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post #241 of 469
I don't know about the magnets (I will look into them for my own column grill covers) but if you use the heavy duty velcro you can purchase from Lowe's or HD, and you use enough, IT WILL NOT RATTLE. The stuff is like super glue.

Spectacular looking room!!
post #242 of 469
Yep - I used that heavy duty velcro from HD in a few spots and it works very well.
post #243 of 469
x2 on the velcro
post #244 of 469
Would work too. I've used these: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009JCV2C/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

with the disc magnets, you can countersink them to get a flush fit. Not sure how well that would work with Velcro (i'm assuming a flush fit is more desirable)
post #245 of 469
Thread Starter 

Hey gang I need some SERIOUS help on my PJ hush box.  Below is a mock up.  We mocked up the left and right side differently to see which we liked better.  On the left shows the box going to the ceiling and the coffer beam would die into the front of the box.  On the right side the coffer beam goes to the back wall and the box does not go all the way to the ceiling.

 

This mockup sits to low but gets the PJ the same height as the screen.  The final version would need to be higher.  I would like it to be the same height as the bottom of the soffit.  I am working with GetGray to see how high I can go with my lens & PJ.  So my questions for the forum are as follows:

 

1)  Would you recommend a hush box in my room?  I have worked so hard to keep the room quiet and cool so it seemed like a logical choice.  But is it visually not a good fit with the cofferd ceiling and the other things I have going on?
 
2) I am very excited about my PJ setup of the Sim2 LUMIS & Cineslide with ISCO lens.  Would you hang it with out the box as a visual feature?  I know its subjective as some like the speakers & equipment showing and some like them hidden.
 
3) If I did the box do you like the left or right example better?
 
I need to come to a decision pretty quick so we can finish the coffered ceiling.

 

THANKS FOR THE ASSIST!!

 

post #246 of 469
I think the floating box will be neet. I am not sure of your projector choice yet but make sure if you raise the center of the lens above the screen that you can adjust the image down!!! Also the box needs to be designed to acomadate the intake and exhaust of what ever your final choice is.
post #247 of 469
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Originally Posted by avtexan View Post

 I am very excited about my PJ setup of the Sim2 LUMIS & Cineslide with ISCO lens.  Would you hang it with out the box as a visual feature? 

I'd put a spot light on it, if it were mine :-)

Personally, unless it's noisy, I'd make a box that hides the mounting hardware and cable outlets (so it looks like it's fixed flush to the ceiling/trim)
post #248 of 469
Hey Texan - I also like the floating box on the right.

And I also went to substantial lengths to keep my room quiet, and then did not build a hushbox for my PJ. It is probably my biggest HT build regret and is definitely going to be a future upgrade. My projector is not particularly loud (Runco LS-5) but I would be much happier without the fan noise.
post #249 of 469
Thread Starter 

I got a solid day in the theater today.  All of the electric in the theater is done.  We still have to wire the Lutron wall box power modules and do some programing and that will be done.  There is a good chance for the trim work to be done this week.  I would love to stain the following week and get carpet the week after that.  I am ready for the big push to the finish.

 

Now the hardest part of the build.......I MUST NOT PLUG IN THE PJ, I MUST NOT PLUG IN THE PJ, I MUST NOT PLUG IN THE PJ!!!!!

 

 

post #250 of 469
It's just a tiny plug... it can't do any harm if you just insert it, can it?







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post #251 of 469
I installed mine and belive it or not it put me into high gear to finish the screen and the media room LOL
post #252 of 469
Wait until all dust has cleared. Patience, you are almost there.
post #253 of 469
Thread Starter 

I got some good time in the theater after work today and the insulation in the coffered ceiling is done.  Hopefully we can get the bottoms on in the next couple of days and it will be done.  I am SUPER happy with the way the ceiling has turned out.

 

I ordered rope light from 1000bulbs and it should be here tomorrow and I can install that as well.  Now if I can choose sconces I will be a happy man!

 

 

Below is the frame for the PJ & Cineslide base.  The bottom will be 2 layers of 3/4" PW.  It should be plenty strong.  We added some insulation before we added the bottom.

 

 

Here is the PJ base closed up.  I decided to try the PJ without a hush box to see how it does.   I have the same concerns as AirBenji about the noise but after talking with GetGray I think it is worth a try.  I think the PJ and Cineslide will look pretty sweet!

 

I trimmed the 2" conduits and will sheetrock patch the two on the far left.  The far right conduit is for low voltage.  The design of the base is designed so that I can easily add a hush box down the line.  I would extend the sides of the PJ base as needed.  I would drill out the sheetrock to reveal the other 2 conduits for intake and exhaust.  If it worked out the added bottom would be removable and would allow easy service.  We will see.....

 

Here is a 3D model that GetGray put together of what the PJ and Cineslide will look like attached to the base.  GetGray has been a HUGE help with the setup & design.  Thanks Scott!!


Edited by avtexan - 10/29/13 at 9:26pm
post #254 of 469
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Originally Posted by avtexan View Post

I got some good time in the theater after work today and the insulation in the coffered ceiling is done.  Hopefully we can get the bottoms on in the next couple of days and it will be done.  I am SUPER happy with the way the ceiling has turned out.

