So after 4 months, we've made some progress:
Front of theater room
- All 3 rooms have been insulated
- Framed out wall for equipment rack, refrigerator and candy rack
- Prepared electrical outlets
- Ran 1.5" conduit from equipment rack to screen wall and projector location
- Created an isloated projector mount
- Ran conduit for rear and side surround speakers
We mounted some blinds, cleaned the window really well, made sure nothing was rattling, and drywalled over it.Rear of theater room
Here you can see the 2 large HVAC returns, as well as 2 smaller supplies (in the corners).
These will be hidden in soffits. We also have 2 supply runs in the front (4 total).
You can also see the blue smurf pipe for the rear surrounds. These will dump into columns.Proposed Equipment Wall
This wall is outside of the theater entrance.
The other side of the wall is a closet to a spare bedroom.Framed Equipment Wall
In the equipment cutout I will be mounting Middle Atlantic rack rails
Note I also created a box above the refrigerator opening for a 3 shelf candy rack.Conduits Above Equipment Rack
Conduit runs through an open attic space - about a 50' run between endpoints
Since there are several 90' sweeps, I didn't glue it in case I need to
break it apart to help get thicker cables throughThe other end of conduit (behind screen wall)
This picture was taken before I cut the visible 1.5" pipe, which was then inserted into hole.
I sealed up the connection points with a putty pad.I have 3 outlets at front of theater (behind screen wall)
I used extendable boxes, extended to 1.25" to accomodate for double 5/8 drywall - and putty padsIsolated projector mount - I hope this works out, and is in the right place
On each side, I mounted a 2x4 to 2 DC04 clips.
Then the clips were screwed to the trusses.
Then a piece of 1/2" plywood was screwed to the 2x4s.
The bottom of the plywood sits flush with the bottom of the hat channel.