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post #451 of 1637 Old 03-27-2009, 08:27 PM
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With that steam shower you can recreate the famous shower scene from pyscho. Then when you are done filming you can watch it in the black/grey theater. Always difficult taking a shower after watching that movie.

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Remember to leave enough room for the mortar base, rubber compound, second later of mortar, thinset and tile (to the top of the drain plug).
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I followed the directions on their web site which indicated that the underneath of the big white flange sits directly on top of the sub-floor (concrete) then the first layer takes it to the top of the flange and then the center part is adjustable for the height of the second layer and tile. Here:

http://www.siouxchief.com/Resource_/...structions.pdf

Please let me know if this isn't correct.
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Plumbing is one of those things i simply leave to the pros.
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Jeff:

Excellent picture. That's exactly right!

Keep plugging along. It will look great in the end.

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Hey smak, I edited your quote just a little for you.

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Plumbing...and trim work is two of those things i should simply leave to the pros.

Man I have been waiting to comment on that forever...

Looking good Big. Keep it going.

Man, that took longer than I thought it would...

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Actually if Smackovits had more than just a chain saw for cutting wood and piece of twine for measuring, it would have been much tighter.
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Hey big what are the chances of you doing a local area get together??

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hey big what are the chances of you doing a local area get together??

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Holy smokes, now you're doing plumbing work and digging up concrete?! Is there any task that you can't do?

On the other hand, I think I read a few pages back that your permit was pulled like 6 years ago? You have some serious patience!!

But to the topic of your build - with all of the help you have given me I am ashamed of myself for not commending you on your build before now. It is simply stunning.

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Thanks Shawn, But now after 8000 posts and seeing so many great theaters come together like yours there are many things I would do differently.

I actually hope some day I move and have a chance to build again.
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I actually hope some day I move and have a chance to build again.

And if you do move, I hope to one day buy your house just so I could have your theater!!

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A couple more baby steps

Got the supplies and tools



put the rocks back in, bent the steel into position and washed away all the dust.



Filled it up.



Turned out to be a one bagger. Now I have to carry the other back to the store along with the extra one in my car that I had "just in case".
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All that time and hard work... down the drain.

I laughed so hard after reading this, my wife had to check that I was OK!

BIG - You know that you have made it now, not only are you the quoted in the trade mags but your build is still one of the most active threads in AVS, and you are finished! Of course, the fact that half the people here owe you their first born (for all the help you have provided) probably has something to do with it.

And for the record - IMHO your build is still one of the best here.

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Hey Beerparty thanks for the comments.

I will share two secrets, to make your thread popular you have to link it in your signature, then when you make a post in a newbies thread they say WhoTF is this guy and click on my link. The other way is when the thread is dead is to post an update on your progress like "today I changed out a burned out light bulb and now I really see the light".

If you look at Sandman's thread when it hasn't received a comment for a while he'll post something like "Hey I just got a new camera".
For ChinaDog it was "Hey I just bought a cabin in the mountains"
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Turned out to be a one bagger. Now I have to carry the other back to the store along with the extra one in my car that I had "just in case".

Damn there is the Deja vu again!

Looks great!

If I had it to do all over again, I'd still hit that shot.
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Hey Beerparty thanks for the comments.

I will share two secrets, to make your thread popular you have to link it in your signature, then when you make a post in a newbies thread they say WhoTF is this guy and click on my link. The other way is when the thread is dead is to post an update on your progress like "today I changed out a burned out light bulb and now I really see the light".

If you look at Sandman's thread when it hasn't received a comment for a while he'll post something like "Hey I just got a new camera".
For ChinaDog it was "Hey I just bought a cabin in the mountains"

I think BIG neglected to mention a third simple little trick to making your thread popular: simply do as he has done and build an incredible extraordinarily awesome, professional quality theater and bar, and include a litany of expert advice for others to learn from. It may be a cheap old trick, but it seems to work for BIG!

There are tons of build threads with signatures and trivial bump posts, but there is still only one BIGmouthinDC build ... and build thread.

Well, excluding Logan's of course, but then he's actually not building a HT, so much as blogging about one day thinking about planning one, right?!

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BIG - Of course, the fact that half the people here owe you their first born (for all the help you have provided) probably has something to do with it.

Bigsy, I was wondering how my son was doing and if he remembers us anymore. I hope you're sending him to a good college.

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Well, excluding Logan's of course, but then he's actually not building a HT, so much as blogging about one day thinking about planning one, right?!

HEY! I'm getting there. And I've had my permit for less than 4 years.

