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01-29-09, 09:32 AM
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Posted By tlogan

Check with your local building inspections...

Check with your local building inspections office. They can tell you what the code is for your area. I thought I would have the same issue of a too low ceiling due to having to pass under the main...
01-23-09, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 19,373
Posted By tlogan

I hate to burst your bubble, but contrary to...

I hate to burst your bubble, but contrary to manfacturer claims and according to actual soundproofing experts on another forum, "sound board" is no better (and probably worse) than drywall for sound...
01-23-09, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,441
Posted By tlogan

Hope it's not too late.... Don't waste time...

Hope it's not too late....

Don't waste time or money with the homasote. Despite its claims, it is no more effective than the double 5/8" already mentioned. Also do not use silicone caulk between...
01-20-09, 01:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 49,905
Posted By tlogan

I thought the water pwered one I looked at still...

I thought the water pwered one I looked at still required a battery (even if it's small one) to get it started in the first place. Since you still have to monitor the bettery, what's the difference...
01-20-09, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,381
Posted By tlogan

Again, I hope it's not too late.... One easy...

Again, I hope it's not too late....

One easy way is to ask what material can be used. In my county, regular old fiber glass is OK. If you can use that AND your walls ARE 1" or so away (which is...
01-20-09, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,108
Posted By tlogan

Hope it's not too late.... from my readings...

Hope it's not too late....

from my readings in another forum regarding home theater building, the experts there say NOT to overstuff the insulation in the ceiling. It will actually conduct MORE...
12-17-08, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,277
Posted By tlogan

I think the problem is that there is sort of an...

I think the problem is that there is sort of an orange peel finish on that material and to get it smooth (to match the exisitng drywall) requires a skim coat and sanding. Can be done, just lot more...
09-12-08, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,039
Posted By tlogan

Exactly. It's up to them to interpret the code....

Exactly. It's up to them to interpret the code. They can make it really hard or really easy for you. I've found that doing a professional looking job makes it MUCH easier. If they walk in and see a...
08-22-08, 12:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,077
Posted By tlogan

Sorry, I ve been out a few days and just got back...

Sorry, I ve been out a few days and just got back to check on this thread.

Glad to hear you got it working. For future reference....



I spent a half day and over $100 to replace a garbage...
08-20-08, 08:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,077
Posted By tlogan

Have you checked the switch? If it's...

Have you checked the switch?

If it's backstabbed, it may have come loose and the wires just need to be moved to the screw terminals.
Replies: 23
Views: 38,343
Posted By tlogan

I've been seeing many more candlelabra base CFL...

I've been seeing many more candlelabra base CFL in recent weeks. Took a close look at the packages, and NONE of them list a lumen output. One of the Phillips packages said something like "almost as...
06-30-08, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 36,085
Posted By tlogan

About 9 years ago, I was working for the power...

About 9 years ago, I was working for the power company in Wash, DC. One late Fall evening on may way home, I was changing Metro trains at Reagan National Airport and noticed that it looked pretty...
06-30-08, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 30,069
Posted By tlogan

At risk of stepping on toes here.....sound...

At risk of stepping on toes here.....sound isolation is not as intuitive as it sounds and often counter-intuitive.



Again, at that other forum I mentioned earlier, you will learn that by actual...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,232
Posted By tlogan

perhaps a little off topic, but given the OP topic name...

I have windows XP on a desktop AND a laptop. Had a network setup (files and printer shared) that USED to work. Then one day, KAPUT! I CANNOT get the nework setup to work again. I've tried the auto...
06-19-08, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,529
Posted By tlogan

IF you have the time, go to your local big box...

IF you have the time, go to your local big box and get the adjustable boxes. You mount them to the stud and they have an adjustment screw to bring the box flush with the drywall. They are slightly...
06-18-08, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,182
Posted By tlogan

Maybe I'm wrong, but I think from a lot other...

Maybe I'm wrong, but I think from a lot other posts that the Chicago area is one those places that if you are getting permits, you MUST use a pro. But with pros telling people things like it's OK to...
06-09-08, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,690
Posted By tlogan

Agreed. They're the guys that pass you, so I do...

Agreed. They're the guys that pass you, so I do as they say.

Tom
Replies: 23
Views: 38,343
Posted By tlogan

me too....just found one at Lowes on Saturday....

me too....just found one at Lowes on Saturday. STILL doesn't put out enough light to light a room for a single bulb fan light. It's even worse than the incandescent we had in there. Old fan with a...
06-09-08, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By tlogan

If the light bulb had water in it and the...

If the light bulb had water in it and the electric was comming out of the water pipes, I think I saw that in old Three Stooges short.....:D
06-09-08, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By tlogan

Be interesting to hear what the OP's problem is....

Be interesting to hear what the OP's problem is. My in-laws had a similar problem. Turned out it was a pine tree rubbing against the POCO wires into the house and it had rubbed off some of the...
06-06-08, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,309
Posted By tlogan

It is such a huge issue that you can never truly...

It is such a huge issue that you can never truly say that anyone thing will always work better than another in any given situation. It pretty much comes down to researching and using the best...
06-05-08, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,690
Posted By tlogan

Connecting to the hot water gives you clear ice....

Connecting to the hot water gives you clear ice. But do you want to pay to heat the water just for clear ice?



I've heard this a lot, however, the saddle that goes around the pipe has a rubber...
06-05-08, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,309
Posted By tlogan

agreed. Checkout the AVS forums on theater...

agreed. Checkout the AVS forums on theater building.

What you will find there, in a nutshell, is that a double layer of 5/8 drywall is the most bang for the buck there is.

Is your room already...
05-19-08, 12:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,094
Posted By tlogan

and as aside.... the fixed pane of a sliding...

and as aside....

the fixed pane of a sliding door is considered wall space. So in a 6 ft wide sliding door, only the 3 foot part that opens is considered the door.

Tom
05-13-08, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 21,096
Posted By tlogan

Last time I got on the Delta site they had a...

Last time I got on the Delta site they had a "live chat" section, Try that. When I used it they were able to identify my discontinued Delta Monitor 1200 and give me the proper retro fit cartridge...
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