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post #331 of 597
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Just ordered a track saw. Couldnt put it off any longer

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post #332 of 597
Cool what brand? I can see a track saw being very valuable asset for a home theater builder
post #333 of 597
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dewalt. Will definitely pay off when working with all that OSB I am using on the walls.
post #334 of 597
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Day two is in the books. Got everything blocked. Skim coat tomorrow, sand on Sunday. Boring pics but I am very happy with the quality we have turned out. Not bad for a bunch of desk jockeys



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Far end of the basement looking into the HT





One of my outside corners that took me about 4 times as long as a professional
post #335 of 597
Great job, Dave. That's going to be a nice space.
post #336 of 597
Nice work Dave (and crew). Are you sure you guys aren't pros??? There's a set of drywall stilts in one of those pictures!! I think you guys moved every bit as fast as a professional crew. Your wife should be VERY happy with the progress plus you have a few more bucks in the bank to put toward equipment!!!
post #337 of 597
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My buddy's father and two uncles are both drywall pros. I attempted to get on the stilts yesterday....after about 5 minutes walking around I decided to work on the ground. I can honestly say I have probably learned a ton about taping and mudding these past few days. Started skim coating this a.m.

Sanding tomorrow!
post #338 of 597
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Just finished all the mud...

3 cases of beer and unlimited fast food, pizza, and the occasional soda....and we're almost done.

Sanding tomorrow.

On a side note...I crept out of the rest of the basement long enough to start hanging the OSB on the ceiling. With the lift it is pretty easy. I am being extra careful and taking my time marking the exact location of the clips so that I screw into the channel only. All screws are 8" on center.

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My wife's 18' x 13' x 8' walk in closet is finished. This is a surprise, she has no idea that I am building this room out for her; I mean where else is she going to put her 200 pairs of shoes (not joking at that number)

Nice. I am married to a woman who has a similar habit. I stopped counting the pairs years ago. However, I can tell you she will most likely appreciate the dedicated space.wink.gif
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Nice. I am married to a woman who has a similar habit. I stopped counting the pairs years ago. However, I can tell you she will most likely appreciate the dedicated space.wink.gif

She better...lol. She already has a giant walk-in closet upstairs. This is more like a small room. But it is a small gesture when you consider how much I will put into the HT, and especially the cost
post #341 of 597
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DONE

40+ hours over the last 4 days and its finally done. Time to focus on the HT for a bit.

OSB installed on the ceiling. I can notice a huge difference in foot falls upstairs just from the one layer on channel. Can't wait to put it all up.

I did have an issue this morning with the screws catching and holding into the channel. A trip to True Value took care of that. I bought about 4 different types/brands and found one that works perfect.
post #342 of 597
What one worked best for you? Curious
post #343 of 597
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Grip-Tite metal screw. Another metal screw they sell individually worked as well, not sure the brand; whatever True Value's store brand is. But it was .35 a screw.
post #344 of 597
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OSB now completely installed on the ceiling. I jumped the gun a little yesterday and said it was done.

I really took my time and got a really tight fit for my hvac runs.


From the screen wall looking toward the rear


Front right corner, you can also see where I decoupled the framing around the support poles with IB3 clips. I am still going to GG drywall to the boxed framing
post #345 of 597
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Grip-Tite metal screw. Another metal screw they sell individually worked as well, not sure the brand; whatever True Value's store brand is. But it was .35 a screw.

.35 a screw is worth It if it works without any problems.


Good progress, keep it up
post #346 of 597
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Great job, Dave. That's going to be a nice space.

Thanks, it's starting to come around and actually feel like a room
post #347 of 597
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.35 a screw is worth It if it works without any problems.
Good progress, keep it up

Agreed, I would have paid 3.00 a screw if it was the only one that worked. But I did find an alternative.
post #348 of 597
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And I have finally found the exact ceiling i am going to replicate; down to the placement of cans.....

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And I have finally found the exact ceiling i am going to replicate; down to the placement of cans.....

