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post #21 of 41 Old 06-12-07, 02:39 PM
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HAHAHAHA!!!! The better puictures are in the garage. That's where the Viper, Hummer, BMW, 2 Harley's, and the boat live. LOL

"Tent thing", are you talking about the cover swing thing?
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post #22 of 41 Old 06-12-07, 02:51 PM
 
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HAHAHAHA!!!! The better puictures are in the garage. That's where the Viper, Hummer, BMW, 2 Harley's, and the boat live. LOL

"Tent thing", are you talking about the cover swing thing?
I have no problem with too many vehicles, therefore the offer still stands. I'm pretty handy and not so good looking. Now some may think that is not a selling point but think about it, if an ugly guy is standing next to a regular looking guy, suddenly he's not so regular looking. It's kinda like having a black boarder on the screen makes the whites look whiter.

I think that may be a swing set with a shade over it, right. Oh well.
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post #23 of 41 Old 06-12-07, 02:56 PM
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I'll have more pics, hopefully a budget, and a betterunderstanding about what we have to work with after tonight.

I'll post anything new I get.
 
post #24 of 41 Old 06-12-07, 03:04 PM
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I tell you what would be PIMP-TABULOUS would be to build a "bar", off that column in the picture above that is almost stoned in, leave the inside hollow, and rig the top to flip open, and have a 60" plasma/LCD come out of it, and be on a swivel so you could turn it at least 90 degrees in any direction. That way when it's not in use, people have an extra place to congregate, and sit drinks. Put some nice stools around it. Great picture i's out of the way, people can sit around the fireplace, or even be over by the pool and still have a good picture.
post #25 of 41 Old 06-12-07, 03:14 PM
 
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I tell you what would be PIMP-TABULOUS would be to build a "bar", off that column in the picture above that is almost stoned in, leave the inside hollow, and rig the top to flip open, and have a 60" plasma/LCD come out of it, and be on a swivel so you could turn it at least 90 degrees in any direction. That way when it's not in use, people have an extra place to congregate, and sit drinks. Put some nice stools around it. Great picture i's out of the way, people can sit around the fireplace, or even be over by the pool and still have a good picture.
If you had it swing up against the ceiling the boys could sit at the bar and secretly watch the game up on the ceiling. They would just have to be very attentive to getting the ladies' drinks for them.
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post #26 of 41 Old 06-12-07, 03:18 PM
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If there were just a way to "weatherproof" the cabinet or TV without sacrificing ventilation.
post #27 of 41 Old 06-13-07, 11:15 PM
 
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I can't hold my breath much longer!
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post #28 of 41 Old 06-14-07, 08:17 AM
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Looks like it will be do-able, but I'm not so sure how happy he'll be if he tries to watch anything during the day. The back patio does get most of it's direct sunlight blocked by a huge shade tree so hopefully that will help it a little. He wants something pretty low budget. So much so that since we came in on the project late and did not have a chance to lay any conduit in the "kitchen" itself, he is actually opting to just drape cable and extension cord over the kitchen counter. I'm nt gonna let him do that though. I'll do what I can to make sure the install looks clean. I don't want to do a half *** job.
But if we can make it work, I think we'll definately have somethng fun.
post #29 of 41 Old 06-14-07, 08:46 AM
 
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You should consider painting the screen with Sherwin Williams "Gray Screen".

Take a look at some of these high ambient light screen shots that wbasset posted.

I believe wbassett got it in a matte finish that is quite washable too.
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post #30 of 41 Old 06-14-07, 09:00 AM
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I thought you were going with a retractable screen?

Anyway, I am assuming there will be some sort of hinge and it will fold up to the ceiling? If there is any way to do a swivel mount so the Do-Able panel can be flipped, go to True Value and get a can of 1982 Winter Mountain. A quart should do and is between $7-$9. Prime the back side of the Do-Able panel with Kilz2, and then paint it with Winter Mountain. For some added protection as well as additional gain, you can also put a coat of Behr Crystal Clear Water Based Polyurethane, N0. 780 Clear Matte. Then he will have a good night time screen as well as something that will work with some light.

Why such a small screen for an outdoor theater? Most outdoor theaters are larger to accommodate bigger groups that tend to be at further distances and angles.

One concern as far as Do-Able for an outdoor screen is moisture. In the long haul I'm not sure how well it will hold up to the elements. The good thing is if you have access to Do-Able, if anything happens you can get another sheet. That's fine for yourself, but this guy seems rather difficult. Skyman knows I have the utmost respect for Do-Able, so this isn't meant negative toward it as a screen... but this guy owns a Viper and a Hummer and wants to go cheap (not that the performance of Do-able is cheap by any means, rather his whole mentality seems cheap and slip shot) Do-Able is fantastic as a indoor screen, but again I'm not so sure it will last a season outside exposed to the elements... who knows though maybe it will.

What projector is he getting?
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