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post #1771 of 3638
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

I'd say YEARS

I was thinking more like Generations.....I can see it now, Loganator's great great grand child begins hanging fabric .....
post #1772 of 3638
Thread Starter 
...and waiting to hang the new Pany Holographic 8000 so it doesn't slow down the build.
post #1773 of 3638
Thread Starter 
OK, figured out a way around the still-out DSL/Dial tone.....

Drywall Delivery


One hour and 140 sheets later, stack one


Stack two


Drywall going up (notice NOT by me)


Obligatory Green Glue (or "guacamole" as they called it) pic


Drywall waste pic



After installation

Stairway


Hallway to storage area


Closets (Thanks to Big and Brit!)


Game/equipment/videio storage area (back of theater area)



And last but not least.....
Theater Area



Drywall should be finished tomorrow mud, taped, primed and cleaned up. More pics then.
post #1774 of 3638
Next shot needs to be the obligatory blue tape screen mock up.
post #1775 of 3638
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Looking at that last pic, gotta give props to Brit for convincing me to cut out and leave out all the dricore until AFTER the drywall. The floor was a MESS during the install and after mudding and sanding. Cleanup of the concrete is MUCH easier than it would have been on the dricore. At least I'll know for sure when I get home as today is the final cleanup and "scraping" the floor.

And notice that after cutting out the dricore using the edge of the circular saw as the guide (as best I could anyway), the edge of drywall is pretty much right up to the edge of the dricore.

Almost like it was planned that way.
post #1776 of 3638
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Shamless bump, a little progress and a dog story....

Made a "door," actually a wall on hinges to cover the opening to the furnace room and plug the hole for access to the humidifier. It was an experiment. It cut down on the noise a LOT, but finishing it and being able to seal it will be more trouble than its worth. Long story short, it will probably be better to replace it with a prehung safe and sound.

As I was building the wall I had a couple of 2x4s and a 1x3 laying around. Along one wall there was a 1x3 laying flat and a 2x4 on edge, about 2 feet apart. My "tool rack" was at the end of the room and the ends of the wood were about a foot from the rack. The dog walked in between the two pieces of wood, up to the rack. He decides there's really nothing in the rack worth chewing on. I look over and see him just standing there, frozen. He look side to side, stands there. Then, ever so slowly STARTS BACKING UP. He backed up the entire 8 feet! As smart as he seems, he couldn't figure out that it would have been REALLY easy to just step over the 2x4.
post #1777 of 3638
Tom - What's the story with finishing the drywall? I thought you paid someone to do that? Or was it just the hanging part?

And about your dog - mine walks backwards any time he is walking on tile in the house. At one point I was going to check to see if I could find him a portable "beeep - beeep" devise like on trucks when they go in reverse.
post #1778 of 3638
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By finishing, I mean installing and trimming the doors and access panels. So, now that I think about it, I should be saying "trim it out," not "finish it." All of the WALLS are complete.
post #1779 of 3638
Gotcha, so the above photos aren't current? The walls are mudded and sanded too.
post #1780 of 3638
Thread Starter 
correct. Those were taken the day they finished hanging....was another couple of days to finish....just hadn't got any additional pics.
post #1781 of 3638
Just when I think "At least I will finish before Tom", I waste an entire summer and you put up drywall in a day. Time for me to put some serious effort into this! By the way, looking good with all the drywall. Really coming together.
post #1782 of 3638
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Let me be perfectly clear and say this about that (anyone old enough to get THAT one?)...I didn't do it in a day, the five guys on the crew did it in a day.

So I had a little time before heading out to (ahem) the Monday Night Football Game. I'm torn...I'm really an Eagles fan, but when I can't watch them I root for Redskins. They way they're going, they might BOTH lose.

A couple of pics of the primed space and you can see the "door" and access panel in place.

Theater area


Game/equipment area with "door" and access panel in place


Closets


Hallway
post #1783 of 3638
Tom, did you hire out the painting too?

Those walls are looking really nice. What are your plans for the 2 columns in the hallway?
post #1784 of 3638
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Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

Let me be perfectly clear and say this about that (anyone old enough to get THAT one?)...

Checkers and I have no idea.



Although don't tell anyone I stole the "let me say this about that" schtick from that rich make-up wearing Irish Catholic bastard that made me look so bad during that damned TV debate.
post #1785 of 3638
Looking good! I thank you for the guacamole shot! Would not have been a green glue build with out it.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1786 of 3638
Come on....can't you guys in the heart of broadband world figure out how to lose the crappy DSL and get something a little quicker?



Heck, by the looks of it, you've got a pedistal for cable right by your house!

BTW - the room looks great. All of that work took me from February to mid-August to do!


CJ
post #1787 of 3638
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Originally Posted by carboranadum View Post

Come on....can't you guys in the heart of broadband world figure out how to lose the crappy DSL and get something a little quicker?

I'm more than happy with 50M FiOS for at least 2 yrs - have they not done your area yet Tom?
post #1788 of 3638
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Originally Posted by BritInVA View Post

I'm more than happy with 50M FiOS for at least 2 yrs - have they not done your area yet Tom?

