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We plan to early next week!
When should we show up? biggrin.gif
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More questions! I am in the process of building a stage that is similar in design to yours and BritInVA. The stage has a 1/2 gap between the walls and I was also planning to have a separate sand filled "decoupled" area on each side of the stage for the speakers. The center compartments would be filled with insulation like Brit did. Now, prior to filling the stage and putting on the decking, I am having second thoughts. I am concerned with having the speaker bays "floating" in the stage. By cutting through the decking so that they are fully decoupled, I am wondering if they stay in place or eventually shift to touch the rest of the stage. I didn't want to haul 10 times as much sand down to fill the whole thing like you did but now I don't know. I have tried to attach pictures so that you can see what I am talking about.

After doing it the way that you did it, have you had any regrets? Should I just take my insulation back to HD and get sand instead?

HELP!

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Kurt Gross View Post

More questions! I am in the process of building a stage that is similar in design to yours and BritInVA. The stage has a 1/2 gap between the walls and I was also planning to have a separate sand filled "decoupled" area on each side of the stage for the speakers. The center compartments would be filled with insulation like Brit did. Now, prior to filling the stage and putting on the decking, I am having second thoughts. I am concerned with having the speaker bays "floating" in the stage. By cutting through the decking so that they are fully decoupled, I am wondering if they stay in place or eventually shift to touch the rest of the stage. I didn't want to haul 10 times as much sand down to fill the whole thing like you did but now I don't know. I have tried to attach pictures so that you can see what I am talking about.

After doing it the way that you did it, have you had any regrets? Should I just take my insulation back to HD and get sand instead?

HELP!

Thanks!

BIG might have to weigh in. I have no idea personally about the pros and cons of how Brit did it. I just know that in all of the examples I previously saw when building my theater, the stage itself was filled with sand all the way across. Brit may have found a cheaper way to do it, but I have 3 tower speakers and 2 subs sitting on my front stage, so I definitely needed the entire width filled with sand. All of it was connected together except decoupled from the walls of course.
post #1774 of 2302
building decoupled speaker platforms inside a stage seems overly complicated and time consuming. I would just stop at 7-11 and get a couple of guest workers to tote the required bags of sand down to the basement if you don't want the exercise.
post #1775 of 2302
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

building decoupled speaker platforms inside a stage seems overly complicated and time consuming. I would just stop at 7-11 and get a couple of guest workers to tote the required bags of sand down to the basement if you don't want the exercise.

 

I agree with BIG.  I found two neighbor kids who wanted to earn some money.  It was well worth it.

post #1776 of 2302
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Patio Update: Patio company finally finishing my drain pipe today! Over the weekend I finished up all of the outdoor wiring, which involved extensive trench digging, while also getting two new puppies! Suffice to say, it has been a hectic week! The granite company has about a 1' x 1' square of granite to come back and fill in, but because the project is small they won't be around until Friday/Saturday. Let's hope for the best there. I will take some final photos once that is done. This weekend, if I have time, I'm going to put up some temporary puppy fencing... I'm tired just thinking about it!
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Patio Update : Phase 1 is finally over! The concrete company finally came last week, as I mentioned earlier, to finish the drainage. I noticed though that they forgot to connect one of the drain pipes to the main pipe going into the woods, so on Saturday morning I had to dig up the main pipe and a trench and add a junction there. Not easy to do PVC cutting and joining to a very long, already buried pipe! Fortunately, the distance between the main pipe and the drain pipe in question was very short so I didn't have to dig too much. Later that afternoon the granite company showed up and installed the last piece of the counter and caulked all of the places where posts went through the granite. Finally, yesterday I was able to assemble some bar stools and finish up wiring the GFCI circuit to the bar area, primarily for that bartop outlets and the fridge just before our dinner guests came, and I was able to use the grill for the first time! I will take some final pictures as weather permits this week.

Although I mentioned this planned phase is finished, there will be a small additional part to it, which will be adding in ceiling lighting, a finished ceiling other than the under-deck beams, a ceiling fan, and a pair of speakers. Since half of the area under the deck is not weatherproofed, (water can go through) then we need to look into which under deck drainage ceiling solution is best for us. We already have trim along all edges of our deck, and with the concrete already poured, there is not an ideal place for the water to drain out. I'll have to plan it out a bit. We also want the ceiling to look the same across, so even if half is already protected from water, we may put drainage there anyway. Not sure of what the timetable is for that, but I'll be sending out for quotes soon. Most of these systems are DIY, and as I've already found out, a project like that is going to be very hard with the new puppies. I'll probably just hire someone to do it.
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We need pictures of the new puppies
post #1779 of 2302
and of course of the new grill area....
post #1780 of 2302
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

We need pictures of the new puppies

That I can help with today. I have some puppy pictures from the day we brought them home

Here is the pair of them: Brutus (Right) and Caesar (Left)


Brutus in mid-run:


Caesar peaking from his bed
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post #1782 of 2302
I smell trouble, In a few months I doubt anyone would try sneaking into your house.
post #1783 of 2302
beautiful pups

are going to crop the ears?

i love the look when the ears are done but at same time feel bad about the process.
post #1784 of 2302
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Originally Posted by snickers1 View Post

beautiful pups

are going to crop the ears?

i love the look when the ears are done but at same time feel bad about the process.

