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Re: Lets plan a theater space
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So, I kinda dropped the ball on something and need ideas. Posting up the pie in the sky future pics made me realise I made no provisions for mounting the panels and shelving unit at the rear of the room.

Normally not a big deal. Find studs and badaboom. But in this case I only have resilient channel to use and am not sure I'm comfortable hanging upwards of 200lbs on the drywall assembly.....

The only thing I can think of is putting eye hooks into the ceiling joists right now and hanging the panels and shelf later from cable. This in theory would not affect the drywall decoupling. The other option is just putting the panels and shelf on feet that stand off the floor. This makes them more like freestanding cabinets, but loose the floating on wall feel wich I prefer.

Alright Axiomites, lets solve this. Solutions?

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I don't know how it would effect the sound in the room. I know it would not effect the decoupling drywall.

They sell those ez-ancor that work very well in tying a bolt point to drywall. Now the secret is to have enough of them over a large enough area that the force is spread out and not onto a single point. So I suggest using 20 or 30 of them over the area that you have pictured. Now the secret part of it is that you use them to affix a 5/8 piece of plywood that is the size of your shelf to the wall. If you have a bunch of those ez-ancor's at 1' spacing, then any force be it downward or torsion will be spread out over such a large area that each ancor will be pulling at most 1/4 or less of it's designed limit (that has a larger safety factor already. You then attach the shelf to the plywood that had a much stronger holding capacity and all is good.

Done it many a time and it works very well with no issues.

edit: if you want to be really secure, when putting up the plywood, put some of that PL400 industrial adhesive between the plywood and the drywall and it will go nowhere.

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Re: Lets plan a theater space
AAAA #410872 03/17/15 10:03 PM
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Didn't you put clips and channel on your ceiling too? I don't remember...


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Yes, channel all around. Hmmmm.

Matt, I like your idea, but there is a fair ammount of movement in the channel setup. I guess I'm afraid over time the corner taping will seperate at the ceiling. The drywall is about 1/4" off the floor and the resilient will flex downwards if stressed to much (as its designed to do.)

I think I will just build the center shelf with legs to reach the floor, put an anchor or two to keep it from ever tipping forward, and bolt the tratments to either side like flags. Kind of a compromise, but I really cant of any other way.

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How about a single leg going down to the floor to carry most of the weight, and fasten to the wall for stability ?

Might look cool... or stupid I guess smile

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The pogo support, by monopod industries. laugh

Tapers are at the half way point. It really doesn't look all that great, but each time they are here it looks 100% better. I hope they finish strong..... I have a feeling I'll be doing touchups. But what do you want for $600 I guess. frown If they get me near the cup I can putt from there. Still saved a bunch of cash.

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1/4" of water on floor from window well full of rain/melt..... Runoff drain was buried under 5' of snow and frozen solid. Basement on hiatus. Uber impressed. Saved drywall at least.

First spring in new house. Record snowfall. Lessons learned for next year. frown Next project is probably re-grading the back of the house so the below grade windows are no longer below grade... All for a cursing theater. The melt continues. I literally wept a little.

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I remember the spring melt in Chatham, NB & Gander, Nfld back in the 70s.

Both houses got water in the basement (one was completely finished). I know what it is to 'weep a little'...

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Originally Posted By: Serenity_Now
1/4" of water on floor from window well full of rain/melt..... Runoff drain was buried under 5' of snow and frozen solid.


You can get clear plastic angled covers that fit over the window wells... with every passing year they seem like a better idea. I'm going to pick one up just to keep the migrating toad/frogs out of the window well, but they might help to postpone the next flood too.

Sorry to hear about the water. At least it happened before you completely finished the room... I hope.


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We had a leak in our house soon after we bought it. The previous owner had a garden up against the back of the house about a foot LOWER than the surrounding top soil...acted like a funnel. Anyway, you need 6-8" of grade for the first 10 or so ft.


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