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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-27-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 105
Posted By ctviggen
Egad, their website is terrible. There's no way...

Egad, their website is terrible. There's no way to search for a 6 inch, IC, AT housing. You have to manually look at all of them.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-27-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 105
Posted By ctviggen
Thank you, Jeff, that's what I was looking for.

Thank you, Jeff, that's what I was looking for.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-22-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 105
Posted By ctviggen
Source for goot AT, IC 6 inch recessed lights

Anyone know of a good source for nice air tight (AT), insulation contact (IC), 6-inch recessed lights? I bought one from Home Depot and it looks like crap. I was hoping to get something with a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-14-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By ctviggen
Great, thank you, Jeff. I'll do so as soon as I...

Great, thank you, Jeff. I'll do so as soon as I can (probably not this weekend -- getting dumpster to remove junk from basement).

I also have the impression that buying lumber versus clips is...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-14-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By ctviggen
Thank you all. I was going to move the piping...

Thank you all. I was going to move the piping somewhere else. For one thing, the AC and heat (Oil) is on one side of the basement...and the air handler is on the completely other side!! So, when...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-02-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By ctviggen
Thank you. I had assumed there was some type of...

Thank you. I had assumed there was some type of U-shaped metal that would replace the blocking. I can certainly cut notches in the blocking. The blocking performs no function? I was watching a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-02-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By ctviggen
Blocking between joists and room-within-room

How does one deal with blocking between joists for room-within-room (RWR) construction. You can see the blocking between joists below. How do you remove the blocking in order to put in joists for...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-01-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By ctviggen
I'd recommend using a batter backup to power the...

I'd recommend using a batter backup to power the projector. This way, if the power goes out, you can still cool down everything.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-27-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By ctviggen
Oh you'll want to invest in some. I used...

Oh you'll want to invest in some. I used Realtraps on stands for a while and I could easily hear the difference they made from a normal room. Measurements help too, if you have the gear. I...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-26-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By ctviggen
I have an ISY and use it to control various...

I have an ISY and use it to control various lights in my house. All the lights switches are RF now. I also had a house with a Grafik Eye that I installed and used with 4 loads. I liked the Grafik...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-26-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By ctviggen
I went to a local glass shop and had glass made...

I went to a local glass shop and had glass made for a lot of my furniture, including some that were strangely shaped. I took a cardboard cutout of anything that was not square or rectangular. Now,...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   10-26-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By ctviggen
Are you going to put the TV on a stand? If so, I...

Are you going to put the TV on a stand? If so, I wouldn't worry too much about where it goes. If you want to put the TV on the wall, then perhaps take some time to determine where things should go....
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-18-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,148
Posted By ctviggen
My local Home Cheapo has these lights cheaper,...

My local Home Cheapo has these lights cheaper, but the state is subsidizing the price. CREE recessed downlight modules have a nice color, but CREE bulbs I've purchased have a horrible color...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-12-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 792
Posted By ctviggen
Why the insulation but no way for sound to get...

Why the insulation but no way for sound to get into the riser? Or can sound get under the front?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-12-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 847
Posted By ctviggen
How would that make a good sounding room? If...

How would that make a good sounding room? If he's thinking of diffusion, the plan won't handle that. If you're talking absorption, I guess there would be some, but it's hard to know whether it...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   10-12-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 843
Posted By ctviggen
Personally, I've given up on future proofing. ...

Personally, I've given up on future proofing. I'll just buy what's available for the price I an afford at the time I decide to put in a system or make an upgrade. The hardest part for me is running...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-05-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By ctviggen
Where to buy speaker and cat 5/6 cable?

For my WHA (and network) installation, the best way for me to run my cables is on one side of the house. Unfortunately, that's the side opposite from the best location for audio and network...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-04-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,828
Posted By ctviggen
We installed ductless minisplits in our in-law...

We installed ductless minisplits in our in-law apartment. They are incredibly quiet. For a theater application, I think they would work well, However, you would get no "fresh" air intake or...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   10-04-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By ctviggen
Can you shake the projector to see if it's the...

Can you shake the projector to see if it's the problem? If the cable retainer does not work, the other thing to do is to mount the projector with some give in it.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-21-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 524
Posted By ctviggen
If you want the seats to shake, you might as well...

If you want the seats to shake, you might as well just do shakers. You're probably not going to get enough sound transmission from a sub to make much of a difference, and you're going to make the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-21-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By ctviggen
Wouldn't closed cell spray foam carry sound...

Wouldn't closed cell spray foam carry sound instead of isolate it?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-06-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By ctviggen
It is a bit of a challenge to remove the crimps...

It is a bit of a challenge to remove the crimps once done, but I've done it a few times. I still twist the ground wires tight before putting the copper tube on and crimping it. In fact, for the last...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-06-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By ctviggen
I would buy a crimping tool, if you plan on doing...

I would buy a crimping tool, if you plan on doing many of these, as they make crimping much easier. You'll also need round "tubes" of copper for the actual crimping.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-01-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,579
Posted By ctviggen
How do you meet code when running conduit from...

How do you meet code when running conduit from the basement to the attic? That is, can you simply cap off each end? Or do you have to install fire caulking and if so how do you modify this in the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-24-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By ctviggen
Thank you all. Sorry for my delay in responding....

Thank you all. Sorry for my delay in responding. I went on vacation and thought I'd get back to this while there, but I did not.

More info:

My ceiling joists are 7 feet, 8 inches above the...
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