Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Plumbing's going back in to the bathroom and kitchenette

And the iso clips have gone up along the control room walls. Tomorrow we pull down that HVAC duct so we can put drywall up. It got put in place a little prematurely.

getting closer every day!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Walls! Sweet, beautiful walls!


Used some flex duct here, jumping from the live room to Iso B. 

Daniel and I puttied (puttified?) the hell out of the electrical boxes today. 

And the grapes in the back yard are coming along

Friday, July 20, 2012

Painting is fun! And by fun I mean not at all fun. While I've been putting a coat of primer on the apartment a ton of work has been going on downstairs.
 The electrical panels are in place. The one to the left is for all of the studio equipment with isolated grounds. The right is for computers / kitchen / lights etc. 
 Here are some outlet boxes in the back wall of the machine room which I'm wondering about. They seem a little close to the technical wiring for me. 
Electrical wires need to run inside the back wall since there will be a secondary wall installed.
 Above the machine room is finally drywalled up.

 The plans showed both the technical wiring and a power outlet in the same spot :) so the power got bumped slightly to the left. Sorry Wes!
 HVAC party
 Here's one of the main panels in the live room.
 The first iso booth is going to have some acoustic paneling on the wall which the switches will be mounted in, so for now they're just dangling. 
 Another circuit breaker box? I need to ask about this one. 
 And heres some shots of the finished technical wiring runs in the basement. The power lines in the front of the shot are no longer hooked up. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Do these guys know how to party or what?

Seriously, we've been running a lot of cable.

It goes from the machine room floor...

...To the basement...

...and back up in the walls of the iso booths.

Plus we've been installing boxes to mount connectors on. There are two panels in the main live room, one in each iso, one in the sound lock, one in the lounge, one in the bathroom, one in the basement, and one in my apartment upstairs. You know, just in case.


Sunday, July 8, 2012

In the studio we finally boxed off the plumbing that runs through the corner of the live room. I was worried about sound since it's the drain on the roof as well as the toilet and bath tub in my apartment, so we boxed it up and stuffed it with insulation, which will then be boxed off inside the soffits. 

This confusing shot shows the end of the live room ceiling where the control room starts. Drywall went up to block the back of the speakers from booming directly above the ceiling, and hence directly in to the floor of my apartment. 

Next we started running the technical wiring. This one stupid hole took us hours and hours to drill. It's over 100 degrees here and our battery driven drills kept overheating. We'd get about 15-30 seconds out of each charge. The clutch on my hilti was actually smoking at one point. That sucked.

Here's the core sample we pulled. Two layers of 2x4, sheet of aluminum, 9/8" plywood, 3/4" asphalt impregnated sheathing, two layers of 5/8" cement board, and a layer of 5/8" plywood. 

Drilling through the 2x4's was considerably easier. 

Here Dominick had to use the auger bit due to the giant pile of 2x4s strapped together to form one of the front angles of the control room.

Photographic evidence of our giant rat. The scale's hard to judge but each one of those foot prints is easily an inch long. 

In the basement we strapped up all the 4" pvc to carry the cabling. 

The back corner was a little bit of a cluster but we made it work

Here's Domenick measuring to put up the last few pieces

And Thom pointing to the hole he imagines our giant rat lives in.