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post #31 of 1075
I hate that Harbor Frieght sawzall
post #32 of 1075
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Originally Posted by Chiahead View Post

Unfortunately, that statement is all too true (and painful)

Maybe you should deliver mail?
post #33 of 1075
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by allworld View Post

I hate that Harbor Frieght sawzall

For about $30 it has more than earned its keep. I don't need a professional tool for home jobs, and it has come in handy building a deck, and now with cutting out some holes in the OSB.
post #34 of 1075
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Originally Posted by carboranadum View Post

You can now go to the Chairman of the Finance Committee and ask for funds to purchase a pneumatic framing nailer and a compressor. *THAT* will be money well spent and will keep you from hitting your thumb with a hammer again!CJ

Oh Great, take the hammer away and give the guy a really lethal weapon! Make sure that the pets and small children are out of the room before you fire off your first round!

post #35 of 1075
Well, there's always suicide if it all gets too much. I do think that's what some of those folks were doing that led to the Xrays.

CJ
post #36 of 1075
Thread Starter 
awesome pics... I think my wife would make me hire out the rest of the basement if I got to pose for one of those pics.
post #37 of 1075
I'm surprised she's not upset about you and Mailman's affair. You two need to get a room.
post #38 of 1075
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Originally Posted by Chiahead View Post

Unfortunately, that statement is all too true (and painful)

Chia....the build is looking sweet. I just got a place and the basement is huge and will be finished. I'm taking the same route as you to hold off for awhile an make sure water is not an issue. Also take the necessary steps on the outside of the house to help make water a non issue.

You need to drain that blood out from underneath the nail or it will continue to hurt cause the pressure it is placing on it. Take a paper clip and bend it out so one piece of it is straight. Then heat that piece's tip up till it is glowing red. I know this sounds dangerous but it works. Then push the clip's tip slowly through the nail where the blood it at. May have to reheat and do a couple times. When you get through the nail you will know cause the blood and water will start to poor out. Continue to push on it till all of it is out. A lot of the pain will go away instantly cause the pressure is gone. You might lose the nail too eventually but that's the price of a cool theater room. I had to do this to a damaged toenail.

Keep up the good work. I will be checking this thread and hopefully using it one day for my build.
post #39 of 1075
Thread Starter 
Thanks for stopping by T-neck.

The pain is gone, just tender now. It is swollen, and very ugly. I tried a needle heated up, but it would loose all the heat by the time I would get it to the nail, so I gave up after 45 minutes.

I was at the doctors office today for other issues, and she looked at it and said it looked painful, but it was probably too late to worry about puncturing it. She said it was a definite that it would be fallinig off.

Maybe I will try the paper clip route tonight. Since the paper clip is bigger, it may hold the heat longer than the needle.
post #40 of 1075
Thread Starter 
3 cheers for T-Neck, the paperclip was just the ticket. I guessmit would retain the heat longer than the needle, so it would work through the nail faster. Now my thumb is about 1/2 the size that it was, but still very tender...
post #41 of 1075
Maybe it's just me, but I have an aversion to graphic descriptions of damaged finger/toe-nails (and also chipped teeth). This discussion of the proper way to ram a hot piece of metal through a damaged nail has made me regret my martini / burrito dinner combination.
post #42 of 1075
Lol, Dapper Dan. I worried about my lunch too but I'm glad Chia got some relief to the thumb. Pressure under a nail really sucks.
post #43 of 1075
Thread Starter 
Sorry about the dinner Dapper. No more need to give everyone the heeby-jeebies anymore (at least with this injury).

As for current construction...
My hammer drill is still being repaired, so I have been doing 2 things, unfortunately neither is for the theater specifically...
1. I have been securing blocking between the joists and the foundation, so that walls that will be running parallel to the joists, will have something to attach to.
2. I will be knocking out a side of the stairs and place an iron railing in to give the stairwell a more open feel, so I have knocked out the drywall, and been preparing that area with studs, and top and bottom plates.
post #44 of 1075
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Well, I got my hammer drill back yesterday, and was able to finish half of what I had left of the sub-floor last night. I will go buy a few more Tapcons at lunch today and hopefully finish it up tonight. Then I am off for a weekend in the mountains, so no more work until at least Sunday night.
post #45 of 1075
Is that opposable digit functioning as well? Lose that and you're heading to sub-primate territory, and we have to rename the thread.
post #46 of 1075
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Well, I got my hammer drill back yesterday, and was able to finish half of what I had left of the sub-floor last night. I will go buy a few more Tapcons at lunch today and hopefully finish it up tonight. Then I am off for a weekend in the mountains, so no more work until at least Sunday night.

