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post #31 of 1002
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Originally Posted by Iusteve View Post

Is there code when it comes to risers?

depends on the municipality. Some have code about how high you can go without an intermediate stairstep.
post #32 of 1002
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Originally Posted by Iusteve View Post

Is there code when it comes to risers?


Not if you don't want there to be a code for risers!

Regards,

RTROSE
post #33 of 1002
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Originally Posted by RTROSE View Post

Not if you don't want there to be a code for risers!

Regards,

RTROSE

That is the answer I was looking for!!
post #34 of 1002
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In keeping with some progress here are some more framing pics from the room. These should help everyone a little more with the room layout.

Front right corner of the screen wall and what will be the entrance to the media closet


Another of the same wall a little farther back toward the rear wall. The opening I left as this is the planned space for my MA rack.


The same wall even farther back showing the angled section of the wall leading to the entrance.


And a dry fit of the MA rack in its space (this MA rack is for sale if anyone is interested as I decided to go with a smaller unit)

Another angle
post #35 of 1002
Keep up the good work!
post #36 of 1002
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Originally Posted by kezug View Post

Keep up the good work!

I suppose I will do that since at least you and RT are paying attention.
post #37 of 1002
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Originally Posted by tulsaweather View Post

depends on the municipality. Some have code about how high you can go without an intermediate stairstep.

In my area, they applied the same rise/run ratio as for stairs - there was some threshold, I think if it was higher than 10" (8"?) it had to have a step, and follow the rise/run rule.

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I suppose I will do that since at least you and RT are paying attention.

I'm watching - I just don't have as much to contribute during the framing stage vs. later on.
post #38 of 1002
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Originally Posted by Brad Horstkotte View Post

In my area, they applied the same rise/run ratio as for stairs - there was some threshold, I think if it was higher than 10" (8"?) it had to have a step, and follow the rise/run rule.



I'm watching - I just don't have as much to contribute during the framing stage vs. later on.

Thanks for chiming in Brad. The comments (from someone else) regarding riser height vs the need for a step was not a part of "my" original question. My question was regarding distance from the wall to the riser and how narrow I could make it. In making the riser wide enough for my theater seats I am only going to be able to leave myself 24" maximum distance from the riser edge to the wall and I was asking if that would be enough or if I was going to have to figure something else out. Any opinions on that?
post #39 of 1002
I noticed in one of the shots I see a register. This brings to me a question. What are your plans for heating and cooling the new space. Did you cover this already and I just missed it? Now is the time to come up with a heating and cooling plan if you don't have one.

The rack looks good there. I think in your application the smaller rack will actually work better than the larger one.

Oh, and I'm happy to be here with you on your journey.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #40 of 1002
I think 24" is workable - I guess depends on if you have any regular visitors that are um width challenged.
post #41 of 1002
Steve, my DIY rack is 21" deep and I have plenty of room for my components....of course, my equipment is simple, so I am curious...what components do you have or are considering that would require a rack to be any deeper?
post #42 of 1002
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Originally Posted by kezug View Post

Steve, my DIY rack is 21" deep and I have plenty of room for my components....of course, my equipment is simple, so I am curious...what components do you have or are considering that would require a rack to be any deeper?

Rack deeper?

Are you referring to our conversation about the walkway between the edge of my riser and the wall that will be 24" max as my room isnt as wide as I need it to be? You lost me my man
post #43 of 1002
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Originally Posted by Brad Horstkotte View Post

I think 24" is workable - I guess depends on if you have any regular visitors that are um width challenged.

post #44 of 1002
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Originally Posted by RTROSE View Post

I noticed in one of the shots I see a register. This brings to me a question. What are your plans for heating and cooling the new space. Did you cover this already and I just missed it? Now is the time to come up with a heating and cooling plan if you don't have one.

The rack looks good there. I think in your application the smaller rack will actually work better than the larger one.

Oh, and I'm happy to be here with you on your journey.

Regards,

RTROSE

Nothing fancy schmancy here just the register in the ceiling and a cold air return back near the entrance that will be added with the new heating/cooling system. With that combo, all the insulation I plan for the walls and ceiling and dricore on the floors it should remain quite toasty in here.
post #45 of 1002
While most of the time I'm a DIY type of guy who will putz around until I get it right, there were a couple of things that I decided to have the "experts" look at and the HVAC was one of them. My main concern was if my current system would handle the basement load as well as the house.

