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#397351 - 09/25/13 07:30 PM Re: I-Wall M22 Center? [Re: CatBrat]
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In-Wall M22's and VP100 on order!

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#397352 - 09/25/13 07:52 PM Re: I-Wall M22 Center? [Re: a401classic]
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Pics or it didn't happen.
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#397587 - 10/02/13 08:50 PM Re: I-Wall M22 Center? [Re: tomtuttle]
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Gonna have to wait - I was cheap and went the outlet route.
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#397779 - 10/11/13 05:50 PM Re: I-Wall M22 Center? [Re: a401classic]
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I got home tonight and in addition to 3 boxes with Axiom all over them was a 4th box, full of wine - Gelfand Vineyards for those wondering.

Depends on which I get to first as to whether the speakers get installed this weekend wink
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#397780 - 10/11/13 06:12 PM Re: I-Wall M22 Center? [Re: a401classic]
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Cheers, Scott!
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#397970 - 10/19/13 12:22 PM Re: I-Wall M22 Center? [Re: tomtuttle]
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Looks like I'm OK for the center channel install, but left and right is going to be a bit of a project... I've got 2 studs between each of the usual 16" spaced studs on both left and right install positions - picked up with one stud finder but not another. Because there is a fireplace involved in the equation I don't want to start hacking out wood just for the sake of installing speakers - the studs might actually be doing something... mad
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#398952 - 11/29/13 05:32 PM Re: I-Wall M22 Center? Install Update [Re: a401classic]
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So I finally got around to starting the in-wall install... First, had to figure out where I wanted them to go, leaving room for a larger TV, if ever needed...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hro40vdo1rkz5tf/IMG_0827.JPG

Then, I had to cut out the drywall - Fridays are good pajama days...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/z9ijk4ffxsfjdsm/IMG_0829.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vpu2yalx7uq01xm/IMG_0831.JPG

Then, put the templates back up and see what areas I need to work on...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wj756jsxgpncxd2/IMG_0833.JPG

The center channel was a bit taller than I had room for, so I notched the cross brace so the ears would flip up correctly and pull on the drywall properly.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/indxqiohn5b57eg/IMG_0839.JPG
https://www.dropbox.com/s/i61ximg60cj7aft/IMG_0841.JPG

The offending studs were not load bearing, so I cut out 3-1/3" of the 5-1/2", then blocked the opening with 2 x 4's...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/g4o2gklagcm8y95/IMG_0845.JPG

Then drywall, tape and the first coat of compound...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nceazdmxk9nxwns/IMG_0846.JPG

I'll start sanding tomorrow. Time for a Sierra Nevada Torpedo smile Sorry, links work, but displaying the image here didn't work..??!?


Edited by a401classic (11/29/13 06:00 PM)
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#398957 - 11/29/13 08:47 PM Re: I-Wall M22 Center? Install Update [Re: a401classic]
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Thanks, Scott! Love the pictures. Cheers!
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#398963 - 11/30/13 02:12 AM Re: I-Wall M22 Center? Install Update [Re: a401classic]
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Nice pictures, Scott! I like seeing a person with confidence document a project. I've yet to undertake my first drywall project. I've seen a lot of ugly drywall work...


Also, FYI. If you want to link directly to pictures or files in your dropbox -- and avoid having the dropbox branding tacked on in a header -- generate the public link as you normally would and then just add "?dl=1" to the end of it.
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#398993 - 12/01/13 02:28 PM Re: I-Wall M22 Center? Install Update [Re: pmbuko]
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Floated, sanded, primed and painted... even had a vist from Elf on the shelf!!
[img:left]https://www.dropbox.com/s/h82cuwu4wclmz4c/IMG_0848.JPG?dl=1[/img]

Taped and painted the frames...

[img:left]https://www.dropbox.com/s/tbv04cg8n0eq3sp/IMG_0849.JPG?dl=1[/img]

Installed. Will paint grills later.

[img:left]https://www.dropbox.com/s/m0v8xc8fi0izier/IMG_0850.JPG?dl=1[/img]
[img:left]https://www.dropbox.com/s/f1fhqlxhfce1ift/IMG_0851.JPG?dl=1[/img]

OK Peter, where's I go wrong?


Edited by a401classic (12/01/13 02:29 PM)
Edit Reason: linky no worky right...
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