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Nice Aaron - glad to see the mirrors popped off easy - sure makes for less work!
Definitely makes life easier! Having my friend start the patching also helped - it will look A LOT better than if I had attempted it myself.

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Do you have "before" measurements? It would be interesting to see the before and after effect...
I did use REW to get readings with the sub in a few different positions "before" with it plugged directly into the sub, and also going through the AVR in one location both with EZSet/EQ off and on. I was only using my RS SPL meter as the mic though - so they may not be "accurate," but at least I can compare them with new measurements when I put the room back together.


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Just got done sanding the second layer of mud - and I have to be honest, I don't think it needs a 3rd coat!
There are a few very small spots that aren't flawless - but they are minor and really hard to see. All of the actual damaged spots are completely smooth now and should vanish once the paint goes on.

I could include a picture of the sanded wall - but it really looks about the same as the unsanded wall

Instead... I pulled up the plastic - I guess it got dusty in there!

Ugly carpet ... I know... Hope to change that in the future. The duct tape is to mark where the TV stand and speakers go...

...while squatting down to lift up the corner of the plastic, the front of my favorite pair of scrubs ripped


Guess I should have changed when I got home... Oh well, trip to the scrub store this weekend!


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Just got done sanding the second layer of mud - and I have to be honest, I don't think it needs a 3rd coat!
There are a few very small spots that aren't flawless - but they are minor and really hard to see. All of the actual damaged spots are completely smooth now and should vanish once the paint goes on.

I could include a picture of the sanded wall - but it really looks about the same as the unsanded wall

Instead... I pulled up the plastic - I guess it got dusty in there!

Ugly carpet ... I know... Hope to change that in the future. The duct tape is to mark where the TV stand and speakers go...

...while squatting down to lift up the corner of the plastic, the front of my favorite pair of scrubs ripped


Guess I should have changed when I got home... Oh well, trip to the scrub store this weekend!
Aren't you planning on doing some sound isolation in the future - where you would be taking down to the studs? If so, definitely don't waste the effort of a 3rd application. Glad to hear it is all going well!

And, did you just post a pic of your nether region?! Sorry to hear about the scrubs - but I must admit that gave me my laugh for the day as I was trying to figure out what the picture was and then saw the shoes....


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Aren't you planning on doing some sound isolation in the future - where you would be taking down to the studs? If so, definitely don't waste the effort of a 3rd application. Glad to hear it is all going well!
Yes, excellent point. I am pretty confident that it will look good once it is painted - and that I will be happy with it until I do my bigger remodel in the future. Also - my couch will be going back onto that wall and will cover the "iffy" areas... and the "iffy" areas still look 20x better than anything I've patched before!

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And, did you just post a pic of your nether region?! Sorry to hear about the scrubs - but I must admit that gave me my laugh for the day as I was trying to figure out what the picture was and then saw the shoes....
Indeed I did.
Glad I could add some amusement to the day

Unrelated to this thread - but this is the second pair of "good scrub pants" that I've lost due to silly mistakes... the last pair was lost due to leaving a fish oil capsule in the pocket and putting them through the laundry. For reference: Don't do that, it is really disgusting!


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Looks good. Well done! and you put a smile on my face too

On the acoustics side, you will probably need some absorption/diffusion to counter the effect of the closet for your equipment. I still expect some unbalance in the sound in the front stage.


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Looks good. Well done! and you put a smile on my face too

On the acoustics side, you will probably need some absorption/diffusion to counter the effect of the closet for your equipment. I still expect some unbalance in the sound in the front stage.
Thanks!

I was kicking around ideas for making a door of some type for the equipment area - as a way to both keep the equipment quieter in the room, and to allow me a place to put some sort of acoustic treatment. The simplest idea would be some sort of bifold door - but that would probably rattle badly. Making a "custom" door from some MDF and using some sort of magnetic closure is probably the best option - but we will have to wait and see.
Right now there is a curtain over the opening most of the time, and I will be installing cooling fans to pull air away from the AVR in the very near future.
The downside to completely closing it off with a real door would be not being able to see the volume display on the AVR anymore since I like to run it in "bypass" mode when watching movies (no onscreen volume display). The way around that of course is just setting the volume when I load the movie... but still


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Sounds like a good solution. You can solve the closed door problem with 2-way communication between the remote and the equipment. Requires quite some programming with RS232 commands, but it is possible.


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Sounds like a good solution. You can solve the closed door problem with 2-way communication between the remote and the equipment. Requires quite some programming with RS232 commands, but it is possible.
That is possible, thanks for the idea... not likely for the time being though - budget for this is very small

EDIT: My old AVR had an RS232 hookup, current one doesn't.


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No new updates - but I did find a "taker" for my mirrors... I'm donating them to one of our other clinics! Turns out they had been trying to get budget approved to get some wall mirrors - so I'm saving them a bunch of money


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No new updates - but I did find a "taker" for my mirrors... I'm donating them to one of our other clinics! Turns out they had been trying to get budget approved to get some wall mirrors - so I'm saving them a bunch of money
Nice gesture!


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