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post #31 of 84
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Originally Posted by TheCableMan View Post

neaner72 where abouts do you live? We have a quail creek neighborhood near me. Not sure if it a popular name but I've seen it before in other states.

You have the the right place. Good old Bellevue Nebraska. Do you have a completed HT or build?
post #32 of 84
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You know, it's funny how we give each other a hard time for putting our PJ up before the room is done. I did however benifit from this and was able to eliminate a nasty problem that would have drove me nuts! When mounting your projector to the ceiling, be aware of the location of any HVAC registers/vents. When temporarily mounting my projector this last winter, I noticed a boiling type effect on the screen, (The kind of effect you see over something really hot). At first I thought the fan from my projector was blowing heat in front of the lens. After a little investigating I realized that when the furnace kicked on, the heat coming from the register was blowing into my projected image causing this VERY annoying effect. Fortunately the ceiling wasn't dry walled yet so, I was able to shorten the ductwork and bring the register closer to the wall out of the way of the projected image. So, to make a long story short, make sure you get your registers out of the way of your projected image.
post #33 of 84
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You know, it's funny how we give each other a hard time for putting our PJ up before the room is done. I did however benifit from this and was able to eliminate a nasty problem that would have drove me nuts! When mounting your projector to the ceiling, be aware of the location of any HVAC registers/vents. When temporarily mounting my projector this last winter, I noticed a boiling type effect on the screen, (The kind of effect you see over something really hot). At first I thought the fan from my projector was blowing heat in front of the lens. After a little investigating I realized that when the furnace kicked on, the heat coming from the register was blowing into my projected image causing this VERY annoying effect. Fortunately the ceiling wasn't dry walled yet so, I was able to shorten the ductwork and bring the register closer to the wall out of the way of the projected image. So, to make a long story short, make sure you get your registers out of the way of your projected image.

You just fixed my PJ problem at the office! This has been driving me nuts for the last 5 months but noticed it hasn't been a problem lately (spring). I just tested this out and sure enough that was the issue. May not fix it for a while, but at least I know!

THANKS MAN!
post #34 of 84
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Glad I could help! It's just one of those things that can be easily overlooked. I'm glad I caught my situation. Watching movies in the winter would have been depressing. Not like winter isn't depressing enough!
post #35 of 84
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Originally Posted by neaner72 View Post

You have the the right place. Good old Bellevue Nebraska. Do you have a completed HT or build?

Good to see another Bellevue person here. I don't have a completed build or thread yet. I just moved into my first house down in Old Town and it has some foundation issues I've been addressing and I'm also getting married this Fall so money is pretty tight. Kinda funny I was doing a job down in quail creek this morning to. . Great job I will have to keep a good eye on this build
post #36 of 84
Nice to see another NE build. We are moving into a house with unfinished basement and am looking forward to adding a theater or media room to ours as well. Hopefully no dead animals though.

I don't know what you guys have against Menards, I love it compared to Home Despot.
post #37 of 84
I really prefer lowes even thought its a 15 minute drive from my house. They price match and are usually lower on price. Menards is a great place but if your looking for anything non contractor style (designer style) its not the greatest. I find menards is great for raw materials. Wood, pavers,wire, and there nursery is one of the best ive seen. Ace also usually see my buiness once a week
post #38 of 84
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Well guys, I just got finished putting in my halogens and temporary sconces (bulbs). Got my switches wired and now its finally starting to look like an HT. I'll try to sit down this weekend and get some updated pics posted.
It's good to hear from you nebrunner and thecableguy. Nice to have some fellow Nebraska HT guys to chat with. Got your PM thecableguy. It's funny you mentioned w00ly as another Nebraska build. I bought my 120" Elite screen from him. Been over to his house. If you think his build looks good in the pics you should see it in person. It's awesome!!
post #39 of 84
Ya I would love you see it, I'm pretty jealous. I might have to hit him up on one of his offers. Going to something like that could have 2 effects on me. It will either make me want to get up and work on my basement or make me just sit and star are the foundation cracks ard be pretty despondent about this ever becoming theater. I'll start working on it this summer.
post #40 of 84
Great thread!
Nice pics.

