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post #541 of 741 Old 06-09-2008, 07:32 AM
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Gonzo,

I went back and re-read the part where you did the frames to cover the 3" OC703 and realized that you put the insulation up prior to putting up the frames.
Since this is the part I am working on now I had a question. First off I like the velcro idea and will try to incorporate that into my frames. I think I will have to go back and add a spot to staple the velcro to.



I was planning to press fit the insulation right into the frame but now that I see you put it up before the frame it has me thinking that you might have used the better method. Would you use that method again or do you think that what you did worked the best? It seems the biggest thing is to trim the OC703 so it doesn't get in the way of the frame as you attach it to the wall.

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The way I did worked fine in the end. For some reason I have a neurosis where by I need to be able to easily undo what ever I do. Thus, if I wanted to it would be easy to take everything down and redo the room. I know, I know, I am weird that way. You are right that I had to trim the OC a little to make sure the frames fit well. Most of them would stay in place just by friction, but the Velcro makes certain that they are not going to move.

The front 2 side panels I put the OC into the frame and hung the frames/OC as a single unit. All the others I attached the OC directly to the wall and put the frames up afterward. If I did not do the front two in this fashion, I would not of been able to remove the black proscenium frames (the OC on the wall would of prevented me from being able to pull the black frames off).

In the end, I think either route will end up with the same end result. The only advantage I see to my method is the ability to undo thing fairly easily (verses attaching the fabric to the frames that are permanently attached to the wall).

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Awesome looking chairs! Looks like a perfect fit too. You say they are Berkline 13174's. On some of the websites I've seen those on, they look kinda stiff... however yours look pretty soft/cushy. Is this due to the "leather #" choices they have? I'm debating ordering some now for my living room that I can then move into my theater after it is built... however having them would be that much less of a motivator to get started on the theater...

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Alpha,
They are comfy. From what I could gather, the 13174 are very similar to the 090, but are built over seas and do not have all the leather choices. Mine are leather/vinyl combo. For six they ended up about $1500 cheaper than the 090's. I think you should get some for your living room; they really help the warhawk game to boot.

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Thanks Gonzo, you got me headed in the right direction.

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I finally received my mini-fridge. Two previous ones arrived damaged. This one is in good shape. I ended up ordering it from another company. The first company refunded my money without my asking. I think they just wanted to cut their losses after sending two that ended up ruined by the time they arrived.



It has a blue led light which matches my soffit rope light, which matches my harmony remote charger, which matches my blue tooth headset. All of this is completely unintentional, but I definitely got the blue led thing going on.

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Glad that third time was a charm. Bar looks great. I wish I had the space to do something like yours.

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Cold drinks on the house!

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Love the bar...the woodwork and teh granite are great! The blue light is cool too.

Good job Gonzo. You should hold a meet.

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That's a nice looking bar you have there gonzo Glad to see that you finally got a working fridge. If the third one came in broke then that would've been God trying to tell you something ... or you just have crappy delivery workers out your way, lol.
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Awesome lookin' space. Glad the fridge was ok this time....it looks great.

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Looks really nice. I was looking for something like this fridge. Would you mind listing the model number and where you got it from?

Btw, what do you have supporting your countertop to the left of the fridge?

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Thanks guys,

Chener, welcome to the forum. I uses 3/4" plywood that was left over from the theater floor to support the left side. I cut it in similar dimensions as the side of the cabinet and screewed it into the studs. I then cut a filler piece to trim out the front edge of the plywood. You can see it in this pic:



There is a 2x4 screwed to the studs supporting the back of the granite, which you can't see in the pic.

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Wow! It's amazing how much that fridge completes the whole bar... it looks awesome! Love the blue L.E.D...

Now it's time for bar toys!

First up: Lighted bottle shelves... you get thirsty just looking at the bottles:
http://www.kegworks.com/product.php?...cat=287&page=1

Next: Something to mount under the cabinet for the "cool" factor:
http://www.kegworks.com/product.php?...cat=285&page=1

Something to put on the wall directly behind the bar maybe (I can't see what you have there in the side-view pic):
http://www.kegworks.com/product.php?...cat=824&page=1
http://www.kegworks.com/product.php?...cat=824&page=1

In case you can't tell, yes, I love Guinness. Kegworks is a sweet place for the good stuff too!

And lastly, in case any of your old "partying" *cough* buddies come over for a visit:
http://www.kegworks.com/product.php?...cat=826&page=2


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Thanks alpha,
those are great. I think I may actually get the bottle holder and guiness bottle opener.
I don't know if you have a bar but you should get one of thesehttp://youtube.com/watch?v=3AdFA6WWJ7E

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I'm scared to click that link... maybe in a little while...

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Now it's time for bar toys!

First up: Lighted bottle shelves... you get thirsty just looking at the bottles:
http://www.kegworks.com/product.php?...cat=287&page=1

I've been meaning to make one of these... probably for less than 10 bucks too!

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I've been meaning to make one of these... probably for less than 10 bucks too!

Bud

I was thinking the same thing. I do have some left over blue LED lights. I could make one that matches the fridge, that matches the theater, that matche... oh forget it.

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Thanks for the great idea - my countertop will be configured the same way as yours with the fridge and I was wondering how you pulled that off. What model fridge is that?
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You know, a Rick-Rolling can supposedly be so traumatic that a connection between that song/video and whatever you were thinking about at the time is permanently seared into your brain. I forget the psychology term for this. Anyway, unless you want to hear the beautiful words and melody to "Never going to give you up" over and over again every time you think about anything related to HT, don't click Gonzo's link in #555. Sorry, but I felt it was my duty to warn folks...

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You know, a Rick-Rolling can supposedly be so traumatic that a connection between that song/video and whatever you were thinking about at the time is permanently seared into your brain. I forget the psychology term for this. Anyway, unless you want to hear the beautiful words and melody to "Never going to give you up" over and over again every time you think about anything related to HT, don't click Gonzo's link in #555. Sorry, but I felt it was my duty to warn folks...

I don't know what official term describes it, but I know I now have post traumatic stress syndrome.
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My new fridge is not cooling! Ughhh.

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Aww, well that sucks I hope it's something simple to fix.
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Aww, well that sucks I hope it's something simple to fix.


Me too. The thought of having to pack another one of these 140 lbs SOB's back into its box to be shipped back does not excite me. The manufacture is closed for the weekend so I will be giving them a call on Monday. Fortunately it has an in-house service warranty.

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Have you seen the Magic Chef Beverage fridges in Home Depot? They are $299 I recollect - I got one (think Bud has one too)......looks very similar to yours except the display is Red so would Blue colour coordination out.

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I can't believe how hexed you are when it comes to fridges. Make sure it's not just stuck in defrost mode. And remind me not to let you near any of mine...

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I can't believe how hexed you are when it comes to fridges. Make sure it's not just stuck in defrost mode. And remind me not to let you near any of mine...

Do you know how I go about telling that? There are 3 buttons on the thing. One turns the light off and on, one turns the temp up, one turns the temp down. There are 2 fans one inside the unit that circulates air around the coils, one under the unit that cools the external workings of the unit. Both of these are running, but it does not sound like the compressor is coming on.

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My new fridge is not cooling! Ughhh.

Did you post the make / model of the unit you're having so much trouble with? I want to stay away from that one!

I really feel for you. It's disappointing and maddening to deal with this type of junk.

Best of luck on getting it going.

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uuuuuggggggghhhhhhh! Yes, please post manufacturer, so we can all avoid this one. The silver lining here is that at least I know I'm not the only one that these frustrations happen too.

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