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post #241 of 762
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Heres a few more of the loft, still got a few things to do including a headboard, rail caps (solar?) and securing the ladder. Also, turns out the ceiling fan is not centered in the room and weill need to move that - good job for my father in law this summer. Thinking about maybe a slide or another loft level.






Bud
post #242 of 762
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Submitted my questionnaire off to Dennis for his review, waiting to hear if there are specific questions or clarifications required. I just realized that I didn't give the exact locations (in feet and inches) where the doors are in the room. Damn.

Bud
post #243 of 762
Great job on the loft! Thanks for sharing the photos.

This might be a crazy idea, but have you considered trying to use the cold storage room as the "back box" for an infinite baffle subwoofer setup? I could only imagine the sound pressures you could achieve with a full concrete room. Perhaps you already have this earmarked for storage, who knows....but seeing your post again just made me think of it.

Can't wait to see the final plans and the execution over the coming months. Cheers.
post #244 of 762
Bed looks cool, nice job! Your daughter will have tons of floor space, though I don't envy her trying to make her bed or changing the sheets.

Good luck with the upcoming plans for the HT.
post #245 of 762
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.... though I don't envy her trying to make her bed or changing the sheets.

Teenager making a bed, that's a good one.
post #246 of 762
very nice loft...might end up stealing this idea too

just curious, did you cut out the carpet to secure the post to the subfloor, or is it just sitting on the top of the carpet so it can be disassembled easily?
post #247 of 762
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Great job on the loft! Thanks for sharing the photos.

This might be a crazy idea, but have you considered trying to use the cold storage room as the "back box" for an infinite baffle subwoofer setup? I could only imagine the sound pressures you could achieve with a full concrete room. Perhaps you already have this earmarked for storage, who knows....but seeing your post again just made me think of it.

Can't wait to see the final plans and the execution over the coming months. Cheers.

Interesting idea. I'm curious to see what Dennis thinks about the room. I was leaning towards an equipment rack in the room as well as maybe a new concession area.

Bud
post #248 of 762
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Teenager making a bed, that's a good one.

She did it once, so far. We'll see how that goes though.

Bud
post #249 of 762
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Bed looks cool, nice job! Your daughter will have tons of floor space, though I don't envy her trying to make her bed or changing the sheets.

Good luck with the upcoming plans for the HT.

Thanks. She's excited and makes a huge difference in floor space - now she wants a futon.

Bud
post #250 of 762
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Originally Posted by agnathra View Post

very nice loft...might end up stealing this idea too

just curious, did you cut out the carpet to secure the post to the subfloor, or is it just sitting on the top of the carpet so it can be disassembled easily?

Steal away. I had the rope light track left over from the last theater build. Was happy to have enough for her bed.

On the post, I just went ahead and fired a few 3" nails with my framing nailer into the glued and screwed 2x4s before I trimmed it out. I didn't want it moving, although I'm not sure it would have much, considering the number of screws and carriage bolts in it. I avoided using screws into the floor, figuring it would grab a hold of the carpet and pull it and cause a run in the carpet.

Bud
post #251 of 762
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Upate - there is no update. Waiting on the meeting with DE to go over the concept so we can get moving. My in-laws should be here next week and I've got lots work for the three of us to do (that would be my son, my father-in-law and myself). Hope we'll have the plans in the next couple of weeks.

Bud


Edited by chinadog - 6/8/12 at 2:10pm
post #252 of 762
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Progress - Dennis shot me an email today to talk about the theater, trying to meet with him tomorrow afternoon.

Also, there is some interest in the build by my employer. More to come on that subject later when I we get through the planning phase.

Bud
post #253 of 762
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Meeting with Dennis at noon today - first design consultation. Looking forward to working with him.

Bud
post #254 of 762
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Spent some time with Dennis today, had a great conversation. He's got some ideas and hopefully will have some concepts drawings to review the beginning of next week. smile.gif

Bud
post #255 of 762
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Not so sure I like the navigational aspect of the new forum changes. Maybe it's me getting used to it, but I have a had time finding the forums I'm following in on central area.

Got a prelim concept sketch from Dennis. More of a sanity check on dimensions and initial idea. Based on dimensions, we're looking at a row of seating with a counter behind it. I think I can get four in the row of seating, but have to be careful due to aisle room. More to come after we get a little down the road. We'll likely go with a single door entrance and use the panic room for the equipment area.

My father-in-law and son pulled off all the sconces in the room as well as all the plates off the outlets and what not. Discovery - the room is already double drywalled! That'll make for a pain in the ass demolition, I'm sure. My son is chomping at the bit to start to break things up. I need to get one of the Waste Management contains from Home Depot so I've got somewhere to put all that crap and get it scheduled so the neighbors don't moan.

