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I am FINALLY getting started on my new theater. We built this house two years ago and I have been without my own AV space since!

This is going to be a small theater. Area dimensions to start are 10 x 17.5 x 8.5. Its also going to take a while. Im going to try to do everything myself and with work along with two small children, its hard to find time for projects.

Here is a side shot of the space. Its the far back area between the wall and that pole. Entry will be right of the pole. You can see the plumbing for the bathroom in front there. Screen wall is on the right. I plan on making that bumped out wall where the water meter is into a small closet to keep access. I may also make a built in equipment shelf. Its 21" deep.


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Screen - Silver Ticket 120" diagonal 16:9 AT

Projector - Sony VPL HW45ES

Seating - 2 rows TBD

Reciever - Denon AVR-X4200

Bluray Player - Oppo BDP-203

Speakers - 5.1.4 setup with DIY Sound Group HTM-12 LCR, Volt 6LX ported Surrounds and Atmos

Subwoofers - V.B.S.S. x 6

Sub Amplifier - iNuke 3000 DSP

Speaker Amplifiers: Emotiva BasX a-300 for L and R, Emotiva BasX a-700 all other Channels



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I plan on having the closet door opening where this clean-out is



I dont know what this is. Can I cover it up?




Im going to have these water lines moved up in the joists and move the sprinkler valve closer to the wall above the water meter




View of screen wall



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Looks like a back-flow valve under that black cap. If you cover it, reference where it is. You may need to access it some time in the future.
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Looks like a back-flow valve under that black cap. If you cover it, reference where it is. You may need to access it some time in the future.

Thank you.

Looks like that and the clean out will end up under the riser

I got an estimate to move the water lines up into the joists. $400!! I am just going to lower the suspended ceiling an inch to get under them instead.

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Lots of work ahead!!!!!!
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Made quite a lot of progress. I had the water line and sprinkler shut off moved down to where the meter and main shut off are.





I ran into a bit of an issue. It turns out that steel beam is not parallel to the foundation wall so I had to put it kind of diagonal in a soffit








Framing is done. I just have to put up the clips on the ceiling and outer wall, run the electrical, and then I can start drywall. I have decided to just decouple the walls and use a single layer of 5/8 drywall. The room above is an office and the kids bedrooms are another floor up after that so I don't think it will be an issue. I might set everything up temporarily after the first layer just to test it out. I thin kit will be fine. I don't usually crank it and there is little floor traffic above the theater.
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I also made changes to the equipment list in the OP. My Falcon screen will be here Tuesday!! Gotta get moving!!

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Looking good enjoying the volt 10 lxs you sold me will be in the theater along with 8 more within a few months. Subscribed to your build
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Looking good enjoying the volt 10 lxs you sold me will be in the theater along with 8 more within a few months. Subscribed to your build
Cool. Good to hear. Those things are crazy. Are you posting any pics of your theater build?

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Yes they are. And they timbre match great with the qsc 2150s I bought. Yup I started a build thread didn't name it and don't know how to change it now. If you look at my recent post it's the one that says just about to start. I'll be having a g2g when it's finished hopefully by the end of june.
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This will be fun watching this one. I believe you are the second HT build I've seen in Canton. I used to live in Lilley Pointe (and still rent the condo out actually). Never was able to do much with HT while sharing walls...

Good to see more smaller theaters as well!
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This will be fun watching this one. I believe you are the second HT build I've seen in Canton. I used to live in Lilley Pointe (and still rent the condo out actually). Never was able to do much with HT while sharing walls...

Good to see more smaller theaters as well!
I think the other theater your talking about is in the sub next to me in Cherry Hill Village. He's due for a GTG for sure lol
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Pro tip I wanted to mention. Ramset will shoot into the steel pole and beam!! I still cant get over that!

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Brian, looks like we're in very similar situations. Small layout, 2 little reasons to keep you away from work, same looking basement, DIYSG speakers and a pair of 18" subs... I'll follow yours to see how you do. I'm contracting out the framing and plumbing to start, then doing electrical with a friend who's a master electrician. Likely won't start till fall/winter, so you should be about done by then!
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Brian, looks like we're in very similar situations. Small layout, 2 little reasons to keep you away from work, same looking basement, DIYSG speakers and a pair of 18" subs... I'll follow yours to see how you do. I'm contracting out the framing and plumbing to start, then doing electrical with a friend who's a master electrician. Likely won't start till fall/winter, so you should be about done by then!
I sure hope Ill be done by then!

