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Storm damage to HT room?
#324819 10/05/10 03:07 PM
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Now that I'm working on gutting out my family room, I'm giving some thought to converting half of it to a HT room. I wish I had the expertise of using Google CAD for room drawings, but the one and only time I tried, I couldn't get past trying to do the basic stuff.

Anyway. I need to go home and do some measurements. The one thing that might kill this project is the ceiling height. It's somewhere in the 6 1/2 to 7 foot area. The width would be 1/2 the width of the house, which would make it about 12 foot, the length would be probably about 20 foot, with a bath to the back. One window near the back, a door near the front that leads to outside. I plan on replacing this door soon, it's old and weather worn and has a window in it.

I'm still going to tile the floor because of possible future water leaks under the door, but I could use area rugs to dampen the sound. Below the tile is concrete.

Not sure where to mount a projector. The ceiling would be the floor from a bedroom and bath from above. Might be ok, but a low mount might be better.

The other room, outside the HT would be the entrance from the garage on one side and the other side is stairs leading down to the basement and up to the kitchen. In the middle of the outer wall is a old fireplace that could use a face lift.

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CatBrat #324823 10/05/10 04:00 PM
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You could mount a projector in that set-up, no problem. Just watch your head when passing underneath it. My basement HT has only 7 foot ceilings, but it is a drop ceiling, with joists immediately above. Go with the tile and lay down a nice, thick wall to wall type carpet as an area rug.

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Capn_Pickard #324826 10/05/10 04:09 PM
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Is that your basement HT in the Wall'O'Fame pictures?

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CatBrat #324827 10/05/10 04:14 PM
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If you mean the gallery, then yes. It's hardly famous...

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Capn_Pickard #324828 10/05/10 04:16 PM
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lol. It's called Wall'O'Fame on this page ^^^.

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CatBrat #324829 10/05/10 04:21 PM
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Ha! That must be new.

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Capn_Pickard #324838 10/05/10 05:36 PM
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The ceiling in our TV room is also only a smidgen over 7', I surely wouldn't let that deter me from making an HT room out of that area. The bath and the outside door aren't on both front and back walls, are they?


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Bath door would be in the back wall.
Outside door would be right wall, about 3 feet back from the front wall.

I'm thinking about a door that swings in (currently out) to be able to lock it better, perhaps with a bar across it.

I'm also thinking about removing the window entirely. There is also a window in the bath, and 1 on both sides of the fireplace in the other room.

Probably also need to add a couple of small fans high up on the wall and a space heater or 2. That is along with a vent for heat and air conditioning.

This is starting to sound like both fun, and a lot of hard work. The center wall doesn't exist yet. All of the walls need to be torn down, add insulation and replaced. The outer walls are concrete up to about 3 feet, which will get covered in sheetrock with 1x1 for studs. At least it'll be easy to add the speaker wires.

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CatBrat #324846 10/05/10 05:56 PM
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If comeone at Axiom sees this, please change the title

from "Storm damage to HT room"

to "From storm damage to HT room"

Thanks.

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CatBrat #324848 10/05/10 06:03 PM
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You (or I) can change the topic for all future posts (as I just did). But that doesn't change the initial post.


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