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post #31 of 762
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Originally Posted by RTROSE View Post

Wow, that is actually a really nice space to begin with. As stated by others really looking forward to watching the journey. That space has lots of potential for sure.

Regards,

RTROSE

Can't complain too much, it's a good start, although not what I would have done.

Bud
post #32 of 762
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Your beginning photos look better than the average guys completion photos.

LOL, well, I can't take the credit for that. It was here before me.

Bud
post #33 of 762
Is the room that you're planning on using for equipment a cold cellar? Looks like it might be. If so then there could be issues with humidity etc... which wouldn't be good for the equipment (I assume). I would look into it if I were you. Good luck!
post #34 of 762
Big, workable space. I'll contain my jealousy.
post #35 of 762
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Is the room that you're planning on using for equipment a cold cellar? Looks like it might be. If so then there could be issues with humidity etc... which wouldn't be good for the equipment (I assume). I would look into it if I were you. Good luck!

Not familiar with the term "cold cellar", but I would frame out, insulate and probably run heat/ventilation into the room. May be tricky since it's all concrete.

Bud
post #36 of 762
I saw a mention of a cold cellar on Holmes on homes - or something similar. I googled it and per-refridgeration people would have a vented room in their basement that they would use to store stuff that would otherwise rot. Think root cellar. Something with the venting let them have decent temp control through the winter.

That said, I am guessing your house is too new to have that, and its just unfinished space.
post #37 of 762
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Gotcha, thanks Dave. I would think of it as just unfinished space, just completely enclosed in concrete, including the ceiling I think. Haven't poked around up there yet. House was built in 2007.

Just discovered the AVS Pro Theater service info. Anyone use it?

Bud
post #38 of 762
Glad to hear you are starting a new project, i followed your other build and liked a lot of what you did, looking forward to watching, as I will be starting my own soon. Close on the new house next week.
post #39 of 762
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Glad to hear you are starting a new project, i followed your other build and liked a lot of what you did, looking forward to watching, as I will be starting my own soon. Close on the new house next week.

Thanks and welcome to the forum.

Bud
post #40 of 762
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Gotcha, thanks Dave. I would think of it as just unfinished space, just completely enclosed in concrete, including the ceiling I think.

Does it have a door? In your area it's not usual but this could be a storm/tornado shelter.
post #41 of 762
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Does it have a door? In your area it's not usual but this could be a storm/tornado shelter.

Yup, got a really ugly brown door. Come to think about it, I think it's an internal door. I'm pretty sure it is a tornado shelter, but hopefully when I'm done, it'll be a really cool tornado room with HT equipment, a fridge, movies and a bunch of candy! Oh, and some flashlights, batteries, water and some other stuff to keep you alive for a while.

Bud
post #42 of 762
Chinadog,

Your original build was one of those that truly inspired (and hooked me into going forward).
I'm subscribing and looking forward to this ride.
post #43 of 762
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Gotcha, thanks Dave. I would think of it as just unfinished space, just completely enclosed in concrete, including the ceiling I think. Haven't poked around up there yet. House was built in 2007.

Just discovered the AVS Pro Theater service info. Anyone use it?

Bud

It is a service that Dennis Erskine provides for us. If you have any questions give us a call. Great space to work with.
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post #44 of 762
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Chinadog,

Your original build was one of those that truly inspired (and hooked me into going forward).
I'm subscribing and looking forward to this ride.

Craig,

Cool! Thanks for the reply.

Bud
post #45 of 762
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It is a service that Dennis Erskine provides for us. If you have any questions give us a call. Great space to work with.

Mike,

Thanks for checking in. I've thought of the DE route a couple of times and am definitely curious about it. Sounds like money well spent, but would like to know what it really includes. Iunderstand there are not real construct plans, per se, more of a guidance and recommendations? Does it include absorption or acoustic treatment recommendations?

Guess I should read the thread, huh?

Bud
post #46 of 762
What really shocks me is that a hand drawn room diagram has not shown up yet where Big can make suggestions and offer ideas on. Come on Bud, what's the holdup?

Regarding the bunker portion of the basement, don't forget to add a filtered snorkel to the outside world. Food, water, and theater equipment can only get you so far ya know.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #47 of 762
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What really shocks me is that a hand drawn room diagram has not shown up yet where Big can make suggestions and offer ideas on. Come on Bud, what's the holdup?

Regarding the bunker portion of the basement, don't forget to add a filtered snorkel to the outside world. Food, water, and theater equipment can only get you so far ya know.

Regards,

RTROSE

Sorry, the thread's been alive for 5 days - my bad!

