Flying solo today..
Spent a good chunk of the morning cleaning up and organizing the room in order to make room for the last 6 sticks of hat channel installation as well as triple checking measurements and making additional to do lists.
This afternoon, my son actually spent 15 minutes down in the basement "helping.."
When he "helped" he was vacuuming out my media storage shelves that I was sanding on while I was working on insulating walls..
All of a sudden I heard a loud noise, looked over in time to see a puff of smoke come out of the top of the shop-vac and the breaker tripped. I took the smoking pile of plastic outside so it didn't potentially catch the room on fire and had to make a call...**Ring...ring..."
"Hello, this is Mark"
I say "Mark, this is Jay... I got some good news and some bad news.."
"Ummm... Gimme the bad news..."
I say "My kid was using the shop-vac and it burned up!"
"Wow, everything okay?"
I say "Yep.."
"Well what is the good news?" he asked.."Not my shop-vac, it was YOURS!.. hahaha"
He laughed and said it was no big deal, but I told him I was going to buy him a new one, it is a man-rule
. SOB is still fighting me on this... but I will win out. He made a joke later saying it didn't bother him because it was his wife's.
He swore it was a 5.5 HP shop-vac when we were at Lowes on a supply run for his closet rebuild project.. I was looking at some 4 amp models and he was poo-pooing them.
I submit a picture for all to see that clearly shows it is not a 5.5 HP vacuum
So I finished off the evening by getting as much insulated in the theater room as possible including some of the office area.Thinking ahead:
I was sitting at my 13' primary seating position and wondered if I should run wires for bass shakers in the future. Not wanting to spend the money now and I REALLY do not want to cut concrete and patch like I have seen so many others do before, I am wondering if what I am thinking makes sense..
The above picture is directly to the side of the primary seating position, I am wondering why I could not run Carlon 3/4" conduit and mount it on the floor right by the pole (Couplers would be pre-fitted before mounting). This would be covered by trim until later use. The other end would end in the bottom of the server rack.
I would use 1 pipe for power in a power-bridge fashion, just like many are using for their PJs. I would use the other pipe for audio wires.
I would then build a SHORT riser, maybe like 2x4s laid flat. The riser would go all of the way over to the wall, so the pipes would be hidden. The other end of the riser would stop right under my chair which is the prime listening position. This would allow me to get all the wire I need over to the bass-shakers.
(All I would need to do is cut away a small chunk of trim, push new pipe into the waiting couplers and push the wire.)