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post #1741 of 1806
Thread Starter 
That's how we roll....
post #1742 of 1806
That's awesome, Tony! For a second there I thought you were just going to get the boys to hold up the counter.
post #1743 of 1806
Ummmmm.......Just what kind of load were you expecting to support? Sheesh talk about overkill! Nice find though.

Glad to see you still visit your thread once in a while.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1744 of 1806
Thread Starter 
This weekend was SOOOOOO NICE! And needed. It's been months since I've done any housework and this weekend I not only installed this I-beam, but I got the upstairs kitchen painted too!

The beam went in easy enough. Hard to get in a photo with it so dark. See what you can make out.



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post #1745 of 1806
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Originally Posted by RTROSE View Post

Ummmmm.......Just what kind of load were you expecting to support?

Id say that beam is probably necessary to support dinner! You've clearly never been to an event where LSU fans have been in attendance. Those guys know how to throw a meal together.
post #1746 of 1806
OK - Tony; bring on the concrete !
post #1747 of 1806
I would like to report that I have finally finished reading this thread in its entirety...Whew!!!!!! Tony, this is fan-friggin-tastic!!! I am closing on a house on 4-13 and will begin my build ASAP and hope to steal (ahem...integrate) a few of your ideas/concepts. Can't wait to see your finished project. I say...take your time it ain't going anywhere. And because of that stance I take, my projector will not go onto the ceiling until it absolutely has to Keep up the work and thanks for all the info from you and the others here. I'm off to read some more threads for now.
post #1748 of 1806
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Originally Posted by J_P_A View Post

Id say that beam is probably necessary to support dinner! You've clearly never been to an event where LSU fans have been in attendance. Those guys know how to throw a meal together.


Well then I imagine that it will support lots of fans contributions. That thing is stout!

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1749 of 1806
Thread Starter 
JPA, you got the right idea!

Craig, I hear ya. No excuse now besides time.

Here's a quick photo to illustrate more reasons for the beam. Of course the dancing girls weren't here this morning, so I put in a substitute.

No sag.

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I also pulled the foot rest apart and lowered it by about 2" to accomodate the new thickness of the iBeam. Changed the angle slightly while I was at it. One of the benefits of living with the theater for awhile before finishing....more chances to "fine tune" to taste.
LL
post #1750 of 1806
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Originally Posted by AUrator View Post

I would like to report that I have finally finished reading this thread in its entirety...Whew!!!!!! Tony, this is fan-friggin-tastic!!! I am closing on a house on 4-13 and will begin my build ASAP and hope to steal (ahem...integrate) a few of your ideas/concepts. Can't wait to see your finished project. I say...take your time it ain't going anywhere. And because of that stance I take, my projector will not go onto the ceiling until it absolutely has to Keep up the work and thanks for all the info from you and the others here. I'm off to read some more threads for now.

Glad you enjoyed the read! Even better if there's something useful buried in all of it.

I'll keep an eye open for your thread when you start one!
post #1751 of 1806
It might even be able to hold Paw Paw! Great job!
post #1752 of 1806
Haha, now THAT'S STURDY!! I can't wait to eat nchos off of that thing! I'll bring a movie!
post #1753 of 1806
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Originally Posted by tony123 View Post

JPA, you got the right idea!

Craig, I hear ya. No excuse now besides time.

Here's a quick photo to illustrate more reasons for the beam. Of course the dancing girls weren't here this morning, so I put in a substitute.

No sag.

I also pulled the foot rest apart and lowered it by about 2" to accomodate the new thickness of the iBeam. Changed the angle slightly while I was at it. One of the benefits of living with the theater for awhile before finishing....more chances to "fine tune" to taste.

Hey Tony !

Ya said no excuses except time. Well , just wondering if there is any updates? Been following kind of in the shadows though. I'm interested in seeing how this works out.
post #1754 of 1806
awesome build, read every page and want to thank you for the time it took to keep us updated so i had something to do while i was at work.
post #1755 of 1806
Thread Starter 
Mr. Danforth, I hope some day to have you and the family over for Nachos! Football fan?

FBC, glad you enjoyed the thread.

Scot, no updates. Changing careers and going to school again are taking up far more energy than I anticipated. There may be no real updates for some time. I do promise that the thread will not die. I'll see it through to the end!

An update that I wish I didn't have to make....we were hit by lightning about 2 weeks ago. Even though I'm running through the APC, it took out the projector, the processor and two televisions upstairs. They've been shipped off to repair centers and I'll know in the next week or two what's going to happen. I do have an insurance claim filed. I figured that after 25 years of insurances, I'm going to use it for a change!

