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post #61 of 278
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Originally Posted by oman321 View Post

Nice Snuka impersination!!

Great job on the sub, must sound awesome.

It does sound awesome! My wife is already sick it. I'm been "blasting away" for 3 days!

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Originally Posted by jamis View Post

I love the 'Clampressor'...

That is one honkin' sub!

Yeah it is a monster. I'd guess between 175-200lbs.
post #62 of 278
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Originally Posted by Jailguy View Post

Finish it? C'mon bare mdf is the next big trend!

J/K! I'm going to finish it in a DIY Bedliner. One place quoted me $180 for spray on liner! ouch! The finish isn't all that important because all the speaker will be behind a false wall and AT screen.

Ten bucks a can at an auto parts store. Not sure how many cans you'd need for that big sucker. My little speakers were less than a can.

post #63 of 278
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Originally Posted by Jailguy View Post

Finish it? C'mon bare mdf is the next big trend!

J/K! I'm going to finish it in a DIY Bedliner. One place quoted me $180 for spray on liner! ouch! The finish isn't all that important because all the speaker will be behind a false wall and AT screen.

$180!

Time to visit your nearest Auto Parts store my friend!

If you decide you want a color instead of black simply find some vinyl dye to go over top of the bed liner. Viola!
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Originally Posted by dc_pilgrim View Post

Ten bucks a can at an auto parts store. Not sure how many cans you'd need for that big sucker. My little speakers were less than a can.


Exactly!
post #64 of 278
Wow! Is it just my imagination or is the sub bigger than the TV in the background?

What are the sub's dimensions?
post #65 of 278
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I think I'm going to go with the roll on instead of the spray. I like the rougher finish, especially since the sub will be out of sight anyways.


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Originally Posted by kjlewie View Post

Wow! Is it just my imagination or is the sub bigger than the TV in the background?

What are the sub's dimensions?


The tv is a 42" plasma. The box's dimentions are 24"x 26.5"x 37.5"
post #66 of 278
Have you been spending any time in the theater working lately, or have you been cranking that sub????
post #67 of 278
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Have you been spending any time in the theater working lately, or have you been cranking that sub????

Didn't get much done this summer, my wife didn't want me stuck in the basement when it was nice out. Then for the last couple months we have been back and forth to my in-laws in Chicago. My mother-in-law just lost a very short battle with cancer last week. The last few months have been aweful. Once everything calms down, I'm hoping to jump back in.

How about you?
post #68 of 278
Jailguy my heart goes out to you and your family.
post #69 of 278
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Originally Posted by Jailguy View Post

Didn't get much done this summer, my wife didn't want me stuck in the basement when it was nice out. Then for the last couple months we have been back and forth to my in-laws in Chicago. My mother-in-law just lost a very short battle with cancer last week. The last few months have been aweful. Once everything calms down, I'm hoping to jump back in.

How about you?

Aw man, sorry to hear about your loss.
post #70 of 278
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Originally Posted by Jailguy View Post

Didn't get much done this summer, my wife didn't want me stuck in the basement when it was nice out. Then for the last couple months we have been back and forth to my in-laws in Chicago. My mother-in-law just lost a very short battle with cancer last week. The last few months have been aweful. Once everything calms down, I'm hoping to jump back in.

How about you?

Sorry to hear about your family's loss!

My build had been at a standstill since March, we had a baby in July plus in the summer months I am generally messing with my race car...

I recently began working on the room again and am makng decent progress. We should have a local get together once one of us finishes our space.
post #71 of 278
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Originally Posted by dynfan View Post

Sorry to hear about your family's loss!

My build had been at a standstill since March, we had a baby in July plus in the summer months I am generally messing with my race car...

I recently began working on the room again and am makng decent progress. We should have a local get together once one of us finishes our space.

We should. Mine will be done about 2015 the way things are going.
post #72 of 278
Ugh .. thats terrible. My thoughts to you and your family.
post #73 of 278
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Originally Posted by Jailguy View Post

We should. Mine will be done about 2015 the way things are going.

Heh. Mine will be operational soon. Hopefully will be carpeted by Jan. But before then ilwe will at least be able to watch a movie in it.

Did you finish your wiring? I still have that speaker wire lying around should you need it.
post #74 of 278
I'll echo the others, sorry about your loss.
post #75 of 278
Jailguy it has been way to long without a update. (hint... hint...)
post #76 of 278
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Hey everyone, I haven't been around for quite a l while. I haven't been in the basement much for that matter either. Like I posted earlier, we lost my mother-in-law in November after a 3 month battle with cancer. (she was only 51, and the cancer was misdiagnosed for close to a year!) So all that threw me off with my progress, plus other things.

