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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-10-2014, 04:13 PM
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Posted By TMcG
You just need more Sawzall practice, Bill! :D

You just need more Sawzall practice, Bill! :D
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-10-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2,154
Views: 881,725
Posted By TMcG
A reciprocating saw works perfectly. The cut is...

A reciprocating saw works perfectly. The cut is not as nice as with a miter saw, but it doesn't have to be.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-10-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By TMcG
There is a really nice product from Middle...

There is a really nice product from Middle Atlantic that can be retrofitted right into your existing door called a closet cooler...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-10-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 46,753
Posted By TMcG
Fortunately, TMcGoogle(R) Sketch-Up has advanced...

Fortunately, TMcGoogle(R) Sketch-Up has advanced white-out features....which apparently haven't been used for 10-15 years judging by the "gloppyness" of the tool....LOL! :rolleyes:

Revised to #2...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-10-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 46,753
Posted By TMcG
You know, as soon as I drew #2...

You know, as soon as I drew #2 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) I immediately regretted drawing the legs. I totally agree with you that two floating rectangles...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-10-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 315,926
Posted By TMcG
THIS...

THIS (http://www.libertycable.com/RUB_IMAGES/images/spec/18_22-2C-HF%20Specification.pdf) wire from Liberty Cable is the alternative (one of many, actually, like THIS one from West Penn wire...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-10-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 46,753
Posted By TMcG
I also like JPA's Sketch-up, but here's a few...

I also like JPA's Sketch-up, but here's a few choices based on what we chatted about before. This is only the inset of the ceiling and does not include the soffits. #3...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-10-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,620
Posted By TMcG
With a $90k Runco projector, a large Stewart...

With a $90k Runco projector, a large Stewart micro perf screen with motorized masking, a Kaleidescape and a whole rack of QSC gear, I'd peg equipment costs alone to be close to $200k, leaving $225...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-10-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 46,753
Posted By TMcG
#1...

#1 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1)
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-10-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 877
Posted By TMcG
I like the pattern...the top 'zig-zag' one...

I like the pattern...the top 'zig-zag' one especially. Adds a lot of flair to the room over plain 'ol solid fabric.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-10-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 46,753
Posted By TMcG
My ceiling was about $1100 of stain-grade pine...

My ceiling was about $1100 of stain-grade pine and then a bit more for all the associated supplies such as #2 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) strapping, stain,...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-09-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,620
Posted By TMcG
That's a $425k media room! :) ...

That's a $425k media room! :) http://www.procella.citymax.com/erskine_award.html So much to love about that space.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-08-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 58,300
Posted By TMcG
Thanks for posting this, DD. The timing is...

Thanks for posting this, DD. The timing is perfect since I just received an e-mail this morning that my four IST UXL-18 drivers are shipping in the next couple of weeks.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-08-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,650
Views: 107,179
Posted By TMcG
Within 3 feet of the door on each wall and every...

Within 3 feet of the door on each wall and every 12' maximum thereafter....
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-08-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1,650
Views: 107,179
Posted By TMcG
We were talking about running the high voltage in...

We were talking about running the high voltage in / through the columns in addition to the low voltage. Inspectors could care less about low voltage, except that the wall penetrations are fire...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-08-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,650
Views: 107,179
Posted By TMcG
Same here. Fully permitted. Otherwise it's too...

Same here. Fully permitted. Otherwise it's too much of an insurance risk should something ever happen.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-08-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1,650
Views: 107,179
Posted By TMcG
There is a way around this to make it...

There is a way around this to make it code-compliant. One is that you run the Romex through a rigid plastic conduit and surface-mount it to the wall. Flexible conduit covers and slight bridge...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-07-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 46,753
Posted By TMcG
2 or 3....but with 3 you are now getting involved...

2 or 3....but with 3 you are now getting involved with staining / finishing part of the molding's backside.

My personal preference is with #2...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-07-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 54,765
Posted By TMcG
CFM = velocity x surface (in square feet) ...

CFM = velocity x surface (in square feet)

Therefore

Velocity = CFM / Surface (in square feet)

A 6" flex duct has a max velocity of 75 CFM and about 0.2 square of surface area (28.27 square...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-07-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,650
Views: 107,179
Posted By TMcG
Believe it or not, but you can easily get a...

Believe it or not, but you can easily get a friction fit tight enough to hold a three-sided finished column against the wall which slides over wall-mounted vertical strapping. It's also easy to make...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-06-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 54,765
Posted By TMcG
Area of the diffuser has nothing to do with the...

Area of the diffuser has nothing to do with the CFM. Very simply, you calculate the CFM of supply you will need for the room based on the calculated heat load. Your return CFM should approximate...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-04-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 54,765
Posted By TMcG
It's been calculated many times before and this...

It's been calculated many times before and this is the minimum diffuser size to hit your FPM target IF you were truly pushing 75 CFM, but chances are you won't. My system is set to "high" fan for...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-04-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 54,765
Posted By TMcG
4x24 for each supply. Would recommend a bar...

4x24 for each supply. Would recommend a bar diffuser or linear slot diffuser. Either will work. DE recommends bar diffusers as they are slightly less turbulent.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-27-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 636
Views: 83,883
Posted By TMcG
http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s489/l8_apex/4...

http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s489/l8_apex/4cdffa64-601e-4c9c-b055-713743992714_zps749e936d.jpg...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-26-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 50,231
Posted By TMcG
I'm going to take this statement to mean that you...

I'm going to take this statement to mean that you are building a Double Bass Array (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/155-diy-speakers-subs/837744-double-bass-array-dba-modern-bass-concept.html) like...
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