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Offline jimbones

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Turning bad situation into something positive.
« on: April 28, 2020, 06:24:50 AM »
I've live in my home for over 30 years. I have a man cave in the basement that serves as my listening room and home office. It was old fashioned knotty pine but it was neat and clean. Well I have my first water issue that affected my listening area. I decided now is the time to do a total make over. I'll try to post pics of my redo along with explanations into turning this into an even better listening room. Stay tuned.
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Re: Turning bad situation into something positive.
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2020, 09:13:01 AM »
Good luck Jim!
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Re: Turning bad situation into something positive.
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2020, 11:27:14 AM »
  If you need any help with layout, Electricity, conditioning give me a shout.  Have fun.

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Re: Turning bad situation into something positive.
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2020, 11:41:39 AM »
  If you need any help with layout, Electricity, conditioning give me a shout.  Have fun.

charles

Thanks Charles. the leak happened very early March. I have stripped the basement down to the studs. I re-insulated and ran more dedicated lines to give me options. The biggie was that I put in a new beam to enable me to eliminate columns. so it really opened up the area. Next is sheetrock starting Monday. Still working on electrical in ceiling but electrical in walls are done. Lots of smart lighting :)
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Re: Turning bad situation into something positive.
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2020, 12:27:57 PM »
Thanks Charles. the leak happened very early March. I have stripped the basement down to the studs. I re-insulated and ran more dedicated lines to give me options. The biggie was that I put in a new beam to enable me to eliminate columns. so it really opened up the area. Next is sheetrock starting Monday. Still working on electrical in ceiling but electrical in walls are done. Lots of smart lighting :)

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Re: Turning bad situation into something positive.
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2020, 12:34:34 PM »
Thanks Charles. the leak happened very early March. I have stripped the basement down to the studs. I re-insulated and ran more dedicated lines to give me options. The biggie was that I put in a new beam to enable me to eliminate columns. so it really opened up the area. Next is sheetrock starting Monday. Still working on electrical in ceiling but electrical in walls are done. Lots of smart lighting :)

Nice!

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Re: Turning bad situation into something positive.
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2020, 02:56:53 PM »
Thanks Charles. the leak happened very early March. I have stripped the basement down to the studs. I re-insulated and ran more dedicated lines to give me options. The biggie was that I put in a new beam to enable me to eliminate columns. so it really opened up the area. Next is sheetrock starting Monday. Still working on electrical in ceiling but electrical in walls are done. Lots of smart lighting :)

Nice!

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Re: Turning bad situation into something positive.
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2020, 06:07:00 AM »
TMAzz, absolutely the room is integral to the system, this was my opportunity.
However how many of us are able to just build a dedicated room? The only reason I could do it is I have some skills to do most of the work to save money and I got some insurance money to lessen the blow. And most importantly I have a wonderful understanding wife that is agreeable to me taking on this endeavor. Taking a basement down to the studs is no easy task. I can't wait until it is done.
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Re: Turning bad situation into something positive.
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2020, 08:01:08 AM »
 :pics?:

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Re: Turning bad situation into something positive.
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2020, 08:07:09 AM »
:pics?:

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Yes I Know. For some reason my phone got corrupted and wont let me download pics to my PC so I will have to figure another way.
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Re: Turning bad situation into something positive.
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2020, 09:37:50 AM »
what a PITA, my images are too large, i resize and still having problems stay tuned
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Re: Turning bad situation into something positive.
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2020, 09:39:45 AM »
test post. Basement prior to demo
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Re: Turning bad situation into something positive.
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2020, 09:43:06 AM »
begin removing lower section of wall
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Re: Turning bad situation into something positive.
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2020, 09:48:02 AM »
more pics during demo
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Re: Turning bad situation into something positive.
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2020, 10:45:13 AM »
Sweet!
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