Well, not much of progress, past few weeks was tied up by doing taxes, yard works, now my 96 Nissan Maxima has a major issue, this morning wife took the car for a quick oil change, and turned out more serious problem was detected, the left side rear caliper has little leak and need to be replaced, for both sides, was quoted around $800. Well, my car is 96 and has 135K miles on it, it probably only worth about $2K, I don't want shed $800 for it. So I had wife drove the car back. I went to Advanced Auto Parts get a pair of loaded calipers and a pair of new rotors plus brake fluid and a bleeder kit for around $350 (will get $90 refund if I return the old parts) and this is going to be my weekend project.
Anyway, I mostly finished HVAC runs, and now I am in th middle of framing the soffits, not much progress, but here are some of the pictures:
This supply run is outside the theater room, next to the future bar area:
This one is in the front of theater room, I know it is rigid oval metal duct but it is fed from the other side of the room via flex duct, only in wall is metal duct, the trunk you see above it is return trunk:
This is how it is run from ceiling joist to the wall:
This one is in the back of theater room, also flex duct across the room running in the joist:
This is the transition from ceiling to the wall, tiny space to work with, but just enough to get it turned into the wall:
Flex ducts, nothing but flex ducts running across the theater room, left side is supply trunk, right side is the return trunk, both wrapped with Reflectix foiled bubble wrap hopefully providing some sound isolation, I also run out of joist space in the front, the one that is dangling is the return for the theater room, I want to run it to the soffit not directly on the ceiling, but it seems I have no way of running it under the soffit, just not possible since there is a supply takeoff in the same joist, so I might have to come up with some creative way of doing it. Maybe I can close part of the joist as duct and build a box to insert in between the trunk and IBeam to get return opening there, will see:
If you are not sure what I am talking about, here is the picture that gives you some idea, you can see two takeoffs here, the first one is in the same joist as the dangling return flex duct, so no space to run it through there down here, and the water and HVAC pipe do not help neither:
Left side soffit to box the supply trunk is almost done:
Since I don't want to lose head room, I followed BIG's advice to just build a ladder frame and will attach drywall span over the bottom of the main duct trunk, maximum span will be 24", so I may use a piece of OSB instead of drywall, another shot:
This is what had happened if you don't place your tools in proper place while you are working:
What happened was I dropped a small section of the ladder soffit part on the framing gun air hose while I was trying to get it in position, broken the air hose, no biggie, the replacement air hose is better and cheaper enough only that I have to get it next day:
That's all for now...