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post #31 of 234
Wow,

That turned out really nice. Well done. Never heard of the landscape fabric trick, pretty slick way to contain the blown in insulation.

Good luck.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #32 of 234
Flyboy,

Im a lurker here. Gotta say your space is looking great. Nice work on the fireplace masonry and mantle - well done!!
post #33 of 234
Thread Starter 
Thanks both its been a lot of work but can't wait to get drywall done and start to see it actually look like a theatre
Dave
post #34 of 234
Finished Drywall is a HUGE step - you'll be grinning ear to ear
post #35 of 234
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Originally Posted by cuzed2 View Post

Flyboy,

Im a lurker here. Gotta say your space is looking great. Nice work on the fireplace masonry and mantle - well done!!

Great, there goes the neighborhood! It's all downhill now that cuzed2 is here!




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Originally Posted by flyboyusa99 View Post

Thanks both its been a lot of work but can't wait to get drywall done and start to see it actually look like a theatre
Dave

Yup,

Once drywall is in place things really start to take shape. I looked at studs, wiring, and cables so long it was just hard to believe when I finally had drywall.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #36 of 234
looking good so far........... love the fireplace.
post #37 of 234
Thread Starter 
Got the landscape fabric on the ceiling in the theater room. Now just have get it put up in the sitting room and then rent the insulation blower and buy about 30 bags of cellulose loose insulation and get busy, maybe next weekend...


By flyboyusa at 2011-08-28


By flyboyusa at 2011-08-28

Ran out of the black so had to switch to some grey stuff I had laying around:

By flyboyusa at 2011-08-28

Proj. mounting location:

By flyboyusa at 2011-08-28


By flyboyusa at 2011-08-28

Dave
post #38 of 234
Man, you did a nice job putting up the fabric. It is a shame that you will have to cover all of that up. :-)

Progress looks good so far.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #39 of 234
A question.

Why celulose insulation blown in on the ceilings? The goal is density. It almost defeats the point of the double drywall since you've already got several "holes" in the room. The AV cabinet would be my first point out of a gaping hole. Wood likes to resonate.

Otherwise beautiful fireplace, i love the stone look. Are you worried about vibration from the glass at all?
post #40 of 234
Thread Starter 
The main reason for the cellulose is to separate the basement from upstairs. I did the cellulose and double drywall with green glue on the ceiling in the guest bedroom behind the HT and it is amazing how it separates and isolates the sound. Standing in this room your ears have a slight ring because it's so quite. You can still hear base tones and kids jumping upstairs but voices and almost all other noise is cancelled. The back side of the AV cabinet will be layered with Roxul and dd/green glue. I know it's not a perfectly sealed off HT area, but it should be better then straight single layer drywall.

The fireplace is in a separate room from the HT, so I'm hoping the glass doesn't vibrate, plus this is a sealed glass front fireplace with rope insulation that cushions/seals the glass, so I doubt it will be a problem.

Dave
post #41 of 234
Thread Starter 
Got the framing finished above the double daylight window, all the little corners and edges have to be framed so you're not hunting around to find a solid place for drywall screws, nothing like getting a ceiling piece of drywall above you're head and can't get the screws to sink!
Also finished most of the landscape fabric in the sitting room. The goal was to rent the insulation blower over the long Labor Day weekend, but never got around to it. Oh well, there's always next weekend.


By flyboyusa at 2011-09-06


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By flyboyusa at 2011-09-06


By flyboyusa at 2011-09-06


By flyboyusa at 2011-09-06

Dave
post #42 of 234
Very nice, it is all starting to come together.


Regards,

RTROSE
post #43 of 234
The shot with the fireplace and archway is money. Keep up the good work!
post #44 of 234
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone!
post #45 of 234
Hey quick question on the rack you are building since I am doing to do a DIY rack too. You drilled holes for shelf pegs, did you have a jig to do that, or just careful measurement? Also, how do you plan to make the shelves? I've been trying to figure out an inexpensive, yet still nice looking DIY rack.
post #46 of 234
Thread Starter 
For the peg holes I made a jig out if a piece if scrap plywood and used it for both rows of holes on both sides. Of course I haven't actually mounted the pins and shelves to see how level they turned out but I think they will be fine.
For the shelves I'm planning on plywood with 1/2 round molding in the front edge. Ill post pics when done.
Dave
post #47 of 234
Thread Starter 
Finally got the insulation blown into the floor joists....60 bags later. Here are a few pictures, the landscape fabric is bowed out quite a bit, but it's not packed all that tight, the drywall will push it back into place. The sound difference is quite noticeable, can't wait to get the double drywall and green glue up next!


