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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-26-2016, 06:04 PM
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Posted By HopefulFred
I'm trying to think of other ideas, and I wonder...

I'm trying to think of other ideas, and I wonder about magnets. The Zero door seals I have are aluminum, so I would have to get magnets into both the jamb and the door. Sounds like too much...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-26-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,608
Views: 90,621
Posted By HopefulFred
I don't know much about door closers other than I...

I don't know much about door closers other than I am turned off by the look. I'm not willing to say never, at this point... Looking at them, I have a question or two. I see that the one you linked...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-25-2016, 04:27 PM
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Views: 90,621
Posted By HopefulFred
I have considered some rivets or brackets or...

I have considered some rivets or brackets or other surface decorations, but I'm not motivated to do it. ...not sure.

Right now my mood is "paint it and be done." Actually, I think I'm the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-24-2016, 04:57 PM
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Views: 90,621
Posted By HopefulFred
The seals are the part which give me pause. I...

The seals are the part which give me pause. I don't want the seals to require more pressure than the catch can hold for a good seal. Do you have any pictures of the invisible touch latches...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-24-2016, 04:45 PM
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Views: 90,621
Posted By HopefulFred
Over the last week or so I've been finalizing...

Over the last week or so I've been finalizing electrical work and some stuff in the rack closet. The closet is by no means done, but things are coming along. Meanwhile, I determined that I need to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-18-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11,431
Views: 1,456,784
Posted By HopefulFred
The size change for the TV seems unlikely to...

The size change for the TV seems unlikely to cause problems. More likely is setup. In particular, could it be that you are getting sound from both the TV and the tower speakers?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-14-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 87
Posted By HopefulFred
Your success hinges on this. ;) Your (upside...

Your success hinges on this. ;)

Your (upside down) pole needs a broad base. If you don't have a pole that is supported by a large base, it probably will need some brace near the middle of the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-13-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2,637
Views: 178,565
Posted By HopefulFred
I don't think I have executed a project that...

I don't think I have executed a project that straightforward. Does not compute... :)
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-13-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1,608
Views: 90,621
Posted By HopefulFred
I have a hunch that when you program the scene...

I have a hunch that when you program the scene the options for Sc and Sd are what make the difference - Sd sets the Scene default, while Sc is just "current", I guess(?).

Speaking of that, I...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-13-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,608
Views: 90,621
Posted By HopefulFred
I think I have it adequately square now. Thanks...

I think I have it adequately square now. Thanks for the help!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-12-2016, 06:34 PM
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Views: 178,565
Posted By HopefulFred
34 months ago, you asked me what my plans were...

34 months ago, you asked me what my plans were for a hush box. I replied that my plan was to steal yours. ...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-12-2016, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,620
Views: 144,716
Posted By HopefulFred
What if you just remove exactly where the studs...

What if you just remove exactly where the studs will be? Does that save any effort?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-11-2016, 07:03 PM
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Views: 90,621
Posted By HopefulFred
The tape is a great idea. I'm not sure I'm going...

The tape is a great idea. I'm not sure I'm going to hang it up there with the screws loose, but I can mark with tape and adjust. I hope it won't take more than a couple adjustments.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-11-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1,608
Views: 90,621
Posted By HopefulFred
Now I'm looking for a tip. Having never hung a...

Now I'm looking for a tip. Having never hung a projector (before today!), I don't have any tricks for getting everything centered and square. I noticed that the lens of the projector was not...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-11-2016, 03:20 PM
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Views: 90,621
Posted By HopefulFred
Now I can confirm for myself that this works. ...

Now I can confirm for myself that this works. WOOT!

I now have a light switch I can just walk into the room and turn on. Welcome to the 20th century. :) Now to move into the late 20th Century,...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-10-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,608
Views: 90,621
Posted By HopefulFred
Wiring the master control panel for my Grafik Eye...

Wiring the master control panel for my Grafik Eye (GRX-3506). The control I have is SG-4MI. I have some of the PELV wire required, with 12AWG wires and 22AWG wires. I have pieced together some...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-10-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 55,236
Posted By HopefulFred
Don't go to a BigBox store. Somewhere in or near...

Don't go to a BigBox store. Somewhere in or near your town is a neighborhood where interior decorators shop. There you will find carpet stores as well as fancy plumbing and counter shops and fancy...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-09-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3,676
Views: 217,991
Posted By HopefulFred
He's saying use a piece of scrap wire to connect...

He's saying use a piece of scrap wire to connect the two points the capacitor normally connects. Then recheck the resistance of the high frequency portion of the circuit. If the capacitor has failed...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-05-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 55,236
Posted By HopefulFred
^may also be related to what source you select or...

^may also be related to what source you select or what signal type (stereo or multichannel, etc.) you feed it.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-05-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 13,196
Posted By HopefulFred
Do I have this right: 18 months after starting...

Do I have this right: 18 months after starting this project, you still have to build cabinets?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-03-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 220
Posted By HopefulFred
You'll get better air mixing if the vent directs...

You'll get better air mixing if the vent directs air out into the room, not down. I placed mine in the face of my soffits. I also built plenums from OSB.

If you really want them in the columns,...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-01-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11,431
Views: 1,456,784
Posted By HopefulFred
I don't have any expertise in the material choice...

I don't have any expertise in the material choice at all. I would simply use what I already had. My general hunch is that most of the time the difference between one fibrous material and another is...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-30-2016, 03:19 PM
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Views: 144,716
Posted By HopefulFred
The best theaters are built in dimension X.

The best theaters are built in dimension X.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-30-2016, 03:15 PM
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Views: 1,456,784
Posted By HopefulFred
Obviously I'm not Glenn, and his advice has much...

Obviously I'm not Glenn, and his advice has much more experience and weight behind it, but I would like to weigh in here a little.

What I'm hearing you say is that you may have sucked a little too...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-26-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,608
Views: 90,621
Posted By HopefulFred
I ended up with two more coats of enamel. I used...

I ended up with two more coats of enamel. I used a little bit of self-adhesive felt strip on the back and top to ensure that everything is rattle- and squeak-free. Getting everything lined up and...
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