Life, my friend, is in the way. Wife has been out of town, have the kiddos to run around - son is trying out for the middle school basketball team, three days of tryouts so far, baseball game last night after tryouts and then had to help him with world history homework. I did download Sketchup though. Glad they have a Mac version. I also created the albums out on Fotki for future use.

Boy, I know I've been in and out of AVS over the last couple of years, but man, there seems to be a lot of changes, new folks and some grew theaters built.

I think I need to do some reading on my side as well as start thinking/resourcing what I'd like this to look like, all said and done. Maybe I'll grab some photos online of things I like, to get the ball rolling. I also need to take some measurements for the room and lay it out (no more MS Paint pictures).

Oh, probably need a portable toilet for the bunker room too, huh?

Bud
post #48 of 762
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Couple of notes - thinking about Warren's question.

1. Cinemascope screen, hopefully AT. Not sure if I have the depth if I want two rows.
2. Masking system.
3. Lighting integration - Lutron or other alternatives
4. Remote control - would love to integrate an iPad into the mix
5. HTPC - still out on this, have a lot of movies on DVD/BR that I'd love to store - media is so yesterday
6. Star ceiling

That's it for now.

Bud
post #49 of 762
Congrats on everything Bud, hope the sale closes without a hitch for ya.

Looking forward to version 2 and it's implementation.

Recently did a WHS and have been transferring my media to it over the past summer. Very nice when you can just play any of your movies at the click of a button.

The biggest thing to me right now is how you access that media. A client PC is one way and how I'm approaching it because I already have a decent desktop as a HTPC. The alternative is the various media players out there, Dune, PCH, etc. Many great options out there right now so you would have to do your homework to see what solution fits you best.

I know your a long way off for this stuff right now, but hopefully by the time your ready the 3D media players that are just starting to come out will be all sorted out and it may make selecting one easier for you if you are at all interested in 3D.

Good luck and I'll be following along.
post #50 of 762
Ever been in a Tornado? IMO, I would never block access to a concrete safe room. Just my 2 cents. Awesome chance for a ChinaDog Original!
post #51 of 762
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Congrats on everything Bud, hope the sale closes without a hitch for ya.

Looking forward to version 2 and it's implementation.

Recently did a WHS and have been transferring my media to it over the past summer. Very nice when you can just play any of your movies at the click of a button.

The biggest thing to me right now is how you access that media. A client PC is one way and how I'm approaching it because I already have a decent desktop as a HTPC. The alternative is the various media players out there, Dune, PCH, etc. Many great options out there right now so you would have to do your homework to see what solution fits you best.

I know your a long way off for this stuff right now, but hopefully by the time your ready the 3D media players that are just starting to come out will be all sorted out and it may make selecting one easier for you if you are at all interested in 3D.

Good luck and I'll be following along.

Thanks for the info. Yes, lots of new resource on technology. Me personally, I'm not a big 3D guy. Having to wear glasses to watch movies is really annoying. I know they're talking about 3D without glasses these days, but just never really took to 3D - maybe I'm old enough to remember the earlier 3D technology and those pretty much sucked.

Bud
post #52 of 762
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Ever been in a Tornado? IMO, I would never block access to a concrete safe room. Just my 2 cents. Awesome chance for a ChinaDog Original!

Close a few times, but no. I'm not talking about blocking it off, just having it as a multipurpose room. Tornados and equipment/snack bar.

Bud
post #53 of 762
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Tornados and equipment/snack bar.

Bud

And THIS would be a FIRST for AVS, Congrats!!
post #54 of 762
Cool idea. Sounds alot better than canned goods we had in ours.
post #55 of 762
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And THIS would be a FIRST for AVS, Congrats!!

Woohoo! Cough one up for the bald guy.

Bud
post #56 of 762
^ Hey how did you know i was bald???
post #57 of 762
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^ Hey how did you know i was bald???

I was talkin' about me!

Bud
post #58 of 762
Welcome to the club!!
post #59 of 762
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I understand there are not real construct plans, per se, more of a guidance and recommendations? Does it include absorption or acoustic treatment recommendations?

It does include dimensional plans - although I guess you'd still need proper building plans - and acoustic treatment recommendations. The first post has links to a couple example plans.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1267433

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Welcome to the club!!

Wait, there's a club? I guess I'm behind on dues about 10 years then.
post #60 of 762
^ Brad you can send the due's directly to me as you "should" have my address from sending me those fabric samples......lol. Or if that isn't good maybe pay your dues in 3 weeks (11-08-11)!!

And YES there are dues, it is a club after all.
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