Bud
Edited by chinadog - 6/8/12 at 2:13pm
post #256 of 762
No green glue? Just kidding. I thought we were the only lunatics who double drywall.

I am showing my age, and I am also a little iffy on the new forum layout. Get off my lawn!
post #257 of 762
Double drywall is odd
post #258 of 762
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I thought it was weird, but the basement was finished out by the builder when the house was built, so I'm guessing they had NO idea when it came to home theater and isolation. rolleyes.gif

Ted, I'll probably be reaching out to you once I get a little further down the road here with Dennis.

Bud
post #259 of 762
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Originally Posted by roi101 View Post

Hi there mate!
I just saw that pics youve posted above..
It looks really great and I love the focusing to one color..
By the way, isnt the bed above way too close on the ceiling..?
Anyway, you still did a good job! smile.gif

Definitely close for a guy like me, but not for my 10 year old. It could have been six inches and she would figure out a way. She's already had sleepovers and her friends love it.

OH and the ceiling fan has been moved, that's to the electrician (her grandfather) leaving with use for the summer. smile.gif

Welcome to the forum!

Bud
Edited by chinadog - 6/8/12 at 2:52pm
post #260 of 762
There may have been some issues with the first layer of drywall and rather than rip it out and redo, they just slapped up a second layer (Cheaper) , Maybe even some telltale stains of some event you don't want to know about. It could have been a terrible DIY project and then they hired someone to cover it up.
post #261 of 762
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Started to demo today. What a pain in the butt with double drywall. Also, they used some metal track to keep the drywall off the studs, but not sure really why they bothered if there is no isolation. Still a pain to demo though. Thank goodness they didn't glue the sheets together. We still need to do the ceiling tomorrow. Amazing what a mess you can make in a few hours.

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And they didn't insulate the wall that shares the panic room. Interesting. Not sure why he bothered with that little piece of conduit. rolleyes.gif

Bud
Edited by chinadog - 6/9/12 at 6:21pm
post #262 of 762
Is that RC1 metal channel?

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post #263 of 762
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Yup, that's the stuff. I'm glad I tore everything out though. There was no insulation on two walls (up against the concrete) and there is a smell in there. The walls that were insulated were missing some spots on the interior side of things. They definitely could have done things better. Obviously no green glue (expected that), just the DD. Plus I'm going to have to rewire everything.

Bud
post #264 of 762
that explains the double layers. RC1 was one of the first methods of mechanically decoupling the drywall from the studs and is probably still used by some guys who haven't seen the light. The biggest problem is that the system was very easy to short circuit with a few misplaced screws and is viewed by many as an unreliable decoupling system.

http://www.truesoundcontrol.com/products/RC824.html
post #265 of 762
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I had bought my father in-law the new Dremel Saw-Max for father's day yesterday and we tried to use that. I think it would have been good for a single layer of drywall. I then pulled out the Saws All. We used a metal blade and went to town. Every time it hit the RC1 track it would jump, but we as we go comfortable, we just cut through that as well. At one point the blade broke and my father-in-law had to take the thing apart since it broke where the blade came out of the saw. I used a crowbar to wedge behind it and get some pull of the screws through it then was able to get a chuck of the top layer off. Then the second with a little extra elbow grease. What a pain in the butt. I picked up one of those Bagsters (http://www.thebagster.com/), but i'll probably need three of them - so I'll be calling about a dumpster in the morning. Will be more cost effective - I hope.

Bud
post #266 of 762
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Oh yeah, week of June 25th I'll be in Reston in a training for Business Process Design with Appian (anyone use it?). Maybe one night the NOVA guys can meet for a beer? I won't have a vehicle, so maybe somewhere close to the Reston Hyatt.

Bud
post #267 of 762
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Working on the ceiling now. Did I tell you it was a pain in the butt? Making some good progress. Trying to get the first layer off so we can unscrew the second. Will be calling about a dumpster tomorrow.

Here are a few concept drawings that Dennis and I are iterating through:
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post #268 of 762
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I got some cleaning up to do. smile.gif

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post #269 of 762
Those are some really tight aisleways. Seems like you would have to edit down to three chairs in the front....or a comfy couch.
post #270 of 762
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Those are some really tight aisleways. Seems like you would have to edit down to three chairs in the front....or a comfy couch.
Actually, if you look at different options, they are smaller, width wise. He used three seats at the same width, but likely (did some research already) that you can find smaller widths. IfI have to remove all the armrests (except the ends) so be it.

Bud
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