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Getting close

Post by alexdingley » Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:49 pm

More dry wall going up.

In the early morning hours... when the house was cold, the attic was actually still pretty cozy. Great suggestion on the Spray Foam

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Post by Flight Feathers » Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:55 am

I'm glad it worked out for you. I feel like you should have done behind the kneewalls too while you were at it, but anything helps. Since heat rises, your attic will probably be the toastiest room in the house, if the foam is doing its job.
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Post by Snarl 12/8 » Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:13 am

How are you getting fresh air in there while retaining isolation? (Hopefully that's not covered in the thread somewhere I missed. I've been following this, but didn't reread before posting.)
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Fresh Air ??

Post by alexdingley » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:25 pm

Snarl 12/8 wrote:How are you getting fresh air in there while retaining isolation? (Hopefully that's not covered in the thread somewhere I missed. I've been following this, but didn't reread before posting.)
Good question ??The attic already had ducts for Central Air (thankfully). In the above picture, you can barely see the little port cut into the wall just short of the brick chimney. (low on the wall, behind the blue cloth & circular saw) Also... my stairwell to the downstairs is an open passageway. I'm not gonna have isolation from the rest of my house. It's just me here, so there's not gonna be much household noise to worry about. But the outside world won't bother me too much & I won't be a bad neighbor. Those two things were my main goals in this project. It's not a commercial facility, so I just wanted to make it a 'purty-good' room to work in.

Here's the last little bit of wall that we have yet to put up. It looks like I'll be painting in early December & putting up the baseboards & window trim before the end of the year.
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inching closer to recording

Post by alexdingley » Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:17 pm

Finally got the dry wall done / taped and spackled.

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Dry Wall is primed & Ready to Paint

Post by alexdingley » Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:22 pm

An exhausting night with a roller & brush has taken us to this point:

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Painting

Post by alexdingley » Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:49 pm

Getting closer to move-in ready. First coat went up today. My blurry friend and I made short work of the painting.

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Post by vvv » Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:16 am

Lookin' great!

But ya mighta missed a spot ... :twisted:
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Post by alexdingley » Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:47 pm

My body hurts tremendously, but it's well-earned.

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Post by mrc » Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:07 pm

It looks great!

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And we have sound!

Post by alexdingley » Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:43 am

After much time & toil, The room is done. Now it's time to setup shop & stark making noise.

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Re: And we have sound!

Post by dlmorley » Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:59 am

alexdingley wrote:After much time & toil, The room is done. Now it's time to setup shop & stark making noise.
Looks cool!

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Post by alexdingley » Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:34 am

Why is it that they didn't teach "home studio furniture making" at Full Sail? I feel like that should be a course.

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Current desk situation

Post by alexdingley » Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:39 pm

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Post by vvv » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:43 am

You do nice work. 8)
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