Originally Posted by Larry M
Holy crap, I remember reading this thread YEARS ago when you first just complete with digging. I remember we had a ~36" snow storm and my office was closed so I spent the day reading. Amazing job, everything looks great.
I was looking at your star ceiling build last night and I have 2 pretty simple questions.
What brackets did you use to attach them to the ceiling? If you have a link that would be awesome.
How large of a conduit are you using to run the fiber optic? Maybe its the angle, but it looks like a 4" pvc pipe just outside the FOSI illuminator
Sorry Larry, haven't been around for a while. The brackets for the ceiling were purchased from Fosi. They are interlocking extruded aluminum in an "S" section. Simon (alias RaZorTT) managed to find a source for the raw extrusion.
The conduit I ran through the wall was 3" pipe. I used it for a clean fit -- the wall it runs through is an internal wall (so the perforation in the skin didn't matter).
Originally Posted by infin|ty
Amazing theater. Your craftsmanship is something to truly behold.
That being said, somebody had to ask:
How much did she cost? You easily saved 50%+ by doing all the work yourself, but I'm sure your budget would make most of us blush.
Thanks! I don't want to blurt out a guesstimate for the total cost and honestly I didn't keep track. I can tell you that I saved a LOT more than the 50% you suggest. For example my DIY screen was built for $2100 and the MSRP of a couple of similar ones I looked at was close to $20K
If you exclude the excavation to create the new room I think the price was very reasonable for a quality dedicated home theater. I just finished watching a movie and it puts a smile on my face every time I power up the room.