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tlogan6797 04-02-2008 06:54 AM

OK all you slowpokes....

Can't get that last 10% that takes 90% of the time to complete? Hung your projector too soon? Wife won't let you paint the ceiling black so now you can't decide WHICH color to paint it? Still stuck on the Blu-ray or HD question?

Whatever your excuse, I can motivate you (OK, and maybe me at the same time). I'm 2.5+ years into my build. I've got HVAC and Plumbing rough inspections. I'm THIS close to an electric rough inspection (been that way for about 3 months now). I've put down dricore and I have one wall to attach RSIC clips and then fire block and I should be good for a close-in inspection.

BritinVA wants to know when I'll start a proper thread. WHEN I MAKE ENOUGH PROGRESS TO ACTUALLY SHOW SOMETHING. Maybe this is it.

I got a little motivated last weekend and accomplished a few pesky things.

BigMouthinDC says that if I finish before him, he'll "never live it down."

Yeah? I'm calling him out. He's been LOGANED!

I'd LOGAN BritinVA, too, just on general principle, but he's already so far done it just wouldn't be fair. When I beat him, the humiliation would just be too great for any man to bear.

BigMouthinDC....if you were going any slower stuff would have to start coming OFF your walls.

And now carboranadum wants to lay odds on Big. ODDS? I'll give you odds. I'll give you odds I can fire up my compressor, oil my nailer and shoot myself in the foot faster than carboranadum can pick up a hammer. You think I'm kidding? Huh, do ya?

Anyone else want a piece of me? Huh, punk? Yeah, you. I'm talking to YOU! You want motivation? I got your motivation, right here.

I've attached a couple of pics. I'll take and post a few more. Keep in mind, these are as of 1/2006.

Anyone else want to get LOGANED? Come on. I double dog dare ya!


BigMouthinDC - 04/02/08

Cathan - 04/02/08

BritInVA - 04/02/08 (Master bed ceiling and screened porch)

Funston - 04/03/08

carboranadum - 04/03/08

oman321 - 04/03/08

cheapmonkey - 04/03/08

rmcveigh - 4/03/08

fcaico - 4/04/08

mtbdudex AND his 3 kids- 04/04/08

usualsuspects - 04/05/08

RPh Drew - 04/06/08

carboranadum - 04/06/08 - AGAIN because he forgot about the first time, 3 days ago - I hope he can FIND his basement today

mastiff34 - 04/08/08

ecrabb - 04/09/08

****ghause***** - EXTRA-SPECIAL - 04/09/08

RTROSE - 04/10/08

imprez25 - 04/10/08

indygreg - 04/14/08

sknyfs - 04/14/08 (already being hounded by Mother-in-law, but LOGANED anyway)

zinfari - 04/16/08

penngray - 04/23/08 - CONDITIONALLY

calbear and accts4mjs - 04/23/08 (the Doublemint Twin Crybabies)

videocam - 04/30/08

warrenP - 04/30/08

rothwell - 05/04/08

JeffC - 05/04/08

dr350x - 05/06/08 -- TODAY, when I say so, NOT three days ago when HE thought so

av noob - 05/08/08 -- AND his so-called "fan club" - He didn't ask for it, I put the LOGANED curse on him anyway

John Martin - 05/09/08 -- LOGANED by default

Johnsteph10 - 06/06/08 -- Finally. Theater 3.0

Don_Kellogg - 07/07/08 -- Rebuild after flood

jerrodshook - 08/14/08 -- the least of the least

nargesem - 08/15/08

macmedic - 08/18/2008 -- Even when you think you're not, you are

pmeyer - 08/28/2008

Chiahead - 08/29/2008 - promoted 6/27/2011

91BlckGT - 12/19/2008

aluminumangel - 12/31/2008 - Not only the end of the year, but the end of his theater

itsameian - 02/02/09 - Ground Hog Day!

itsameian - 02/02/09 - Ground Hog Day!

itsameian - 02/02/09 - Ground Hog Day!

itsameian - 02/02/09 - Ground Hog Day!

itsameian - 02/02/09 - Ground Hog Day!

itsameian - 02/02/09 - Ground Hog Day!

scawt - 02/03/09 - Good luck making ANY progress now

hlomax - 05/20/09 - LOGANED BIG time.

el_kano - 08/26/09 - Because it's been a while and I'm in a LOGANING mood

AndreasMergner - 06/21/10 - not that he needs it, he's already resigned to defeat

damelon - 08/12/2011 - It's been a while since I LOGANED anyone, and since Big is involved I couldn't resist

Morph1c - 02/28/2012 - Let's see if BIG really IS the answer

TMcG - 02/20/2013 - NOW you know

djkest - 07/16/2013 - Not ALMOST LOGANED, FULLY LOGANED just for whining about it

theGeek - 09/04/2013 - You make me laugh, like you're a clown or something. NOW see who's laughing.


