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Um, thanks?





And to update construction, we are waiting for the home security guys to run all the camera wires and alarm wires, then we'll start putting up our first layer of drywall.

We gotta be building the manifolds for the IB before we drywall.

What???? You aren't doing your own in home wiring? Hey, I won't charge you too much to run all your coax and twisted pair, not much at all! Come on, Chris.
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What???? You aren't doing your own in home wiring? Hey, I won't charge you too much to run all your coax and twisted pair, not much at all! Come on, Chris.

The guys are close friends of the family, we are telling them where we want all our wires and they'll set-up all the eqpt and stuff I just stand back and bark orders.

Besides, we have a whole house to build... it isn't just a theater. We are drywalling and they are doing their thing. We are drywalling the second floor, they are working on the first.


Edit: The alarm guys are supposed to show up this weekend, if they don't then Chuck, you get your ass over here and run some cable!
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So the alarm guys didn't show up, guess we gotta do this ourselves... any body got some handy links with what cables I'll need and a cheap place to get electronics?
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Well the craziest thing happened today.

A local alarm company came by and offered to do a free security system install, they are new in town and part of GE. They say all I gotta do is have a sign in the frontyard! I'll have a more extensive talk with him tommorrow, but if this works out, the drywall will be done sooner than I thought.
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So that alarm company guys seemed like a scam since they asked for a social security number for a credit check to see if we were 'qualified'... not even to fill it out on a form, he wanted to put my social security number on his cell-phone. Very professional, buddy.

So we bought all the stuff to do the security system ourselves. So we get all the stuff and my pops gets the idea to test it out. We wire up the panel and some other sensors to test it out... we wire it straight from the wall. Neither of us saw the 'Do not use 120V, use the 16Vac adapter. Well there were fireworks and a capacitor exploded. Oops, time to but a new panel!

We did manage to buy the main power cable for the theater's electrical panel. We ran a ~60ft Romex wire and plan to run it right out of a secondary panel. We are going to run 220V to the theater panel so if we buy any 220v stuff, we can use it no problem. The wire is three 6AWG stranded wires, and a solid 10AWG ground wire.



Expect first layer of drywall to go up on the first floor very soon. Next project for the theater will be to pop a hole in the return vent on the side to ventilate the eqpt closet and build the manifolds for the four 18" subs going into the ceiling. I'm still looking for any reasonably priced large OC703 panels.
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Here's where I plan to buy my panels from:

www.atsacoustics.com

The prices were the best I could find.

Good luck,
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Here's where I plan to buy my panels from:

www.atsacoustics.com

The prices were the best I could find.

Good luck,
Mike

Thanks for the link. I am trying to get into contact with a distributor that my uncle uses (he does AC work for a living). He told me he would try to get panels that were 5'x10' at a much lower price than all the online sites I could find. I can only cross my fingers and hope.
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Bought the MDF to make IB manifolds, will post pictures of the finished manifolds when they are done sometime this week.
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Drywall started on the theater entrance:












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Dude your theater is going to be freaking awesome. Just looking at the unfinished entrance is cool as hell.

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Who's the old fart doing all the work? Looks like that thar schoolin' paid off fer ya. All the lines look straight! Good job Chris! When can I come down and play?

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Who's the old fart doing all the work? Looks like that thar schoolin' paid off fer ya. All the lines look straight! Good job Chris! When can I come down and play?

Chuck

You can come down any time you want Chuck, 9am-noon weekdays. All day weekends 9am-6pm. And I forgot to show how the drywall is being installed for extra soundproofing on the ceilings:



My uncle brought about 4 packages of ceiling tiles and gave it to us for free, so we are just throwing them up in the ceiling cavity. Since the drywall hat-channel gives about an inch or so of a gap, we looked at the empty space in-between and thought, damnit we can put some scrap pieces in there so we chopped up the scrap 5/8" drywall and installed it right on the trusses. Then we went 5/8" on top.

So it goes

Room-> 5/8" DW -> 3/8" gap -> 5/8" DW -> 1/2" acoustic ceiling tiles -> 16" gap -> 4" concrete -> cork and wood flooring on second floor.
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Dude your theater is going to be freaking awesome. Just looking at the unfinished entrance is cool as hell.

Thanks! But just wait until we have the face of the entrance and columns covered in stone and have the entrance ceiling with some nice tounge-and-groove wood.
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Finally got the first stage of drywall in!!!!!!!








Before you say, "You really need a ton of caulking to fill those seams" it is the first stage in drywall.






Let me explain how things are going to get done.

