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post #481 of 772
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Originally Posted by JeffC View Post

Well Duh of course it does!

Great!!!! Best news I've had in a month

I'm sure Im not the only monkey in the cage that's Freakin sick of winter now.. 4 Solid inches of ice, that doesnt act like its going anywhere soon... C'MON man... I have no idea now why I left Phoenix.....
post #482 of 772
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Originally Posted by KNKKNK View Post

I just went and looked at the mirror on the passenger side of my wifes car..

It says "OBJECTS IN MIRROR MAY BE CLO..... WHOOPS... NEVERMIND"

Your theater's really beautiful and inspiring... lots of great ideas. Thanks!

I don't know your child situation but if you have young children just tell her to be careful to not run them over. That should really get her attention. I mean, seriously. This level of inattention is just plain dangerous. It's not funny at all. It's scary. My best friend's neighbor ran over their kid and killed him. My friend was there. It was HORRIBLE, absolutely ghastly. If you don't have kids she may do it to someone else's. My friend is still having nightmares years later.

Sorry to be a downer, but she could do something really tragic.
post #483 of 772
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Erkq.. That is truly a depressing story
post #484 of 772
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Originally Posted by KNKKNK View Post

Great!!!! Best news I've had in a month

I'm sure Im not the only monkey in the cage that's Freakin sick of winter now.. 4 Solid inches of ice, that doesnt act like its going anywhere soon... C'MON man... I have no idea now why I left Phoenix.....

Yup....making matters worse my apartment complex waited till this sunday to start clearing away the ice/snow/ice/snow sandwich. The only reason I could get to my car was that I spent about 2 hours clearing the way from my townhouse entrance to the cars and clearing two parking spots. Of course right after doing so and going to work those two cleared spots were taken by my lousy lazy neighbors....

if I had a snow blower like that guy in NY I woulda covered their cars again just to be a douche
post #485 of 772
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I hear Ya Enders...

I grew up in the midwest, winters dont usually bother me, but we got hit with one of the worst ice storms I've seen since I was a kid..

Snow Blowers dont work on this, its been on the driveway for ~ 10 days now.. Solid ICE 3" thick...

I've busted my A$$ twice
post #486 of 772
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Originally Posted by KNKKNK View Post

I've busted my A$$ twice

That was the reason I decided to clear our path myself. I got tired of waiting for them to do it. I decided on that Thursday to go to the store to get milk. Got two steps out the door and lost it. Got so pissed I forgot about the store and instead tore up the walkway lol....

Pair that with a wife with two ruptured disc's (having cortizone injections today at 2 to fix hopefully) and knee problems and then two small dogs and I needed a clear way to get in and out of the apartment..

The guy the next unit over had to phsyically tear his storm door off to get out the ice was so high in our complex....
post #487 of 772
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Originally Posted by KNKKNK View Post
Your probably right.. I thought with the 3 mirrors, video camera, and dash display the car was adequately equipped for going backwards.. at least for short distances.. but then again
Now that right there is funny ****!
post #488 of 772
Have you fired up the subs yet? Just wondering how they sound - I'm doing the same subs in my theater. I'm building the IB chamber right now and am a little worried about the subs moving the screen. My screen is going to be at least partially in front of the subs - It looks like yours is too.

I couldn't tell from the photos, how much space to you have between the subs baffle wall and your screen wall? I'll be following to see how it goes when you get your screen up.
post #489 of 772
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Originally Posted by stockmonkey2000 View Post

Have you fired up the subs yet? Just wondering how they sound - I'm doing the same subs in my theater. I'm building the IB chamber right now and am a little worried about the subs moving the screen. My screen is going to be at least partially in front of the subs - It looks like yours is too.

I briefly tested them out ~ a year ago, the room was nothing but a drywall box at the time and the LR's I used were not up to the task. All I can really say is that they pack alot of punch.

I've never seen anyone complain about an IB moving thier screen.

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I couldn't tell from the photos, how much space to you have between the subs baffle wall and your screen wall?

There is 27" from the throat of the manifolds to where the screen will be.

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I'll be following to see how it goes when you get your screen up.

Your likely to be testing yours out before before my lighting fast build gets to that point.
post #490 of 772
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Quick Update on the progress:

Deployed the spray booth built last year-


Heres the exhaust door plug I use for winter operations-
(its really kinda sad that a build takes long enough that you can develop different methods for different seasons)


Part way through the clear coats I noticed the exhaust stopped working.. tracked it down to filters in the exhaust being clogged... At least I know the filters work.



I started mounting the wall panels.. heres where the walls meet the proscenium


I made an overall design decision.. I was getting worried that with all the trim etc that I was planning, the room would get "TOOOO BIZZY" and detract from the look I'm shooting for. So I decided I would go with all black fabric, and not use any of the Bronze colors on the side walls. The only color on the walls besides the black, will be the sconces. I am planning on putting a slightly higher sheen on the details like the Capitols and Fluted columns etc.

I built the 10 frames for the side walls and covered them with the 701 and slipped them in temporarily, they will eventually get a trim around them but Im waiting on some of the treatment materials.

So what I will be ending up with is the classic Red and Black ..



Heres a shot with just the soffit lights



I tried to take pictures with a longer exposure but I need a tripod or a steadier hand.. sorry for the blurry pics.

Right wall:



Left wall:



Ive not done anything to the back wall yet.. still thinking about how to work in the hush box. I think Im gonna finish the underside of the side soffits next.

Slowly plugging away, one piece at a time...

