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post #3271 of 3640
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Originally Posted by RTROSE View Post

Actually coach is not too bad, as long as you don't sit right next to a really big hairy guy. Oh, I guess I just described The Loganess.


Ouch! Poking fun at members is totally OK in my book, but dragging supportive spouses into this melee is totally out of bounds. It is also bad form and shameful.

It's Tom's job as a husband to make those jokes.
post #3272 of 3640
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Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

Wait a minute.....I'M supposed to buy the beer? I expect a TRIBUTE of beer at my Grand Opening.

HAHAHA. And you provide BBQ, fixings, tend the movie, and make sure that everyone has a great time!

Only afterwards do you relax and begin planning the upgrades.

CJ
post #3273 of 3640
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Originally Posted by carboranadum View Post

HAHAHA. And you provide BBQ, fixings, tend the movie, and make sure that everyone has a great time!

Only afterwards do you relax and begin planning the upgrades.

CJ

Yep, all the members here provide is the doubt that you did it all wrong
post #3274 of 3640
Thread Starter 
CJ -

I know you have my back and everything, but I think you misread the intention. At least the way I read it was that the poor LOGANESS has to sit next to the big hairy guy (meaning me).

I didn't take any offense. But I appreciate the back up!

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you did it all wrong

HEY! I haven't done it ALL wrong. I think there are one or two things right.
post #3275 of 3640
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Originally Posted by carboranadum View Post

Ouch! Poking fun at members is totally OK in my book, but dragging supportive spouses into this melee is totally out of bounds. It is also bad form and shameful.

It's Tom's job as a husband to make those jokes.

Well then, sorry for getting it wrong. I read it as RTRose calling the Loganess big and hairy.

I can see now that it could have been read that SHE had to sit next to a big hairy guy.

Sorry for the mixup...and yes, I got your back, even when it's not needed. :-)
post #3276 of 3640
WHOA!!!!! I did not mean that the LOGANESS was big and hairy, I was meaning it was bad for her BECAUSE she had to sit NEXT to something BIG and HAIRY.

I was sympathizing for the Loganess having to sit next to Tom. Sorry if I caused any undo stress. Sometimes I wish my shoes and feet were made of chocolate as I seem to be sticking them in my mouth on a regular basis.

I too agree that poking fun at each other and ourselves (in good fun) is what makes this all fun, but the spouses are (in my book) a protected species.

No harm no foul.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #3277 of 3640
RTROSE, so it's ME you are calling big and hairy.....my friends just call me Bigfoot....
post #3278 of 3640
Where did I put my popcorn? This is getting good
post #3279 of 3640
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Originally Posted by jayn_j View Post

Yep, all the members here provide is the doubt that you did it all wrong

LMAO!!! That right there is funny. Best post of the day.
post #3280 of 3640
If anyone has met BIG or seen his picture he is far from HAIRY
post #3281 of 3640
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Originally Posted by BritInVA View Post

If anyone has met BIG or seen his picture he is far from HAIRY

Hey wait a minute, how'd BIG get pulled into this?'

Oh, and for the record it was only Logan I accused of being big and hairy. No one else......yet.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #3282 of 3640
Hey Tom,

I saw that you mentioned in another thread that you opted to not go with the tv behind the screen. Any updates with what you did in terms of electric vs. fixed frame?
post #3283 of 3640
Holy crap! No updates since MARCH? What have YOU been doing Tom? You naughty naughty boy.

Now answer the kids question and give all of us an update!

Regards,

RTROSE
post #3284 of 3640
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Originally Posted by RTROSE View Post

Holy crap! No updates since MARCH? What have YOU been doing Tom? You naughty naughty boy.

Now answer the kids question and give all of us an update!

Regards,

RTROSE

Max ate his AVS access codes.
post #3285 of 3640
Thread Starter 
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Max ate his AVS access codes.

Not exactly. But he DID eat the remote for my 4x4 HDMI Matrix switch about 20 minutes after I got it set up.

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Any updates with what you did in terms of electric vs. fixed frame?

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Now answer the kids question and give all of us an update!

Well, OK, but this will be another non-pic update. I actually HAVE pics to upload, but well, if you remember, 65 on the procrastination meter.

SO, the original plan was to put the 65" Mits behind the screen. Oh wait. The ORIGINAL Original Plan was to use the original SMX material and build a fixed frame screen. Easy-peazy.

