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So Onevoice2 said, I bought a new house and I want a theater can you help? It happens to be just 10 minutes away and there is a Home Depot on the way there.


The bad news is that the room was already finished, The good news is that Onevoice2 had the desire to do it right. Clips, channel, DD and GG. All penetrations treated and beefy door, Flex duct connections for supplies and a dead vent powered return.


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BIG SOFFIT








Can we actually get drywall down this stairway? We did a test sheet today and the answer is Just Barely




DEMO can be very therapeutic. Carrying it outside in contractor clean up bags and taking 2000 lbs to the dump, not so much.





What happens when a builder runs out of insulation? bottom right. Just cover it over.


When I looked at that soffit my initial reaction was I can't believe they need something that big. I drilled a couple of holes and stuck in a scope and there looked like a lot of air.


When we got the side off the answer was pretty obvious. The soffit was much larger than it needed to be.





Back wall goes up to define the space.




room will be 12'8" by 23' That bump out at the back will be a dead vent, a rack space and some disk storage rack


The plan is for two rows of 3 seats, a back bar won out over screen wall so the speakers will be in plain sight. Due to the head room. the desired screen size and the size of the desired sub-woofer A stage might not be possible.


More tomorrow.
 

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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC  /t/1421716/bigmouthindc-summer-fun-just-10-minutes-down-the-parkway#post_22247726


there is a Home Depot on the way there.

That my friend is the greatest perk of all!



It's nice to see that you're starting over to do everything right. I'd think that ripping apart a finished room would be hard for many people, but it is definitely the right decision to get the best theater possible!


I'm excited to see how this one turns out.
 

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Sub'ed!!!!

Are you guys gonna decouple the walls somehow?

Clips and channel
 

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Looks like it will be a great project!


Just curious if removing the banister would help with the drywall delivery? It's GOT to be faster than trying to manipulate the drywall around it.


And by the way, if you happen to come across a replacement for the bottom piece of that banister (it looks just like mine except for the parts where the dog chewed it) let me know where I can pick it up.
 

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Close jobs are great because you can be there every day, but suck, because you can be there every day . . .



I like BIG threads, and this looks a little bit like my room. Stairs down, except mine "bumps out" where this one "bumps in." Will be excited to see how this goes
 

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I think we need a contest. Let's pit Dennis against Big in a home theater build off and see who gets done first. It'll be a duel to the death.
 

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Clips and channel

I was thinking about clips, to disconnect the walls from ceiling, but since it's existing kinda hard to do, similar to my situation.
 

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Awesome! Nothing better than another build just down the street!


I too wish I could or have the gut to gutted out a brand new completely finished room.....
 

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What are you using to cut the backer board? I ended up tearing mine up when I tried to cut it. I bought the scoring tool which helps but I had to score the line, like, 50 times. I have one of the Diablo blades for cutting cement board, and that works like a hot knife through butter on the cement board but didn't work so well on the backer board.
 

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Tom - I just use a circular saw blade (rough/cheap construction type) to cut the backer. The backer if fiberous, so you need teeth to 'tear' it. Its dusty as hell though. The score technique works but takes to long (IMO) but it is a great indoor option. I have one of those small battery powered circular saws and it works really well for this purpose (not much else though).
 

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BIG - The thread started less than two days ago and you are already rebuilding .. please tell me you have been sand bagging the pics and it really didn't happen that fast?? Look forward to seeing where this goes.


Also - I have an identical soffit along the rear of my theater that I "over-built" in 2003. Surprisingly, it looks a lot like that one w/r/t what is inside. Can't wait to see what you do with it, maybe it will give me some ideas on what I can do with mine before the GOM panels go up.
 

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Always good to see more people building theaters in our area! You all just went right for the throat and got to work didn't you!?
 

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Originally Posted by Unacceptable  /t/1421716/bigmouthindc-summer-fun-just-10-minutes-down-the-parkway#post_22253343


So I guess its safe to assume that every house in Virginia has a theater?

DANG IT! I knew I should have moved to Virginia instead!
 

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So I guess its safe to assume that every house in Virginia has a theater?
Well, I guess at least the northern Virginia area is....
 
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