Definitely going to crop the ears, though as puppies the big floppy ears are adorable. I love the look as adults with the cropped ears though. I've never had to do it before, usually have always fostered young or adult Dobermans which already had the ears cropped when I got them.
post #1785 of 2302
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Definitely going to crop the ears, though as puppies the big floppy ears are adorable. I love the look as adults with the cropped ears though. I've never had to do it before, usually have always fostered young or adult Dobermans which already had the ears cropped when I got them.

we have friends that just went through with there pup
there is bandage/brace i think that put on and take off for certain amount of time
not a 100% sure how it all works

they look so cute as pups with the floppy ears but as adults without the cropped ears they look sorta like a hound dog

you got two beautiful dogs there looking forward to you posting more pics of them as they grow
post #1786 of 2302
Two great looking pups....but of course Brutus is my favorite!
post #1787 of 2302
OK, I did it. About 95 bags of Playsand later and I have the stage full. By the way, I bought it at Home Depot, Their price was $3.20 but they matched Lowes at $2.65 and took the Lowes 10% off coupon after that.

Now my question: I tried to screed it to make it flush with the top of the 4 mil plastic lined 2x10's but due to some bunching of the plastic on top of the 2x10's, it is not as easy as doing it on a bare 2x10. IF you were going to error would it be better to have the sand "slightly" higher than the 2x10 to insure contact of the OSB decking with the sand..OR..if there are small gaps from some future settling, is it not a big deal.

Opinions?
post #1788 of 2302
I trim the plastic so there aren't any pieces sticking up that would cause bunching usually after each section is about 2/3 full. Yes the sand will settle and I try to punch it down as I fill it to minimize the effect. It was mentioned once that a mechanical vibrator was used to accelerate the settling. Yes you can error on the high side but only a very small amount.
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

It was mentioned once that a mechanical vibrator was used to accelerate the settling

Got a lot of those handy there Big?
post #1790 of 2302
Those puppies are beautiful damelon! Congratulations! biggrin.gif
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i found a pic that my wife took of our two dogs and our friends dobby pup with the ear splints on
they could take them on an off i am just not sure how they had to do it for

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Originally Posted by snickers1 View Post

i found a pic that my wife took of our two dogs and our friends dobby pup with the ear splints on
they could take them on an off i am just not sure how they had to do it for

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Puppies!! Our appointment is next Tuesday for the ear cropping. I'm only worried that the pair of them will play and try to mess with the other pup's ears
post #1793 of 2302
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Puppies!! Our appointment is next Tuesday for the ear cropping. I'm only worried that the pair of them will play and try to mess with the other pup's ears

yeah you may end up with the funny looking cones or they may give something like bitter apple to put on there ears to keep them from messing each other
it will be fun for sure
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Originally Posted by snickers1 View Post

yeah you may end up with the funny looking cones or they may give something like bitter apple to put on there ears to keep them from messing each other
it will be fun for sure

Oh no! Not the cone of shame!
post #1795 of 2302
Are they using the laser to crop their ears, or the old fashioned way? I was considering having our boxer's ears cropped when he was a puppy, and I regret not doing it now. When he wakes up at night, he does that whole body shake thing like he's drying off, and those ears sound like a helicopter coming in for a landing smile.gif
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Oh no! Not the cone of shame!

dunno ..... our puppy has a ear thing for some reason .... the pug will come over to you and his ears are soaking wet from the puppy licking them
so nasty !!!
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If the worst thing your dog licks is ears, you've got it made!
post #1798 of 2302
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Originally Posted by J_P_A View Post

If the worst thing your dog licks is ears, you've got it made!

LOL!

As for the ears, I don't know what the doctor will do, but he's the go-to guy for most breeders in the area. Every breeder we visited when looking for dogs mentioned that they use this specific guy, (At Pender Veterinary Center ) so I trust whatever he decides to go with.
Edited by damelon - 4/18/13 at 6:41am
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LOL!

As for the ears, I don't know what the doctor will do, but he's the go-to guy for most breeders in the area. Every breeder we visited when looking for dogs mentioned that they use this specific guy, so I trust whatever he decides to go with.

i think the Doc your going to is the same one that did the pup in the pic i posted ... i have seen the pup recently and ears look great
post #1800 of 2302
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Oh no! Not the cone of shame!



Beautiful pups, damelon - and judging from their paws, they're going to be big 'uns when they grow up!
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