Did you plan for that, meaning...did you put the channel in the ceiling closer than standard distance to support the added weight of a coffered ceiling?
post #350 of 597
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Did you plan for that, meaning...did you put the channel in the ceiling closer than standard distance to support the added weight of a coffered ceiling?

Yes, that is why I skinned the room with a first layer of OSB. Because of this I won't have to hit the channel with every screw. Between adhesive and the OSB backing the coffered ceiling will have no issues. Besides its really not a lot of weight, as the weight is well distributed.

The last coffered ceiling I helped build was primarily held up with construction adhesive, with nails holding it in place until the glue cures.
post #351 of 597
That will look pretty cool. I have always appreciated the look of a coffered ceiling.
post #352 of 597
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That will look pretty cool. I have always appreciated the look of a coffered ceiling.

Thanks Jon-

I was pretty torn over this and a starfield. I love the look of both, but with the Walnut wainscoting and columns I thought that it would be a better fit as I am going for a really traditional classy look.
post #353 of 597
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Decided to spend 2.5 days at the beach with the wife and 2 boys, which equals no work done since last weekend.

Tomorrow I should get back on the ball.
post #354 of 597
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My toy that I have been really looking forward to getting for some time came in, and..........................

THERE WAS NO TRACK.....shop is telling me that it wasnt part of the package. So I did what any tool fanatic would do. I am returning it and going with the Festool saw instead !

post #355 of 597
I have the Makita track saw, less $$, works fine. I use the Dewalt track clamps on the Makita track and the Festool track extension bars to join two section of track together. Also bought the Dewalt Track saw carry bag.
post #356 of 597
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Hey Jeff

I was looking hard at the Makita. I figured they made great tools in every other facet, why not plunge saws.

How does the track extension work for you. I read that it makes the saw stick a little bit. Or what about the lack of a riving knife? Have you put the Makita through the ringer, I am sure you have. If so I may seriously take a look before I pull the trigger on the Festool.
post #357 of 597
I've made about 75 cuts with it since I've had it. It is my saw of last resort. I like to use my table saws, my radial arm saw, my miter saws, my circular saw and my reciprocal saw before pulling this from the case for duty. There are some things this is just good at. If you need a really straight cut on the end of a 4x8 sheet this is great, if the edge is just going against the wall, like a riser top I will often just follow a line with the my hand held circular saw unless I already have this unpacked and ready to go. Take a 1/2 inch off a door this is the tool.

Haven't noticed any sticking, you need to be sure you set the sections together straight when you join them.
post #358 of 597
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It will probably serve the same duty for me as well. Although I only have a jobsite tablesaw at home. I have to head over to my dad's shop to use a more well equipped saw, so will probably get some steady use out of it. I know how great this is for sheet goods. However, I know that most folks would use a table saw for ripping a more narrow plank of wood, but could the plunge saw be used. Like i said I dont get precise cuts on my table saw, so would want something on site to rip for example a 4/4 10" x 12' piece of hardwood.
post #359 of 597
if you do a lot of really long precise cuts I would get a long one piece fence
post #360 of 597
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For all of those that are interested in a breakdown of costs, I will try to keep a running total and description as I progress with my build. Some are close estimates, some are exact.

Framing - 375.00
Fiberglass Insulation (joist cavities) - 125.00
Construction Adhesive - 25.00
IB3 clips - 242.00
Clips - 431.00
Channel - 230.00
Green Glue - 600.00
Acoustic Seal - 170.00
OSB (first layer) - 570.00
Drywall (second layer) - 320.00
MDF (Speaker Backer Boxes) - 159.00
Various Ductwork - 95.00
Low Voltage Wiring - 235.00
Miscellaneous (I added 10%) - 358.00

Total: 3577.00


On order:
Lutron Grafik Eye QS - 800.00
Lutron GE keypad - 190.00
ATM Cool Cube - 300.00

Total: 1290.00

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