So I went down today, cleaned up close to a year of crap accumulating down there and made a few changes. I tore out the riser and the idea for theater seats in favor of a large couch / sectional. My wife has been bugging me about doing that from the beginning. She wanted to be able to have parties and such down there instead of just movie watching. Second, instead of a desk in the back corner, I'm planning on installing a built-in saltwater reef tank. Somewhere in the 100-150 gallon range. Finally we decided to make the kid's play room a little bigger, so now I have to tear down half a wall and bump it out about 3ft. Tomorrow I'm heading down to try and finish up the electrical and start on the rest of the wiring.

Hope I can stay on track.... home theater...take 2!
post #77 of 278
Glad to hear you are back at it. Again, sorry for your loss. My wife jumped on my plans as well. It looks like I'll end up with some sort of couch/sectional deal in there too.

I'll be following your progress.
dbl
post #78 of 278
Subscribed great ideas.
post #79 of 278
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Not quite ready for drywall, but HD had 4x8 sheets of 5/8" for only $5.20 a sheet. I picked up 80 sheets, but they refunded me $65 for cracking the taillight of my trailer when I picked them up. I can't wait to carry them in the basement!

post #80 of 278
Hey buying stuff is progress right? Keep the updates coming for sure.
post #81 of 278
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Originally Posted by dynfan View Post

Hey buying stuff is progress right? Keep the updates coming for sure.

That is exactly what I was thinking, lol.
post #82 of 278
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More pictures coming later, but I have a question first. I redid the hot water flue. I wanted to a run double walled vent so I could have tighter clearances. I increased the angle, which I read is better, however the pipe straight out of the top is shorter than it was. Everything look kosher?





post #83 of 278
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Originally Posted by Jailguy View Post

Not quite ready for drywall, but HD had 4x8 sheets of 5/8" for only $5.20 a sheet. I picked up 80 sheets, but they refunded me $65 for cracking the taillight of my trailer when I picked them up. I can't wait to carry them in the basement!


WOW..thats a terrific price on the drywall man..have fun taking it down stairs..lol
post #84 of 278
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Alright, finally have a little update for you all.

The kid's play room/lobby is drywalled and the door going into the laundry is installed.


Any suggestion on the concrete wall by the stairs? I want to make the wall as thin as possible.


Looking into the theater.


Sconces for the columns in the theater and the one on top is for the bottom of the stairs.


2 great tools for cutting drywall. First is a "multimax" tool, but it is from harbor freight and was only $35 compared to $100+ for other brands. The other is called a "bladerunner", it has a cutting wheel on both pieces and a really strong magnet. You slide it along the drywall and it cuts both sides at once. Very nice, but pricey at $60.




Theater room looking towards the screen. I removed the riser and have started the insulation and HVAC. Electrical is all run.



The R-30 insulation seems so "raggedy". It seems to not stay together well.


My poor sub, stuck in the other room covered in dust. I miss you!


This is "all" I have left to do.
post #85 of 278
Nice to see you back on track with the project. Sorry to hear about your loss......we're enduring the 'end stage' now and everything is upside down. I've been working on mine fevorishley for mental health time......keeps me from thinking about it. Glad to see you got the sub built......what a monster yes?
post #86 of 278
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Originally Posted by mayhem13 View Post

Nice to see you back on track with the project. Sorry to hear about your loss......we're enduring the 'end stage' now and everything is upside down. I've been working on mine fevorishley for mental health time......keeps me from thinking about it. Glad to see you got the sub built......what a monster yes?

Yeah, it is a beast... however I just got plans for a THT for my mael X. Something like 32"x40"x64". We'll see. Now that would be big! But I do have the room.
post #87 of 278
I would talk to your electrician and see what is up with the wiring. The lack of ground is a little worrisome. I can't see the wire in your pic very well, but I am assuming it is copper, individual wires and not sheathed. If this is the case then you are good to go with #3. I just wired up my 100 amp sub so I got the lowdown on all the codes. Let me know if you have any questions. Do you have pics of your main. I am wondering how he came off of the main.

post #88 of 278
Glad to see you back at it Jailguy. I'm a long time lurker who hasn't posted much in the build threads, but I do enjoy following them.
One of these days I need to get going on my own

Keep working like this and you can unleash that beast of a sub soon.
Cheers
CW
post #89 of 278
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Originally Posted by Abs777 View Post

I would talk to your electrician and see what is up with the wiring. The lack of ground is a little worrisome. I can't see the wire in your pic very well, but I am assuming it is copper, individual wires and not sheathed. If this is the case then you are good to go with #3. I just wired up my 100 amp sub so I got the lowdown on all the codes. Let me know if you have any questions. Do you have pics of your main. I am wondering how he came off of the main.


I'm going to have a different electrician come out take a look. I'd like a second opinion.
post #90 of 278
Good idea. It's better to have peace of mind and to know you, your family, and your house are all safe.
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