when Got the go ahead from my wife, I wasted no time- cleaned out the space, took pictures, measurements. Got a set of plans from Shawn Byrne thanks to the AVS/ erskine member deal. And then.....nothing. Too many other projects to get done. That was two years ago. I finally got to do some theater work last June. I was putting in a firepit for a new patio and had to run a gas line
The utilities that run down the middle of the theater ceiling need to be moved anyway
gas, water, electric- perfect chance to do some theater work-kind of. The water and gas lines got tucked up on top of the foundation on either side of the room-guaranteed to not be in the way.
You can see the line that goes out to the patio on the left. I quite enjoy cutting and threading pipe. Really satisfies my OCD. Here’s where it comes outside
Sorry, no pics of the water line above the sill, covered it up too quick I guess. It’s hiding behind the grey conduit. Gotta love PEX
The electrical conduit would prove to be more of a problem. I figured the easiest thing to do would be to get it as high and as far to the outside of the room as possible. I didn’t want to have to box, or soffit around it. I wanted it outside the room. Should be ok where it is.
There’s no splice in the wire-it’s one piece from the house panel to the shop sub panel-about three hundred feet, luckily I could pull it from the conduit to this point
There’s an el/body right where it exits the building. now, just Move the conduit- and fish the wire back to the panel. BUT....first I need to build a wall
this will be the load bearing wall that will carry my sistered floor joists so I can remove the beam. This wall is the “outer” theater room wall, it will have the outer entry door.
These penetrations need a little clean up, they were sticking way out- I tucked em in as far as I could
I still need to deal with an HVAC run, and the dreaded sump pump. I wouldn’t get back to work on the theater for nine months