Sounds as though you have that angle covered. My basement required four supplies and two returns to cover all the space. Two for the theater, one for the kitchenette/pub area, and one for the kids area.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #46 of 1002
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Actually the basement has 3 supplies and soon to be 3 returns. Other than 2 returns I recently added the others were built with the house.
post #47 of 1002
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Originally Posted by Iusteve View Post

Actually the basement has 3 supplies and soon to be 3 returns. Other than 2 returns I recently added the others were built with the house.


When I started all those years ago I had one supply going through the basement for the main level and off of that there were two registers. That is what was meant to heat and cool the entire basement. What is even more unbelievable is that the two vents were about eight feet apart in the same room of the basement. Did not do much in the way of making the basement a comfortable space to be in. I was in a spot where I had to do something so that the entire basement would be a comfortable space to hang out in.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #48 of 1002
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Originally Posted by RTROSE View Post

When I started all those years ago I had one supply going through the basement for the main level and off of that there were two registers. That is what was meant to heat and cool the entire basement. What is even more unbelievable is that the two vents were about eight feet apart in the same room of the basement. Did not do much in the way of making the basement a comfortable space to be in. I was in a spot where I had to do something so that the entire basement would be a comfortable space to hang out in.

Regards,

RTROSE

That is where dricore comes in......
post #49 of 1002
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Originally Posted by Iusteve View Post

That is where dricore comes in......


Yup,

I'm a firm believer in subfloors for basements. I put down the platon/OSB option (much like the dricore) and no kidding it made an immediate difference in the overall comfort level of the basement.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #50 of 1002
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Originally Posted by Iusteve View Post

Rack deeper?

Are you referring to our conversation about the walkway between the edge of my riser and the wall that will be 24" max as my room isnt as wide as I need it to be? You lost me my man

Yep, I sure did....I got lost somewhere and never returned...wait...I am back. Sorry about that. (actually, i read a post from someone talking about 24" should be workable and they were talking about your riser situation when I thought they were talking about depth of your rack...

Note to self: no more posting before I have my coffee!
post #51 of 1002
Thread Starter 
Lol no worries we are now on the same page.
post #52 of 1002
No worries Steve, you have fans in the background...

We're pretty much at the same stage, so I'm watching with great interest...

Keep up the good work...
post #53 of 1002
Steve,

Nice Rack!
Now I have rack impotency issues....
post #54 of 1002
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Originally Posted by smokinghot View Post

No worries Steve, you have fans in the background...

We're pretty much at the same stage, so I'm watching with great interest...

Keep up the good work...

Thanks I appreciate the support

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Originally Posted by cuzed2 View Post

Steve,

Nice Rack!
Now I have rack impotency issues....

I dont even know what to say here......
post #55 of 1002
Thread Starter 
A few more shots to prove that there was progress being made.

Another shot of the rack location wall and the closet entrance

Closeup of the rack framed out

Closet entrance

Pesky hvac in the way but its only a closet

This is just inside the closet door to the right which is the side of the rack. I am planning a built in dvd/bluray storage shelf here. And in the background the brand new heating/cooling system snuck into the picture, man life throws expensive curve balls sometimes.


More to come as next up I plan to frame the pj soffit and work on some electrical.
post #56 of 1002
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Well for those that have been paying a little bit of attention I got a little bit more accomplished in the way of finishing up the initial framing and wiring lights, outlets and switches.

Future home of the projector looking toward the rear wall.

Another view


I had one small problem in my ceiling that is keeping me from complete 91" finished ceiling height and it is this.....other than this darn pipe I had nothing in the way or anything of any importance in the ceiling above the theater.
Problem

Solution


As for lighting/electrical there wasnt much to take pics of but I did what I could.
Looking into the room from the entrance. Temporary wall switches which will be replaced with Lutron Maestro's

I installed 6-6" IC rated cans in the room, 1-6" IC can above the door and 3-3" IC rated cans about 6" back from the screen wall to project on the screen.

post #57 of 1002
Thread Starter 
A few more "lighting" pics.



Screen wall

A couple more of the PJ shelf

post #58 of 1002
Why is there a p-trap in the ceiling? seems like an odd place for it, or is there a shower above?
post #59 of 1002
Looking good!
post #60 of 1002
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by smakovits View Post

Why is there a p-trap in the ceiling? seems like an odd place for it, or is there a shower above?

Yea there is a shower above. I could remove the shower however the summer months might get kind of sketchy around here....
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