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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-27-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 518
Views: 23,868
Posted By ctviggen
Sounds good. This is fire rated drywall: ...

Sounds good. This is fire rated drywall:

Article about fire rated drywall (http://www.certainteed.com/learning-center/gypsum/?qid=124)

It's commonly used for sound transmission since it's...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-26-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,793
Posted By ctviggen
We have prefinished engineered maple flooring...

We have prefinished engineered maple flooring (4mm top layer, can be refinished three times). We chose the hand scraped version. I think it looks stunning. To me, there the spaces between the...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-26-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,793
Posted By ctviggen
I cook bacon in the oven. I never cook it on the...

I cook bacon in the oven. I never cook it on the stove -- too messy.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-20-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 518
Views: 23,868
Posted By ctviggen
Isn't each layer of fire-rated drywall 5/8 inch...

Isn't each layer of fire-rated drywall 5/8 inch thick? If you had two layers, you'd be at 1-1/4 inches, and that's with no clearance from the ceiling. Add half an inch for clearance, and you're at...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-20-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,235
Posted By ctviggen
OK, this should be removed. What if I said P =...

OK, this should be removed. What if I said P = -10000 if it's a Bush in the White House? It's an ignorant statement and equation.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-20-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 739
Posted By ctviggen
The projector could be tough, since it's a...

The projector could be tough, since it's a cathedral ceiling (in fact, how are you going to mount the projector?). You're going to have to take down some amount of drywall. What's the insulation...
Forum: Front Projectors Great Found Deals!   07-13-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 491
Posted By ctviggen
Refurb Optoma HD25e 1080p 2800 Lumen Full 3D DLP

At Woot, only 7/13/14, $625 (with shipping):

Woot (http://sellout.woot.com/offers/optoma-2800lm-1080p-full-3d-home-theater-projector-5?ref=cnt_dly_wobtn)
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-12-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By ctviggen
I've used Panasonic bathroom fans in multiple...

I've used Panasonic bathroom fans in multiple houses. They are quite quiet, and that's with no special installation/green glue/etc.. Put it this way, I hate fan noise so much that I use a fanless...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-10-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,646
Posted By ctviggen
I have a master's degree in electrical...

I have a master's degree in electrical engineering, multiple copies of the NEC, have redone a room in my former house including all electrical (added many new circuits, hospital-grade isolated ground...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-09-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By ctviggen
The hardest part for me is to figure out who can...

The hardest part for me is to figure out who can do this type of stuff correctly. I rely on getting input from others, but that can be hit or miss.

For your situation, I think you're going to...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-09-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,785
Posted By ctviggen
I let my 6 year old run the remote for our...

I let my 6 year old run the remote for our current system, and she does a pretty good job. Our 3 year old also knows how to select the show she wants to watch. For my next project, I'm going to...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-24-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By ctviggen
I installed the network myself. I installed both...

I installed the network myself. I installed both the cat5e and cat6 cables. I've never experienced 1 Gigabit over cat5e. Can you tell me how that's done? As soon as I connect a cat5e cable to my...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-22-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,897
Posted By ctviggen
Thank you for that advice. At about the middle...

Thank you for that advice. At about the middle of the current joists, there is a piece of wood between each set of joists. I assume this is an anti-twisting device. For the two runs with heat/AC...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-22-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,897
Posted By ctviggen
Thank you both. That makes sense. I think I'd...

Thank you both. That makes sense. I think I'd also use angle brackets. I used some angle brackets for five different ceiling fans I installed, on a wood piece that spans two joists and holds the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-22-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,897
Posted By ctviggen
Do you have a drawing or picture of how the ends...

Do you have a drawing or picture of how the ends of the joists sit on the walls? Are you notching the joists and/or using hangers? If so, how do you get the new joists mainly into the existing...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-22-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,897
Posted By ctviggen
That's an outstanding tip.

That's an outstanding tip.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-21-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,371
Posted By ctviggen
I would definitely do it, but it won't have the...

I would definitely do it, but it won't have the same effects as corner treatment. The reason corner treatment works well is because all room modes end in the corners and the sound pressure is the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-17-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By ctviggen
If the flooring is at all bowed, I'd sister with...

If the flooring is at all bowed, I'd sister with 2x10s.

Here's one article about options:
http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/article/0,,451111-2,00.html

You can find a bunch of articles about...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-15-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By ctviggen
It depends on what you're doing. I had a HT...

It depends on what you're doing. I had a HT computer on cat5e and I had to upgrade to cat6. The HT computer couldn't record and play multiple HD streams at once, and I can record/play 5 of those at...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-08-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By ctviggen
You could do something like this for the homerun...

You could do something like this for the homerun location (where all the wires run):

Network hub (http://www.parts-express.com/wired-home-wh8ndh-network-distribution-hub--182-812)

You'd need a...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-07-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 64,996
Posted By ctviggen
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Colm http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1151574/making-concrete-bar-tops/180#post_23141749)

The whole top doesn't need to be 2"...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-06-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,646
Posted By ctviggen
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kmhvball http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1532031/are-split-unit-ac-units-a-viable-option-for-a-theater/30#post_24798738)

Most...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-03-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By ctviggen
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Tedd http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1534174/struggles-with-size#post_24789137)

Since the room is very narrow, a sliding barn...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-26-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By ctviggen
I have the same exact system. It is possible to...

I have the same exact system. It is possible to replace the parts, but it gets expensive. I was going to do something like this:

Lync Product (http://www.htd.com/Products/Lync)

This is the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-26-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,299
Posted By ctviggen
We had a family room where I used black out cell...

We had a family room where I used black out cell shades to cover windows in the rear half of the room and split the lighting so that the rear half of the room (with recessed lighting) was...
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