And this is the FOURTH tip for having a popular thread...hijkack someone's thread that is more popular than yours. And then insult the poster in that thread until they have to go to your thread to repsond. Are you listening hanesian, you pansy-ian?

It all part of the plan, man. It's all part of the plan.

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And this is the FOURTH tip for having a popular thread...hijkack someone's thread that is more popular than yours. And then insult the poster in that thread until they have to go to your thread to repsond. Are you listening hanesian, you pansy-ian?

That right there is funny!
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HEY! I'm getting there. And I've had my permit for less than 4 years.

And this is the FOURTH tip for having a popular thread...hijkack someone's thread that is more popular than yours. And then insult the poster in that thread until they have to go to your thread to repsond. Are you listening hanesian, you pansy-ian?

It all part of the plan, man. It's all part of the plan.

And a damned grand plan it is, too, my friend! Very grand!

Just doing my best stealth forum slimy terrorist imitation: locate the big targets, sneak in under the cover of darkness, hit 'em hard and hit 'em fast and run like hell before they realize what happened!!

I'll grant you it may be cowardly and below contempt, but a guy's gotta play the cards what he's been dealt. And if you even skimmed my pathetic so-called build thread you would realize that in my case what I got dealt was a hand full of ignorance and mold, and that's about it! Still, I doubt it will take me a day over 4 years to finish, so there! HA! I fart in your gen-er-al direction, you filthy English K-nig-ht!!!

Mon Dieu! I've been on this unsecured internet line far too long already - my elctro-transsplicer-ometer ring alarm is going off which means someone is reverse engineering my signal and coming perilously close to homing in on my location, and then I'll be Loganed before I know what hit me!

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For ChinaDog it was "Hey I just bought a cabin in the mountains"

In my defense, I do plan on reusing my old projector at the cabin.

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Big what height did you run the linacoustic up to on the walls - 48"?

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Big, first of all, I just love this theater and all you have done and are doing to it.

I was wondering if you were ever considering redoing your front screen wall and going scope?

Also, I cant wait to see the creation of your new bathroom.
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I was wondering if you were ever considering redoing your front screen wall and going scope?


HT2.0 = 1080P, 2.35:1 AT, DIY Masking, and maybe some BIG speakers. It's in the planning stages.

Delivery sometime in the future or when My projector decides to go to Projector Heaven whichever comes first.
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BIG,

I am very interested in what projector you choose and why. Please share when you can.

Thanks,
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That right there is funny!

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I am very interested in what projector you choose and why. Please share when you can. Thanks, SDean

Undecided.

I like DLP, I also like Bright, I also like the way the new Panasonic does the poor mans CIH, I like the super-wide 2.0 wide system in the new Optoma, I have yet to audition any Mits, Marantz, Planars or JVCs, I've see a few Sonys.

I keep hoping that someone will come out with the PERFECT unit. Aren't we all?
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I think BIG neglected to mention a third simple little trick to making your thread popular: simply do as he has done and build an incredible extraordinarily awesome, professional quality theater and bar, and include a litany of expert advice for others to learn from. It may be a cheap old trick, but it seems to work for BIG!

There are tons of build threads with signatures and trivial bump posts, but there is still only one BIGmouthinDC build ... and build thread.

Well, excluding Logan's of course, but then he's actually not building a HT, so much as blogging about one day thinking about planning one, right?!

Hey...BIG's thread has only got 476 posts; mine has got 320. Of course, 300 or so are from me. Is this what you meant by how to keep your thread in the public eye Jeff?

Of course I kid because I love...your room. I know you can't help but be thinking if you only knew then, what you know now (like I wish I could go back to High School and date...lol)...and be planning that all-world v2.0 (or is it 3.0?), but I agree that yours is still one of the nicest rooms on the boards.

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Undecided.

I like DLP, I also like Bright, I also like the way the new Panasonic does the poor mans CIH, I like the super-wide 2.0 wide system in the new Optoma, I have yet to audition any Mits, Marantz, Planars or JVCs, I've see a few Sonys.

I keep hoping that someone will come out with the PERFECT unit. Aren't we all?

???



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Undecided.

I like DLP, I also like Bright, I also like the way the new Panasonic does the poor mans CIH, I like the super-wide 2.0 wide system in the new Optoma, I have yet to audition any Mits, Marantz, Planars or JVCs, I've see a few Sonys.

I keep hoping that someone will come out with the PERFECT unit. Aren't we all?

BIG, since I know $$ is no object with you , how about the new Sim2 3-chip DLP? It's supposed to be plenty bright!
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