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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-01-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By ctviggen
And if the exterior wall has sheathing, you can...

And if the exterior wall has sheathing, you can cut a bigger hole.

See the following:

http://www.iccsafe.org...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-01-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By ctviggen
This is the family room in the former house I...

This is the family room in the former house I had. I ran the conduit and did all the electrical work. The orange tubing is the conduit I ran and it was brutally hard to get HDMI through there.
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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-01-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By ctviggen
If you're going to install conduit, you'll need a...

If you're going to install conduit, you'll need a bigger hole and at least 1.5 inch conduit, especially if there are any turns. Those HDMI connectors are huge.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-01-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By ctviggen
The best way to do this is to buy the HDMI cable...

The best way to do this is to buy the HDMI cable you want to run, then determine the size of the hole using the ends of the cable. There's no guessing this way.

Where is the room? Where are you...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-01-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,794
Posted By ctviggen
What did you end up using? I'm using either 25...

What did you end up using? I'm using either 25 or 30 feet plus another 10 feet in two different parts (from receiver to wall plate then 25/30 feet, then wall plate, then 4 foot) of Blue Jeans Cable...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-28-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,050
Posted By ctviggen
Personally, I wouldn't foam insulate the house. ...

Personally, I wouldn't foam insulate the house. The problem with foam is it goes in between the studs/joists. The wood studs/joists are only R of 1 per inch. So your R-X wall really isn't and is...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-22-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By ctviggen
What is "POE"? Power over Ethernet?

What is "POE"? Power over Ethernet?
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-22-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By ctviggen
Interesting. It looks like your surge protector...

Interesting. It looks like your surge protector takes both phases and is in slots 20 and 22. That is, there are two phases that come into a house. If you go across those phases, you get 240V. If...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-22-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By ctviggen
Chances are that you won't be able to achieve...

Chances are that you won't be able to achieve want you want (even with a lot of construction). The fireplace is a big problem, as it's difficult to stop sound from going through the brick/flue...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-21-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 957
Posted By ctviggen
The best way to do this is to put them in columns...

The best way to do this is to put them in columns or soffits that are inside the shell of the room. Any penetration through the cell can be a problem. Fiberglass insulation really does nothing to...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-21-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By ctviggen
If you can't add a 20A circuit, then how can you...

If you can't add a 20A circuit, then how can you add two dedicated 15A circuits? The way a multi-wire branch circuit works is by having two circuit breakers, each one to a different phase in the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-08-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,467
Posted By ctviggen
That's strange. Where's the beam to hold up the...

That's strange. Where's the beam to hold up the joists? You can hang joists off a beam, so maybe they did that. I'd check that out, though, just to make sure that they didn't do something wrong. ...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-03-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 91
Posted By ctviggen
Hi Big, I'll take a look this weekend to see...

Hi Big,

I'll take a look this weekend to see if I can see anything to indicate species. I'm also having a carpenter do some unrelated work, and he has been in this area for 20+ years. He might...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-02-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 91
Posted By ctviggen
Thanks, Big. 12 inches on center. Every one of...

Thanks, Big. 12 inches on center. Every one of the joists I measured has been 9 inches wide.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-02-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 91
Posted By ctviggen
Span calculations for DD, GG, and GG to underside of floor

Hi All,

I hear that someone knows how to perform a span calculation to determine whether I can use clips and hat channel, DD, GG, and also two layers of drywall and GG on the underside of the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-28-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By ctviggen
Thank you both. I have faced insulation as a...

Thank you both. I have faced insulation as a "vapor barrier". However, I've put in a low voltage box on the same outside wall the speaker would go in and there was no insulation at that part of the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-27-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By ctviggen
Install in-wall speaker in exterior wall

I have a pair of in-wall speakers and was going to use them as surrounds for a five channel system in a relatively open family room. The guidelines for five channel say the surround speakers should...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-23-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By ctviggen
Thank you very much. That's brilliant! Not only...

Thank you very much. That's brilliant! Not only can you route the door, but you protect the door at the same time. I plan on doing three doors like this. I'll probably try one or two practice...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-22-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By ctviggen
I'd love some pictures, so if you have time,...

I'd love some pictures, so if you have time, please take them and post.

I've found this online, which talks about morticing in the drop down seal:

Fine Home Building article...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-21-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By ctviggen
You think that's bad, my carpenter said the...

You think that's bad, my carpenter said the people at the supply store said the automatic door bottom wouldn't help reduce sound transmission. What? (And this is actually a very nice supply store,...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-21-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By ctviggen
Thank you. I'm thinking I might have to do the...

Thank you. I'm thinking I might have to do the same. How hard was it to route the door? Did you have to make some kind of a jig?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-20-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By ctviggen
Anyone fully mortice their automatic door bottom?

Hi All,

I would like to have a few doors installed in my home with automatic door stops. Particularly, I’d prefer morticed automatic door stops such as #364AA...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-18-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,132
Posted By ctviggen
Why not use two handles, on on each side of the...

Why not use two handles, on on each side of the door (this way there's no hole the whole way through the door), and an automatic closing system?

I've been looking into Zero International...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-11-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 11,635
Posted By ctviggen
Especially when cutting large pieces, like 4x8...

Especially when cutting large pieces, like 4x8 sheets of whatever. Unless you have a fantastic feed out system, a table saw is a challenge with those.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-11-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By ctviggen
Thanks, Jeff.

Thanks, Jeff.
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