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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-02-2014, 05:32 AM
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Posted By BIGmouthinDC
I've done outlets under the seats and ones just...

I've done outlets under the seats and ones just behind the row, both work. be sure it is not under a leg. It helps to have your chairs and you can inspect for any issues.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-02-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 54
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
heavy body acoustical caulk is my first pick,...

heavy body acoustical caulk is my first pick, then any garden variety stay flexible caulk is my second. I hope you back buttered the electrical boxes with putty pads or backer boxes.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-01-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 185
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
those vents both look like supplies, just follow...

those vents both look like supplies, just follow them back to the air handler. If they connect off the top of the furnace they are supplies, connected to the sides or bottom are the returns. It is...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-01-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 185
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
I usually use the back of the chairs as a proxy...

I usually use the back of the chairs as a proxy for viewing distance you seem to be using the fronts, +1 on gaining more width with the decorative columns per Tedd
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-01-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 57
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
bargain if you can use it.

bargain if you can use it.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-01-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,431
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Upgrade fever! Interesting comments about the...

Upgrade fever! Interesting comments about the Eshift. I've seen it in action at Landshark1's place and thought it made a noticeable difference in pixel density. He has a non AT screen.

Sounds like...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-01-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,612
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
there is a Youtube video on just about every task...

there is a Youtube video on just about every task you would need to do when building a room from scratch. If you can cut a board and use an electric drill for driving screws you can frame anything....
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   09-30-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
look at where the seat back attaches to the seat...

look at where the seat back attaches to the seat bottom. there is usually a male and a female metal part on each side of the seat with a latch that closes when the back is in place, the latch should...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-30-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
If you really are concerned you could glue the...

If you really are concerned you could glue the bottom plate in place. Clean the concrete, wipe with acetone, then use a heavy duty polyurethane construction adhesive, and a lot of it.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-30-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
1) no problem 2) never had that situation, ...

1) no problem

2) never had that situation, My gut is either method will be fine. I would try to keep the fasteners 2-3 inches away from the lines. An old contractor told me it is not about...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-30-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
there are a number of constraints to consider ...

there are a number of constraints to consider

how far you want to sit from the screen in the front row, usually it is 11-12 ft for a projection screen
Type of seating, reclining theater seats...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-29-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,612
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
My Skype Teleconference signal reaches Texas if...

My Skype Teleconference signal reaches Texas if you want an on-line coach. But you have to do the real work.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-29-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,321
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
couldn't find them so they must not exist.

couldn't find them so they must not exist.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-29-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Eliminating a bedroom is something to consider if...

Eliminating a bedroom is something to consider if you plan to stay in the house a long time, if you intend to resell the house within a few years talk to your local real estate professional of the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-29-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 85,217
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
http://cdn.adiglobal.us/CatalogImages/en-US/produc...

http://cdn.adiglobal.us/CatalogImages/en-US/products/Standard/9U/9U-1GBKGR1-1.jpg

Midlite makes single gang and double, pick your size depending on how big a hole you need to hide and just screw...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-29-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 592
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
I think we need to clarify terms, in my mind...

I think we need to clarify terms, in my mind there are dead vents and then there are air exchange systems. Dead vents attenuate sound along the pathway of the ducts and can be inside or outside of...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-28-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,321
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
swing clear hinges would work but are certainly...

swing clear hinges would work but are certainly not hidden

http://www.hardwaresource.com/images/products/Swing_Clear_Spec_sheet.jpg
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-28-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
thanks, another in 30 days

thanks, another in 30 days
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-28-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,321
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
yes if you run the panels tight to the door. ...

yes if you run the panels tight to the door.

they do make wide throw hidden hinges but those are beyond my pay grade.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-28-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,321
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
it is possible if you only want the door to open...

it is possible if you only want the door to open 90 degrees. Go take a stack of 4-5 Blue ray cases and hold them next to a hinge on a door and open it, you will see what I mean.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-28-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 592
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
I was involved with Morph1c after he had...

I was involved with Morph1c after he had drywalled his theater and we worked to resolve issues with his dead vent based air exchange system. I will respectively disagree with the Lurker and say it...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-28-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
your soffits are mostly open frames, now is the...

your soffits are mostly open frames, now is the time to do the electrical. it is less than a one Saturday job, bite the bullet do it now.

Take a 1/2 inch drill and cut a hole in that ceiling box...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-28-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
For reference the mother load of calculators is...

For reference the mother load of calculators is here, including the one We used to make Lemonade's skyline diffusers.

http://www.mh-audio.nl/spk_calc.asp

Reasons why you might want absorption...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-28-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
I think I see in the photo that your ceiling...

I think I see in the photo that your ceiling joists run left to right facing the screen, So I would take a power feed from that ceiling box and snake it over to the right hand soffit and put some...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-27-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
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Views: 256
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
found this image in Google Images, you can see...

found this image in Google Images, you can see the strategically placed goo. yours appears to have migrated.

http://i.imgur.com/nqHWz5I.jpg
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