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#360808 - 12/12/11 11:46 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Registered: 09/16/04
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Oh. I also decided to test the HDMI cables in the home theater. I had 3 to test. All start in the equipment closet. One runs to the projector location, the other two run to the future family room, just on opposite sides of the room.

Well, I am glad that I did. The two in the family room worked fine, but the one to the projector location was a no-go. It wasn't even as long as one of the family room runs and they were all bought from the same place (Monoprice). I will order a replacement and send the faulty one back if I can. I will have to look up their return policy. I also tested the speaker wires yesterday and they all worked 100%. So one cable out of all of them isn't too bad.
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#360817 - 12/13/11 02:15 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Hmmmm, I was just thinking about buying this HDMI cable tester
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#360822 - 12/13/11 07:54 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: tomtuttle]
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Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Well, Nick, I can honestly say "it depends". I've done crazier things that visit friends in Iowa.


Iowa? What's an Iowa? Isn't it that Jima Island with the Japanese letters from WWII?
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#360832 - 12/13/11 09:53 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: Murph]
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Murph, you could come down "south" this winter and "warm up".
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#360834 - 12/13/11 09:56 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: jakewash]
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Originally Posted By: jakewash
Hmmmm, I was just thinking about buying this HDMI cable tester


Maybe they should use their own tester before shipping their cables....

Actually, for all I know, the cable got pierced when I was running my other wiring or it got snagged on something, I won't know until I pull it out of the ceiling.
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#360856 - 12/13/11 06:02 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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I had tested all my HDMI cables before installing them.. but I didn't test them before I drywalled. Hope my dice are friendly!
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#360862 - 12/13/11 07:51 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: INANE]
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Speaking of drywall. Just got our first estimate. For materials and labor, start to finish (from delivery of drywall, to hanging, mudding/taping, to finishing)... $6400. Yikes! I was hoping for something around $4500.

Now my wife is saying" Maybe we could hang the drywall ourselves and have someone else mud/tape....

That means, maybe *I* can hang the drywall. Ugh! Next quote will not be until Friday.
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#360876 - 12/13/11 11:25 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Probably would have been around $4500 if you were not doing the ceiling with the clips and rails plus green glue and another layer of drywall etc.
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#360878 - 12/14/11 12:09 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: jakewash]
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Maybe a little less, but I am putting up the clips/channel, and I am applying the Green Glue and acoustical sealant. They are just putting a second layer perpendicular to the first. The amount of mudding/taping/edges/finishing is all the same whether 1 layer or 2...
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#360881 - 12/14/11 12:31 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
Hanging (other than the ceiling) isn't very hard. Personally I don't really mind taping/mudding either (cept for the ceiling). Sanding is what can suck (especially the ceiling!). I valued my time less than $6400 so I did it all myself (with help of my bro-in-law).
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