But then I "acquired" the 65" Mits. Yeah that's it. I "acquired" it. Maybe it fell off the back of a truck. Maybe I know a guy. Maybe I went to the Big Screen Store and bought it. I'm just sayin'.

So the new plan was to put it behind the screen. And "acquire" the parts to build an electric screen. Turns out, the parts are rather expensive. I found the cheapest electric screen on line that I could and bought IT for less than the cost of parts to make one.

Off came the material and on went the SMX. So now I have an electric AT screen. I bought a couple of Axiom M60s, and put the existing Axiom center and SVS Cylinder sub behind the screen, put the QS8s on the wall and HUNG THE PROJECTOR (Panny 4000). I think the New Plan is that TV will NOT go behind the screen. It would FIT, but it seems, so, so, I don't know....small. I'm working on LOGANESS to move the Mits into the family room and replace the teeny-tiny 32" there. If not, guess I'll sell it.

Now, before you all go thinking progress has stopped because I hung the projector, remember, 65 on the procrastination meter. And we've only been watching on Fri/Sat nights when I wouldn't be working anyway. Also had a couple of visit from BritInVA to show me how to terminate the coax cable and he dropped off a couple of the DVD Demo disks. Mostly, everything we've watched has been AWESOME. That sub pressurizes the room. It MUST be AWESOME because no matter what we've watched, my son had come out of his room and come and watched with us. PRICELESS.

The theater area is pretty much done. Four chairs are in. I set up the little RCA HtiB receiver that I use on the deck and a BR player I had sitting around unused. And the Roku for streaming. A little lipstick and mascara is all it needs. And the false wall around the screen. LOGANESS says no false wall until I finish the kitchen. Remember the kitchen? Light fell down...big holes in ceiling? About a year ago?

So I've been working on the kitchen. Got 5 of the 6 recessed lights in and wired. Wired for the two pendants that will go over the island. I've got a few days off coming at the end of the week so I'll be working on patching up the holes in the ceiling. Then paint. But before painting, we have hardwood floor to be installed in the family room. LOGANESS wants to paint the the whole thing, so since they're connected I want to do it all at once. Paint, I mean. I'll paint. I'll pay to have the floor installed.

So there you go. You asked for it, you got it.
post #3286 of 3640
I'm glad things are going well for you!

So it sounds like you were able to get the electric screen working?
post #3287 of 3640
Thread Starter 
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But before painting, we have hardwood floor to be installed in the family room.

Check that. Guess I should paint BEFORE the floor goes in.

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So it sounds like you were able to get the electric screen working?

Oh yeah, it works. The only little bugaboo is that the screen as delivered was bigger than the AT SMX I changed to. The motor was programmed only to go all the way down and all the way up. So for now, I have to pay attention as it goes up and down. I did find the tool to reprogram it, but I also bought the URC 980 so I figure I'll program a macro to do it. No sense in wasting money.
post #3288 of 3640
Good to hear that you got that thing working after the trouble you were having!

Now we need pics!
post #3289 of 3640
So you got the MX-980?

Do you have the programing software?

Happy to send you my config, sometimes helps to see an example.
post #3290 of 3640
Thread Starter 
No, I don't have the software. Yet. I'd be happy to trade you your compression connection kit AND your Demo DVDs for the software.

SO, I'm in a blogging mood.....


Ever have one of those "I SHOULD have said" moments?

For the past of couple of days, we've had a visitor in our yard of the wildlife variety. When I say visitor, what I REALLY mean is a new toy for Max (our Yellow Lab). Sunday morning I let him out into the yard and he starts his normal once around the fence line to check things out. He gets to an area by the fence where there is some ground cover growing and all of a sudden he stops dead, nose to the ground. I see his head bob back forth once or twice and then I hear some skittering in the grass and he bolts to the fence.

He starts pawing and digging and gets half of his face under the fence. Then I see it. I'm trying to pull Max back into the yard, but he's having none of it. He's reaching his feet under there just DYING to get at it. Now, I will say, it's a good thing turtles have hard shells. And can clam up in them. This 6" box turtle was closed up tight as can be.

The first thing I need to do is find a big rock to fill in the hole to stop Max from getting under the fence. Then I go and pick up the turtle and move it away. EVENTUALLY, Max gives up.

Monday evening, I get home and my son says "we have a visitor in the yard." He was cutting the grass (the LAWN, not "grass" grass, if you know what I mean. At least I don't think so) and Max had grabbed the turtle and now had a new toy. Fortunately, labs have "soft" mouths and as far as I can tell it's still alive. BUT clammed up like that, who knows? So I manage to get it away from him and take it FURTHER away from the fence.

