1.HVAC Move - More - Baffle Box -
2. H/W Heater Move
3.Sump Pump install
4.Water proofing - and leak!
5.Some framing shots - More - All framed
6.Plumbing - More
7.Soffit tips from Ruben - Some variations - more
8. Crude Sketchup attempts - More
9.CRT PJ Mount preparations - uni-strut mount
10.Rack Stuff - Plan - Rails in - Retrofitting the door - Trimming out - Door up
11. Big Winner
12.Sheet rock up - plastered
13. Blue LED Rope light - Installed
14. Marquee + Crown
15.Lighted Column Design - Roughly cut in - Sconce Cover Construction
16. Obligatory Sand in Stage Shots
17. reworking some of the carpenter's stuff
18.Finishing my coax wires (a tutorial)
19.playroom and Bath complete pics
20. Ripping down mdf/wood for the aborted fabric frames
21. Guess who is moving
23.Fabric cover for soffit bass trap
25.94% Done - 100%
26. Life Goes On - And On - And On
Projector - NEC 6PG+ CRT PJ
Transcoder - NEC 6010 Switcher w/Moome HDMI card
Screen - DIY Wilsonart laminate screen
Speakers - 5 Ascend HTM-200's (B-stock, purchased) 5.1 to start. Wired for 7.1
Sub - HSU STF-2 (purchased, B-stock)
Receiver - Yamaha V661 (didn't want to spend much here while things are in flux)
Amps - 3 Crown 402D amps, got too good a deal.
Sources - PS3 Games/Blu-Ray; Toshiba A-2 - HD-DVD; Sony DHG-HDD250 HD DVR; Monoprice 4-1 HDMI switch
Remote/etc - Harmony 890
Seating - A leather couch with two recliners
The plan is to finish a basement with a H.T., playroom and 3/4 bath. This is not really a DIY job - contractors will do the major build elements (I hope). I plan to do some of the finish work.
The H.T. will be about 17' by 13'. Ceilings are around 7.5' with some ductwork to work around (I think). Theater gets its name from the sump pit that is in the back corner. No floods for me in the 2.5 years I have been in my house, but neighbors were less fortunate. I'll be adding a primary and backup pump.
Sound isolation approach: staggered studs between H.T & Utility room, DD+GG, RSIC on the ceilings. Outlets and speakers in the columns. HVAC, still finalizing my thoughts, trying to work with flex ducts and bends, just need to map it out. Also need to work on my lighting plan.
Accoustic treatment: I have contacted Bpape about helping me with a plan. I intended to emulate the fabric frame look, using dazian janus to cover the frames. My company moved me before I had a chance to implement the accoustic plan.
First challenge: gotta move the furnace and the H/W heater. Builder put them in the cheapest and worst spots. In evaluating bids, it was only a bit more to run a zone per floor as it was to run a zone for the basement and the rest of the house (~2000 Sq ft, two story sideways colonial). So all the existing ductwork in the basement is coming down. The beams run where the lally's are, so the duct work will have to pop under that in places which may ugly it up in spots.