Brad
post #491 of 772
Good decision IMO,

Your not done, yet your space has a wonderfully classy appearance already. Keep it up man, even slow progress is progress!
post #492 of 772
Love the wood work...!
post #493 of 772
Top notch!
post #494 of 772
Very, Very, Very nice. I can't wait to see the end product
post #495 of 772
Looking great. Cant wait to see the finished product.
post #496 of 772
Frack!! Brad, I have been following along and that looks awesome!
post #497 of 772
Man oh Man! That looks really good. I think you made an excellent design decision.
post #498 of 772
Very nicely done as always Brad.

Black was a wise choice, it will show off your sconces really well. I have a feeling that when the carpet is fitted it's going to be a major wow moment for you as well as us voyeurs.

Oh, btw, Happy anniversary last weekend.
post #499 of 772
Awesome job...keep up the great work!
post #500 of 772
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Thanks for the kind words everyone.
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Originally Posted by oman321 View Post

Good decision IMO,

Your not done, yet your space has a wonderfully classy appearance already. Keep it up man, even slow progress is progress!

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Originally Posted by Moggie View Post

Very nicely done as always Brad.

Black was a wise choice, it will show off your sconces really well. I have a feeling that when the carpet is fitted it's going to be a major wow moment for you as well as us voyeurs.

I'm really happy with the black, as you guys know it can be difficult to visualize and commit based on a small sample of fabric, black was the safe choice.

I've held one up and I think the sconces look great aganist the black.. as soon as the perfsorber arrives and I finish the underside of the soffits I'll be able to mount the sconces.

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Oh, btw, Happy anniversary last weekend.

Thank you Mate.
post #501 of 772
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Originally Posted by kjlewie View Post

Brad - if you pull on one of those sconces, does it open a secret door somewhere?


Thanks to anyone who noticed and didnt point this out from the previously blurry pics.. it makes me feel like my efforts were somewhat sucessful so far.

One of the challenges I faced was balancing the symmetry of the room, for both the accoustical treatments and the sconces, due to the EQ room door.

So this was my work around...




This door originally opened into the room and I had planned on communicating doors here. I figured that since this only went into the eq room I could eliminate the second door and just focus on a good seal without sacraficing any sound proofing efforts.. so I flipped the door, it now opens into the EQ. room.

I ended up sacraficing ~ 2" on the actual door height, and It may seem odd at this time where I chose to split the opening, but once the capitols, fluting and trim are on the seams and hinges will dissappear completely.

I still need to install an armoured door loop to get power to the sconces.

Here are a couple more shots of the work in process..
The door frame is 2 3/4" thick to accomodate the 2" perfsorber.

Put in some 703 so I didnt have a hollow cavity

Test fit to align the door skin with the wall panel



Mount the skin

post #502 of 772
Stop it! This is getting ridicules. Really man this is quite impressive!
post #503 of 772
Brad, as usual, top notch work!

Are you worried about the carpet installers scratching up your beautiful wood work when they install the carpet? Maybe your carpet won't be as rigid as mine was, but my installers did mar up my door a little. They were worried about the fabric on my columns but I found some cardboard to shield the lower portion of the column and that worked out fine. Just something to think about.
post #504 of 772
Thread Starter 
Jeff.. Thats funny


Tom..Actually a close personnel friend and beer drinking buddy, (shown helping spread GG on the 1st page of the thread), owns a carpet store. He's the guy that helped carry all the sheet goods to the basement, and the one I call if I need a hand with something. He's got a lot of sweat in the room so also, If anyone is going to be careful.. it will be him.
post #505 of 772
Brad, I should have never doubted that you had a plan.
post #506 of 772
Old Thread Warning my ass.

Looks gorgeous Brad - love that screen wall. Some fantastic creativity overall in the build. I haven't built the "wings" to mine yet, will after the screen is fitted - and this has me mulling ideas over. I've been concerned that just fitting a couple angled flat panels would look, well, flat. Hmm, what to do, what to do.

But...its kind of like reading a great book, wondering how its going to end, and then finding out someone ripped out the last chapter of the book. How does it end??
post #507 of 772
I cant wait to see this when its all finished up...you gotta get some high res photos so we can all enjoy.
post #508 of 772
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Brad / Matthew.. Thanks for the bump.. and the kick in the rear..

"Old Thread Warnings" have become an integral ingredient of this build thread.

Brad - I'm sure whatever you decide for your side wings will look fantastic. Your theater has such clean lines that even a subtle details on the front will stand out.

I think working through the concept/design is the most enjoyable part of the build..

Matthew - I would settle for Low res photos of a completed theater at this point

Update:
I returned last week from 7 weeks in SE asia, and still recovering from the time change.

I received 3 full 4x8 sheets of perfsorber before I left, and started on the hush box. The hush box needs finished/mounted so I can complete the soffit face around the rear, and the perforber was needed to permanantly install the fabric frames and mound the sconces on the side walls.

Hopefully I'll post a couple pics in the next week or so... of something...

Brad
post #509 of 772
Welcome home! Man can only eat so many chickens feet, now open a good ole Miller Lite and have a few slices of your favorite pizza!
post #510 of 772
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Welcome home! Man can only eat so many chickens feet, now open a good ole Miller Lite and have a few slices of your favorite pizza!

Bingo Dude!!! You've obviously been there!!

Its been several years since I ate chicken feet, I no longer feel the need to immerse myself completely in the local cuisine, but it is funny how I crave a pizza as soon as Im back.
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