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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-26-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 101,012
Posted By Driving_Hamster
Well we discovered some water damage from the...

Well we discovered some water damage from the exterior windows above the basement door that the builder put in. Water rotted the basement door and we suspect the plywood sheathing as well. Will find...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-23-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 101,012
Posted By Driving_Hamster
The Wii sensor bar is an aftermarket version...

The Wii sensor bar is an aftermarket version with a long cord on it, something like 12 or so feet. I do not recall the bran but I probably bought it off Amazon. ran the cord back up to the rear of...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-21-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 101,012
Posted By Driving_Hamster
This was a big debate between the wife and I. In...

This was a big debate between the wife and I. In the end she won (shocker) and I think with the shape of our basement it was the right choice for us. We do have several get togethers a year at our...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-10-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 101,012
Posted By Driving_Hamster
Forgot to mention that I am starting to think...

Forgot to mention that I am starting to think it's time to update the remotes. My Phillips pronto is still working for the most part but it's becoming sketchy and is not sending the signal 100% of...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-10-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 101,012
Posted By Driving_Hamster
Some general updates. We did not sell the house....

Some general updates. We did not sell the house. We pulled it off the market in Jan 2013 after getting two ridiculous offers. Since we didn't really need to sell we had no plans on giving it away at...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-10-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 101,012
Posted By Driving_Hamster
Ok here you go. From the surface of the carpet...

Ok here you go. From the surface of the carpet to the drywall ceiling (not the arched part) it is 7' 7.5 ". From top surface of the riser to drywall ceiling is about 6' 10". From top surface of the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-10-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 101,012
Posted By Driving_Hamster
Don't remember exactly how high it is. I will...

Don't remember exactly how high it is. I will measure when I get home tonight though. I am 5'8" and I can walk around on the riser with plenty of head room if that helps in the mean time.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-19-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 101,012
Posted By Driving_Hamster
Big, Both of my neighbors told me this week...

Big,

Both of my neighbors told me this week that they "own" their cable modems. I think our sole local cable provider either makes you lease the cable modem or makes you buy it right out. Sound...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-19-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 101,012
Posted By Driving_Hamster
I like your approach Jason. I will have to bring...

I like your approach Jason. I will have to bring that up with our Realtor. As of right now we just have the exclusion as "All theater related equipment and furniture." Thanks for the input.

On a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-16-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 101,012
Posted By Driving_Hamster
I will be sad to leave the home. We put a lot of...

I will be sad to leave the home. We put a lot of time and effort, and $, into it. We have no intent to give it away by any means so if it doesn't sell we will stay. I am the kind of guy to look at...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-16-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 101,012
Posted By Driving_Hamster
Oh, and I have not yet made the ticket booth. My...

Oh, and I have not yet made the ticket booth. My concept is to incorporate all the equipement in a rack behind a hinged ticket booth door. No sense doing it in this house though! Saving all the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-16-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 101,012
Posted By Driving_Hamster
Well the Fog Valley Cinema still lives on. With...

Well the Fog Valley Cinema still lives on. With the exception of some minor things everything is holding up pretty well. Believe it or not I am still on the original Epson projector bulb. Now...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-01-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,654
Posted By Driving_Hamster
@ Stepyourgame up: Nice find of these units. I...

@ Stepyourgame up: Nice find of these units. I was looking for something similar for an ancillary project in my house. I did notice that in the product description it did mention that they were NOT...
Forum: Game Room Equipment & Accessories   01-26-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,707
Posted By Driving_Hamster
Thanks for the feedback. I'm still considering...

Thanks for the feedback. I'm still considering it highly. I am also tossing around the idea of having one of these made (http://www.corbin.com/furniture/cc.shtml). My Father own a 1958 corvette when...
Forum: Game Room Equipment & Accessories   01-17-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,707
Posted By Driving_Hamster
I am considering getting a reproduction of a...

I am considering getting a reproduction of a vintage (1950's) gas pump for my basement. Does anyone have one of these? Seems like a decent variety are available on the web. I think it would be a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-17-2010, 05:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,915
Posted By Driving_Hamster
I stuffed my stage with insulation. It sounds...

I stuffed my stage with insulation. It sounds solid when you walk on it. I have my front left/center/right speakers on it but no sub. I also stuffed my riser with insulation two batts high. This...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-16-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 101,012
Posted By Driving_Hamster
Having received some recent PM's I thought I...

Having received some recent PM's I thought I would check back in on the AVS community. Life's distractions have taken my energy to different areas but I still enjoy my theater/media area on a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-16-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 101,012
Posted By Driving_Hamster
Ed, My plans are to build an entire ticket...

Ed,

My plans are to build an entire ticket booth door. The window portion will sit on top of a counter top and the whole unit will swing out. Intention is to replace an existing door that enters...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-16-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 101,012
Posted By Driving_Hamster
Ed, Here are the dimensions of the...

Ed,

Here are the dimensions of the plexi-glasshttp://drivinghamster.smugmug.com/photos/395608767_TX95e-L.jpg

It was made by a friend of JikkJack here on AVS. I understand that his friend also...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-16-2009, 04:40 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 101,012
Posted By Driving_Hamster
Have been distracted with a lot of little sides...

Have been distracted with a lot of little sides projects around the home lately. Recent AV accomplishment included hanging LCD in the master bath as well as the master bedroom. The wife wanted to be...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-10-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7,925
Views: 735,693
Posted By Driving_Hamster
Watched the comedy Semi Pro last night with the...

Watched the comedy Semi Pro last night with the wife. For some odd reason I find Will Ferrell funny, as does the wife. While it was a no-brainer type of comedy I did enjoy it. If you like these type...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-10-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,272
Posted By Driving_Hamster
Quote:Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC...

Quote:Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/15518578)

186 answers to that question in an identical thread:
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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-08-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 101,012
Posted By Driving_Hamster
The ticket booth window came today. Looks pretty...

The ticket booth window came today. Looks pretty good and arrived un-damaged. Note: the protective film is still attached to the back of the plexi-glass.
...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-05-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,692
Posted By Driving_Hamster
I agree with the pull out style rack. They make...

I agree with the pull out style rack. They make some drawer slides now-a-days that can move a LOT of weight. Something to consider.

You and I have similar challenges to deal with in our basement...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-05-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 101,012
Posted By Driving_Hamster
Quote:Originally Posted by korkster...

Quote:Originally Posted by korkster http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/15464907)

"Beautiful space" doesn't describe adequately how nice your build...
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