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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-12-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 22,542
Posted By BradP
We are cut from the same cloth, wanting to do it...

We are cut from the same cloth, wanting to do it right but not break the bank, sir. Good on you. I love my Benq W1070 and that price was a STEAL. I thought I stole it around $800 and change, the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-12-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,743
Posted By BradP
Thanks for stopping by the thread! I really...

Thanks for stopping by the thread! I really appreciate it.

I agree with you that at this point we're not decoupled from the joists across the top (and that would have been a pretty big expense to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-06-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,743
Posted By BradP
Ok, so today we just reached the "oh no" stage,...

Ok, so today we just reached the "oh no" stage, as I really got a look at this thing and I think we're looking at some trouble. I'm really hoping some of you fine folks here might be able to offer...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-05-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,743
Posted By BradP
Even worse...The studs are already up for the...

Even worse...The studs are already up for the room connecting floor to ceiling, they didn't wait and there's no clips to decouple the walls from the ceiling above at all. Ugh. Now I need to figure...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-05-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,743
Posted By BradP
Thanks, I figured as much on the chairs. I am...

Thanks, I figured as much on the chairs. I am bringing in a loveseat (1 piece, double wide) for the center of my second row so I'm the most worried about that. We'll figure out a way to make it...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-04-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,743
Posted By BradP
More madness today. HVAC crew on site and all...

More madness today. HVAC crew on site and all sorts of holes are now cut in theater ceiling to deliver ductwork to rooms above. I suppose this is unavoidable but I hated seeing holes right there.
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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-03-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,743
Posted By BradP
Thanks for the reply. That makes me feel better...

Thanks for the reply. That makes me feel better to hear it's been done with a door that small. I have some 30 inch doors in my current home and might even try a test run to see if I can get one of...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-02-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,743
Posted By BradP
Still no changes to the basement at this point as...

Still no changes to the basement at this point as the builders have been focusing on the top two floors. Gave me more time to think.

I'm considering the door at the bottom of the stairs, still,...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-25-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,743
Posted By BradP
Thanks for following up on the step. I'll make...

Thanks for following up on the step. I'll make sure the builder knows that. Maybe better off doing a 18 inch riser and 2 steps then? I have the height and the i-beam is recessed.

That's sort of...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-25-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,743
Posted By BradP
Great honor to have a man of your knowledge and...

Great honor to have a man of your knowledge and precision to respond, so thanks. Really appreciate the numbers, and they're in line with what I was hoping/thinking so much appreciated indeed.
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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-23-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,743
Posted By BradP
Framing in the basement, including theater, will...

Framing in the basement, including theater, will start next week.

First bit of GOOD news - My contractor has agreed to not work on the riser or stage until after the drywall goes up (after...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-09-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,743
Posted By BradP
Sincerest thanks to you both for taking the time...

Sincerest thanks to you both for taking the time to make the video and respond.

I am still very early in the build phase and should be able to incorporate the sound isolation techniques especially...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-01-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,743
Posted By BradP
The ceiling is in and they were able to recess...

The ceiling is in and they were able to recess the i-beam so thanks to the wise suggestions that came from those here! Already one major flaw saved thanks to the insight of those at the forum. Photo...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-30-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,743
Posted By BradP
Here's the latest...framing on the house is...

Here's the latest...framing on the house is starting today (finally!)

Latest consideration is to potentially lengthen the theater room by moving the back wall out another 1-2 feet. This way,...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-25-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,743
Posted By BradP
Another decision made. We'll do the rear door in...

Another decision made. We'll do the rear door in the back left corner as you look at my drawing above (or the lower right corner just beyond the white plumbing pipe you see which will eventually be...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-20-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,743
Posted By BradP
Back with more! Foundation is poured and framing...

Back with more! Foundation is poured and framing starts next week, so it's getting nearer to the time where some decisions will need to be made. Namely, the location of the rear theater door. I...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-03-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,743
Posted By BradP
Kevin, I appreciate the response. You're...

Kevin,

I appreciate the response. You're thinking along the same lines as me, which at least affirms that my brain is in the right place and I'm not under or over thinking the whole thing.
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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-01-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,743
Posted By BradP
I'm back! And I want to say thanks again for...

I'm back! And I want to say thanks again for everyone who posted here so far. Things will start getting good soon, as the foundation on my new home started this week, so I'd like to start this back...
Forum: Speakers   05-26-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By BradP
Thanks for weighing in on a holiday weekend! ...

Thanks for weighing in on a holiday weekend!

I'll have to find another home for the Take's, given that they just won't play in that room very well from the sound of it.

I do believe the Yamaha...
Forum: Speakers   05-24-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By BradP
I realize this is not a matched system by any...

I realize this is not a matched system by any means and fully intend to eventually match things up down the road, so I'll get that out of the way.

But due to budget, I am looking to just "cobble...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-19-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By BradP
Good to hear that I got a decent deal then....

Good to hear that I got a decent deal then. Makes me feel a little better. I figured even if I used older X10 or Lutron single switches I was in for a hundred bucks or so, and the GE just really...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-18-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By BradP
Fantastic suggestions by all of you. You folks...

Fantastic suggestions by all of you. You folks are the best.

I'm working on a detailed diagram for my electrician and will share this with all the wiring (including the wise suggested additions)...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-17-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,743
Posted By BradP
Thanks for the input on the double doors and the...

Thanks for the input on the double doors and the I-Beam. We're getting a 9' height before finishing down there so we're figuring 8' 8" where there's no duct/beam and 7' 8" where there is (loss of a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-16-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 500
Posted By BradP
Wow, what a great thread to come back to after...

Wow, what a great thread to come back to after vacation. Thanks so much everyone.

I think what's great about AVSForum is just how open and available folks are to people like me who are doing this...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-16-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By BradP
Once the framing goes up, my electrician and I...

Once the framing goes up, my electrician and I will have free reign to do as we please in my theater room, so I figured I'd check with the experts here to make sure we get all the wires in there...
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