I finally found an electrician who sub-contracted from the primary electrician on the job.
For anybody who didn’t see that update, the primary electrician was not at all interested in tracing wires. Given I live in a 1920’s house that has undergone 3 kitchen renos and one addition, the ceiling was a maze of junction boxes, many of which sent runners that did not even power anything.
My new guy was awesome- he totally got the sound proofing/ backer box idea, and he understood the less access panels, the better.
His wiring has a lot of love. Below is the utility area behind the screen wall, it’s the one place that will not be ddw/gg’d to hat and clips. He made good use of it:
He also moved about 12 junction boxes of varying ages, so the ceiling no longer needs backer boxes for access panels:
Per Big’s advice, he ran a 20amp circuit for the projector that allows me to plug it into an UPS with the main equipment, allowing me to recess a hush box into the old access hatch for a crawl space:
He was able to do this while avoiding my new seating, and my newish progeny:
Oh, and adjustable-depth outlet boxes encased in 3/4 mdf, for the win:
Now i’m just waiting for the damn primary electrician to sign off in it so i can have the rough inspection done. Waiting is hard. Hence, side-project: garage bar: