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post #481 of 1224
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Thanks guys. I think I'll pop the 2nd layer off that support and see how it feels with just one layer at the back.
post #482 of 1224
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From Campbell Hausfeld customer service

Thank you for your recent inquiry.
Your compressor is set to build up to 125 psi and shut off, as you use the compressor the pressure will drop to 95 psi and restart.
If it’s struggling to restart at the 95psi mark, it sounds like it’s trying to start against it’s own head pressure.
Empty all the air out of the tank. Start the compressor and let it build to the 125 psi and shut off automatically. Listen for a little burst of air right after the compressor shuts off.
If you don’t hear the burst of air, you have a bad unloader.
CW212300AJ $26.95 pressure switch with unloader
If you hear the burst of air, you have a bad check valve.
CV307800AV $11.92 check valve and
HL014900AV $12.99 Exhaust tube kit

Mine was a check valve and exhaust tube.

It sure is nice to see Customer Service for a company come through! If they could all just be like the Soundproofing Company....
post #483 of 1224
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Doing the happy dance...doing the happy dance...
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Edited by Spaceman - 8/29/12 at 11:40am
post #484 of 1224
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Doing the happy dance...doing the happy dance...

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Aw lucky!


Chase "Fetch"
post #485 of 1224
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Originally Posted by Spaceman View Post

Doing the happy dance...doing the happy dance...
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Sweet!!
post #486 of 1224
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Doing the happy dance...doing the happy dance...

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Napoleon approves.
post #487 of 1224
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Doing the happy dance...doing the happy dance...
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Congrats! I could never fit that down my stairs. I assume the top and bottom rails are one piece?
post #488 of 1224
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Yes, the top and bottom rails are one continuous piece, which is one of the reasons I went with the Seymour frame. The grommet and o-ring fastening system seems pretty slick as well. I had been considering a less expensive alternative but wasn't 100% sold on the build quality or the screen fastening system. Looking forward to getting this puppy unboxed (in the next few weeks).
post #489 of 1224
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Originally Posted by vanice View Post

Congrats! I could never fit that down my stairs. I assume the top and bottom rails are one piece?

Oh yeah, that's a very important point about ordering a screen... When the top/bottom rails are 10' long rigid aluminum, make sure you can get them into the room! Most folks worry about the seating, but the furniture folks are used to 30" doors and so forth. Ten foot pole coming in a side entrance from a hallway, not so much!

I did a test run with a 10' PVC pipe (making sure to take the flex into account), which I could get in with some angling, and had room to spare...
post #490 of 1224
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I could never fit that down my stairs. I assume the top and bottom rails are one piece?

If you have a window somewhere that you can slide the poles in from the outside then that makes it a lot easier than maneuvering them down the stairs. I was lucky that I had an egress window so I could bring all of the long pieces through, but even one of the smaller basement windows would work provided the rail can slide through it.
post #491 of 1224
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Progress pics of panel construction (current tally=36). Hard to tell the difference between furring strips and panels, but they're there.

What appears to be two square panels between columns is actually one larger panel with a mid-support.

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Modifications at outlet
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post #492 of 1224
Wow! Now that's progress!
post #493 of 1224
Looks awesome!
post #494 of 1224
Looks good!

One other thing to check - do a little roundover - doesn't need to be routed, just like with an orbital sander - on the inside edges of the faces, to make sure that the fabric doesn't press against the edges and show through.
post #495 of 1224
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Originally Posted by Brad Horstkotte View Post

Looks good!
One other thing to check - do a little roundover - doesn't need to be routed, just like with an orbital sander - on the inside edges of the faces, to make sure that the fabric doesn't press against the edges and show through.

Good idea! I did that on the piece that goes around the electrical outlet, thinking that edge might show, but didn't think to hit the inside edge of each frame.
post #496 of 1224
Nice job Spaceman! I see you have a bunch of vents in your riser...I assume that is for a Helmholtz resonator. How did you calculate the resonant frequency of your riser and the total area vented to address that frequency's resonance?
post #497 of 1224
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It may come back to bite me in the butt, but no calculations were done. I simply added as many as I could along the back and one on each side so the riser could act as a bass trap.
Edited by Spaceman - 9/1/12 at 7:03am
post #498 of 1224
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Doing the happy dance...doing the happy dance...
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I bought that same box!!!
Is there anything in it? I'm not sure if there is anything in mine
post #499 of 1224
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Mine could be empty. Won't know for sure for a couple of weeks.

Still making progress on fabric frames. Not much different than the last batch, but posting them makes me feel like I'm making progress. (Current tally=48)

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post #500 of 1224
You going to hit the walls with a quick coat of black paint (or something dark) before you put the frames up? Just wondering if you run the risk of seeing some really minor gaps if not... Thinking "just in case"???

Jeff
post #501 of 1224
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Yes, when I paint the frames (black), I'll put a quick coat on any section of wall or furring strip that might be visible through a gap/seam. I also plan on covering the entire back wall with a cheap black fabric prior to mounting those panels to reduce reflections off the FSK.
post #502 of 1224
Oh man, lots of frames to make. I admire your commitment. Did you look at doing track at all? Also, have you wrapped any of the frames with fabric yet and dry fitted any?

Damn. mad.gif I just realized how far I'm away from fabric.

Bud
post #503 of 1224
That's some nice progress, go go go! You can do it! All night long!
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Oh man, lots of frames to make. I admire your commitment. Did you look at doing track at all?

tsk, perish the thought! wink.gif
post #504 of 1224
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Oh man, lots of frames to make. I admire your commitment. Did you look at doing track at all? Also, have you wrapped any of the frames with fabric yet and dry fitted any?
Damn. mad.gif I just realized how far I'm away from fabric.
Bud

Yeah, I'm probably 1/2 way done with the frames, including the ones needed for the screen wall.

I did consider track until I figured out how much I needed and got a price quote. I'd rather spend a few extra weeks making frames and pay a fraction of the cost. Plus, choosing fabric frames allowed me to buy a new router and upholstery stapler!smile.gif

I haven't purchased my fabric yet, but did wrap a few corners with some of the fabric samples I have to get a better idea of gap tolerance. I'm trying to leave an 1/8" gap between adjacent panels and a 1/16"-1/8" gap between a panel and a non-fabric surface (trim or ceiling). Overall, it's a fairly slow process but I'm getting faster.

Speaking of fabric, this palette is the current front runner for fabric and carpet.
Carpet: Masland Quadrate Times Square
Screen Wall: GOM FR701 Black
Primary Wall Color: GOM FR701 Light Moss (*Would love for this to be a little darker, but can't really find anything we like. Do you think this will be too light?*)
Secondary Wall Color & Column Color: Acoustex Fabric Cocoa
Seats: Berkline black leather

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I've posted these renderings before, but am including them here for easy reference
Screen Wall
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Rear Wall
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Left Wall
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Right Wall
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post #505 of 1224
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Originally Posted by Brad Horstkotte View Post

That's some nice progress, go go go! You can do it! All night long!

My panel assembly table is right outside my 7 year old's room, so the air compressor gets shut down at 8:30. Now if I only had some DD + GG............
post #506 of 1224
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Primary Wall Color: GOM FR701 Light Moss (*Would love for this to be a little darker, but can't really find anything we like. Do you think this will be too light?*)
Secondary Wall Color & Column Color: Acoustex Fabric Cocoa

I like how that carpet picks up the secondary wall color, and has a nice texture / pattern to it...

Certainly wouldn't recommend picking a darker-but-we-don't-like-it color! But crazy question - is there anything darker than your secondary that y'all like? I think your secondary would be fine as the primary. You know my vote for darker browns and even-darker-browns. The AcousTex Expresso? GOM Chocolate? (really hard to tell from the web images, I couldn't even match the AcousTex Cocoa)

(oh, and remember, I had a pro picking colors for my lousy eye, so I should really shut up now... biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif)

Jeff
post #507 of 1224
I liked that Light Moss too, was one of my contenders, but eventually went a few shades darker. You might want to evaluate / take a picture in an approximation of the lighting scene you'll usually be using, since the fabric will of course look much lighter under a flash or full lighting than typical HT (low) lighting.

FR701 Earth too dark for you I assume?
post #508 of 1224
The thing about your theater is... it's your theater... smile.gif Like jauter said, don't pick something you don't like just because it's The Right Thing To Do.

I personally think the moss is too light, but I am sure it looks different in person. Comparing your renders to the fabric, the color in the render appears to be darker. I think the Cocoa is a great color.

I would probably use the Cocoa as the primary and pick something darker for the columns, but that's JMHO.
post #509 of 1224
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Originally Posted by jautor View Post

crazy question - is there anything darker than your secondary that y'all like? I think your secondary would be fine as the primary. You know my vote for darker browns and even-darker-browns. The AcousTex Expresso? GOM Chocolate?
Jeff
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I would probably use the Cocoa as the primary and pick something darker for the columns, but that's JMHO.

I actually did that last night...made the Acoustex Cocoa the primary color and tried GOM FR701 Chocolate as the secondary color. I think it's a possibility.

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FYI-The Acoustex fabric is very similar to FR701. Acoustex Espresso is identical, as far as I can tell, to FR701 Chocolate, but costs twice as much so the mock-up above is with FR701 Chocolate. Unfortunately, I could not find an FR701 equivalent to Acoustex Cocoa, so I will most likely pay a premium for that color.

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Originally Posted by Brad Horstkotte View Post

I liked that Light Moss too, was one of my contenders, but eventually went a few shades darker. FR701 Earth too dark for you I assume?

I thought FR701 Earth would fit the bill but to my eye has too much green in it (at least compared to Light Moss).
post #510 of 1224
I like your color scheme as-pictured/rendered. Also like the touches of black.
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