By flyboyusa at 2011-09-11

Holes were cut to insert the blower hose:

By flyboyusa at 2011-09-11


By flyboyusa at 2011-09-11


By flyboyusa at 2011-09-11

Dave
post #48 of 234
Dave,

Getting the drywall up will make a huge difference (also in the pace of the project).
Looking forward to future photos.

As for the blown-in; now that this is done, do you feel this was easier than rolling bats in between the joists?
post #49 of 234
Thread Starter 
I think it may have been a little more work going with blown vs. bats just cause of the extra step of stapling up fabric and renting the blower etc... The cellulose is pretty dense I think it probably does a better job of sound absorption than fiberglass but not as good as Roxul (it's much less itchy and irritating as well).
I've got 8 sheets of 12' drywall im gonna try to get hung tonight and then gotta get 20 more delivered to hopefully get ceilings done soon!
post #50 of 234
Hope you have a drywall lift and some painkillers ....
post #51 of 234
Thread Starter 
Drywall lift I will have...pain killers ill need to get. One way or another it'll get done.
post #52 of 234
Wow, that fireplace turned out amazing! Can't wait to see the finished product. Keep up the great work!
post #53 of 234
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the compliments. Anybody in northern Indiana with a drywall lift?
post #54 of 234
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Originally Posted by flyboyusa99 View Post

Drywall lift I will have...pain killers ill need to get. One way or another it'll get done.


If you don't have pain killers a 5th of Jack will do the trick, but then the results of the drywall job might be a little suspect!

Regards,

RTROSE
post #55 of 234
The $50 or so you pay Home Depot to rent their drywall lift will be among the best money you spend. Your head will thank you!
post #56 of 234
Thread Starter 
So I ordered a drywall lift off Ebay - free shipping and a great price, gotta love the power of the internet. 20 more sheets of 4'x12' drywall ordered for delivery tomorrow. $2 per sheet to have it carried and stacked in the basement - money well spent.
Got most of the media cabinet insulated tonight and some general cleanup completed. Should have most of the ceiling up this week - more pictures to come.

Dave
post #57 of 234
Thread Starter 
I need some advice on how to add cooling fans to my AV cabinet and not compromise the soundproof shell I've built around it. I basically built a 2x4 wall on all 5 sides and insulating with Roxul and DD/GG. Now I have to figure out how to install fans and still not allow sound to escape.
Here are a couple pictures of where it currently stands:

Back side:


Back Side Door Open:


Front Side:


I'm thinking about making a U-shaped box that doubles back on itself and lining with acoustic sticky vinyl sheeting, with the fan a the end of the U, going along the principal that sound doesn't turn corners very well. Would have 1 fan pushing air into the bottom and 1 fan pulling heat out the top to encourage hot air to rise out the top of the cabinet.
Has anyone else encountered this scenario and how did you handle it????

Oh yea, I got a little bit of first layer drywall on the ceiling above the stage area:


Dave
post #58 of 234
Thread Starter 
Finished the first layer of drywall in HT room:



My new best friend - what a head saver - best money I've ever spent I would highly recommend this Ebay seller this is one sturdy lift for $140 with free shipping - if anyone needs his ebay id let me know:



Dave
post #59 of 234
Looking good. You could probably sell the lift on Craigslist and make a lot of your money back if you wanted.

Looking good, you are making great progress.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #60 of 234
Thread Starter 
I'm 3/4 done with the green glue and 2nd layer drywall in the HT room, woohooo:







Does anyone have a good post on building a tension frame for use with Seymour fabric or similar. I thought I saw some great documented frame builds using bungee cord or similar, but now I can't find them for the life of me.
If anyone has any links, please post.

Dave
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