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Ruben - What are the rough dimensions this room will fit in?
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Originally Posted by SmX View Post

Hello Friends,
its been a long time. I am getting ready to sell my house so I m going to break down the world famous SandManX Movie Theater and sell it.

Hope all is well with you. World famous is an understatement.
post #3693 of 3744
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Originally Posted by TMcG View Post

Ruben - What are the rough dimensions this room will fit in?

From post #1:
"The finished inside room dimensions will be 20' x 16' x 8.5" ceiling"
Add some space for the actual construction and you will have an idea before he responds.
post #3694 of 3744
Sucks to sell a place after working you ass off in it for so long, huh? I can relate....but gives me another opportunity to build another and a better one. smile.gif Hope all is well with you Ruben. Trying to get to CEDIA again this year through work, maybe I'll see you there again.

Bud
post #3695 of 3744
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Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

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Would it have helped if I put smileyface after it?

For the record. That never helps.
post #3696 of 3744
Any pricing info yet?
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Originally Posted by tbraden32 View Post

Any pricing info yet?

If you have to ask you can't afford it. smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif
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that is sad news eek.gif
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Originally Posted by nebrunner View Post

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Originally Posted by tbraden32 View Post

Any pricing info yet?

If you have to ask you can't afford it. smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif

You have to ask in order to buy...!

If not how in the heck can I write a check or bring my suit case of Ben's with me?
post #3700 of 3744
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Originally Posted by tbraden32 View Post

You have to ask in order to buy...!
If not how in the heck can I write a check or bring my suit case of Ben's with me?

This is very true, only a fool would just say 'I don't care what it costs, just give it to me!'. Besides anyone with that much money would likely just commission their own custom built theatre...
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IMHO after thinking about this and going back and reviewing the construction details, It would be far easier and cheaper to just strip out the insides of the theater down to the drywall and reassemble inside a new room built to the exact original dimensions. Think about this 16 ft wall over 8 ft tall, first it won't fit in any door except a garage door. It has overlapped double layers of drywall with Green Glue. It will weigh about 750 lbs so loading, unloading and transporting it isn't going to be easy. Then you need a pretty big truck. It would far easier to run down to the store and pick up some faming lumber and drywall and throw together a room. That way it would also fit in someones basement as the inside finishes can probably fit through a door and down a stair.

Also recall that the walls were originally one height with room within a room ceiling joists added at the top. Later it was decided that the room should be taller and the joists removed, Drywall and GG was added to the original garage ceiling and short wall sections fitted on top of the original framed walls. What this means is that the room comes without a ceiling, I know small point but another argument for just starting with a new wall and ceiling built to correct dimensions.

I think Ruben is looking for offers, Anyone buying it, I'm available for hire to try to put it back together. I do have a passport.
Edited by BIGmouthinDC - 7/15/12 at 10:55am
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Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

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Would it have helped if I put smileyface after it?

For the record. That never helps.

smile.gif
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

Think about this 16 ft wall over 8 ft tall, first it won't fit in any door except a garage door. It has overlapped double layers of drywall with Green Glue. It will weigh about 750 lbs so loading, unloading and transporting it isn't going to be easy.

The wall was actually so heavy that it had to be cut down into sections in order to be installed!
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Originally Posted by SmX View Post


Hardest?

The Heavy work. Like trying to lift a double layered Dywall Wall off the floor and get it in position on Top of blue foam. This was a Stagger Studded Wall that was 16' x 8' that was movable without drywall. We had to double Drywall and GG the outer side first in order to put it against the garage door. Well we figured to lay it flat on the floor, propped up a bit and enough guys could lift it. Well we were Dead wrong. We had 4 guys (I'm a real big dude) and it would not budge. We also had no way to get any lift in position as well. So we had to cut the Wall in sections to put it in position after all that. So from that point on we made all the walls in 8 foot sections.
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CHAPEAU !!!

Im speechless...Just AMAZIG whats goin on here, and how much work it was.

