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post #91 of 368
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Started on the riser extension Wed at lunch and finished it yesterday at lunch.
I was stuffing the insulation. I put three outlets one on each side and center and one data that way two chairs will plug into the center and one will plug into each side. That will give me an extra plug on each side.

If you look real close you may be able to pick Scott out. I know it is hard since he is wearing his ACUs


post #92 of 368
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next step is the GG and another layer of 3/4 inch T&G on riser floor. This week end I hope to
finish subfloor
finish speaker wires
put the clips on front wall
finish the hat channel on sides and front wall
re run the HVAC if I get the supplies
post #93 of 368
Someday if the Army lets me retire, I'll do something like this. In the mean time, I'll just watch it come together... Looks like it will be great Chief! Can't wait to see the final product.
post #94 of 368
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There is a lot of people on here who do the 5/8 OSB better support the load.

Guess I messed that you were using the OSB. Carry on!
post #95 of 368
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Originally Posted by sage View Post

Someday if the Army lets me retire, I'll do something like this. In the mean time, I'll just watch it come together... Looks like it will be great Chief! Can't wait to see the final product.
:Thanks after 37 years it is time for me to let younger folks like you do it. The Key is buy your retirement home while still on active duty so as to get the easier financing. If you wait to retire than they will want you to have your job for x years to do the mortgage. I will drop my retirement papers a few months after I close on the house rolleyes.gif
post #96 of 368
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prgress report not much. on Sat my Grandson's birthday was a top priority

my litle priss grand daughter. notice the dish washer and range hood

this grand daughter is the bossie one

youngest of 9

here is the cake
http://s629.photobucket.com/user/cw5billwade/media/faimly/Austin%20Bday/20130518_150352.mp4.html
Edited by cw5billwade - 5/20/13 at 7:20am
post #97 of 368
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you can see we did not have anything suitable to hit the piñata with so a level made do. My daughter had to finaly take a gulf club to it

at last some candy and top of my head. My son in law a SSG in the Army gave it a good shake

After the celebration my Wife wanted to go to the Thunder over Augusta celebration which is a tribute to the military followed by almost a half hour of fireworks, the main attraction was the LT Dan Band. It was really nice.

Here is LT Dan and the troops

Really cool video of the parachutist landing
http://s629.photobucket.com/user/cw5billwade/media/faimly/20130518_173458.mp4.html
Edited by cw5billwade - 5/20/13 at 7:07am
post #98 of 368
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Sunday we did get some work done. My wife helped me run the wires for 11.2. I ran 14 gage 4 strand to L,C,R in case I want to power bridge later. I ran 2 strand ever where else and 2 RCA cables to front.

Continued on second layer of OSB on sub floor. The longest time is getting the T&G to mate properly and pounding them into submission. Finished a bucket and decided to call it a day. (had my orders you'r not working late today are you)

Edited by cw5billwade - 5/20/13 at 12:52pm
post #99 of 368
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The dry wall is up in the rest of the house. They did put up two layers of 5/8: between theater and billiard room however they were supposed to wait until I was there for the green glue. O well I have a decoupled wall back there and will have OSB/GG/DW so total of 4 layers with one green glue sandwich.
Here they are in living room which has 13 “ ceilings.That rotor zip tool is dangerous even though I told them not to do inside the media cabinet they did and it took out some speaker wires. Luckly I ran them long and was able to retiver 3-4' from the frount all but the RCA for my base which was DOA

mother in law suite

Edited by cw5billwade - 5/28/13 at 6:09am
post #100 of 368
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I took advantage of the long week end so to speak. The WAF had me knocking off at 1700 Friday and Sat and would only let me go to noon on Sunday. Again with Scott’s and my wife’s help we build the decoupled wall and finished the clips and channel.

IB-3 Clips



1 1/4" space this also showes the 2x8 for the door frame this will allow 4" of treatment on rear wall



post #101 of 368
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I had the electrician do putty pads on the in-law suite (we semi sound proofed it no decoupling just putty pads R13 bats in walls and 5/8” DW on both sides) He also did between billiard room and theater and the fixtures in the garage ceiling. They do hotels so it was nothing for them to do them right after some coaching.

post #102 of 368
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Saturday we removed the HVAC which really got the wife roiling here eyes before I know it Scott was already in the ceiling so we ran 4 ea CAT-5 to stage and projector. Ran 2 HDMI one for projector and one to Billiard side wall for guest over flow and what not (wife what is that for, Me that is so we can watch what is on the projector out here, wife roiling eyes) . We reconfigured the cold air return in the center of the rear wall where I told them to put it in the first place. all of the supplies were just pulled into the attic space. We will cut the holes for the after the ceiling is up and then bring them through.

then it was on to clips and channel you can see what a great job the subs did on the insulation.