Brokeback Mountain
post #47 of 1075
Best of luck Michael! There seem to be a lot of HT's going up in our area! Great stuff
post #48 of 1075
Thread Starter 
javadoc, the thumb is working, just tender. Kind of odd to use a tool that causes vibrations, and feeling the loose nail moving aorund...

allworld, better not have a broken back weekend... I will be riding ATVs and mountian biking, so that would put a damper on things... Of course I know how you Ohio boys think, and you can't believe everything you see in the movies... These are real mountains, not those backwoods you have where you live.

Banshee, thanks for stopping by. I have been watching your build too. It is good to see all the Colorado builds. Seems like we are second now only to those DC area builders.
post #49 of 1075
Wow, I can relate to the thumb. I was actually planning to start my build out of my basement Labor Day weekend (which will include my new HT) and jamming with the band. But I needed to cut the yard first. While changing the blade, the wrench slipped and POW! (See thumb1) 10 days and 3 doctors visits later (See Thumb2) (Yes.. the camera phone sux but I can't work the SLR with my left hand!) The doctor really should have put on a gown before he burned the first hole in the nail.

Needless to say, I wound up watching football and consuming several adult beverages most of the weekend instead of working on the basement. So it was not a total loss.

Still contemplating whether to post my progress on the HT. Good luck. I'll be checking in on the progress
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post #50 of 1075
Thread Starter 
Hoover, thanks for dropping in.

I am hearing more and more thumb or toe stories, it doesn't make me feel as stupid. My wife and friend's wives all were saying go to the doctor, but my man card, and my friends all said the same thing, and that was burn through it yourself, man up and don't whimp out... Either way, it is returning to normal.

And yes, the adult beverages did help ease the throbbing for awhile.

As for your theater, posting what you have is always good. You will learn from other posters, get answers to your questions, and most importantly, you may have done something that others should know how to or may be thinking themselves, so we can all help each other.
post #51 of 1075
You can justify the DIY thumb fix by saying you saved money on health care costs, leaving more cash for the basement. See, now you're a hero!
post #52 of 1075
Why do I keep coming back to this thread? It's like a car accident!
post #53 of 1075
I tried to burn a hole in it myself but the didn't go so well. On my third visit to the doctor I was really feeling like I was going to have to turn in my man I card but something was telling me something wasn't right. When I showed the thumb the the doctor, his response was "HOLY SH_T".

The good news was I got to keep my man card. The bad news was it had turned septic and he was going to have to cut a hole in the nail to make sure it continued to drain. An hour later and armed with bag of pain killers and antibiotics, I was good to go! Don't much care for the way the pain killer make me feel. I'll stick with the adult beverages.
post #54 of 1075
Thread Starter 
Thats ok Hoover, it took me a few tries to get it right. At least you are on the mend, and should be able to start the build off.

I finished the tapcons in the OSB last night, so I am off to Keystone in about 2 hours, and won't have to worry about the basement for a few days.
post #55 of 1075
Heated paperclip people!!!! Nails worst nightmare. LOL
post #56 of 1075
damn, that osb almost looks like 5/8, not 5/16 like the delta
post #57 of 1075
Michael, do you need any PELV wire? I have 10ft extra after running my wall station wiring, if you're interested in some spare materials for your project. Just let me know.
post #58 of 1075
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Originally Posted by tnewguy View Post

damn, that osb almost looks like 5/8, not 5/16 like the delta

The Delta is 5/16, the OSB is 23/32 (just under 3/4)
post #59 of 1075
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Originally Posted by javadoc View Post

Michael, do you need any PELV wire? I have 10ft extra after running my wall station wiring, if you're interested in some spare materials for your project. Just let me know.


I would say sure, but at this point, I have no idea what PELV wire is and where it is used... I am assuming the Graphik Eye, but I am unsure, and I have done almost no research on that yet.
post #60 of 1075
Thread Starter 
Ok, question time. I am going to use RSIC-DC04 clips for the theater walls to keep them isolated from the ceiling joists, but I have a few locations where 2 isolated walls will connect to a 3rd wall that is not isolated from the ceiling. How do they get connected?

Here is a crude pic for description (green = isolated walls, red = non-isolated walls):


Do I just keep a small gap between the isolated and non isolated walls? Do I run Accoustical caulk between the 2 and let them touch? Other thoughts?
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