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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-27-2014, 07:14 PM
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Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Those are large reclining theater seats. Just a...

Those are large reclining theater seats. Just a heads up starting at the back of the room forward. If you shove the rear row to the back wall the front row would need to be 6 1/2 off the back wall....
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-27-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
I would push the bar to the other side, then when...

I would push the bar to the other side, then when you enter the door you can turn right.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-27-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
What style seating are you planning? Three rows...

What style seating are you planning? Three rows in less than 15 ft of room length would be a magic act.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-27-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Make it the largest size you stated assuming you...

Make it the largest size you stated assuming you want two rows of seating. For the ultimate garage conversion read the sandmans thread.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-27-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
I switched from builders grade York (crap) to...

I switched from builders grade York (crap) to Trane. they have been working great, much quieter. There are things you can do to make them even quieter, Install on a resilient pad to isolated from...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-26-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Obviously some acoustical treatments will be...

Obviously some acoustical treatments will be required but I'll leave that to those experts.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-26-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
build away

build away
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-26-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,245
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
The Beast and I are rehearsing for our off off...

The Beast and I are rehearsing for our off off broadway play, The Theater King.

It will be a musical with dancers in tool belts, we just need to find some music and showgirls. We already have...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-25-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,915
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Actually I just checked some references, seems 7...

Actually I just checked some references, seems 7 3/4 is the max for each step
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-25-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,915
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
You can hang acoustical treatments on a door.

You can hang acoustical treatments on a door.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-25-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
You need a theater plan PRONTO otherwise you are...

You need a theater plan PRONTO otherwise you are pissing away money on a room that might not live up to your expenditure.
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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-25-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,915
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
here are my thoughts on your space. response to...

here are my thoughts on your space. response to PM questions

space budget:

2 1/2 ft for front wall and AT screen
back of first row chairs 11 1/2 ft from screen
back of second row +6 1/2 ft...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-25-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 501
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
back to the vents then , yes you want them in the...

back to the vents then , yes you want them in the theater, you want supplies up front, returns in the rear, Builder basic HVAC will be woefully undersized if you intend to fill the room with 6-7 of...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-24-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
buy the pre-curved plywood. sometimes you can ask...

buy the pre-curved plywood. sometimes you can ask for a discount.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-24-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
you can also use two layers

you can also use two layers
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-24-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
you can do it with two pieces, the seam is...

you can do it with two pieces, the seam is covered with carpet.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-24-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
I grab 3/8-1/2 plywood, Cut strips then use two...

I grab 3/8-1/2 plywood, Cut strips then use two overlapping layers glued together with liquid nails. If it is going to be covered with carpet it really doesn't need to be one piece.

Sometimes I...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-24-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,394
Views: 68,275
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
it then becomes the only door exit required for...

it then becomes the only door exit required for the theater space, The only way for the water heater and furnace equipment to leave and enter is through that door, it was originally 24 inches and the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-24-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
by most building codes untreated wood framing can...

by most building codes untreated wood framing can not be in contact with concrete, therefore the gap.

As for how to extend ceiling joists you can just create a hanging structure of a bunch of...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-24-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
5.1 for a 34 ft long room sounds criminal. You...

5.1 for a 34 ft long room sounds criminal. You will want at least 4 subwoofers, rear and side surrounds 7.x , perhaps two sets of sides surrounds depending on the seating design for this space. ...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-24-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 501
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
OK the good news. it is 14-1 x 21-1 no...

OK the good news.

it is 14-1 x 21-1
no apparent windows to cover
no support columns noted in the room
Room for two rows of seating, the rear should be elevated.

then the not so good news
...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-24-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 501
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
raw space: Here is a shot of the raw space I...

raw space:

Here is a shot of the raw space I included the adjacent room for discussion.

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=227657&d=1408922376
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-23-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
or use these and mount the outlet flush with the...

or use these and mount the outlet flush with the fabric face resting on the portal framing, it will make the removal of the panel more time consuming but it is still removable. You will need to pick...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-23-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 501
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
PM sent when I get it I will convert to a JPG and...

PM sent when I get it I will convert to a JPG and post here.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-23-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
you should go to a store and look around. hold...

you should go to a store and look around. hold the fabric up to the light and if you can see through it , most likely it will be fine. GOM fabrics are polyester knits so I would start there....
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