They haven't done mine. Pisses me off too. I want to dump Cox Cable just as soon as I can.
post #1789 of 3638
Mark & Michael:

Agreed...FIOS is good, but DSL...that's so 80's. Especially with an outage that's lasted a few weeks? Cable's better than that anyday. Heck, so is EVDo from Verizon or Sprint!

CJ
post #1790 of 3638
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OK, one at a time...

I did hire out the painting too. The cost over leaving it ready to paint was minimal to the cost of the rest of the work. They were here, they were familiar with the room, so I had them do it, again a LOT faster than I would have.

I'm planning to incorporate those two columns into the bar build. They would be at the end of the bar defining the width. Basically the corners of that end of the bar. There is enough room to stand at that end lean in between the two posts and still see the screen. The builder's plan was to build a closet around them with a walkway on BOTH sides, facing the end wall where the closets are now, leaving it smack in the middle of that hallway. Didn't make much sense to me, but what do I know?

FIOS has been in the neighborhood for a couple of years. Made the mistake when switching to DSL prior to FIOS availability of using the DSL provider's email instead of going to something like GMail. Cannot get the LOGANESS to change emails AGAIN. I actually scheduled a FIOS install (I wanted to do it BEFORE closing in) but they cancelled. LOGANESS was not ready to change her email anyway, so here we are. Took me long enough to get her on to DVR. I'm still working on the FIOS.

Hanesian the only one to show his age?
post #1791 of 3638
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Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

FIOS has been in the neighborhood for a couple of years. Made the mistake when switching to DSL prior to FIOS availability of using the DSL provider's email instead of going to something like GMail. Cannot get the LOGANESS to change emails AGAIN. I actually scheduled a FIOS install (I wanted to do it BEFORE closing in) but they cancelled. LOGANESS was not ready to change her email anyway, so here we are. Took me long enough to get her on to DVR. I'm still working on the FIOS.

Best thing I ever did was create my own domain and use its forwarding services to whomever my email provider is. So far I've had hotmail, adelphia, comcast and now verizon email and switching has never been an issue - 5min change on domain portal and no change to my email address..... for about $7 a year.

[EDIT] On GoDaddy the-loganator.com is available for $10.69/yr or
post #1792 of 3638
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Originally Posted by carboranadum View Post

Mark & Michael:

Agreed...FIOS is good, but DSL...that's so 80's. Especially with an outage that's lasted a few weeks? Cable's better than that anyday. Heck, so is EVDo from Verizon or Sprint!

CJ

I haven't had any issues with my DSL. It's not super speedy, but fast enough fo the little surfing I do at home.
post #1793 of 3638
FIOS, DSL, Cable modem...I WISH I had these problems. Try living where I do, NO DSL, NO FIOS, NO Cable, NO NOTHING

Yes, believe it or not, I don't even have cable ran down my road. I only survive on the Verizon aircard that I talked my boss into covering so I can be productive at home! With the amount of trees I have, even that Rev A compliant card is up and down in signal strength/data rate.

All I can say is "Oh the pain"

post #1794 of 3638
I'm not convinced that Fios is going to be a such a speed demon. Is this result good or bad? It is Cox cable broad band
post #1795 of 3638
I went from cable to DSL. Screw cable. DSL is fast enough and half the price, I have had it 3 years, and not issues. I can work from home and have a fast enough connection. I even have the lowest DSL pipe they offer. Works for me.

And yes, I now use gmail at home incase I ever need to change again. That is one of the main reasons I am mad at cable. They wouldn't let me keep my email when I moved and would be out of a house for 2 months. I even said I would pay a small fee to keep it, but they said no, so I said no to ever going back. Sounds like their stubborness has cost them quite a bit of my money.
post #1796 of 3638
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

I'm not convinced that Fios is going to be a such a speed demon. Is this result good or bad? It is Cox cable broad band

I have a FiOS 25Mbps/15Mbps package (not 50Mb as mentioned before)

Using the WDC/Speakeasy speedtest I got 26,148kbps download and 10,978kbps upload.

Using the Verizon Speedtest I get 25,144kbps download and 16,580kbps upload.

As I work from home having good upload speed is as important as download.

When I was on Adelphia Cable it worked great during the day but as soon as kids started coming home from school I would see a drastic reduction - never have had that with FiOS.
post #1797 of 3638
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

I'm not convinced that Fios is going to be a such a speed demon. Is this result good or bad? It is Cox cable broad band

Big, at 32.5Mbps download, you should almost be able to see into the future.
post #1798 of 3638
I've been very happy with FiOS internet (and tv) service. We previously used cox cable and the difference is appreciable for both services. But yes, 32 down is a lot.
post #1799 of 3638
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Big, at 32.5Mbps download, you should almost be able to see into the future.

That explains why he seems to always reply to posts before they're posted.
post #1800 of 3638
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Originally Posted by fotto View Post

Big, at 32.5Mbps download, you should almost be able to see into the future.

Actually I do get glimpses of the future and as far as I can see this thread never ends.

It seems that as FIOS market share has grown in my area, the bandwidth available to us still on cable has gone up. Last year at this time I was always in the low 20s
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