HeyNow^ - 06/16/08 -- I'm still thinking about it, but he better be careful


RPh Drew - 05/01/08 (no longer temporary, temporarily)

Don_Kellogg - 07/16/08 - For exemplary work under the most trying circumstances

BigMouthInDC - 08/11/08 - temporarily until he sketches me a front wall - but the fight to the finish is still on

BigMouthInDC - 09/15/2008 - permanent.

BritInVA - 09/15/2208 - permanent.

carboranadum - 05/27/2009 - For insight far beyond mere mortals abillty to recoginze who the BIG boy is

Chiahead - 06/27/2011 - he may be out of Dimension X, but he's still out of his mind if thinks he's REALLY finished

Cuzed2 - For the knowledge, encouragement and MANY PMs/emails to give me the confidence to swap out the driver on my sub

---- DENAGOL (A New Experiment in Backward Looking Progress) ----

ccubeman - (07/01/08)

#### PAUSED ####

BFauska - 07/03/08 - ORIGINALY LOGANED 04/02/08


Link to the list of all of those build threads maintained by those deemed LOGANED. HEY! If there's one thing I learned after 20 years in IT, it's never do it twice if you can do it once. Two. Two Things. Never do it yourself if you can get someone else to do it for you. I'M not maintaining that list. It would take time from my build.






BritInVA 04-02-2008 06:58 AM

Welcome Mr Logan - about bloody time

Johnsteph10 04-02-2008 07:09 AM

I can only say that this thread is going to be amazing.

Cathan 04-02-2008 07:15 AM

All this time and he still doesn't know how to link photos in a thread...no wonder Tom and finish the darn theater!

tlogan6797 04-02-2008 07:21 AM

Maybe I know how to, but chose not to...you want a pieice of me?

Cathan 04-02-2008 07:30 AM

Sure I'll take a pieice. What's that an Italian ice?

tlogan6797 04-02-2008 07:35 AM

Oh? A wise guy, huh? Forget where the "comma" key is?

You're ON. You've been LOGANED!

Cathan 04-02-2008 07:36 AM


BIGmouthinDC 04-02-2008 07:38 AM

OK challenge is accepted.

Just for the record here are my facts.

I received my basement building permit on Feb 5 2002. I actually had the framing 90% done at that time.

I planned to build a Home Office (I actually had a job and was working at home at the time), A big-ass multi-purpose room with a large screen TV and an entertaining kitchen, Bathroom with steam room/shower and a separate sauna.

Plans changed along the way and somehow the TV turned into a projector and the theater motif ate my multi-purpose room.

OK as I stand now here is what is left to do in the theater room:

Design and install a 44 sq ft statement mosaic tile backslash over the back bar and finish decorative columns

Install back splash between the two levels of the the other bar.

Install under the bar lighting on the front overhang and wire in the counter receptacles.

Some finishing details on 3 row seating bar.

Select and install 2 back-lit poster frames

Order 4 more bar stools

Program My logitech universal remote and consider swapping out some dimmers for Remote control.

Solve/Fix Hum in Sub-woofer.

Then the theater 1.0 is done.

The status of the mini-spa is that it is drywalled and primed. So lot's of work there. Tiling, Build Sauna from a pre-fab kit, install steam generator, plumbing fixtures.

tlogan6797 04-02-2008 07:46 AM

I'll even spot you everything on your list before


Program My logitech universal remote and consider swapping out some dimmers for Remote control.

