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  1. crossleymarko

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    Moved house and its now time... its been 3 yrs in the planning....

    Even got the unit now... my gear has been boxed up at the inlaws.. for 9 months.

    Here's the canvas ... or not... app keeps crashing...lol. ill try later.
     

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    So what's the plans mate? Tell us a bit more about your kit and what you plan to do.

    I am in the same boat as you. Sold the house living back with the parents while I wait for the new house to settle. I am a month over due and all my kit is sitting and waiting, the blu ray collection just keeps growing.

    Good luck with it all!
     
  3. crossleymarko

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    Finally starting ...


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    Bleeding raining... can't set the. Chopsaw up outside....
     
  5. crossleymarko

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    You see the wall ur looking at was done in sound block board 6mnths ago... we got it finished... and I'm gonna have to hack it all out.... for cables.
     
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    Hack it ALL out? Surely not....just cut openings where you need and fish cables through?
     
  7. crossleymarko

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    yeah cutting holes is a shame to.. anyways done the deed today... not too much damage... nearly a full afternoon to run my new cable for my new speakers..(eventually). got let down on some in walls so still looking around.
    anyway quite a productive day.. other than cables.. run 2 79 strands for the rears ive read these are adeqaut for rears. wanted to run under the floor boards and joists as the floor is floating... but the problem we had was the wall we took down in the living room(load bearing) was still under the floor boards... so all the new carpet came up and furniture moved... wish id planned for it when we first started the building works 6 mnths ago.... but we didnt so .... nevermind..
    all i have to do now is make my mind up for the power... do i run a spare from a socket..... i know you can only have so many spurs on a ring... and the socket nearest looks like a spur itself.... or do i take the carpets up again and run a ring to the fuse board.... i know whats easiest.. but whats the safest. any sparks on ere give some advise..:thumbsup: people are probably thinking why didnt you do it when carpet was up... well thought i had some 2.5mm t/e.
    but didnt... so the mrs is picking me some up in the morn.
    the tv will be inset on a cantilever bracket.. with 30mm all round and vents in the top...
    ill get some pics on in a min...
    id call it a floating breast....lol
     
  8. crossleymarko

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    cant get pics on app on phone keeps saying app just crashed, every time i try... will try again
     
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    cant upload pics
     
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    cant get pictures to show from box cloud.... arggghhh

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    wehey!... finally... sorry box cloud wouldnt work so dropbox it is
    Rear speakers being installed... new carpet taken up...
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    wanted to see what the unit would fit / look like.
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    was boxed up before we moved... a year in september it is....
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    silver tape applied for reflectors on timbers that will hold the rope lights
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    heres the test with and without flash
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    Looking good and coming along nicely.
    Like the silver tape idea, think I will use that for led strip in pelmet.

    Thanks

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  14. crossleymarko

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    We used to use the tape on site.. doing fire blankets... quite dear. But aldi are selling it from Sunday cheap as chips ... spent most of today wiring.. decided to have a seperate circuit for the AV stuff so ran a new ring.. and 2 fuse spurs for the rope lights.... here is is the first time I used the tape makes a massive difference..... I taped up the Coving before fitting.. as I will with this build...picture comming app on phone keeps crashing
     
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    here we go... no idea why the av forum app keeps crashing...

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    sorry about the mess.lol... also next job is to trim up the inbuilt plywood fish tank.... gonna use black hi gloss cornise...
     
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    Looking great so far dude!
     
  18. crossleymarko

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    heres an update

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    colour scheming not my department
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    skim beads on
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    should be getting it skimmed tomorrow.... so will be getting out the toys soon...
     
  19. crossleymarko

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    come on... 1,100 veiws and only 17 replies.....lol
     
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    lol - same on my Kiwi install thread but it does show that everyone is keeping track like I have of yours but havn't had much to say! Its looking really good though!

    I do have a question - The recess behind your tv bracket I am assume allows you add cables at a later stage?

    Have you picked a type of scotia/coving for around the ceiling yet?
     
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    Thanks for the heads up.
    Picked up 2 off 15m rolls £1.49 each.

    Cheers

    MCP
     
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    Any more photos of the fishtank? it looks epic!
     
  23. crossleymarko

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    yeah no probs....lol next the aquarium forum a use will be asking to see the media build... lol

    here goes
     
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    some of the pics are old.... but thats what we did just a month after moving in....
    tank needs more decor and trimming up..... it 155 gal with a 55 gallon sump/filter
     
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    Love it!

    I used to have a 6x2x2 tank and kept African Malawi's. Dont half miss it!
     
  27. crossleymarko

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    this is diy.. quite cheap apart from the glass... 3/4 ply box with 3 coats pond safe fibre glass and resin..
    and fit glass.... 4'x3'x2 love it... mainly cichlids... check out mfk for diy mate..
     
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    yep just standard gypsum 127mm coving as in the pics...
     
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    glad to be of service mate... its only cause the mrs picks up the catalogue on a friday... still not been myself yet.. usually about 6-7 quid a roll
     
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    Coming along nicely.
    What speakers did you end up opting for?
     

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