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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-11-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 916
Posted By Mr.Tim
Golden Rule.. He who has the Gold, makes the...

Golden Rule.. He who has the Gold, makes the Rules.

I had a much larger issue which seemed impossible to resolve. Then I called the bank. They said 'no problem' and stopped releasing funds. The...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-04-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By Mr.Tim
Unplug... replug. I don't remember if there was...

Unplug... replug. I don't remember if there was a user-replaceable fuse on mine.

MCA system would be a direct replacement.

Tim
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-26-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By Mr.Tim
Unplug for a while and plug back in. How...

Unplug for a while and plug back in.

How many speakers are outside? How old are they? What's the impedance?

Any cooling issues wherever the CAV is located?

Tim
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-02-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Mr.Tim
There's people here that do this for a living.....

There's people here that do this for a living.. me.. I'm just your average DIYer.

I see two options on the cheap:

1. Install a volume control with IR support. Put your source in the utility...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-01-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 57,526
Posted By Mr.Tim
1 ohm is the proper impedence if your amp can...

1 ohm is the proper impedence if your amp can handle it!
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-31-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 282
Posted By Mr.Tim
Solid or stranded, insulated or not. The only...

Solid or stranded, insulated or not. The only difference would be making sure the clamps are listed for stranded conductors.. which is usually the case.

Tim
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-30-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,754
Views: 112,680
Posted By Mr.Tim
There is a requirement for derating bundles.....

There is a requirement for derating bundles.. but without getting into a lengthy discussion I would say zip ties are fine 99% of the time.

As Tim (the other Tim) points outs, you want to treat...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-30-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 282
Posted By Mr.Tim
One other thing- if you get the ground clamp...

One other thing- if you get the ground clamp that is a single cast piece with a bolt in one end, the bolt gets tightened against the rod. The wire is sandwiched between the rod and the "pointy" end...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-30-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 282
Posted By Mr.Tim
From the antenna to the rod ("electrode") must...

From the antenna to the rod ("electrode") must be a minimum #10 Cu.

From the ground block ("antenna discharge unit") to the rod must be a minimum #10 Cu ("grounding conductor").

From the new...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-29-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 282
Posted By Mr.Tim
The ground rods aren't too bad to install. Just...

The ground rods aren't too bad to install. Just rent a rotary hammer from HD and you can drive it in 3 min.

You can bond the ground block to the #6 or to the ground rod. You don't need to run a...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-29-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By Mr.Tim
1-3/8 KO is a 1" trade size 2" KO is a 1-1/2"...

1-3/8 KO is a 1" trade size
2" KO is a 1-1/2" trade size
2-1/2" KO is a 2" trade size

So for the largest KO you need a 2" chase nipple and bushing (or whatever it is you are going to use in...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-29-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By Mr.Tim
Yeah, they give you a piece of self-stick foam...

Yeah, they give you a piece of self-stick foam that is supposed to be placed over the hole. I bought a different brand (OpenHouse) for another house and it came with a few plastic grommets.

Tim
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-29-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By Mr.Tim
You could also try a chase nipple with an EMT...

You could also try a chase nipple with an EMT bushing.

Tim
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-29-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 282
Posted By Mr.Tim
You are on the right track. If you drive a...

You are on the right track. If you drive a separate grounding electrode (rod), you have to connect that electrode to the building's grounding electrode system.

So yes, you bond the new electrode...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-23-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 24,747
Posted By Mr.Tim
..and how's the temp working in there??...

..and how's the temp working in there?? http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Tim
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-21-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By Mr.Tim
Do you have the Russound SCS software? Is zone...

Do you have the Russound SCS software? Is zone linking enabled?

When you say "all speakers have been tested independently", do you mean you tested them before installing them? Or you connected...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-16-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By Mr.Tim
Just duct tape the end. You don't need to remove...

Just duct tape the end. You don't need to remove the pull string to put duct tape on. In fact, it's better to fold the string over and tape it to the conduit so it doesn't get pulled through by...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-13-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By Mr.Tim
The CAV recommends running the speakers in...

The CAV recommends running the speakers in series, not parallel. I imagine the CAM is the same. I wired the speakers in my master bath in series and noticed no issues. Of course, I was not blasting...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-07-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By Mr.Tim
The answer to the question is... the keypads can...

The answer to the question is... the keypads can only access the tuner in the MCA they are connected to. SO, you do have access to two tuners, but you don't have a choice of which tuner to use.
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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-10-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 24,747
Posted By Mr.Tim
I would bring the door into the room a bit more....

I would bring the door into the room a bit more. ie have the jamb protrude into the room (for example, stick proud of the drywall 1") so you can clear everything. You will have to build up the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-10-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By Mr.Tim
My old system was a CAV6.6 and it served me well...

My old system was a CAV6.6 and it served me well for years.

New home looking at 2x MCA-C5's.

I know that linking units does not give you more sources, but am wondering if you can use the tuner...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-22-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 53,316
Posted By Mr.Tim
I do believe a CL3 rated wire will comply for...

I do believe a CL3 rated wire will comply for interconnection. It doesn't have to be Lutron brand.

It's been a while since I ran mine, but I did a lot of research on it. The NEC allows CL3...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-15-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,399
Posted By Mr.Tim
Use a dB meter to measure how loud it is, then...

Use a dB meter to measure how loud it is, then compare it to the predicted measurement furnished by your engineer.

Tim
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-29-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 508
Posted By Mr.Tim
Do a sweep 10-100 with no smoothing. Then...

Do a sweep 10-100 with no smoothing.

Then do the L/R with no subs and 1/6 smoothing.

You may be able to tame the null by moving the sub around. I achieved great results just moving 6" at a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-29-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 85,201
Posted By Mr.Tim
Looking good.. anxious to see what you have...

Looking good.. anxious to see what you have planned. The exposed diffuser will look awesome.

Tim
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