After that, you're DEAD. Oh, man, this will be easy! You'll NEVER get that thing programmed the way you want it.

tlogan6797 04-02-2008 07:50 AM

Big -

don't me make laugh while I'm on a roll......no adding pictures after the fact

BritInVA 04-02-2008 07:52 AM

Man you guy's are feisty and not one red head amongst you......actually not much hair on some

HeyNow^ 04-02-2008 07:56 AM

Maybe Tom is already done and is setting you guys up....Tom=Sly Fox.

tlogan6797 04-02-2008 08:03 AM

Flattery will get you nowhere. If I WAS that smart, I would actually be done by now.

You finish that bar, yet? Maybe you can go over and help Big out on his.

HeyNow^ 04-02-2008 08:15 AM

Just what we need....A freakin' AVS Don Rickles..

BIGmouthinDC 04-02-2008 08:16 AM

Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

I'll even spot you everything on your list before

Doesn't that mean I'm done?

dc_pilgrim 04-02-2008 08:44 AM

Have your company relocate you, then you will hussle up big time so you have something to sell. That was my kick in the paints. Although the battle turtle would do it too.

tlogan6797 04-02-2008 08:45 AM


Doesn't that mean I'm done?

No. You said you're not done until after the remote is programmed. I'm saying I could sit around and do nothing except heckle these other guys (pretty much the schedule I'm on now) while you get everything done on your list, up to the remote and then I could still beat you.

tlogan6797 04-02-2008 08:46 AM

A kick in the paints? Who do you work for, Sherwin Williams?

dc_pilgrim 04-02-2008 08:54 AM

Whoops. I do have paint on the mind, but I am more of a Benjamin Moore type.

Johnsteph10 04-02-2008 09:31 AM

Is getting "LOGANED" like getting your name on the chalkboard with a bunch of checkmarks next to it?

tlogan6797 04-02-2008 09:59 AM

CHALKBOARD? What are you, like 80? It's more like getting beaten up by a girl in fifth grade, if you can remember back that far. Are you man enough for the challenge?

BIGmouthinDC 04-02-2008 10:20 AM

Food for thought:

Sandman had 12 posts to his build thread in the first 24 hours.
Tom Logan has 22 in the first 4 hours.

Meet Tom:

tlogan6797 04-02-2008 10:52 AM


Whoops. I do have paint on the mind, but I am more of a Benjamin Moore type.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

HeyNow^ 04-02-2008 03:52 PM

It's been nearly four hours and Tom is known for killing threads as the last poster and out of sympathy I can't let that happen....so this is your last chance Tom, tell us which contractor you hired to finish your theater and kick Biggie's buttocks....

BritInVA 04-02-2008 04:28 PM

Leave the man along, its obviously exhausting making 10 posts in a day. His poor fingers must be worn to the bone.

carboranadum 04-02-2008 04:42 PM

OK, I'm here. Sorry to miss the opening rounds of bluster.

Wow, there's a lot of hot air on this thread, and quite a few posts. From the sheer numbers, I thought this was ChinaDog's thread. I came to my senses when I realized that he was DONE and Tom's still working to nail shoes on.

Still taking odds on biggy.

Come on Tom...don't let biggy have a meet before you....


Johnsteph10 04-02-2008 04:53 PM

Testosterone? Check.
Expensive power tools? Check.
Bluster and bravado? Check.
Man-caves? Check.

Seeing Tom spend his time on this thread rather than working: priceless.

My theater is almost done, though I haven't done a thread to document the progress. Only slightly over a year.

tlogan6797 04-02-2008 05:46 PM

I'm still waiting for additional takers....I figured it would take the rest of the forum 5 or 6 hours to grow a pa....I mean to get the nerve. It only took HeyNow 4 hours to check back...I'm impressed. So far, only Big and cathan are man enough.

I just finshed swapping out the plastic box for the smoke detector for a metal one, stapled the rest of the wiring AND made the last connection.

I believe I am ready for an electric rough-in.

What is it again YOU guys have been doing for the last 5 or 6 hours? Beside coming up with lame retorts, I mean.

a few pics.....

I am NOT done and sandbagging it. here's today's Washington Post. You can see I still have open walls (notice the "crap creep" since the picture above when I put the dricore down). And a "before" and "after" swapping the box. First it's blue, then it's not.

Come on, no one else brave enough?

BritInVA 04-02-2008 05:56 PM

Why did you swap a plastic box for a metal one?

Here's a challenge - I bet I finish my master bed ceiling AND my screened porch before you fish you HT.

Clickie: You've got to ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

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