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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-25-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 583
Posted By ctviggen
Dang, Big, you are a wealth of information!

Dang, Big, you are a wealth of information!
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-18-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 104
Posted By ctviggen
That is some nice stuff you have there. I would...

That is some nice stuff you have there. I would update when you have to, for instance to get HDMI. Personally, I'd try the projector to see if you like it. It should provide excellent blacks and...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-18-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 574
Posted By ctviggen
That's too bad. The electrician who did that...

That's too bad. The electrician who did that should be berated. (Or the builder who built the house.)
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-18-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 805
Posted By ctviggen
In my opinion, you have to treat both reflections...

In my opinion, you have to treat both reflections and bass (room modes). Controlling room modes is often harder, as you can't "see" them without software, and estimations of them typically turn out...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-18-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 805
Posted By ctviggen
I totally agree with this post and the...

I totally agree with this post and the recommendation for the book. This book is also very good, though not as extensive:

Gervais' Home Recording Studio...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-24-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 786
Posted By ctviggen
To get back to the original question, how do you...

To get back to the original question, how do you balance putting the stereo speakers in the best position for two channel while at the same time putting them in a different position for large...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-16-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,194
Posted By ctviggen
Who can do that? I would be comfortable with...

Who can do that? I would be comfortable with wiring, but to do all the plumbing, framing, etc. yourself would be very difficult, not to mention incredibly time consuming. I redid a single room in...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-16-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 395
Posted By ctviggen
The bulb is no longer being cooled and is...

The bulb is no longer being cooled and is essentially in an enclosed space. The temperature previously did not rise because of airflow over the bulb. Granted, the bulb stops making heat, but the...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-16-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 825
Posted By ctviggen
It takes a bit of space to put a laundry room on...

It takes a bit of space to put a laundry room on the second floor. We have ours on the first floor, but with a laundry chute to the first floor. It's a good compromise for this particular house,...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-07-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 185
Posted By ctviggen
Are you saying you have to use clips and channel...

Are you saying you have to use clips and channel if you're going to use greenglue? I was planning to use greenglue but with two walls separated by an air gap. I hadn't decided on stud spacing.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-07-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,818
Posted By ctviggen
I went the other way. I moved from AZ to CT. ...

I went the other way. I moved from AZ to CT. After 15 years of intense, brutal heat in AZ, I couldn't take it anymore. It's over 100 every day for 5-6 months of the year. My rule in AZ: If it's...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-07-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By ctviggen
I used the connector plates in the last two...

I used the connector plates in the last two houses I've owned, including for HDMI. I've had no problems. I personally think the connector plates look much cleaner, especially if you'll ever have...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-31-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By ctviggen
I've been using HDMI + two wall plates for a...

I've been using HDMI + two wall plates for a while now, in two different houses. I haven't had a problem, but I'm also not using 3D or 4K (though I am using 1080p). I have about 35 feet of HDMI...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-21-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By ctviggen
Where I am (CT, USA), we can get light weight and...

Where I am (CT, USA), we can get light weight and regular weight 1/2 inch. After hauling 5/8 inch around, even the regular weight 1/2 inch stuff feels like nothing.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-19-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 73,769
Posted By ctviggen
I can attest to this. I added fiberglass between...

I can attest to this. I added fiberglass between my ceiling joists for a ceiling in my family room and below a kitchen, but every time the kids did something on the tiles in the kitchen, it was as...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-19-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 274
Posted By ctviggen
In my former house, I had a box with telephone...

In my former house, I had a box with telephone wires in it covered over. This was for the original phone lines, which were daisy chained together. However, I had added a bunch of "home run" wires...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-19-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 715
Posted By ctviggen
That's why my HT isn't going to look like a HT,...

That's why my HT isn't going to look like a HT, just another room that happens to have a screen (which can be removed).

Personally, cars are for me personal transportation to and from work. I...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-19-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 183
Posted By ctviggen
You want to use the heaviest drywall you can get....

You want to use the heaviest drywall you can get. That's usually 5/8 inch, fire rated. The 1/2 inch stuff is too light. The benefit to OSB is you can attach screws into it relatively easily, if...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-17-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 183
Posted By ctviggen
I like it. So, you'd end up with two 2.5 inch...

I like it. So, you'd end up with two 2.5 inch wide studs for the 2x6 with missing 1/2 inch? Is it worth it (considering the bottom and top plates both are coupled)?
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-17-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 386
Posted By ctviggen
I agree with biting the bullet do. My motto: do...

I agree with biting the bullet do. My motto: do it right or don't do it.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-17-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 274
Posted By ctviggen
That's against code. You can't bury a live (or...

That's against code. You can't bury a live (or potentially live) wire in a box that's covered. I'd put covers on the boxes and put the screen over them. The screen might not be considered...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-10-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 393
Posted By ctviggen
You'd have to check. Where I live, everything...

You'd have to check. Where I live, everything was in a basement that flooded, and everything was lost. Not only that, but they say they only keep records for 3 years, then destroy them. So, you're...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-10-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 425
Posted By ctviggen
Thanks for these tips. I'm looking to do some...

Thanks for these tips. I'm looking to do some rewiring for a kitchen with both insulated and uninsulated walls. I was hoping to fish wires from plastic boxes without damaging them, and I think some...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   04-26-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By ctviggen
I'd recommend an RF remote. I have my speakers...

I'd recommend an RF remote. I have my speakers and TV on one side of my house and the equipment on the other. All the cabling runs in the basement. I have to point the remote at the TV to turn it...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-26-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 682
Posted By ctviggen
My main problem is I don't trust electricians. I...

My main problem is I don't trust electricians. I replaced IC recessed lights with IC, AT recessed lights. Some of the lights were not grounded. The ground wires were in the box but not connected....
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