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post #31 of 4397
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Bondsan,

Cool. Those cabinets are nice. My father-in-law and I did the electrical and put up drywall, built a bench, put up heavy duty (the grey stuff) Closetmaid shelving, and put up a few of the white cabinets over the bench from the Depot. That was the Thanksgiving weekend project. After that, I decided it was time to purchase a framing nailer before I continued. It sure came in handy (insert Tim Allen grunt here), since I've gone through like 6000 nails already.

More info on the nailer here:

http://www.deltaportercable.com/Prod...roductID=11542

Bud
post #32 of 4397
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Just got back from Home Depot. I ordered 70 sheets of drywall and some insulation. Going to be delivered on Friday! I know what I'll be doing this weekend!

Bud
post #33 of 4397
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I priced out the rental of a drywall lift at Home Depot, I think it was like 36.00 a day. Since I'm doing the whole basement, that was not going to fly. I tried to call a local tool rental place, but they were apparently closed when I called. Sooooo, being the impulse guy I am, I bought one on ebay last night. There was three hours left on the auction, so I put my bid in through eSnipe and found out I won it this morning. ~120.00 plus shipping (like 100.00). So for about 220, I can keep it as long as I need it, probably two months or so then I'll resell it back on ebay (unless someone here is interested). I'll let you know how it works out.

Bud
post #34 of 4397
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Well, what have I gotten myself into? Actually, this is better than therapy (at least you get a physical workout!). Home Depot just dropped off the drywall and insulation this AM. I'll drag the insulation down later today when its cools down a little. Let the fun begin!





Bud
post #35 of 4397
Looks pretty cool, Bud. 10% off really gets you to move! How long until the lift arrives?
post #36 of 4397
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Dave,

The timing was good, I'm pretty much at that point and now I'm ready to rock! They said the lift would ship within three days of payment, so it may be on its way already. I'm hoping it'll be here next week. Would have been nice to have it for this weekend, but I've got enough stuff (insulation) to keep me busy for a while.

BTW, the 10% was the incentive for having the stuff delivered. It basically covered that cost plus a little. Not sure I wanted to make a 10 trips for drywall in the Suburban, although I probably would have bought the stuff in another week or two and paid shipping regardless!

Bud
post #37 of 4397
Oh, yes you will. You will have plenty to do. Just carrying the drywall to the theater area will be a pretty good work out for you.

Craig
post #38 of 4397
Don't get me wrong, I definitely hustle for a deal. That being said, covering deliver is a worthy deal indeed. Good to know there will be some progress pics to follow in the coming weeks. Have a good holiday.
post #39 of 4397
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Craig,

Yes, for sure. I ordered a pair of drywall carriers, those things that help you get a grip when you carry it. I bought TWO in case I can get one of my neighbors to help. I tried all sorts of gizmos I made to me ro help carry drywall with limited success. I'm hoping these will do the trick. Not bad for $6.00 a piece. I may carry a few down to finish out the equipment rack this week and then focus on insulation the rest of the weekend until the carriers come.



Dave,

I'll be posting pics for sure. Actually with purchases of 299, you get no payments/interest for 6 months as well. I'll go ahead and pay it off, but its nice to have the option!

All,

Have a great and safe Fourth!

Bud
post #40 of 4397
i have a coupon for you
post #41 of 4397
Sorry for the one-liner, I had to get to 5 posts before I can post a URL

I have been looking around on this site for a couple months now, planning my upgrades. Figured I fianlly have something to chime in on.....

FYI, if you have a Lowes near you, FILL OUT THIS FORM on their website. They will send a 10% off any purchase coupon to your email. Use some BS address if you want. Print out as necessary. I have used the same one about 10 times at my local lowes. You can sign up for the same thing at Home Depot. They mail theirs though - - one use only.

My local home depot used to take the lowes coupons too. Haven't been in a while because Lowes is like 1 mile away.

This site is awesome, you guys rock. Thanks for all the info!!
post #42 of 4397
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Hammond,

Thanks, will take a look. HD and Lowes are pretty much across the street from each other.

