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post #61 of 727
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45db? Ouch eek.gif
Nah, I ain't married; what gave it away? LOL biggrin.gif

I'm all about functionality first.
Girlies they are always aesthetics first, and like... what's functionality? The total opposite of git er done.
post #62 of 727
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Lucky! The only person I know who works for the DoE is former marine recon and carries nice weapons as his day job. Despite being currently enlisted, I'd rather be in your shoes than in his...except coding is not my strength - BSEE, not CS major. Good luck on the build, and straightening that rats nest of wiring!

The hardest part I find about my job, isn't actually doing my job, rather it's the life-long inability to converse with anyone about my skills/interests and what it is that I do.

First off, only like 1% of the population actually has the ability to understand the fundamental constructs of what I do at a semi-detailed level... for example: as soon as I start talking about asynchronous function pointers and thread contention (just for starters), I see peoples eyes start to glaze over... so I don't even try anymore and everyone that knows me no longer bothers to ask me "what did you do today" wink.gif
So what is it that you say that you do here exactly? I might as well respond: HURR A DURR DERP wink.gif
and then there is the problem of the fact that basically everything is compartmentalized and nearly nothing can be publicly disclosed... unless you desire the inside of a prison cell with no money/job/freedom and be on all no-fly lists and a thing rammed in your bum cheeks instead.

So that only makes one that much more isolated, basically, my work actions so virtualized and abstracted away from physical reality, that I sometimes wonder if there is any correlation between what I create and the ongoings of the world.
Well... 'almost', it's not until you fully activate the software that you finally realize the full extent of the frankensteinian beast that one has just unleashed upon the world. haha

Yeah, they don't let me out of the lab very often biggrin.gif
post #63 of 727
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Progress Report: As you can see, I got all the walls torn down; like 1900 screws.
Taking the ceiling and VB and insulation off tomorrow; and then we are gonna seal that exterior wall right up, maybe some expanding foam or whatever.


Note: The front of the room will be where the two small windows are, all windows are being removed.
Edited by BassThatHz - 12/2/12 at 10:53pm
post #64 of 727
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I went out and bought a 18 Halogen bulb track-lighting system.
I was thinking of 3 pairs of dimmers.

post #65 of 727
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Status Report:
I have the inner sides of the exterior walls all sealed up now tighter than an nuns back nine, in prep for the room-in-a-room design.

post #66 of 727
What did you use to line all the framing joints?

Whats next? You mentioned spray foam.

Just curious where this is going next. I did the same thing with outlets in columns only just make sure to not have speaker wire running close to it as my electricians had to redo their runs twice for not listening.

Still really wondering what the before and after db readings would be on something being done like this as I cant contain my subs within a 1/4 mile or so.
post #67 of 727
Why are you sealing everything up
post #68 of 727
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Status Report: The lawn is all dug up now. 8 x 20ft extension
Got a pile of dirt 6 feet high and 16ft wide.
I sealed it up to increase the heating efficiency, keep mold out and to keep bugs out and hopefully keep more sound in.



For the power wires and phone/video/data cables:

post #69 of 727
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Status Update: Got the siding off the building and bought 100ft of PVC conduit for data.
I've spent $2200 so far, and that doesn't include the digging/excavator.
I've put in about 30 man-hours of work just on prepping the interior.



post #70 of 727
So to recap:

It's 20x16' currently
It's being enlarged to 20 x 24'
You are pouring 11" thick steel and concrete walls around it.

You are going to build an internal wall in the back for an entryway, and a small equipment/movie storage room ~ 4x6?

What is going to keep the sound from traveling up out of the building- 2' of fiberglass insulation? Maybe you don't care about sound going up- up and into the sky?
post #71 of 727
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Originally Posted by BassThatHz View Post

First off, only like 1% of the population actually has the ability to understand the fundamental constructs of what I do at a semi-detailed level... for example: as soon as I start talking about asynchronous function pointers and thread contention (just for starters), I see peoples eyes start to glaze over... so I don't even try anymore and everyone that knows me no longer bothers to ask me "what did you do today" wink.gif