I thought I had a pic of the front wall I will take in and put it here
Edited by cw5billwade - 5/28/13 at 6:49am
post #103 of 368
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Sunday no Scott but my Son-in-law helped me. He took care of the crappy insulation job that the subs did while I was caulking inside the theater billiard room wall. Every seam in the drywall they put up had calk liberally applied. Top bottom center and everywhere there was a corner out in the billiard room. 2 ½ tubes latter. LOL good thing Wife was not there her eyes would have roiled back in her head and got stuck there . rolleyes.gif remmember we were on a 1200 dead line so no picks everyone likes my ribs so somehow I ended up on grill duty

this is what makes it worth while

fruit of my labor
post #104 of 368
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Monday started with My Son-in-law Kevin and wife Judy. We hung all of the insulation in the two rear walls. Would have been easier if the subs would have done the billiard room wall like they were supposed to but they did not.

Then we started on OSB on the back.

I forgot to mention Friday Scott and I carried about 25 sheets of 5/8th OSB up stairs. Around lunch time I knew Kevin had to go so we carried the other 20 sheets up. Scott said thanks for doing that when he was not here he had enough on Friday. This was Kevin afterwards
post #105 of 368
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After Kevin left we continued to work on the OSB Judy is a hard worker. My plan is to get the lower portion of the walls done the whole way around the room than when I rent the DW lift we can knock out the ceiling slope wall and the last pieces of the front and rear wall then do the DW/GG on ceiling. Hopefully in one day. We were there until almost 2030 8:30 for you civilians. You can see the HDMI and CAT-6 hanging. Dragging everything out of the truck upstairs and setting up and clean up and taking everything back to the truck always waste a lot of time. I think she appreciates that now.
rear wall

left wall

right wall

This is where my front L/C and 4 CAT-5 + 2ea 20 Amp circuits come in. I will putty pad the back caulk the crap out of them and still route them inside the stage for even more sound protection.

Yesterday Judy stated we do not need a stage. I told her we have to for sound proofing and getting the base off the floor. It helps that my friend’s base rattles the entire house. biggrin.gif
post #106 of 368
Looks like it's gonna be an awesome theater! Do you have any electronics and speakers for it yet or are you still deciding?
post #107 of 368
Wow that is coming around really nicely. Must be fun to have all that help. smile.gif
post #108 of 368
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Originally Posted by JWagstaff View Post

Looks like it's gonna be an awesome theater! Do you have any electronics and speakers for it yet or are you still deciding?
Not yet I am thinking Denon for AMP I already have a Panasonic BRD and I will probably go with the Panasonic 8000 projector more because I already have 6 pairs of glasses from my plasma than anything else. + It is plenty bright and it gets good reviews. Speakers maybe some DYI
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Wow that is coming around really nicely. Must be fun to have all that help. smile.gif
Scott is a true friend and a great help with mad skills. Judy and Kevin are family so do not have much choice.
post #109 of 368
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Quick update worked 3 to 4 hours ever night last week. Goal was to get OSB/GG/DW on lower half of wall so we can rent lift Sat and get all OSB and DW on ceiling done over weekend
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12 footer on DW lift with GG
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Some other pics we got all but about 5 sheets on wall done. Ran out
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post #110 of 368
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Drywall done kind of dark
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post #111 of 368
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Working on HVAC and soffits
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post #112 of 368
Fantastic progress Bill!
post #113 of 368
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thanks Tim would like to be done all construction by end of month so that the builder can paint and put in my carpet.
post #114 of 368
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Started Sunday in the attic above the theater running HVAC
going to front

these will come out just in front of the riser you see the front one crossing over

this is where we moved the return you see the left suply lines

bottom side right middle

front

left

Here is where the theater cold air return is integrated into the 2nd floor unit.


Edited by cw5billwade - 6/13/13 at 6:19am
post #115 of 368
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then we finished the soffit
rear

right corner note the HVAC lines tucked up now

front

in the front we made 7 letter H shaped beams with a hat out of the 2x2 (2x4x16' ripped boards) and then we glued and screwed then to the wall and hat channels above. We then put the ladder on the front


next is to
route electric for lights and outlets
stage
riser steps
columns
post #116 of 368
Looking good and you guys are moving fast.
post #117 of 368
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We try to do a little every day. What takes a lot of time is loading and unloading the truck every day. House will be lockable soon so we can secure tools. That will make it more efficient.
Edited by cw5billwade - 1/24/14 at 1:42pm
post #118 of 368
Are y'all in the house during the day while the paid subs are on site? I thought you were limited to nights and weekends (mostly weekends). You are smoking the progress most of us DIYers make.
post #119 of 368
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Went by house to mark columns and start running electrical through soffits. To my suprise someone already hung dry wall. Wrong of course. Gives me idea of what final look is
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post #120 of 368
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Went by house to mark columns and start running electrical through soffits. To my suprise someone already hung dry wall. Wrong of course. Gives me idea of what final look is
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