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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by o O MARK O o, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. o O MARK O o

    o O MARK O o Member

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    Hi Wes,

    Thanks for the comment :cool:

    Yes, the room is being plasterboarded and then skimmed, all the AV has now been taken out and put away until the room is finished
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    Looks amazing. Can't wait to see this finished mate.
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    This thread is amazing! What a good friend supplying and fitting the floor for you.

    I like that you've made room for your Kinect. Can't wait to see the finished product.
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    Thanks for those pics of the speaker brackets Mark, I appreciate you taking those for me, Certainly looks surprisingly solid, do you know happen to know what weight those speakers are or alternatively the model name and I'll look it up.

    I don't imagine I have a warranty on my conservatory anymore but if I'm going to put holes in it I want to be a success. :)
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    Hi Sun,

    I bought the speakers from richer sounds about 6 years ago they are 'Gale Moniters' I have found the nearest like for like now available and included a link below, the weigh 2.7 kg each :eek:

    Gale SILVER MONITOR Black | Speakers Per Pair | Richer Sounds

    the brackets were bought about 10 years ago and are made for the speakers howerer I cannot find them anymore :(

    the frames in our conservatory are made up of about 4 layers of pvc, so the screws had plenty to bite on, I cannot see yours being much different, but please don't quote me,

    If you do give it a go and it doesn't work out you can always fill the holes with white silicone

    Hope this Helps, Good luck :smashin:
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    Thanks for the comment :thumbsup:

    Yes everyone who sees the bedroom floor says its a nice job, you can see some of the oak floor front room in the pictures, that was his handy work aswell about 4 years ago, he will be re sanding and sealing it once the room is plastared,

    again done for free :eek:

    I owe him a pint........ or 10 :D
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    Small up date, Managed to do some of the boarding on the chiminey breast and fitted some down lighs for the alcove's, all the time and effort is going on the bathroom at the moment so progress is a bit slow, :)


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    Seriously great work going on here mate, real thought gone into the build and kudos on running the network cables into the loft, much much better than using wireless! :)
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    Another Update,,,

    Nothing happening in the living room just yet, all the funds are focused on the new bathroom,

    I have however 99% finished the pc room in the loft :clap:

    Just needs some minor details to finish it off.


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    Loving the vinyl pictures. Nice clean looking room. :smashin:
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    Thanks,

    I do a bit of selling on ebay in my spare time (not much of that lately:()

    I had some snow patrol vinyl sets listed last year, I made the pictures from the one I opened to take the photos for the listing,

    one of our favorite groups :)
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    im interested to see the best way of supporting the speakers at the front, do those come with special brackets?
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    Hi Mark, quick question again if you don't mind, I've drilled a pilot whole in a couple of places in my frame to see what's behind the upvc, it appears to be about 5mm of upvc and then a metal frame behind. Do you know whether that's about what you had?

    Also did your self tapping screws go into the metal frame as well or only through the upvc?

    Cheers
    Mat
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    Sorry not been on for a while, but things are moving on... the front room is now plastered, some pics to be going on with.............


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    again another late update........

    the Bathroom.. My god that is a room that can eat money,


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    and the living room has gone from this.............


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    Loving the AV refurb that you hav been doing. Its very inspirational. How do you find the Onkyo amp. Im looking at upgrading my 10 year old Sony amp and am very interested in the Onkyo as it has good reviews but nothiing is better than a recommendation from someone who actually owns the thing.
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    The onkyo amp has been amazing :thumbsup: for the price and the size of room I have its perfect, I to upgraded from an 10 old amp (yamaha) so it feels like a big leap forward I have olny tried it a few times and I think it still needs tweeking but I will do this when the room is finished, I played around with it while watching transformers 3 in 3d, and the action sounds great, :clap:
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    Ah that's gud. Thanks for the review

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