Hey, I'm in the 1%! biggrin.gif

I've been working as a software engineer for more than 20 years. And, I have the same problem talking about my job as you do. I've pretty much given up trying to explains my job to friends and family. :sigh:
post #72 of 727
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100amp wiring and data conduit is now laid; and back to work I now go...
post #73 of 727
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I sealed it up to increase the heating efficiency, keep mold out and to keep bugs out and hopefully keep more sound in.
Ok, gotcha.
post #74 of 727
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All the windows have now been removed.
post #75 of 727
So, when does the extension start? Are you doing that yourself or hiring it out?
post #76 of 727
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Status Update: The cement extension has been laid and is in the process of hardening, and the ditch has been filled.
I ripped out the old amp panel. The framing starts on Monday.
My backyard is a puddle of mud right now because it rained. mad.gif

post #77 of 727
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Here's my Wall O' Subs #1


and Wall O' Subs #2.


Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you. biggrin.gif

But unfortunately I never did get around to finishing the second set, one day... one day...
however with two 10kQ clones it may now be within my reach, if I could only afford a 400amp service and a nuclear power plant in my backyard... this hobby is getting a bit out of control!!! redface.gif
post #78 of 727
Why cant you get a 400 amp service? I got mine for free minus the actual meter base. Think I spent around $700 on labor and meter base but electric company provided the power and ran the line for free.
post #79 of 727
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Status Update: Framing is half-way done.
I changed the plans, I'm doing a door-box instead of a hallway.

New Entrance:








post #80 of 727
Ok, full disclosure: I think this is absolutely fkn stupid and an incalculable waste of time, money and other resources in an effort to achieve something that will rarely- if EVER- be used to 50% of its potential.

that said, I wish I was doing it. biggrin.gifwink.giftongue.gifcool.gif

good luck brother, this is going to be 10/10.

James
post #81 of 727
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Why cant you get a 400 amp service? I got mine for free minus the actual meter base. Think I spent around $700 on labor and meter base but electric company provided the power and ran the line for free.

I'm almost 100% certain it has to do with geography.

Some areas will give you the world for free, others, well, have the checkbook handy.


James
post #82 of 727
Progress on the building - very nice.

The 'overkill' subs - excellent.

Those subs in that building - WOW eek.gif

I'm looking forward to seeing this one through.
post #83 of 727
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Ok, full disclosure: I think this is absolutely fkn stupid and an incalculable waste of time, money and other resources in an effort to achieve something that will rarely- if EVER- be used to 50% of its potential.
that said, I wish I was doing it. biggrin.gifwink.giftongue.gifcool.gif
good luck brother, this is going to be 10/10.
James

Actually in all my vids I'm using 100% of the output of the 9 completed subs, most of the time it is either: thermally, excursion, or distortion limited. Hence-why so many of them. That and my room was j-shaped before, which is like, the second-worst acoustical layout possible (next to a cube).
I bleed the 8400watts from my 10kQ clone dry, like it's nothing (Basshead) eek.giftongue.gif
post #84 of 727
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Status Update: The roof is on and the first wall layer is done.

post #85 of 727
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I was thinking of hosting a GTG when I'm done my build (possibly): http://www.avsforum.com/t/1445238/chelan-wa-okanogan-bc-area-gtgs
post #86 of 727
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Huge Update: I got a new door and 95% of the framing is done.

Now I'm going to add a second layer of sound proofing insulation, and then it is dry wall time.

The speed is starting to pick up, it is finally starting to feel like a structure.

Door Box:


Amp Closet:


Room-in-Room:


Old entrance closed off:


New Door, solid core with metal backing.


Door-sweep seal:


1ft thick-ass door frame:


360 degree:
post #87 of 727
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Titanium, 8400watts, 2-ch mode:
post #88 of 727
BUSTED?
“This video contains content from The Harry Fox Agency, INC. (HFA), EMI Music Publishing, Sony ATV Publishing and EMI, one or more of whom have blocked it in your country on copyright grounds."
post #89 of 727
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Big Brother has blocked it from half the world (because they can)... it is still available but you have to proxy in from one of these countries to watch it frown.gif
Isn't the first time, isn't the last time.

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post #90 of 727
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Let's try something more exotic shall we? I bet you $20,000 that BB doesn't have this one on their no-fly list! ha tongue.gifbiggrin.gif


Ah... such 1st-world problems we must deal with!
Meanwhile... in Syria and Ethiopia and other such ...ia's and ...stan's!!! eek.gif
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