All,

Most of my insulation is done. Turns out I ordered WAY too much, but I can just return it. I had a question on used faced insulation with IC rated cans. I'm concerned about the paper touching the can. It says on the wrapping that the paper is flammable and do not leave it exposed. I started this thread http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=555572 and was hoping to get an answer so I can finish up the last few bays. Oh and take more pictures of course!

Bud
post #43 of 4397
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Done for today. Spent a few hours yesterday with my Dad and a few hours this AM doing insulation. I have a few more hours of insulation in the HT room, then when the lift is delivered I'll start working on the ceiling in the game room. I still need to make a decision on the projector, when thats done I can finalize cables, positioning drywall and finally begin drywall.

Front wall:


Side wall and entrance to the theater:


Ceiling:


Back wall:


Shot from the game room:


Looks like I still have plenty of installation left, in fact, I'll return all of the R-13 since I have more than enough R-19 left. Each one of those R-19 bundles contains eight batts, so there's 32 left there, plus a few in the HT room on the floor. I bought the R13 thinking I was going to use it in the soffits, but changed my mind.


Bud
post #44 of 4397
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More insulation yesterday, I'm now about 90+% done with the insulation. Drywall lift should be here this week. I think this week will slow down for the next two weeks though. My wife has quarter end close related work to do and I've have to keep the kids out of her hair this week and weekend (we both work out of the house). Next week I'll be in class a few days out of town as well.

I'm playing around with ne IR repeater placement and decided to put it in the front of the cove, I may end up putting it in the ceiling if it doesn't work out where it is. The other will be under the screen somewhere.

Forgot to make the font huge in these pics (its already at 16 point), but you get the point. The wood is at 60 degrees and is a good angle towards the seats.




Bud
post #45 of 4397
Wait, they delivered the drywall to the inside of your garage?!

No one would do that around here even with a signed waiver! I had to carry all 120 sheets in the moment they showed up! (It was misting-turning into rain. Argh!)
post #46 of 4397
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Chirpie,

Yup! Signed a waiver (for the driveway damage) when I bought it. I also wrote on the paperwork, "garage delivery". My driveway is like 200 feet long, so no way I was lugging it down. The guy just used a forklift and dropped it right where you see it (still there by the way). Of course I tipped the guy, although he didn't know that when I asked him to bring it down the driveway. Good thing too, it rained about an hour after that. Now to get it down to the basement....

Bud
post #47 of 4397
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Just a quick update.

Still waiting on the drywall lift. I actually thought it would be here by now, but its not. I did get my drywall carriers, so I plan on moving some drywall this weekend. Looks like they'll work out great.

Borrowed an Optoma projector from a friend and hooked it up last night and watched Sky Captain and Birth. I had an old pair of Infinity speakers I used as the front channels and some in ceiling (Hometech) speakers for the center and the back surrounds (they're for the bar and gameroom). I stapled some painters drop cloth on the windows (I'll be drywalling over these later) and temporarily installed some of the rope light. We're going to watch something tonight with the kids. They're all excited. Here are a few pictures I took today.

Berks, Coasters, no way!


Rope light:


Screen shot:


Bud
post #48 of 4397
Borrowed projector - good choice. Room looks good too. All the different light sources - a lot of atmosphere.
post #49 of 4397
Awesome Bud! Looks like fun. Enjoy the projector in there now before the drywall dust starts flying. You won't want your proj anywhere near the room when that starts. Great progress

reap
post #50 of 4397
Those 10% off coupons are a MUST for this hobby. Used MANY myself.

You guys are killing me when I see how much progress you can make over a really short period of time. Its been ages for me and I haven't gotten as far as a week took you. Slow down and help a guy out!
post #51 of 4397
more pics!
post #52 of 4397
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Originally Posted by heartsurgeon View Post

more pics!

Almost took a few more last night. We blew up one of these queen inflatable beds and the kids (daughter, 4 next month and son, 6 in November) hung out on it. They had a great time. We use Netflix and watched The 7th Voyage of Sinbad last night. Its the one from 1958 and the special effects make it pretty humorous. The kids enjoyed it. We'll probably watch something else tonight, I'll have to take some pictures.

My son asked if we could "watch all our movies down here" and then complained about the "wrinkles" in the screen! Pretty funny... we'll get there....