I check this morning and the turtle is gone from where I left him, so at least he is alive. Or was. After I get to work, I get a frantic call from LOGANESS. Just to be clear, my office is 20 miles away. It takes me at LEAST an hour to get here in the morning. By contrast, LOGANESS'S commute is 5 minutes, tops. Seven if the lights are red.

"Max has that turtle and won't give it up. I have to get to work. I'm afraid he'll eat it. What do I do? I have to get to work!"

Now, here's what I SHOULD have said........

"Put the dog on the phone....."
post #3291 of 3640
Hahahaha!! The poor turtle!

My little pomeranian brings moths into the house every once and a while. Somehow she manages to jump up and pluck them right out of the air.
post #3292 of 3640
I just spit my iced tea all over my laptop!
post #3293 of 3640
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Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

Now, here's what I SHOULD have said........

"Put the dog on the phone....."

Naaa, what you should have said was...

"Put the turtle on the phone..."
post #3294 of 3640
You all do know that:
Turtle - tastes just like Chicken !!
post #3295 of 3640
Thread Starter 
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Hahahaha!! The poor turtle!

My little pomeranian brings moths into the house every once and a while.

You haven't been keeping up, my little friend! This most recent episode follows the baby bird incident, the dragging in big ol' hunks of firewood, 2"x2" 3' long rotted wooden stakes, assorted rocks and, oh yeah, can't forget the digging under the fence and running into the neighbor's house through THEIR doggy door episodes.

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You all do know that:
Turtle - tastes just like Chicken !!

I don't know that, but I'm pretty sure HeyNow^ does.

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Naaa, what you should have said was...

"Put the turtle on the phone..."

That's a good one, too. I'll have to remember that next time.
post #3296 of 3640
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Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

You haven't been keeping up, my little friend! This most recent episode follows the baby bird incident, the dragging in big ol' hunks of firewood, 2"x2" 3' long rotted wooden stakes, assorted rocks and, oh yeah, can't forget the digging under the fence and running into the neighbor's house through THEIR doggy door episodes.

Nothing compared to the old tomcat we used to have back in Colorado, who used to bring in wounded rattlesnakes and drop them on the kitchen floor. And then stand there, expecting to be praised.
post #3297 of 3640
Thread Starter 
And you tell that to the young people today, and they won't believe you!
post #3298 of 3640
Thread Starter 
DISASTER AVERTED, Part Deux!

ANOTHER close call. Normally, I have a class on Wednesday evenings right after work. Last night while driving to class, it started POURING. I KNEW there was NO WAY I would be able to concentrate on the class knowing how hard it was raining. So I decide to ditch class and drove straight home. Which took an extra hour because it was, you know, raining. Which around these parts is just as bad as three flakes of snow.

So as I'm heading home, the rain starts to slow down. I'm either ahead of it, or it missed the house. Turns out it missed the house, but the overnight forecast was for more heavy rain.

I figure it's as good a time as any to check the sump pumps. Down I go. I hit the test button on the battery back up and it looks good. I pull the cover to lift the floating bulb on the main pump.

As soon as the pump starts, the check valve blows off the PVC pipe and now I'm covered in water. Which apparently has been sitting there for quite some time and, well, let's just say it smells bad. What is a stronger word than "stench?" One of the stainless steel screw clamps had rusted off. AGAIN. And as I'm reaching into the murky water to pull out the pump, ANOTHER one drops off. I had ONE spare.

Now I gotta run to HD for more. And once I get in the car, I notice that I smell like I've been living on the street. And I've got that black gunk that forms on the rubber all over m hands. But I. don't. care. I'm FIXING this damn thing TONIGHT!

So anyway, I pick up a couple of spares and commence to fixing the pump. What I realize is that dummy me followed the directions on install and that places the check valve with it's FOUR screw clamps underwater. So once the weather clears up, I'll be pulling that pump, cleaning it up again, changing the bulb-type float to one one of straight up and down floats (I forget what they're called) and redoing the PVC to move the check valve above the water line.

Fair warning.....
CHECK YOUR SUMP PUMPS!
post #3299 of 3640
Considering your luck with stainless screws you should consider getting a jeweler to make you a platinum screw. Or how about titanium?
post #3300 of 3640
Thread Starter 
I would settle for gold at this point. It would STILL be cheaper than repairing damage from ANOTHER flood.

The thing is, I couldn't find a replacement that WASN"T stainless steel.
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