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post #961 of 1213
so how far down did you actually have to dig? I am pondering an egress window and have been since BIG told me I needed one when I first started my build thread.
post #962 of 1213
Smak:

That's really going to depend on how deep your basement is. Code requires the following:

Window sill height max 44in above floor ('06 IRC 310.1)
Min 20" wide by 24" high AND 5.7 square foot measurement or 5.0 square foot is direct grade access ('06 IRC 310.1.2.3)
Window wells min 9 sq ft & 36 in. min horizontal dimension ('06 IRC 310.2)
Permanent ladder if >44in below grade ('06 IRC 310.2.1)
Ladder may project 6 in into required well space ('06 IRC 310.2x)

Of course, this was drawn from an old code summary book. These may have been updated or may be superceded by local code. Check with your code office for details.
post #963 of 1213
might have to look in to this. While it still wont be right away, I think in the near future. I need to take a break after this summer, the new master bath for the wife, a few new upstairs windows and the roof did a real number, so I am going to save some money up again
post #964 of 1213
Very nice job.
post #965 of 1213
Thread Starter 
Thanks all it was alot of work but well worth the money I saved by doing it myself.

I was lucky, that is the down hill side of the house so the front hole I only had to dig about 3' and about 5' on the back. Like I said before Smak if I had to do it agian I would hire out the sawing.
post #966 of 1213
Wow, w00lly, cutting egress window is the one job that I was considering to do myself but gave up eventually. Very nicely done, trims and window well look very professional, never thought a chain saw could be used to cut concrete wall. Did you also use some brutal force in the process? By brutal force I mean this:


One question tho, why is your window opening inward? I am asking only because my window just like yours but is opening outward.
post #967 of 1213
Thread Starter 
yes there was some major bashing going on but I did score the slugs a bit with the saw so they would break apart a bit easier.

The reason they swing in is the way the screen is attached to the window, when its closed there is no way to get past that steel screen even if the double hung part of the window is open as it is screwed right to the frame.
post #968 of 1213
Scott, great work! I can't believe some of the work you do sometimes.

You've got me worrying about my foam insulation now...
post #969 of 1213
Thread Starter 
Thanks Jason
I just think of all the money I have saved over the years being able to do almost anything I have needed done.
post #970 of 1213
Quote:
Originally Posted by W00lly View Post

Jim

The first hole went pretty smooth, I started with a new chain and it took me about 40 min to cut as I had to keep stopping and going inside to suck up the water that made its way inside. This last Sunday I had my pops over to help me do the other window I thought that since I just got a new chain that it would last cutting both windows, I was wrong about half way through the chain wore out, needless to say that sucked and made finishing the cut with the newest chain the next day a real pain the diamond pads that do the cutting were slightly bigger as the chain had not been worn yet and it kept getting bound I finally got it cut but it was not as pretty as the first cut.

W00lly, the egress windows look great. Did you do any research afterwards to see if that is the normal life expectancy for a chain? I only need to cut one window, but I thought a chain would last a lot longer than that.

I have both a concrete chainsaw and a concrete 'quickie' saw at my disposal. Because you have some experience, I was wondering what you would recommend? Those chains are expensive ($250 - $300 from what I have found) so if the cutoff saw would work just as well I thought that would be the better solution.
post #971 of 1213
looks great!

i know you addressed the drainage issues, but have you actually tested it with your garden hose (run it in the wells and stand by your sump to see if it makes it there)....better to know now with fresh water than later with storm run-off at the worst possible time.
post #972 of 1213
Thread Starter 
Brian
There are 3 grades of chains and I bought the low end chain the first time around to save a few bucks well needless to say I ran into a piece of rebar that was bent sideways that wore the chain out much faster the second chain I bought was the middle grade and it wore much better.
post #973 of 1213
Thread Starter 
longtimelurker

When cutting the holes I probably put 20 to 30 gallons of water down there easy. We have 2 sump pits in our basement and have only had a slight bit of water in one pit in over 6 years. I'm sure now that I have tied directly into the drain tile there will be alot more from the window wells.
post #974 of 1213
Quote:
Originally Posted by W00lly View Post

Thanks Jason
I just think of all the money I have saved over the years being able to do almost anything I have needed done.

I hear you! I've saved LOTS of money doing most of the work myself. I have like $12k into my entire basement, including the screen.
post #975 of 1213
Scott,

Gotta start by saying WOW, GREAT JOB. I have spent that last 2 hours reading your entire thread on the build. Unreal.