Stage 1: Get the spaces in between the hat channels .

[Build and install IB manifold]

Stage 2: Get the first layer of drywall on the ceiling and walls.

[Maybe seal seams with caulking]

Stage 3: Get the second layer on the ceiling.

[Pass first drywall inspection]

Stage 4: Seal everything with caulking.

Stage 5: Mud and sanding!

[Pass second drywall inspection]

Stage 6: Cut holes in drywall where IB manifold is located as well as any other covert outlets, air vents, dedicated power cable.
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Thanks! But just wait until we have the face of the entrance and columns covered in stone and have the entrance ceiling with some nice tounge-and-groove wood.

Sweet man. Man I can't wait til I have a house of my own and my own theater room...

I'm only 17 and my bedroom looks like no 17 yr olds you've ever seen. Its basically a theater i've got a 120" screen in there with my PJ plus the 7.1 surround sound. I didn't go on no budget and buy the cheap **** either...I got some Infinity speakers, $650 Denon receiver, 900 watt $600 15" soundsplinter DIY subwoofer, $1600 Panasonic projector, PS3, Xbox 360, etc.

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Sweet man. Man I can't wait til I have a house of my own and my own theater room...

I'm only 17 and my bedroom looks like no 17 yr olds you've ever seen. Its basically a theater i've got a 120" screen in there with my PJ plus the 7.1 surround sound. I didn't go on no budget and buy the cheap **** either...I got some Infinity speakers, $650 Denon receiver, 900 watt $600 15" soundsplinter DIY subwoofer, $1600 Panasonic projector, PS3, Xbox 360, etc.

That's great! It really is a fun hobby to take part in.

Don't hate on the cheap ****, I've seen some stuff that would blow you away when you look at the price.
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So we have most of the first part of inner ceiling drywall in.
















Still gotta install the 6" return duct that will act as the exhaust for the equipment closet, hide the huge dedicated power line, and build and mount the IB before we can drywall the lower part of the ceiling. We are also sealing the first layer of drywall with compound since the caulking is only good for very small gaps. (Gravity and caulking don't mix, likes to drip from ceiling)
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That's great! It really is a fun hobby to take part in.

Don't hate on the cheap ****, I've seen some stuff that would blow you away when you look at the price.

Yeah, that is until you hear the expensive "sh*t" haha

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Ok, the IB manifold is mounted but the drivers aren't installed yet, we are waiting for the caulking to dry before we install the drivers.








This is an older picture, but it gives you an idea of each manifold's shape and location of drivers:

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Chris, you may have some shaking issues with the framing/ceiling when that's done as the drivers are not mounted opposite each other to eliminate the vibrations. It probably won't be as bad as if they were all pointed down, but it's still not ideal.

Good luck with it and post up when you get them running.

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Chris, you may have some shaking issues with the framing/ceiling when that's done as the drivers are not mounted opposite each other to eliminate the vibrations. It probably won't be as bad as if they were all pointed down, but it's still not ideal.

Good luck with it and post up when you get them running.

I hear that a lot from people but I don't understand how its possible when I'm seeing it. I mean, the thing is practically attached directly to the metal joist which is embedded in 4" of concrete decking above. I tried with all my force to budge it and it is rock solid.
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So the second layer of drywall is going on the ceiling:







This is another project in the works... concrete reinforced steel frame.



1.5" solid oak door



Protecting the back of the door is 3/8" diamond plate.



The room is basically going to be the storm shelter/bomb shelter/ whatever shelter. All the walls are 8" reinforced concrete, ceiling is the stairs which are 10" reinforced concrete at the thickest.
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Yay! Drywall is put up!








Before you ask, the thing on the center top of the front wall is a wall plate that holds binding posts for the L/C/R speakers. Yes, some screws are missing on the drywalls, that will be fixed tomorrow.
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Man - how many screws did you use. Looks like they are evey 4"

Looking Good.

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hehe HOLY SCREWS BATMAN. That sheetrock is going no where

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Look at the bright side, it's a good thing you've got that storm shelter to hide in... especially with all those screws you used! Wouldn't want to be around when those things starts flyin!

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The rest of the house is drywalled like that also
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Are you mudding it yourself also?

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Are you mudding it yourself also?

Yep and the rest of the 3600 sqft house is going to be mudded by us...
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You'd better be, because someone coming in to mud and tape is going to charge you a FORTUNE to mud over those screws!

On an 8 x 4 5/8" drywall sheet I believe the norm is is 35-45 screws TOTAL. Overkills is nice in some situations, but WOW.

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