Mike
post #41 of 84
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Thanks, Mike. Finally starting to make some progress. I should have some updated pics in about a week. Starting to look like a room again!
post #42 of 84
Nice, inexpensive yet tastefull build .......i'm impressed!
post #43 of 84
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Thanks, MAYHEM13. This is my first build so, I'm trying to keep it reasonable. It does add up though! Just the PJ and screen alone we're lookin' at just over $2000.00. That was a hard pill for the wife to swallow. That was one of my reasons for setting the PJ and screen up a little early.... to motivate the wife as well! She loves it! Good call on early setup!
post #44 of 84
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Originally Posted by neaner72 View Post

Thanks, MAYHEM13. This is my first build so, I'm trying to keep it reasonable. It does add up though! Just the PJ and screen alone we're lookin' at just over $2000.00. That was a hard pill for the wife to swallow. That was one of my reasons for setting the PJ and screen up a little early.... to motivate the wife as well! She loves it! Good call on early setup!

Show her the pices on a large Sony XBR HDTV as comparison!

Mike
post #45 of 84
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Ok guys, I won't wait until this weekend to post updated pics. This is where I'm currently at on my build. Now that all the drywall is hung, I've been going around the room putting in the rest of the screws. I also attached some pics of my projo hole. It is free floating. It does not touch the joists, subfloor or the ceiling. Cool huh? No more projo shake when people are walking around in the living room upstairs!








post #46 of 84
The room is starting to look real good. Curious how you did the projector recess without touching the joist or the above sub floor. Is it just a separate backer box slid in between the joist?
post #47 of 84
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Sorry cableman, I should have explained how I did that. I ran two 2X6's securing them to the top plates of my walls. That is the only place the contact anything. In the middle of the 2X6's I built my projo box. Think of it as a bridge that spans the width of my room.
post #48 of 84
Looking good nean I wondered at times if you had ever finished. I'm hoping to be close to finishing up all my projects by this fall
post #49 of 84
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Sorry cableman, I should have explained how I did that. I ran two 2X6's securing them to the top plates of my walls. That is the only place the contact anything. In the middle of the 2X6's I built my projo box. Think of it as a bridge that spans the width of my room.

Wow never thought about that. Seems like you put some serious thought into your build.
post #50 of 84
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Necessity is the mother of invention my friend. I was racking my brain trying to figure out how to isolate the projector. Then this idea hit me in the middle of the night. Pretty bad when your build consumes your thoughts in the middle of the night! It's a good thing I have more time than money!
post #51 of 84
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Thanks w00ly, I hope you hit your target date. Mine was last Christmas LOL! When people ask me about dedicated home theater, I always pull a few of your pics up to show them. Needless to say, their jaw drops every time! Now, get to work!! Fall will be here before you know it!
post #52 of 84
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BTW. Looking for black banana jack wall plates. It looks like Monoprice only has white. I'll paint them if I have to. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
post #53 of 84
I painted mine (For Vers1.0) with a flat black spray paint made for plastics and it worked wonderfully.
post #54 of 84
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I painted mine (For Vers1.0) with a flat black spray paint made for plastics and it worked wonderfully.

Did you purchase them from Monoprice? I'm assuming they are good quality like the rest of their stuff?
post #55 of 84
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Did you purchase them from Monoprice? I'm assuming they are good quality like the rest of their stuff?

Yea I got all my stuff from them and will do the same when I am ready for my new theater. All their stuff IMO is excellent quality.
post #56 of 84
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Well, it's been a while since I've been down in the basement. Been busy helping the wife get ready for our daughter's graduation party. Went down and dinked around a little. My 14 year old son Nick did the edging on the "projo hole". He did quite well I'd say. It sure is nice to have an extra hand on this build. He's a pretty good worker. Here's a pic of his handy work.
post #57 of 84
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Took the day off yesterday. Decided to stay home and play with the HT. I wanted to throw a mud and tape coat on the walls to seal the seams. I didn't get to the corners because the mud wasn't dry enough. I was getting kind of antsy, considering I did take the day off to work on the build so, I decided to get cooking on the stage. Here are the pics of the progress so far.




post #58 of 84
Did you get damage or flooding from that rain last night. My I was on my way home from work at 8:00 and I couldn't even see the road. There where cars just sitting in the MIDDLE of the road waiting it out.
post #59 of 84
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Nope, looking good. I've never had a problem with water. I don't even have a sump pump. The house sits on a nice grade so, everything runs off. I see pics of guys HT's with water damage and it just makes me sick. I'm glad I don't have to deal with that.
post #60 of 84
Thats good to hear. Does the creek sit in you back yard?
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