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Johnny's Thunderdome........

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by Johnny Thunder, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. Johnny Thunder

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    Sorry everyone, I have just found this forum. :blush:
    Already posted this in another thread, but I will repost in the correct thread.
    This is my Home Cinema project so far.

    Pic 1
    Carpet up, skirting boards off, walls stripped, chimney breast opened up.
    Pic 2
    Chases for surround cables.
    Pic 3
    Cable in.
    Pic 4
    Concrete plinth in fireplace broken out, power in.
    Pic 5
    Rear lintel in.
    Pic 6
    Front lintel in.
    Pic 7
    Access for cables to Display.
    Pic 8 and Pic 9
    Taking the floor into the Fireplace.
    Pic 10
    Cable access.
    Pic 11
    Boarded out, first fix for power, and browning applied to brickwork.

    I will keep this thread updated as to progress.
    The Final Pic will be in the Plasma's out for the lads thread. :smashin:
     
  2. Johnny Thunder

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    A quick update.......

    Pic 12
    Chimney breast skimmed, second fix on sockets complete, plasma wall
    bracket mounted and cables in.

    Pic 13 and Pic 14
    A couple of close-ups.

    I know I should finish the complete renovation and painting before putting cables in. :nono: But I am already using my new Boys toys............ :)
     
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    Nice cabling job Johnny :smashin: I have the upmost respect for those who sort their power distribution also; because I didn't! Good lad. Keep it up.
     
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    Cheers digi.........
    I have experience with cables and power, so hopefully I've got it all installed
    with future efficiency in mind. BUT........ :mad: my missus want's a wooden
    floor putting down, so any future mods are gonna be a bit of a problem if
    it involves new cabling.
    Don't knock yourself about a couple of mistakes you've made, your project
    looks fantastic............. :thumbsup:
     
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    I think we all go through a stage of thinking "i wish i had done that" when we see other peoples work.

    Looking good
     
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    very nice johnny :)

    may i ask how deep did you chase the channel into the walls?

    cheers,

    julie
     
  7. Johnny Thunder

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    Sorry for the late reply, I've been to Eurodisney for Five days.
    The chases for the surrounds are only down to the brick.
    The cables are housed in capping.
    This is not what I was originally planning.
    I was intending to put 16mm trunking in the wall, but, when
    I started chasing the wall, bricks started moving.
    The wall in question is constructed of single skin brickwork
    and is 90 years old............
    I could not chase out the bricks, so had to settle for the capping.
    I hope this explanation is clear, there are a lot of industry
    terms in that reply. If there is anything you don't understand
    Alpina, just shout............. :smashin:
     
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    Looks good, and i thought that i had put a lot of powerpoints into one room.

    The single brick thing is a pain on the old houses, having one myself, and is also one of the reasons that we couldnt get the incoming electricity moved from the cellar into our entry.
     
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    I'm sure I saw a new gadget down at B&Q, its like 5 or 6 plug sockets in a row and you plug these into a single wall outlet. I'm sure this would solve the problem of having lots of ugly wall outlets :D
     
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    OUCH............. :rotfl:
     
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    He, he. I wonder if being an electrician had anything to do with the number of sockets built in to the circuit?

    Its 'cable junction' behind my AV stuff
     
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    I just do not like extension blocks/splitters etc.........

    Johnny.
     
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    very nice room, and HUGE picture file sizes!!!!
     
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    I think I need to join your forums matty.
    I've got point and press off to an art.
    Photoshop is beyond me............. :rotfl:
     
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    windows XP has a downloadable powertoy, you then right click on an image file and can resize it for quick use, though the compression is very poor for the smallest sized image!
     
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    really nice room, think your wall lights are brilliant, really unusual and look fantastic
     
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    B&Q Specials

    The link says 'Temporarily out of stock'.
    I visited my local store and ordered them, arrived in 10 days.

    Johnny.
     

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