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My Media Room Build

 
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canadajimmy



Joined: 10 Mar 2017
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Location: Langley, BC, Canada


PostLink    Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:32 am    Post subject: My Media Room Build Reply with quote


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I've been working on converting half of my tandem garage in my townhome into a media room/den!

When I moved into the house the garage was already split in half, with the other room done incredibly poorly, so all the drywall was stripped out the room. The project is now to put in 2 layers of 5/8" drywall on all the walls sandwiched with greenglue and decouple the ceiling with a hat channel.

Diagram of the room:


Here is the demolished room initially



The first step was to construct the new walls to form the new corridor. You can see in the previous image it was just a closet before. This framing was removed and I built the new framing for the corridor.

I then did electrical, lan and speaker wiring, then installed Roxul Safe'n'Sound Insulation:



Cable drop behind the TV.

This is where 4 speaker wires come out, they go from behind the TV to behind the couch, for a 7.1 system. Also note the sewer access - I rotated this so drywall can just cover it up completely - I don't want to be reminded this was a garage!

And now the first drywall layer:


Once the first drywall layer is done, I will add the second with greenglue. I will then do the ceiling. There are quite a few gaps in the drywall which I will be filling with greenglue sealant as well.
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kal
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Joined: 06 Mar 2006
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Location: Ottawa, Canada

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PostLink    Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! Thanks for sharing and welcome to the forum!

Kal

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My basement/HT/bar/brewery build 2.0
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Curt Palme
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Joined: 08 Mar 2006
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Location: Langley, BC

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PostLink    Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and right in my backyard, apparently! Welcome, and nice work!

I used Roxul as well behind panels over top of the drywall, as my room had a really bad ring to it. The Roxul cured it, the room is now wonderfully dead.
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canadajimmy



Joined: 10 Mar 2017
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Location: Langley, BC, Canada


PostLink    Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the comments! Also thats crazy you're from Langley as well! I live in Walnut Grove in one of those townhomes near WGSS (if you're familiar with the area). I just happened across this forum as it seems full of people who just want to enjoy completing their own projects, another forum I was on the prevailing attitude was you have to make it into a soundproof bunker otherwise you're wasting all your money...

I hadn't had any experience with with the Roxul until this project, but it is absolutely great stuff to work with, much nicer and less harmful than fibreglass (I got a nasty scratchy throat when removing it from the room). You can also see in the first photo they didn't even bother insulating the right wall on my unit's side, so the roxul should go a long way there to holding in heat and blocking sound, though I had to leave the neighbours fibreglass layer as that's technically their property. It also holds it shape well enough that I was able to use some gorilla glue to do this behind all the outlets:

The outlet boxes are the Carlon ones which have the ability to adjust the depth, I had to take a trip down to the Lowe's in Bellingham, WA to buy them since I couldn't find them in Canada!

Tonight the goal is to finish the first layer of drywall, then I'm off to Home Depot to buy the tubes of Green Glue. I'm planning to just do one tube per sheet, since 70% performance is good enough for my needs - just want to be able to raise the volume a little without disturbing anyone Very Happy
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garyfritz



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Location: Fort Collins, CO


PostLink    Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For future reference, you can get a lot more than a scratchy throat from fibreglass -- breathing that stuff is a bad idea. You should use breathing protection any time you work with fibreglass, and probably Roxul too.

Good luck with the rest of your project!
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Curt Palme
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Location: Langley, BC

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PostLink    Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

canadajimmy wrote:
Thanks for the comments! Also thats crazy you're from Langley as well! I live in Walnut Grove in one of those townhomes near WGSS (if you're familiar with the area). I just happened across this forum as it seems full of people who just want to enjoy completing their own projects, another forum I was on the prevailing attitude was you have to make it into a soundproof bunker otherwise you're wasting all your money...



My main line of work now is commercial sound systems, and we put the system (all of them!) into Walnut Grove Community centre about 5 years ago with their last big reno. See www.soundsolutionscanada.com. I live right by the hospital, and have two Barco 909s, stacked, on a 10' wide screen. Give me a shout sometime if you want to see it.
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Tedd



Joined: 18 May 2006
Posts: 156
Location: Ontario


PostLink    Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to say I am curious as to where you are heading with this.

I see a few issues that might be a problem down the road, if you are interested.

The main thing I question is the framing of the ceiling, which might be a safety issue. Is that
a doubled up joist at the window end of the room? The framing looks a little suspect, so I am asking...



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canadajimmy



Joined: 10 Mar 2017
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Location: Langley, BC, Canada


PostLink    Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Tedd,

This was the original framing of the house, above that area leads out to a balcony. Here are the original construction drawings for the unit:




The joists become perpendicular at that point and are attached with hangers. I believe this is acceptable, though does create some difficulty with the clips for the hat channel - I will be putting in wood blocking there for the channel clips to attach to at the 24" spacing.

I hope this addresses your concerns, I can take a closer picture if needed.
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