Happy New Year! I'm a bit overdue for an update so here it goes with pics. I've spent time getting ready for drywall and I'm nearly there. I have my DD, GG, clips and hat channel all waiting patiently. They may have to wait a little longer as I've decided to install my door jambs before putting drywall up. Why? I want to install the drywall tight to, or maybe over the jambs to help limit sounds leaks.
I'd planned to use the "interior solid core door mounted in an exterior frame" combination for both of my doors. Based on a little research, such a door appeared to be priced a little less than $200. Got a message with a quote of $420 from a local lumber yard/door shop. It seemed a little pricey but I didn't think it was too bad for a couple of quasi-custom doors. Called them back to firm up the details and learned that the quote was $420 per door. No thanks. Because of the huge price discrepancy, I wondered if I had asked for the wrong thing. I get my jambs, frames, slabs and other door terminology mixed up from time to time. A quick exchange with Ted White confirmed that I'd asked for the correct product. Hmm, maybe the door guy was confused. Called him back again to triple check. The quote was based on a solid wood door. Aha! Surely swapping to a solid core door would lower price. The new quote..........................$390-$400. Again, no thanks.
Now, its on to plan B: interior solid core doors on interior jambs with weather stripping and some solution for the bottom. A very quick search at HD shows I can get BOTH doors for about $200. I also realized that with the dricore, pad and carpet, the gap at the bottom will not be as big as I first imagined. Also, I already have one interior jamb in place so I just need to swap out the door.
On to the pics.
Built frames around my main breaker panel and phone/sat board. I'll build doors and add window plug foam to limit the sound transmission.
Finished all of my in wall low voltage runs. I'll do the riser area later, if I ever get to that point.
Projector run done with 2" flex. Had to buy a 50' roll - will have tons of this left. The drop on the right is for an eventual star ceiling.
Here is the EQ room where all of the runs terminate. I plan to cut down the plywood a bit and add some LV mudrings so I can add drywall. A local HT enthusiast just had is final inspection and was told the area under the stairs should be viewed as finished/living space and as such, should be drywalled. OK. Note the CAT6 and coax wallplate on the lower right. "SPEND A LITTLE EXTRA TO GET GOOD TOOLS!" I thought I'd learned this lesson before, but apparently not. I needed a stripper/crimper to terminate my Coax. I could not see spending $35 for a tool I may likely never use again so I grabbed the cheapo that came with its own F connectors. All was fine until I gave a test tug on my crimp. The connector came off waaay too easily. Took a lot of messing around...anyway
R-19, R-13, Integrity Gasket installed. Insulation is nasty stuff. Not very pleasant at all.
Vapor Barrier up to keep the nasty stuff at bay.
Used my laser level to mark my clips and hat channel.
Mark on opposite wall 22' away
I need to figure out how to mount these so they fit below my channel and DD. Any suggestions?
I plan to mount my clips and channel, figure out my doors, add a battery backup and new sump pump then start drywall. That's the plan anyway.