I have a RUSTIC theater completed with a 2:35 to 1 screen (110") as well. I noticed on page 27 of your thread that you had to manually use the lens shift on the 4000 to move the position up or down when you go from 16X9 to 2:35. I have to do this as well each and every time and still have not figured it out yet. I have the projector mounted a little below the top of the screen about 15' away. Any ideas as to what I did or am doing wrong? I think I need a professional out here to fully adjust and set the projector up.

Again, the theater is unreal and to make it even better it was a DIY job. Congrats again on the build. Phenomenal job.

Ron
post #976 of 1213
Thread Starter 
Thxs Ron its been alot of work and its still not finished

what I ended up doing was tilting my projector down just a bit in the front using my mount once I had zoomed so that it lined up with the screen then went back out to 16:9 and readjusted with lens control in the menu till I had it lined back up. I do plan on getting a high end anamorphic lens this next summer as I do lose some sharpness and light zooming out to fill the 12' screen
post #977 of 1213
Thx Scott, I appreciate it. Again, wonderful job on the theater. I have found myself re-reading the entire thread all over again. Quite impressive.

Ron
post #978 of 1213
Looking great Woolly! Finally opened my eyes and saw your thread build in your sig.

Is that screen a 2.40:1?
post #979 of 1213
Thread Starter 
Smx 2.35
post #980 of 1213
Quote:
Originally Posted by W00lly View Post

Smx 2.35

Very Nice!
post #981 of 1213
I was just flipping through the build thread, and saw SHOs comment on people not calling back for job quotes.

It gets ridiculous after some time. Drywall: 1/3 called back. Cabinet finishing: 1/2 called back. Cabinet build: 1/3 called back.

Maybe Omaha just has WAYYYY too many people busy.

At least the contractors I have turned out good!


On another note, I'm wishing I had an AT screen and a bigger basement/house to slowly build a theater.

Also, how many people took out permits?
post #982 of 1213
Thread Starter 
Today I was out looking for Sherman Williams to get myself a cordless graco sprayer to paint my doors and trim as I was searching around for it I got turned around so I pulled into this business to turn around as I pulled around I hit this short super heavy duty little pole that was like 3 foot tall and bent over it was like a foot from the curb out in the parking lot I didn't even see it when I pulled into the parking lot. Needless to say it ruined my day and I'm sure many others to as it looked freshly painted.

This about made me cry Lucky my insurance company rocks as I dropped it off at the body shop about 2 hours after I did this.







post #983 of 1213
Ouch Scott, that sucks! I can feel that sort of damage from here!
post #984 of 1213
Thread Starter 
Its been almost 5 hours and it still makes me sick to think about it I better go do some painting and not worry about it. Its going to cost me $750 out of pocket to fix so thats not to bad as I'm sure thats at least 5k damage if not more
post #985 of 1213
At least Ford's are tough enough to take a hit and get you back home
post #986 of 1213
OUCH! That really stinks......I guess your summer mowing rates just went up.....LOL
post #987 of 1213
Not only the expense, but the hassle, aggrevation and time investiment. Like we need more things to take our attention. Sorry to hear of the accident. There's some "flex poles" at our local Walgreens that have scratched my truck several times. They just aren't placed right, much like your favorite pole.
post #988 of 1213
Thread Starter 
I just showed my wife the pictures and she is saying 7 to 10k to fix it we will see I guess thats why we pay for insurance.

I'm going back to the area tomorrow and find Sherman Williams and get that paint sprayer I saw them at lowes a while back and thought how awesome it would work for painting trim and doors. I dug around a bit and found some youtube videos of the graco in action. will post some action photo's after I try it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeZbX...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnueA9T-lbY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38ZNgoYz8MA
post #989 of 1213
Ouch, that really sucks. Reminds me of when I was sixteen, borrowed my brother's car to make some money delivering newspapers or flyers or something, and whanged the door on a pole backing out of a parking spot. So much for making a little extra money.
post #990 of 1213
Quote:
Originally Posted by W00lly View Post

Today I was out looking for Sherman Williams to get myself a cordless graco sprayer to paint my doors and trim as I was searching around for it I got turned around so I pulled into this business to turn around as I pulled around I hit this short super heavy duty little pole that was like 3 foot tall and bent over it was like a foot from the curb out in the parking lot I didn't even see it when I pulled into the parking lot. Needless to say it ruined my day and I'm sure many others to as it looked freshly painted.

This about made me cry Lucky my insurance company rocks as I dropped it off at the body shop about 2 hours after I did this.

same crap happened to me when I went to SF for a weekend trip and for the first time I decided not to pay the additional insurance since I never have been in accident - sure enough - 40 minutes into my vaca and I hit this 3 foot pole leaning..didnt even see it since it was on the passenger side..SOBiscuit...I learn my lessons
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