Here is the PJ base closed up.  I decided to try the PJ without a hush box to see how it does.   I have the same concerns as AirBenji about the noise but after talking with GetGray I think it is worth a try.  I think the PJ and Cineslide will look pretty sweet!
Coffers look really great Everyone who sees mine loves them. If your PJ has an eco mode like the AE8000 than you will be good to go I barely hear the fan at all standing on the ladder next to the PJ. Even on normal lamp it is not that loud
Edited by cw5billwade - 10/30/13 at 11:06am
post #255 of 469
Thread Starter 
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Coffers look really great Everyone who sees mine loves them. If your PJ has an eco mode like the AE8000 than you will be good to go I barely hear the fan at all standing on the lader next to the PJ. Even on normal lap it is not that loud

Thanks cw5billwade. My PJ does have a Eco mode and I should be able to use it for most of the bulb life. I may use high lamp for sports when some lights are on but the noise floor will be much higher then and it should be fine........fingers crossed.
post #256 of 469
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Originally Posted by avtexan View Post

I got a solid day in the theater today.  All of the electric in the theater is done.  We still have to wire the Lutron wall box power modules and do some programing and that will be done.  There is a good chance for the trim work to be done this week.  I would love to stain the following week and get carpet the week after that.  I am ready for the big push to the finish.

Now the hardest part of the build.......I MUST NOT PLUG IN THE PJ, I MUST NOT PLUG IN THE PJ, I MUST NOT PLUG IN THE PJ!!!!!




That will be one beautifully thrown picture on a 120" wide screen! I viewed the Lumis on 12ft screen.......it was bright and punchy.............obviously, a projector I covet!!! biggrin.gif

Problem was/is............my wife's sewing room, and my wife's appliances!!! Seems silly that wife's sewing gear has hit the pocket book almost as hard as our theater!!! eek.gif

Congrats on the projector...............................truly my favorite of all projectors I demoed!! wink.gif
post #257 of 469
And, on a relatively smaller screen, he should be able to go low power and full iris on, giving a outstanding CR while still being bright. Should be beautiful.
post #258 of 469
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by doublewing11 View Post


That will be one beautifully thrown picture on a 120" wide screen! I viewed the Lumis on 12ft screen.......it was bright and punchy.............obviously, a projector I covet!!! biggrin.gif

Problem was/is............my wife's sewing room, and my wife's appliances!!! Seems silly that wife's sewing gear has hit the pocket book almost as hard as our theater!!! eek.gif

Congrats on the projector...............................truly my favorite of all projectors I demoed!! wink.gif

 

Thanks, I can't wait to light it up.  I am getting closer and closer.

post #259 of 469
Thread Starter 

I got a couple of hours in the room again tonight and finished the return register.  I don't know why I have been putting it off for so long.  I thought it was going to be a bear to get it up there.  Typically that's how it goes...the hard stuff is easy and the easy stuff is hard.

 

I already had the chimney built.  2 layers of 3/4" OSB with GG for the bottom and 2x4 and 3/4" OSB with GG for the sides.  I added some GG to the bottom before I connected it to the joist muffler.  I connected the flex duct to a 10" starting collar and screwed it to the chimney.

 

I caulked (made a mess) the 1/4" gap around the chimney that we left when we sheetrocked.  I need some black insulation and a grill and it is done.

 

post #260 of 469
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Originally Posted by doublewing11 View Post

Problem was/is............my wife's sewing room, and my wife's appliances!!! Seems silly that wife's sewing gear has hit the pocket book almost as hard as our theater!!! eek.gif
There is a good reason for that we got to keep them happy with their toys so we can buy ours LOL biggrin.gif
post #261 of 469
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There is a good reason for that we got to keep them happy with their toys so we can buy ours LOL biggrin.gif

But a $15,000 sewing machine? Heck, that would have been enough for my Plats! biggrin.gif

Sorry.........guilty of thread hijacking......
post #262 of 469
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Originally Posted by doublewing11 View Post

But a $15,000 sewing machine? Heck, that would have been enough for my Plats! biggrin.gif

Sorry.........guilty of thread hijacking......

my wife inherited a five figure sewing machine from her late aunt. Pretty impressive what it does.

FYI, her late aunt is also responsible for the diamonds in her wedding ring so pretty cool lady all the way around smile.gif
post #263 of 469
Given what I know mid-4-figure machines can do... one with 5 I would expect to be able to tell "shirt, size medium" otherwise I can imagine what more it could do...
post #264 of 469
I am curious to know who makes a "5-figure sewing machine"
post #265 of 469
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I am curious to know who makes a "5-figure sewing machine"

First of all..........apologies to avtexan for hijacking his thread..............

Since I pay the bills..........one Bernina 880 + sewing table was well over that number! eek.gif

Please.........let's nip this one in the bud and let avtexan keep us updated on his build...........

Once again, sorry....................
post #266 of 469
Roger that
post #267 of 469
Thread Starter 

I did not get a bunch done in the room this weekend but I did tie up a couple of loose ends.  I also picked the Blue-ray player (Oppo BDP-103), Popcorn machine (Paragon Contempo 8oz), DAC (NAD D 1050) and the sconces .  We have been working on the sconces for some time and finally found some that both of us like and fit the room.  The trouble was finding ones for the rear that were not to low to hit your head and not to tall to leave a flashlight beam on the ceiling.

 

Below is where the sconces will go.  We decided to use a smaller wall washer in the front and in the rear.  The front sconces are on a separate zone and can be turned off during a movie.  We are using the larger sconce in the middle section.  We have already built the 2" deep boxes for the sconces to be mounted to.  We left the Romex long to give some placement flexibility.

 

Front and rear wall washers

 

Middle wall sconce

post #268 of 469
Look like a great match for the room.
post #269 of 469
Thread Starter 

The coffered ceiling is done!!!!  I am really happy with the way it turned out.

The exposed sheetrock that is painted burgundy will eventually be a faux leather texture.

What do we think??

 

View from the back of the room:

 

 

View from the front of the room:

 

My best attempt of a pic of the rope lights inside the coffers.

post #270 of 469
Nice! So where did you land on the distance between the crown molding and the ceiling?
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