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thats good eatin big!!
post #122 of 800
Thanks Big. That makes a lot of sense. I can see where 4 rows of drywall screws on 16" is way stronger than 3 rows on 24". (I hadn't thought of that before.)

I've learned tons from you in all of your builds. My favorite is the Bacon Race Theater in the Home Theater Book and on here and hope to get my bar/kitchenette looking as good as yours. The massive amount of insights and recomendations are much appreciated! I have a 15-page word document of theater build notes now that includes tons of little pearls of wisdom you have been throwing out like HT Depot, Fusion chairs, Monoprice wires, seat/aisle distances, sound isocatin clips and hat channel, construction techniques, and so forth. I'm rooting for you and GiantsFan and can't wait to see how you guys finish it out and create that jaw-dropping look.
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Wait, is that NY Giants Fan wearing a Jets hoodie?

Why ruin a perfectly good Giants hoodie? As a Patriot fan, I also wear my Jets hoodie when doing drywall work.
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Why ruin a perfectly good Giants hoodie? As a Patriot fan, I also wear my Jets hoodie when doing drywall work.

Lol@ Spaceman.. The Jets seem to always come up short against Brady's bunch, but on the other hand The GMEN continue to ruin the most important sunday of the Patriots year:D
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Big VS The Beam, coming to a theater near you...

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I'm surprised you found a shot without plumber butt.
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I'm surprised you found a shot without plumber butt.
good place to store your pencil ... Pointy side up of coarse smile.gif
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Saturday update on a Saturday for a change.

My hotel believes in bankers hours for their weekend breakfast bar soIi tried the the special at McD, two bacon and egg-white biscuits for $3 and a value coffee $1.



Another day, another skill as NYGF23 mans the big gun.



Today's caption contest. What is NYGF23 trying to tell us. I like caulking as much as _________________________.



Riser supplies doubling as soffit factory.



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We did the AVS traditional blue tape exercise and with a 130 inch wide 2.35 format screen in a 208 inch wide room it produced the normal reactions, Including is it big enough for football?



decisions, decisions.
Edited by BIGmouthinDC - 5/11/13 at 7:10pm
post #129 of 800
Clearly not big enough for football. wink.gif
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Big for the soffits why using steel
Edited by cw5billwade - 5/13/13 at 11:06am
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I've built soffits in just about every conceivable way, MDF versus Drywall, Framed versus Frame-less. in conclusion using steel top and bottom plates with wood uprights turns out to be relatively quick and they are very straight. Overall a winner in labor and material cost. With drywall I can have the local Drywall Finisher make them pretty while I work on my breakfast at home. It also avoids the nasty odors, and really nasty dust required in finishing MDF properly.

Columns will be MDF.
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I've built soffits in just about every conceivable way, MDF versus Drywall, Framed versus Frame-less. in conclusion using steel top and bottom plates with wood uprights turns out to be relatively quick and they are very straight. Overall a winner in labor and material cost. With drywall I can have the local Drywall Finisher make them pretty while I work on my breakfast at home. It also avoids the nasty odors, and really nasty dust required in finishing MDF properly.

Columns will be MDF.


love this idea, anything to minimize the amount of MDF dust is a huge plus. Is the soffit above where the stage will be Straight across also ?. Or are you going going to attach MDF to bottom and create the curve?
post #133 of 800
Lowes or HD have something similar to ProTrak, or is it worth the trip to a drywall distributor? No Menard's here.
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We got the 1 5/8 track at Home Depot.

This soffit over the screen is straight for a change. We are going off an inspirational photo and if it was curved it would probably make the room look smaller as it would pinch in the ceiling in front of the beam.
post #135 of 800
How is the bottom of the drywall being attached to the soffit? Will you be adding a 1x2 to the wall for an attachment point? I like this idea - seems a lot smoother vs the MDF hanging model.
Edited by jjslegacy - 5/12/13 at 6:06pm
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I searched HD's website and didn't see ProTrak. I will look at the store. Thanks.
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I searched HD's website and didn't see ProTrak. I will look at the store. Thanks.

I'm assuming it's this, and the picture is incorrect.
post #138 of 800
I think that linked HD Ware Wall Track is simply a different brand than ProTrak. I haven't googled that Ware product, but that ProTrak looks like a very well engineered product.
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I bought some in NoVA, NYGF23 bought some in Md. Basically the same, but two different brands both from HD.
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How is the bottom of the drywall being attached to the soffit? Will you be adding a 1x2 to the wall for an attachment point? I like this idea - seems a lot smoother vs the MDF hanging model.

A 2x2 got glued and screwed to the wall at a level equal to the ladder. Then today I put on the bottoms of the drywall with glue and screws. Now we are in the middle of running all the appropriate wiring inside the soffit, Installing 15 four inch recessed lights and turning sections into HVAC boots
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

A 2x2 got glued and screwed to the wall at a level equal to the ladder. Then today I put on the bottoms of the drywall with glue and screws. Now we are in the middle of running all the appropriate wiring inside the soffit, Installing 15 four inch recessed lights and turning sections into HVAC boots



Just as I thought - thanks - looks like it's coming along very nicely
post #142 of 800
I was all set to do mdf soffits like Snickers1 until I saw this thread. In favor of less mdf dust I think I'll switch to drywall...

Are you going to use the metal corner bead for the edges?
What caulk was NYGiantsFan23 using between drywall wall/ceiling joints?

thanks in advance
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I was all set to do mdf soffits like Snickers1 until I saw this thread. In favor of less mdf dust I think I'll switch to drywall...

Are you going to use the metal corner bead for the edges?
What caulk was NYGiantsFan23 using between drywall wall/ceiling joints?

thanks in advance

HA!! i don't blame you... but in my case i got a lot of if cut at the store , the only ? i have about doing them in Drywall is how would to the light tray? maybe just using large piece of crown molding and putting the lights in there? which would work fine in this build because they are not doing a curved soffit above the stage,
so if your doing one similar to mine and want a curve above the stage you may have to modify your plan
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Today's caption contest. What is NYGF23 trying to tell us. I like caulking as much as _________________________.



.

I got this as I have the exact same opinion about calking.

I like caulking as much as "I like smashing myself in the head with a hammer"!
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Today's caption contest. What is NYGF23 trying to tell us. I like caulking as much as _________________________.

"I like caulking as much as ....... wait, has anyone seen my hammer?"
post #146 of 800
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I like caulking as much as "I like smashing myself in the head with a hammer"!

...the obvious answer.

This one is better....
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"I like caulking as much as ....... wait, has anyone seen my hammer?"


How about..

HEY! Numbskull. Here. See if this hammer woiks!
Hey, MOE! IT WOIKS! Nyuk nyuk nyuk!
post #147 of 800
BIG - what is the maximum span you'll go with 5/8" or 3/4" material on the underside of the soffit before adding some sort of support to bridge the gap between the wall and the outside edge of the soffit? I would assume about 24" to replicate the same span as 24" o.c. that is used in some construction methods, but curious as to your personal experience.
post #148 of 800
As usual, excellent work! You are all keeping BIG busy these days! Good to see the all-purpose food photos
post #149 of 800
That is hilarious Tlogan...
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