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My questions are -

- Does this approach make sense?

- Will the "phase 1" soffit areas change my accoustic treatment plans?

- Does it make sense to plan to use the soffit for treatment given this irregularity?

- Or maybe exclude the side soffits should be excluded from treatment?


May be notable that the screen is AT (SMX), and there will be some space behind the screenwall for treatment also.


I posted in bocapimp's thread to figure out how Ruben/Boca handled getting treatment and lighting into the soffit space, but would welcome input on that as well.


Finally, general dimensions - I was thinking an 18" out, 12" down. Seem reasonable?


Thanks for any input.

Here is a Side profile of the Soffit and light tray detail that we did for BocaPimp.

The Soffit is made out of MDF. The bottom is open.




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Actually, I drew the rope light on the wrong side. It is on the Soffit wall.


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No Problem,


If you're going to hang your soffit like I drew above, make sure you attach the 2" x 4" to the ceiling good. If you can't screw the 2x4"s into joists above make sure you use allot of heavy duty butterfly drywall anchors and Liquid Nails on the 2x4"s


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Minor update.


Carpenter finished (sort of) digging the hole for the bath, and framing the room. He missed a piece of the line that was supposed to go back into the shower (I think). Tommorow the plumber comes to install the ejector pump, and rough in some of the piping.


I am working up a sketchup model - so might have some meager renderings to post in the next day or two.


Bathroom framed (that sorry couch w/a slipcover will be my initial theater seating - its actually pretty comfortable, just not what's in the final plan - - budget ought to be a 4 letter word):


Trenches dug


Water table is HIGH!
 

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No Problem,


If you're going to hang your soffit like I drew above, make sure you attach the 2" x 4" to the ceiling good. If you can't screw the 2x4"s into joists above make sure you use allot of heavy duty butterfly drywall anchors and Liquid Nails on the 2x4"s


Ruben

Thanks Ruben - The ceiling will be RSIC - so I am not sure about anchoring to the joists. I will spec the better anchors and L. Nails. - I don't think I can have a soffit quite that wide w/o impacting the CRT mounting position - so mine will have to be smaller still. Might lessen the strain from the weight.
 

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Looking good Pilgrim! My builder is planning to do just a hollow crown molding to hold the rope lighting around my soffits. I hope that works well, but I think a light tray would look better.
 

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Looking good Pilgrim! My builder is planning to do just a hollow crown molding to hold the rope lighting around my soffits. I hope that works well, but I think a light tray would look better.

Thanks. I have seen that look in other threads, and its pretty sweet. I need to skinny down the soffit, as the CRT has a fixed throw, and the AT screen pushes the room backwards.
 

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Made a couple of quick stabs at sketchup renders. Needs a lot of work - fabric frames need to be cleaned up, fill in the empty spots, add the counter for the second row - but its a start.


Looking at the screen:



Looking at the PJ
 

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Thanks. I have seen that look in other threads, and its pretty sweet. I need to skinny down the soffit, as the CRT has a fixed throw, and the AT screen pushes the room backwards.

Thanks DC, that is great news as I am a bit concerned about it looking as good with the rope lighting lit up on the ceiling. I really only care about getting that really cool glow on the ceiling. I know stained crown molding will look really nice in the day time. If you or anyone else comes across a picture of another installation with crown molding hiding the rope light, please send me a link. Well, we are basically all done electrical now, although a lot of the lighting is not in and only temporary bulbs etc. so I will post an update later today.
 

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Thanks DC, that is great news as I am a bit concerned about it looking as good with the rope lighting lit up on the ceiling. I really only care about getting that really cool glow on the ceiling. I know stained crown molding will look really nice in the day time. If you or anyone else comes across a picture of another installation with crown molding hiding the rope light, please send me a link. Well, we are basically all done electrical now, although a lot of the lighting is not in and only temporary bulbs etc. so I will post an update later today.

We'll look for your update. This is an example of where I saw it, looks nice IMO.



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Hey Dave, keep up the good work... you're making good progress!


Bud

Thanks Bud - its a really busy time of year with the project and work. Got a few DIY projects to do my self in the next couple days. Conduit and the mount for the CRT PJ. I'll have pics.
 

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I like the idea of using rope lighting. It will add a nice touch. Just make sure that it is dimmable. I think that there are dimmable LED rope lights that may work well in your crown molding application.
 

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Looking good! What is the width and depth of your room?

Thanks! Just measured the studs a day or two ago. It will be just about 13 x 17. I expect to build a false wall at either 18" or 24", which will reduce the length a bit.

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I like the idea of using rope lighting. It will add a nice touch. Just make sure that it is dimmable. I think that there are dimmable LED rope lights that may work well in your crown molding application.

Thanks, I am probably going to go with the rope light on a light tray in the soffit. I want a blue color to match the color scheme - I am not sure about incandescent vs LED - price and dimability are the key factors.


Plumbers got some work done over the last couple days. I'll have some pics soon. The ejector pump is huge.
 

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I just saw a fantastic deal on 25' of LED rope light yesterday at Costco, but there was not enough information on the box to allow me to buy it. It was only $25. It did not say how much wattage, or if you could add to the length. I need around 40' to go around my room. The new Leviton Z-wave dimmers need a minimum of 40watts to work correctly.
 

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Ebay is a great source for LED lighting. Again kust make sure that it's dimmable.
 

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Ebay is a great source for LED lighting. Again kust make sure that it's dimmable.

Do you have a recommended Ebay store you deal with for LED lighting?


DC,


I just got an amazing surprise today. I came home to no contractor, which bummed me out initially. They normally show up late in the day after working on somebody elses job, but they were not in. My women freind the interior decorator called me to get the dimensions of my ceiling in the theater area. When I went down to measure I didn't notice for a bit, but then saw that the entire perimeter of the room is now insulated. Progress is sweet. Hope all is well on your job.


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My wife also went to a specialty tile store after we were kinda lost at Lowes/HD to look for tile for the bath. It will be a neutral tile, these were the samples she brought home.


I like 1&2 based on the picks, but its hard without being able to contrast colors.


I got an italian porcelain tile at Lowes the other day that looks remarkably like #3
Pretty inexpensive as well.


I laid them this weekend, they were actually very uniform in size. Usually with the less expensive tiles they vary in size.


Are you doing the tiling yourself?


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Tim - we're hiring it out. I am pretty sure we are going with #4. I liked some of the more granular ones, but #4 goes better with the overall color scheme.


Dave - Funny, me too. Our plumber was a no-show today. I gave him a call, and he said he'd let me know later today if he'd be out tomorrow. I have my doubts.
 
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