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sworralls floating wall thread (yes another one!)

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by sworrall, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. sworrall

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    ive got mine connected to an x-10 lamp module so yes it is dimmable. The idea sounds ok but they do heat up a lot more than the led lights so youd have to bear this in mind. i suppose you could use the strip mounts (with some bouble sided tape) from TLC as im sure you dont want to be screwing the clips into your TV!
     
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    ohh thats what x-10 is! :oops: i did wonder how you guys did the dimming, so it would be a case of using the rope light with these 2:

    http://www.uk-automation.co.uk/lamp-module-p-3.html
    http://www.uk-automation.co.uk/chain-remote-control-p-1084.html

    i need to read up on the ropelight, still not sure how it all works
     
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    not quite as that remote needs somewhere to send to so youd need a receiver like this

    for one off use you may be better getting one of the homeasy? remotes from B&Q
     
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    Sworall,
    Does the smell of rubber from the rope light ever go away?
    I hope it does. Whenever mine has been on for about an hour i can really smell it. MMMmmmmmm rubber :rotfl:
     
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    sounds like your room smells like an S&M dungeon! Havent really noticed the smell since i installed mine but i did notice it whne I was putting it up
     
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    Great job sworrall.

    I have been reading all the floating wall threads and really want to do one myself. But i have no carpentry experience apart from recently doing the skirting in the room i wish to build the floating wall.

    How much experience did you have prior to building it and do you think its something that someone like me would be capable of doing.

    I have just had my whole place renovated and basically my girlfriend has said if i balls it up she will throw me and the floating wall out of the first floor window!
     
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    theres not much to it to be honest. I dont have a great deal of diy experience although i did fit our kitchen a couple of years ago. THe hardest part was cutting out the mdf board but this was mainly becuase it was big and clumsy and it all needed to be measured with no cock-ups. As long as you have the tools and follow the guides on here you should be ok. I used the following for mine,

    SDS drill for holes in wall.
    Drill/Driver for holes in wood/mdf
    jigsaw for MDF board
    sandpaper and strong arms muscles!
     
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    Very nice work! I am in the process of doing this myself also, I just have one question. I've look on the Ikea site at the Jagra tables, but there is no internal measurments, could you possible let me know the height of the shelf, as I need to squeeze a Onkyo 606 in there, which is (W435mm x H174.3mm x D374.7mm).

    Thanks!
     
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    Hi Pgudge,
    if the units you are on about are besta jagra, measurements are here http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=592961&page=21 post 306

    Tankrs
     
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    Just a quick update on my wall. All is still well after a year being fitted (no cracks!) except the TLC rope lights which have randomly packed up in places where about 10 of the bulbs have failed.

    I contacted TLC as they were still in warranty and they sent me out a whole new rope and the connections the next day so top marks for them for cust service. They didnt even want the old one back.

    If it fails in the future I may replace with white LED rope which has no doubt come down in price since I built this.
     

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