100mb/s switch, fed by a TWC/Spectrum modem. We're getting fiber in our neighborhood this year, and I'll upgrade to GigE at that point.



My cable runs from both the HT and the rest of the house. I ran two extra conduits for future growth. One runs to the front wall and the other next to my projector's Powerbridge.



Here's the Powerbridge and dedicated 20amp circuit. The Powerbridge will connect to my UPS so my projector can cool down in the event of a power outage. We haven't had any since I've lived in this house (13 years) but might as well do it right.

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Here's the HT after all the drywall mudding was done. I need to see about finding a black smoke detector, as this white one will stand out like a sore thumb.



Facing the screen wall:



From under the soffit at the front:



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Showing the proscenium:



Back wall:

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Painted my grills and light trim with Rustoleum high-temp paint. Did the smoke detector too after carefully masking it. I'll need to touch that one up with a brush.

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Here's the HT after being primed. I had the primer tinted gray so that the ceiling paint would look best, but both I and the wife like this gray. But I'll be using a deep Burgundy from Sherwin Williams with gray sound panels.






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Duct Insulation

After priming the room, I was playing around with a cheap sound meter, and then realized that the air return at the back of the room hadn't been covered in linacoustic or anything like that. So now I'm worried that I might get some background noise from the AC via that route... I could cut up some pieces of Knauf Atmosphere liner and put them in, but that's going to be hard to do properly with the returns sealed up. Any ideas?

Before drywalling:



The return openings:



The returns connect to the trunk via flexible connections that have some damping ability, but it's only an elbow (90 degree) turn without a lot of flex to absorb noise. I'm super mad that I missed this when I was drywalling the room, it never entered my mind.
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Got the first coat on the ceiling and front wall. Sherwin Williams Promar 400. Very flat, looks good on the ceiling, but the back wall looks like crap since I rolled it on too hard and left edge marks. The front wall will get covered with Knauf Atmosphere Liner, so I just wanted it black and didn't really stress about it. The ceiling just disappears with the black paint, very happy with it. I'll throw on at least one more coat this weekend.

In two of the pics you can see the burgundy/rust I'm using for the side walls. I really like it, better than a traditional red. The sound panels that will go around the room will probably be close to the gray of the primer on the walls right now. I'll have to decide on a carpet pretty soon too; I don't want anything patterned, and I'd like it to be a bit of a plush carpet since I love being barefoot.







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What's a good adhesive for gluing duct liner to a duct? Wasn't sure if I should use one of the PL types, or a spray on adhesive.
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I used FastCap cabinet screws to attach my duct liner to the wall.
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I used FastCap cabinet screws to attach my duct liner to the wall.
I'm using FastCap screws (on Big's recommendation) as well. I was referring to installing the duct liner into the actual duct. I found a post of Big's that said to use 3M 77 spray adhesive. Hopefully that will be easy enough to use, as I'm going to have to be putting the liner into the duct through the register opening.
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Been busy getting the paint finished, adding all the trim, and putting up the duct liner on the front wall. I'm very happy with how everything is looking so far, and it's nice to get to a point where you're not "imagining" how things will look!








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Here's the room ready for carpet, plus some of the carpet styles we're contemplating. One question I have is if I cover the front wall (the ductliner) with velvet or GOM, how should I attach it? I used Fastcap screws for the ductliner, but I don't think those would work well for the front wall fabric.








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Any ideas on fastening the GOM to my front wall?
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