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#358433 - 11/10/11 09:21 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: CatBrat]
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Wasn't the lady in those commercials deaf?
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#358439 - 11/10/11 11:29 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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So tonight, I am planning to (among other things) wire up power for the rope lighting I want to put in along the soffits.

Due to the Christmas holiday season, I can get some cheap, single color rope lighting for about $20 for the whole room which just uses 1 plug and I hook up that outlet to a wall switch for simple on/off functionality.

OR

I look into getting color changing LED strip lights that will run about $160 (at least) for the two side walls and the back wall (I don't want it above the screen)

The problem is that there are only a couple of places that are selling it for that price, and while people have had good success ordering from them, their customer service and pre-sales communication is about zero.

I was looking at 16.4 Ft RGB Color Changing Kit


I was hoping that I could use a single power supply and a single remote to run effectively 3 "strips". It seems as though the included power supply is only powerful enough to run 1 16.4 foot strip, meaning that I would need 3 outlets at 3 different locations around the soffits. To top it off, they all have good sized power converters (supplies) that I have no idea how I would hide. I can hide 1 behind my false wall that the screen is going on, but the other 2 would be really difficult.

Any ideas? Or should I just go with the $20 cheapo single color and hope for some other option later on?
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#358440 - 11/10/11 12:19 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: CatBrat]
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I'm with CV... except for the fact that my room actually looks like one I'd like to be in. No decoration at all? Yeek.
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#358443 - 11/10/11 12:42 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: Ken.C]
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Bling in out, Nick. Make it work. You know you want to.
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#358472 - 11/10/11 07:25 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: tomtuttle]
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Gotta go for the color changing set up this way you can match the lighting to the mood of the movie, the audience or a different future wall color.
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#358473 - 11/10/11 07:36 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: jakewash]
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I did think green for when watching The Matrix, and other colors as needed. Nothing bright (thus the need for dimming)...

Now if I can figure out how to wire up a real long set to 1 power supply, or how to hide 3 power supplies...
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#358480 - 11/10/11 11:06 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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That's right. You never quite feel like you've made it until you out-do your immediate neighbors.
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#358482 - 11/10/11 11:53 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Originally Posted By: nickbuol

Oh, and the neighbors across the street who had an open house this past week, here is their "theater room"...


Man, i hope they are really nice people..... they must be the "minimalist" types?

What are the junction boxes doing there? i though you took them all down to be within code? Sorry if i missed the explanation..

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#358486 - 11/11/11 01:10 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: dakkon]
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What junction boxes? I see none in the pictures.

The junction boxes I had up looked similar to these:


Basically, any time that you connect multiple wiring runs (splices) you need to put them into junction boxes and those boxes need to be "accessible" to be valid for code. Mine weren't going to be since they will get covered with drywall.

"Accessible" just means exactly that. So if a junction box had any removable item (panel, cover, even a light or outlet) it is valid.

The only "boxes" in my latest pictures are the "backer boxes" made out of MDF. Those are not considered junction boxes since the wires will be accessible through the light that is going in the boxes.
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#358487 - 11/11/11 01:15 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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I've been following a build thread (actually several) over at AVS. This guy just finished his theater today. And he is using Axiom speakers.

Bacon Race Theater Build Thread





Just some inspiration for me. Mine won't be as nice as this since my room isn't as tall, and mine is almost 3 feet narrower. So I don't have the width for the columns.
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