Now Im trying to think through how I want to run the electrical so I can get that done and get the drywall up.

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I lied. I wasn't done framing yet. I forgot about the equipment closet. It's a small room that will have a little 24" door so I can get back there and have a place to hide the ugly stuff(iNuke!). I'm thinking of making the whole side built ins. The side closest to The theater would be a little deeper for the avr and blu ray player. Then make the rest more shallow for movies, games etc.


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I do that all the time (think I am almost done with tons of work left)
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Wow. Its been a while since I updated this thread. I have the electrical all ran, clips and channel installed, and ceiling stuffed with insulation. I also carried 20 sheets of 5/8 drywall down stairs. (ultralight my ass!!)

Drywall lift came today and I hope to start hanging it this weekend. Getting closer and closer. This past get together has really motivated me to get this finished!!
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I managed to get a few hours to start hanging the drywall today. I got the ceiling done and started the walls . I have to wait again because the basement wall leak repair that was done earlier is leaking a bit so I want them to come out and fix it before I close it off. This drywall lift is awesome!

More pictures. Its starting to come together fast now. I cant wait!








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Looks great Brian I bet your glad the drywall is up on the ceiling what a pain that is to do compared to the walls. Like your saying every time you stop off at a buddy's house to see his setup or go to a GTG meet it helps get things going in the room. The same thing happens to me... The drywall is the worst part just keep the momentum going it will be over soon. The room's looking good man!
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Working in a similar space. Subscribing to your build.

Btw, have you fired up the 45es and do you like it?
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Btw, have you fired up the 45es and do you like it?
Hey asmealio, welcome aboard!

Yes I have tested the 45es out. I was projecting it onto a white bed sheet I had hung up in a room upstairs. (boy is my wife happy thats taken down lol). This projector is amazing. The colors right out of the box seem dead on to me. They are deep, rich and really pop. The contrast is very impressive and the black level and detail is awesome as well. I'm very happy with it. And thats on a bed sheet! I cannot wait to see this thing running in a proper setup.

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More progress on the drywall tonight. Basement wall leak wont be fixed till Thursday so I had to leave that part open but not too much longer now.

This first pic shows how far I'm going to keep every inch of room width I can. The seating I want to eventually get will barely fit. That's also why I'm skipping the GG and second layer of 5/8 drywall. Sound proof room wont be too useful if I cant fit my seats in there lol!




Rear wall showing all the electrical wiring. This will all end up in the soffit with one lower outlet in the whole room just for the power recliners.



Door side wall



And the front wall.



That's it for now. I hope to be ready for taping and mudding by this time next week. I am going to caulk all the corners and then do one coat of mud before the soffits. All the inside corners and most of the sloppy butt joint should end up either inside a soffit or behind the screen wall.

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I didnt get to work on the theater this weekend. Have to wait till tomorrow when the tech is coming to fix the leak in the corner. I also had to clean the garage but I hope to get a lot done tomorrow and this weekend.

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Maybe I'm missing something, but why do you have those big gaps between sheets of drywall on the walls?
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Maybe I'm missing something, but why do you have those big gaps between sheets of drywall on the walls?
Ill fill that in with a small piece. Its a lot easier to mud and sand at that height than up at the ceiling or down by the floor. I actually probably should have left the gap at the ceiling since it will get covered by the soffits so it wouldn't matter if it was ugly. Oh well. No big deal.

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Subscribing to your thread. Have similar plans for the future. Thanks for posting.
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There is something just raw about the start of framing a Home theater that does it for me like this one.
The excitement is amazing, isn't it????
The anticipation and the experience of the build is something that you never forget.
Nice framing job there.
You are moving quickly on this, and I can tell you are like a wild horse suddenly unleashed from the cage.
You will enjoy the theater when it is done just as much as you enjoy the build.
Keep the photos and posts coming......we are watching in anticipation!
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