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  1. paint for 110" drywall recommandation for Sony 45ES

    DIY Screens
    I haven't been on the forums for a long time (old "clark17") user...:olddude::D I will post a link to my setup once I get posting links perms. You can find it under clark17 if interested. At the moment I'm using Optoma 25e projector (1080P DLP, 2800 ANSI lumens, 20000:1 contrast, 1.20:1zoom)...
  2. What about going with Fabric VS Drywall for walls???

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Hello Members, I am looking for your help as I build my dedicated theater room, I am building this room from scratch. The room is located in my basement with 2 concrete walls forming the front (screen area 10.5') and the side (long wall 16')and the other 2 are double wall 2x4 construction...
  3. drywall installation - is this much of an issue

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    I've got some guys coming in and hanging drywall. I'm a little concerned about the gaps at the bottom of the wall and wanted to find out if anyone has any experience with this. Obviously the trim will cover this, but I'm more concerned about soundproofing. Anyone have experience with drywall...
  4. amount of drywall cut to run cables?

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    I am planning to have a HT installer or electrician to help me install some network cables (home run) and install speaker cables (local run) for ceiling speakers . Some of you must have this kind of work done, I do not know how much drywall repair can I expect can I expect afterwards? Can...
  5. Acoustic Panels? Or fiberglass behind drywall?

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hello - I am planning out a small home theater, 7 1/2 feet by 15 feet long. The current building has concrete walls. To make it the best sounding as possible, I have read that acoustic panels are good. But is there any type of material I can insert in between the drywall that will be installed...
  6. Drywall construction for 45Hz?

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Hi, im planing my new home theather. Initial measurments shows that I have a Room mode of 45 Hz caused by the lengt of my room. Using the standard formula for panel absorbers and the weight of the plasterboards I am going to use gives me Deept of wall: 20 cm Mass/m2: 9KG/m2 This gives me a...
  7. Working with double 5/8" drywall

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hello everyone, I have finished my acoustic and soundproofing plan for my finished basement which includes a home theater. One of the applications being utilized on the walls and ceilings is Green Glue and double 5/8" drywall panels. In some areas this will be done on the interior and...
  8. Drywall hints and tips

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hey Guys and Gals, I am just finishing up mudding and taping and learned quite a bit along the way and wanted to pass on some tips and tricks that I learned that will hopefully make someone elses life easier. It really isn't very hard to save yourself a few grand. If you take your time you...
  9. Drywall or cement sheeting for internal wall.

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Taming a huge room. Hi, I was wondering if I could get some advice. I have a very large basement/warehouse space which I am converting to a listening room (mostly 2 channel). The area is 10m x 9 m (32 x 28) opening into a similar sized space. The construction currently is double brick walls...
  10. Drywall in btw joists only in open media room w/ no drywall ceiling?

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    After doing a 2x4 drop on the bar area of my open media room to clear all the pipes running in there, I put up a sample piece of drywall and I hate it. The ceiling would only be 6'-9" and It feels soooo low. So I've decided to do the industrial look and just paint all of the joists and...
  11. In a Bind- Drywall

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    My drywall guys are here to close in my media room. My guy is going to install RC channels on the ceiling but he wants to put one layer of dry wall up first and then attach the second layer so that the channel is in between the layers. Is this correct install? I also have green glue that I...
  12. Elektra 8.3 120" Drywall Screen Pics!!!

    DIY Screens
    First off, thank you to all of those on these forums that helped me build my screen! This is my way of saying thank you and giving back to such a great community. Step 1 - Determine screen size and position. Don't rush this. Watch a few movies at different sizes, positions, walls, etc before...
  13. In-wall speakers at drywall joint?

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    I'm getting ready to finish up hanging the drywall, and the way it is looking I'm going to have my in-wall speakers located such that they will overlap the horizontal drywall joint. Do I need to do anything special, possibly put some sort of backer plate or reinforcement at these joints where...
  14. Tainted Drywall Ruining Homes

    Chat Box SWAMP
    Anyone have knowledge and/or thoughts on this? http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2010/04/05/108726.htm
  15. quick double drywall question for sounddeadening.

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    I'm finishing a basement and want some sound proofing for a future HT space. I'm planning on drywalling the ceiling as well as doing R12 in the joist spaces to provide some soundproofing to the upper floor. After reading on these forums I'm considering double drywall on the sealing. My question...
  16. Drywall Vertical or Horizontal

    DIY Screens
    I am getting ready to start hanging drywall. The wall which I will be projecting my screen onto should I hang the drywall vertical or horizontal? I plan to do a black widow screen directly on the new drywall. I am using 4ft x 8ft drywall and I will have approximately a 100" screen. If I...
  17. BOC or Painted Drywall

    DIY Screens
    Hi, I have started finishing my basement a few weeks ago with the intent of creating a dedicated home theater. I have stud walls in place and I have got 85% of my electrical done. I plan to start the AV wiring soon. I just got my projector in (HD20) and I and know where a bouts I need it...
  18. Ok drywall ceiling it is!

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    In the off topic of the carpet thread that went into a tangen, I did some thinking and planning and realized that a drop ceiling would be more expensive than drywall one. So have to do some leveling of the exisiting joist which should be easy and only counted 3 hand holes that will have to go in...
  19. Drywall Ceiling Help

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hi All, Need help ASAP. I have hired a contractor to finish my HT basement project and I feel he is cutting corners and I'm not happy with him at all. I did all the framing and HT wiring but needed someone to finish things off. I picked the most expensive bid as he stated so many times he...
  20. Bass trap from gypsum drywall

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Hi everyone, I`m about to write my first post here, but first I would like to say thank you for the nice, interesting and useful enviromet you have created. SO the question is: Have anyone met somewhere on the net information about calculating the absorbtion coefficients of bass trap built...
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