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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:09 am 
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It depends on whether I effectively sealed the output side or not. I need to take the panel cover off and take a pic so you guys can weigh in. I beefed up that part of the wall with 3/4" siding so it's a little more sturdy and dense than the rest. Mainly so it makes the "tunnel" a little longer for that big hole. So with the outside of the hole caulked and the inside filled with putty, not to mention 3 dense pieces of cable, it should be pretty well sealed.

Again on the inlet side the conduit is separated by concrete from the outside world, then it goes underground. So as long as both ends are sealed, a box should not be necessary.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:39 am 
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Also, Stuart. Check your gmail...


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:10 am 
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...and your PM. :poke:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:20 am 
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OK, Stuart. Last attempt. I haven't heard from you since April 25th. Remember I'm that guy who you did this to last year? The guy who asked for his down payment back and instead agreed to give you another chance to deliver something tangible?

Please get back to me. This is beyond ridiculous.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:20 pm 
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Any progress reports?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:54 am 
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Grateful that my nightmare is over, but sorry to see it happen to other people....I feel your pain....5 years of it. I'm not an acoustician, but I'm happy to share any knowledge I do have.

Since he no longer runs this forum...I can feel free to roam about the cabin!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:30 pm 
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Honestly I figured it wouldn't be long before I was banned. I moved my thread over to GS and have since made a few more updates. Long story short, I paid Stuart $900 as a down payment for design services a couple years ago. After a long ghosting incident, we started communicating again. He agreed to work up basic HVAC design for me and then we'd see about next steps. That was April and the last time he contacted me in any way. Though he provided a lot of advice, as he often does, he didn't deliver anything but that. He flat out stole from me. There's no other way to put it.

I did bring this up with John and he washed his hands of the whole incident. He said: "I don't really know Stuart that well. He came on the forum as a novice looking for info but after few years of hanging around started answering questions and soon became the leading spokesperson answering members questions which was a relief for me after years of doing it myself. Other than that I really have no control over him so it's up to you to get a response."

Which is all well and good, but this is a guy who moderates a popular web forum with your name on it, and seems to think of you as a mentor, using your design ideas as part of his business.

So apparently he's gone from this site? I didn't realize that. I'll have to read up on some threads. This site has been great for kicking around ideas and finding lots and lots of breadcrumbs to learn from. I'm still working on putting them all together and am on the fence about contacting another designer or just doing the best I can with what I have. In fact I did talk to another designer and made the mistake of mentioning my experience. He eventually decided he didn't want to work with me. Apparently he had worked with another of Stuart's former clients and had a really bad experience. Great...

I figure since my last two studios were literal bedrooms, I could hardly do worse -- and I made some decent sounding music in those rooms. Obviously I'm discouraged right now.

In any case, here is my GS thread. I'll continue to poke around here as well, assuming I'm not banned. :cen:
https://www.gearslutz.com/board/photo-d ... dings.html


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:41 pm 
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No you are not banned ZSXI and I appreciate what you have just posted.

I've banned Stuart from this site as you will notice and it's made no difference to the people who regularly visit the site.

Yes we, all got sick of Stuart laying down the law, that's over and I suggested he start his own site.

He's now learning how much effort goes into maintaining a site like this one both financially and effort spent.

I had a sequence of complaints, just like yours which alerted me to the problem.

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