Who knows...if they are unrepairable, I'll be looking for replacements. Might be an opportunity to get a projector that handles 14' a little better (not that the 4000 was bad). As far as processors, I might look for one with Mult XT32 this time. I hear it's far superior to MultEQ. Or, I could go with a cheaper processor like the Emotiva UMC-1 @ $500 and I could add a better EQ solution for the subs??? The upcoming XMC-1 looks exciting, and they are giving a $600 trade in value to the UMC-1. hmmmmm, things to think about.
post #1756 of 1806
Aaaargh, sorry to hear about the lightning, that's a major drag. Good luck on the insurance claim.
post #1757 of 1806
I'm so sorry to hear about the lightning damage. I hope your insurance company doesn't give you the runaround.

I've been thinking, as I near the "end" of my project, that I should consider getting some extra insurance for the room. The room is a fairly substantial and atypical add-on so I'm not sure how much of it would be covered by my policy. Hmmm.
post #1758 of 1806
An APC surge protector didn't do the job? Makes me concerned about mine.
post #1759 of 1806
Tony,

OUCH!! I hope that unfortunate lightning issue can turn into some form of a positive for you.

Troubling that this happened despite running an APC unit. Kind of makes me want to check out some whole house protection with a breaker box surge protector...??

Where did the lighting strike your house? Outdoor antenna, chimney, or... ?

About 5 years ago we had some new mini-mansions built a few miles away. One of the new ones was hit by lightning and burned to the ground (no one was hurt). The builder actually sued the village; because their code did NOT REQUIRING HIM to install lightning rods - he actually won. Now every home in that area has lightning rods!
post #1760 of 1806
Oh my gosh, Tony!

I really hate to hear the news about your damaged equipment.

Hope the insurance comes through for you in a big way...as you indicated, maybe this could turn into an opportunity for a major upgrade.


Tom
post #1761 of 1806
Hopefully your insurance company isn't going to try to give you "residual value" vs. "replacement value". I had golf clubs stolen from the trunk of my car which is covered under homeowners. The money offered by the insurance company was the market value of my used 8 year old clubs and not what the equivalent placement value is today. So I double-checked my policy and sure enough, it had provision for replacement cost with brand new equivalents. Surprisingly, they initially tried to argue against their own language, but I wasn't buying it and just called my agent to have these adjustors back off and pay what the policy said is owed.

But then again, given how prices on projectors have come down in recent years....a projector you paid $5k for a handful of years ago will get smoked by today's projectors at a little over half the price. Who knows, right?
post #1762 of 1806
APC also has an equipment protection policy, but its not clear to me after a quick scan whether lightning is covered:

http://www.apc.com/support/service/e...ion_policy.cfm
post #1763 of 1806
Hey Tony,

Sorry about your lighning strike. Give me a call if I can help.
post #1764 of 1806
My experience with lightning strikes (admittedly on TV transmitters, not homes) is that there are some strikes that get through every protective device you put in. We installed $20-30K large protective devices, and sometimes the strike would get through anyway. But sometimes they work, so it is worth it. And the "preventive" devices like lightning rods and "lightning elimination" systems will work well. But if it hits the power pole next to your house, you're probably toast.
post #1765 of 1806
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Originally Posted by Brad Horstkotte View Post

APC also has an equipment protection policy, but its not clear to me after a quick scan whether lightning is covered:

http://www.apc.com/support/service/e...ion_policy.cfm

I was always under the impression that there were so many caveats and escape clauses in the APC guarantee that it made it valueless. I hope, for Tony123's sake, I'm wrong.
post #1766 of 1806
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Originally Posted by cuzed2 View Post

The builder actually sued the village; because their code did NOT REQUIRING HIM to install lightning rods - he actually won. Now every home in that area has lightning rods!

That makes me furious.
post #1767 of 1806
Agreed - crazy isn't it??
post #1768 of 1806
Tony,

Sorry to hear that you have suffered a loss. No matter if the insurance covers or not it is still a major pain, I know. Just with the insurance it makes it financially more palatable. I hope all comes out well for you.

I would suggest all of you that have major theater equipment look into a separate "rider policy" that specifically covers the theater equipment at REPLACEMENT VALUE not the depreciated value. The cost difference in the premiums is usually minimal. If you have anything of major value, coins, jewelry, antiques, and what not it is usually good to talk with your insurance agent about such things as sometimes "regular" homeowners have limits on specific items. Remember that the insurance companies are trying to limit their loss (claim) and will use all that very fine print at the bottom of the policy to their advantage.

Good luck Tony, keep us posted.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1769 of 1806
That sucks, lol but looks like you already have replacements in mind. Everything else looks great!
post #1770 of 1806
Tony,

Sorry to hear about the lighting damage. Looking forward to seeing more progress on your HT and maybe even a completion soon!biggrin.gif
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