Bud
post #53 of 4397
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Dave and Reaper, thanks for the encouragement!

Coolhand,

I'm hovering this week, I'll be away on business, but will be back at it next weekend. That gives you a little time to catch up!

I carried down about a third of the drywall yesterday. I figured that would be a good start. Still waiting on the damn lift! I did run some cat5e for my payphone in the gameroom, but that's about it. We did watch a few movies this weekend. It was a good weekend to stay indoors with all the rain from Dennis.....

Bud
post #54 of 4397
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Originally Posted by chinadog View Post

Chirpie,

Yup! Signed a waiver (for the driveway damage) when I bought it. I also wrote on the paperwork, "garage delivery".
Bud

Just a note for others: I think I posted some time ago that if you get the drywall from a local supplier and not a 'retail' like lowes or HD, not only does the price include delivery, but they will carry it to your basement for only a little extra $. I paid an extra $75 and 2 guys had all 70 sheets in my basement in about an hour. All together it still came out less than if I purchased it at lowes.

Same thing goes for insulation. I had the insulation purchased & installed for the same amount as just the material at the local store.

Your theater is coming along great! Love how you have the bar design, very similar to mine. Your thread is reminding me that I need to update my pics!
post #55 of 4397
Very nice, Bud! I've been looking forward to seeing your thread -- glad I found it. Be careful with how much you have that PJ, seating, and screen down there!

Regarding drywall delivery, maybe I was spoiled when doing construction for a few years, but I thought that it was typical to use the crane/forklift for the drywall. We'd usually have the crane push it right through the 2 & 3 story windows -- maybe that's due to the amount of drywall that was delivered though (an entire apartment); glad it was relatively easy on you. Those drywall/plywood carriers are so much better than by hand -- I prefer using one of those alone to having to do it with bare hands with another person, even.

Keep up the good work!
post #56 of 4397
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Neuner and Tim,

Thanks guys! My drywall lift apparently came yesterday (I'm in Poughkeepsie NY until Sat), my wife said the box was pretty damaged. Hopefully the lift was not damaged, I'll find that out saturday afternoon I suppose. The 6.00 hand carrier worked great! I recommend anyone who HAS to carry this stuff to buy one. I'll be bring drywall down in spurts as I need it. I'm trying to keep the area open so I'm not tripping over it or having to move it more than once.

Things should pick up again now that I have the lift. I have a few things to wrap up before I close the walls/ceiling, but I should be able to take care of that this weekend. More pictures to come!

Bud
post #57 of 4397
Good job Bud!!I'm sure it's going to be an awesome theater.

brickie
post #58 of 4397
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Thanks Brickie!

Well, arrived back to town on Saturday to see the box the lift was delivered in. Ouch!


Thankfully all the parts were there. Saturdays Project was to put it together. Seems to work good, the crank/brake mechanism seems to be a little stiff, but works fine. Here it is put together:


I had to cut the grass in the early afternoon then make a HD run for some 2x4s and furring strips to frame out a little more around the windows. I needed to do this to prep the windows for drywall and trim afterwards. There was a large gap from where the framing was around the window and where the drywall and trim need to be. This took a few hours (should have taken a before picture, but I have a window in the HT room I can take a picture of and edit it later).


Well, now that I got the window framed and the lift together, I had to try it out. Did this wall in about 1.5 hours yesterday. Normally you do the ceilings first, but in my case, I have soffits everywhere, so no need to do the ceilings first.


Thats it for now. I expect it'll take me a month to six weeks to drywall a few sheets here or there. I'll post some pictures as I go.

Bud
post #59 of 4397
Quote:
Originally Posted by chinadog View Post

Seems to work good, the crank/brake mechanism seems to be a little stiff, but works fine.
Bud

I find that typical of these things. Just pick up some lubricant can spray (not WD40) and spray the crank, line, and bars. A few lifts up and down and you're good to go.

Looks great, keep it up!
post #60 of 4397
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Chirpie,

Thanks. Will check out your idea.

Well, put some more time in today. In fact, I used up all the drywall I carried down previously (except for the green board). I guess I'll carry some down tomorrow night in preparation for the weekend. Here's a shot of the bar area I worked on tonight:


Bud
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