I wish you and your Family all the best and may the the force be whit you redface.gif)

creets from Germany

Stevie
Matrix Cinelounge
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So let's see if I understand what's going. I have been trying to contact SMXscreen for a quote in the past 2 months. No one got back to me until last week. He asked me the size and the projector that I will be using with the screen. I replied but haven't heard from him. Then there are people having similar problem and support issues with SMXSCREEN. Now, Ruben has to sell his place? Is there any relationship between the two?
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Originally Posted by HDLife View Post

So let's see if I understand what's going. I have been trying to contact SMXscreen for a quote in the past 2 months. No one got back to me until last week. He asked me the size and the projector that I will be using with the screen. I replied but haven't heard from him. Then there are people having similar problem and support issues with SMXSCREEN. Now, Ruben has to sell his place? Is there any relationship between the two?
Just because people are selling their homes it doesn't mean they HAVE to sell their home, some people get bored with their homes after a few years and most certainly after a decade or more. With Ruben I think it's more about being sick of the same ole, same ole. He's pretty adventurous and was actually out here on the west coast playing around in waterfalls and mountains with me for a couple weeks late summer and I think he's just looking for a change of scenery and lack of same weather and mosquitos 364 days a year. I also think SmX evolved into much more than home theater type stuff, not sure since we didn't talk shop too much but I thought it went to more of a commercial screen company several years ago.
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Originally Posted by HDLife View Post

So let's see if I understand what's going. I have been trying to contact SMXscreen for a quote in the past 2 months. No one got back to me until last week. He asked me the size and the projector that I will be using with the screen. I replied but haven't heard from him. Then there are people having similar problem and support issues with SMXSCREEN. Now, Ruben has to sell his place? Is there any relationship between the two?

How are you contacting them, phone or email? (Try both) I called them and talked to Ruben directly, and the sales staff took it from there. They could just be really busy.
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I think it's far more than one poster. I was trying to order one and multiple dealers informed me they had unfulfilled orders for months and warned against ordering. I also had people PM me on here when I said I was interested and we chatted for almost two months as they awaited for unfulfilled orders to come in.

I think if you get a screen, it's not initially defective, then you'll probably not need service over the life of it. And I've heard good things about SmX screens but ya gotta be able to get one...
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Originally Posted by SKINSnCANES View Post

I think it's far more than one poster. I was trying to order one and multiple dealers informed me they had unfulfilled orders for months and warned against ordering. I also had people PM me on here when I said I was interested and we chatted for almost two months as they awaited for unfulfilled orders to come in.

I think if you get a screen, it's not initially defective, then you'll probably not need service over the life of it. And I've heard good things about SmX screens but ya gotta be able to get one...

Hmmmm.... The two posts you were referring to didn't hang around long smile.gif
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There's plenty more on the smx thread and Seymour thread. I guess I have to read posts from my email notifications before they're deleted lol
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LOL! biggrin.gif
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Hi,

I'm trying to find out the speaker grill fabric type/ colour Ruben used in this build, but it doesnt seem to be mentioned anywhere in the build thread. I think it would suit my build perfectly.

Anyone know what exactly which fabric grill cloth was used?

Would really appreciate it!

Thanks,

Steve
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Considering what has happened to SMX and Ruben thread should be locked.
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Originally Posted by darbear View Post

I am starting a case against Ruben if anyone has filed a report already and has a case number please forward it to me due to the fact that numerous people have been screwed makes it a criminal case not just cival which could mean jail time

You've got a DA interested?
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So where can I find out what has happened to SMX... ?

Anyway to get additional screen material?
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Originally Posted by Al Sherwood View Post

So where can I find out what has happened to SMX... ?

Anyway to get additional screen material?
Check the SMX thread in the screen forum. Nobody is going to hear from them again without the assistance of their lawyer.
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Originally Posted by auburnu008 View Post

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Originally Posted by Al Sherwood View Post

So where can I find out what has happened to SMX... ?

Anyway to get additional screen material?
Check the SMX thread in the screen forum. Nobody is going to hear from them again without the assistance of their lawyer.

??? What happened ??
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pix are gone frown.gif
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pix are gone frown.gif

That's because they were hosted by SMX and SMX is gone.
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Many pictures are showing up for me. There have been guys who have downloaded and saved the thread to disk if it ever does really totally disappear.
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

Pictures are showing up for me. There have been guys who have downloaded and saved the thread to disk if it ever does really totally disappear.

 

I think he is referring to the pictures of the finished theater from the first thread.

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