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Well I can tell you due to just finishing my third coat of spackle, 1st 6" knife then 8" knife then finally 10" knife. Also you can let it dry as long as you want between coatings it will set up better another trick is put a fan in the room to set it quicker just make sure you dont lay the spackle to thick or it will crack when drying. Good luck and my arms are beat!
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Just finished sanding and yes my whole body is wrecked....Now getting ready for painting, trim, carpet, then installing all components.
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Mudding aside, we did manage to get the ceiling up today! Quite a milestone since buddy and I were not looking forward to it. We put up a two-layer green-glue sheetrock sandwhich and it took most of the day. There was only the two of us and we didn't even use a lift! (I'm going to be sorrree in the morning!).

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I'm just in the process of finalizing my rear speaker placement before we drywall today. Does anyone know what the correct height for the speakers should be and also either the distance between the two rears on the back wall to each other? The sides I have between the two rows of seating.

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Surround height is generally around 6-6.5' off the floor.

Do you have full freedom on the rear wall and are you just doing 5.1?

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Re: MrLoofer's Garage HT Build

Thanks Byran - indeed I have full use of the back wall. I have all the wires run to a general area where they'll be and it's all wired for 7.1. The side speakers are limited to a certain area because of the entrance and equipment rack but the backs can be placed anywhere. This is where I had roughly marked them to go. The sides will actually be a little behind the middle of the two rows.

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Good deal. I personally like to get the speakers lined up basically on the outside arm of the outermost seats as long as things are symmetric and not terribly cramped to the side walls. Maybe slightly closer together depending on the situation.

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So bring the back two a little closer together? Seating will be left corner of that riser all the way to the right wall so not very symmetrical at all
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Tough call. If not symmetric, then the ones close to the wall will suffer more if not to that side. I wouldn't go much farther apart though. I'd probably leave them about as is.

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Hmm. I'm wondering then if I should just wire in for 5.1 and have just two speakers further spaced on the rear wall. Would there be a big difference between rear 5.1 and 7.1 given the layout of my room and seating position? Granted most of the time we (more like I) will be sitting dead center of the screen anyway.
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