Stage IV - Complete

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Christo Ramo, May 3, 2004.

  1. Christo Ramo

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    Well guys the sheet rock is up and there are some pictures on my site. I already have the first coat of compound on the walls but I will take pictures of that when the walls are ready to be painted. More pics to come soon.
     
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    Looks great Christo,

    I've been following along ... can't wait to see more pics.

    Good luck.
     
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    You've got to love an all Pennsylvania thread (so far).

    Cristo, my unsolicited 2 cents worth: try to get as much stuff out of the room as possible, even if you have to rent a storage unit. I have not been following that rule of thumb as much as I should, but it makes everything go much faster when you are not tripping over furniture and you have room to work.

    I'm anxious to see the next stage!
     
  4. Christo Ramo

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    Jack - you are not kidding and I appreciate it. Its just that renting the truck and getting everything out to the unit is a little difficult - I hate that stuff. But the couches slide pretty easily, as for the bar it is definitely a 2 person job. Most of that furniture is temporary - I am probably going to put a "L" shaped couch in there or get a bunch of recliners. Thanks again...
     
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    Nice work so far. Looking at the photos on your web site it seems that you are going to have a hard time changing the light bulbs on the florescents. The picture I am talking about is the fourth one down on your sheet rock page.
     
  6. Mark McGill

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    It looks like things are coming along fine. I would caution you about the fluorescent lights though. They are virtually impossible to dim without getting flicker. In addition you can get a audible hum which can also affect your picture with interference. I would suggest a good quality rope light. They dim very well and actually provide more light at full on than you could imagine.

    If you think about it, have you ever been in a theatre of any kind and seen fluorescent lights dimmed while watching the movie?
     
  7. Christo Ramo

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    Mark, I have been on the fence with the flourescents or rope light for quite some time. I do not have a dimmer on the flourescents, however I do have one on the high hats. I think I am going to take your advice and replace the flourescents with the rope down the road.

    Adam, yeah, those flourescents can be a little trouble to change, but the molding will be removable. But I think Mark just gave me the motivation I needed to get them out of there all together.

    Thanks fellas, keep the ideas rolling!
     

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