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post #601 of 958
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Don't worry, honey... It'll just be medical experiments for the lot of 'em!

Financial problems solved.


bonus: name the movie reference

yay... thread post 600!
post #602 of 958
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bonus: name the movie reference

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
post #603 of 958
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Don't worry, honey... It'll just be medical experiments for the lot of 'em!

Financial problems solved.


bonus: name the movie reference

yay... thread post 600!

how was ordering from projector people?
post #604 of 958
Jamis, with "home videos" like that you might want to rotate the screen and projector 90 degrees :P (Just teasin you of course)
Love the work you have done. I am still waiting to buy a home, hopefully have room to do a mini version similar to yours.
Matt
post #605 of 958
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how was ordering from projector people?

They were fantastic!
post #606 of 958
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I have an update!

Given how long it's been taking Jason (mn_hokie) to finish his screen wall, I felt I needed start and finish a new theater related project in an attempt to motivate him.

Yesterday I took a trip to ole Big Blue and picked up some romex, an old work box, and an under cabinet hardwired convenience box with outlet. I still had a few leftover black switches, wall plates, rope light, etc.... so I finally got around to installing the under cabinet light in my HT kitchenette.

I cut a hole for the new switch (the one by the paper towel roll), drilled a hole though the base of the cabinet and ran a short piece of romex between the two. I then ran a longer piece of romex from the new hole through the equipment closet behind the kitchenette to another existing outlet. I then put in the old work box, wired up the convenience box, hooked up the switch, and tied the longer romex run into the existing outlet.

After that, it was just a matter of hooking and securing up the rope light.

It came out pretty well. The convenience box is more obvious in the pictures than it is in person due to the lower perspective of the camera (low tripod). A standing adult will not see it at all. The pictures were taken with the pass-through lights off (which give off a good deal of the light in the kitchenette).

The one downside I've found is that when the light is on, you can really see the reflection of it in the granite (including the rope light patter, cords, and convenience box). Not a big deal, but not ideal either.









post #607 of 958
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They were fantastic!

Great i ordered will be here on tuesday. were did you get the SMX from? do you think you could have went with a bigger screen?
post #608 of 958
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Great i ordered will be here on tuesday. were did you get the SMX from? do you think you could have went with a bigger screen?

I got the screen from SMX directly. It is their proline fixed frame screen + cineweave material.

I could not have gone any bigger on the screen due to the ceiling height and soffits. I am glad that I went as big as I could and that I went 2.35:1
post #609 of 958
Nice work Jamis! If it really bothers you, you could always paint that little box the same color as your wall. I think it looks fine though.
post #610 of 958
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For those in the New England area on May 30th, I have decided to throw caution to the wind and host a HT meet. This should give me some motivation to actually finish a few of those last remaining projects.

Details here:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1139122
post #611 of 958
Wish we were closer

I have a friend in Boston. Its a riot talking to him on the phone! I should hop in a 'caa' and drive over, and maybe stop off at a 'baa' and grab a drink.
post #612 of 958
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Wish we were closer

I have a friend in Boston. Its a riot talking to him on the phone! I should hop in a 'cah' and drive over, and maybe stop off at a 'bah' and grab a bee-ah.

Corrections made.
post #613 of 958
hopefully the bruins will still be playing hockey that time of year for you
post #614 of 958
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Corrections made.

That sounds more like it
post #615 of 958
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UPS dropped off the materials for my next project...





2'x4'x2" acoustical cotton panels for behind my screen wall. More pics after installation including a few of how exactly I built my screen wall (I've been meaning to do that)...

I plan to use the spray adhesive method.
post #616 of 958
For some reason Jamis, I thought you had linacoustic behind there already?
post #617 of 958
Ok, so now I feel like the race is on for me to finish mine
post #618 of 958
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For some reason Jamis, I thought you had linacoustic behind there already?

I had talked about it... but never did it.

It will be interesting to see how different the room sounds.
post #619 of 958
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Ok, so now I feel like the race is on for me to finish mine

Heh... you don't stand a chance if past performance is any indicator.
post #620 of 958
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Ok, so now I feel like the race is on for me to finish mine

As long as you manage to finish before me, you'll be doing ok. I just got around to actually building a screen, so it will probably be another couple months before I have the courage to tackle fabric panels.
post #621 of 958
Problem #1: Possibly seeing the convienence plug.

Solution: Cut a hole in the bottom of the cabinet and put it INSIDE the cabinet.

Problem #2: reflection from the granite showing your rope light's dirty little secret.

Solution:
Something like this cover.. ?
post #622 of 958
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Originally Posted by Mr_Mike_P View Post

Problem #1: Possibly seeing the convienence plug.

Solution: Cut a hole in the bottom of the cabinet and put it INSIDE the cabinet.

Problem #2: reflection from the granite showing your rope light's dirty little secret.

Solution:
Something like this cover.. ?


Thanks for the suggestions...

I had considered putting a layer of some translucent material over the rope light, though it hasn't bothered me nearly enough to actually do it. I know Lowes/HD sell it in the drop ceiling aisle.

I also considered putting the convenience plug inside the cabinet as well, but I like the current solution. It would have to be in some prime cabinet space and well.. my humidor goes there! Plus, you don't see the box unless you bend down or are under 5' tall.
post #623 of 958
You could always switch to puck lights instead of rope lights and put skins on the bottom of the cabinets only cutting out a circle for the puck light to poke through.
post #624 of 958
Put some bottles of champagne/wine/liquor on the counter top and you'll never see the rope light
post #625 of 958
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In all honesty though... overall I'm happy with the way the rope light turned out. Even pucks or other fixtures would also show up in a refection. My complaints are very minor.

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In all honesty though... overall I'm happy with the way the rope light turned out. Even pucks or other fixtures would also show up in a refection. My complaints are very minor.

Well stop complaining about them then, Mister! Honestly though with the skins you don't really care if you can see them in the counter top as they look built-in since the skins will match the finish on your cabinets.

More than likely the reflective qualities of the granite will dull over time with use anyway, so it's probably all a non-issue!
post #627 of 958
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A few before shots, including a couple showing how my screen wall is built.


As I've said before, I created four 2x4 'boxes' and fastened them to the back wall and floor. One on each side and two towards the middle. I also placed a piece of plywood between the two middle ones to create a table on which I put my center channel speaker. I then attached the GOM wrapped panel to the boxes with industrial strength velcro.






Before:



After (I didn't realize there were a few gaps until i took the picture. The flash really shows everything!):

post #628 of 958
What are the details on your 2x4 acoustical panels? Supplier etc.
post #629 of 958
Looks good Jamis! Have you had a chance to give it a listen? Sound better than before?
post #630 of 958
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What are the details on your 2x4 acoustical panels? Supplier etc.

This is the exact product from the place I bought it. Interestingly enough, the website says the 2"x2'x4' material has an NRC of 1.05 but the quote I got says 1.15. Even at 1.05 it's pretty close (if not slightly better) to OC703 in performance but without the fibers/dust or the need to cover it with GOM.

http://asiproaudio.com/echo_eliminator.htm
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