So after dealing with being sick for awhile, it slowed me down quite a bit, I've been back at it . Slow and steady.
One of the many little projects that always seem to need to be done as well. I cleaned up the distribution panel in the closet. We moved into the house over a year ago, and the wiring just started oozing out of the panel. Nothing was tidy. Needless to say, Comcast shows up, throws in the amplifier dangling from the cords and left. SO I knew at some point, I'd end up having to "re-deux" the panel as well.
Well, I finally corralled all the parts and was able to knock it out. The family didn't want to be without internet, so i had to strategically get it all mostly completed, right up until cut-over. Then there happen to be a power outage
Out with a behemoth of a switch (dell 5212) to a nice compact Dell X1008.
I was going to try to fit the cable modem and the firewall into the panel, but by the time it was done, yeah.. no..
Cross connected dual (2x1gbs) links into the media room. So should have plenty bandwidth from the NAS on the 2 Gb/s back bone LACP links
Before and After.
After taking some additional measurements, looking at what size of screen I was planning, I ended up having to 're-deux' the main HVAC line that i had already done on the previous post.
It was just hanging down too low, 12" line with insulation added up to about 16.5" from the ceiling. This is just too low.! . So After waiting on parts to arrive, I rebuilt it. this time out of 8x16 sheet metal. I know we're not suppose to use sheet metal in the theater room, but I figure the height space that i need that this would provide, would be worth it. the HVAC line is to supply air to the dining room and the kitchen, which are below the room.
So after building up the sheet metal, insulating it, and then hanging it up, i was able to finally frame around it to attach drywall to.
Still some more insulation to do, but at least it's saved me another 6" of height by doing it this way.
Installed the backer boxes and cut the holes in the first layer of drywall for the Atmos speakers. It was 130 degree in the attic at that time. Oh fun times.
Putty pads around every single outlet box.
Laundry list of things to do, but, I am getting so close to drywall!
I had a contractor come out on Monday to give me a quote to install the drywall, GG, and drywall over the top. Still waiting on a quote.
And one last Big Score!!!!
I picked up 6 Seatcraft Venetian Black chairs from a neighbor 4 doors down from my house
. she had 8 people wanting them. I got em by saying I'd pay $200 more than asking price ($1800), and I';ll pick them up tonight. .. It worked. Luckily the backs came off to be able to move them. These are power.
So I am getting closer and closer. Inching along in this one man show.