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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:13 pm 
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Hey Stan:

I got them from a local electrical supply house, but they are made by Raco, so you should be able to find a dealer by going to their site and clicking on "SALES CONTACT". Here is the address:

http://www.hubbell-raco.com/


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OK, I know it has been a while since I have updated this thread, and I apologize. I have been busy with several remodeling projects at the same time, plus the "real job", the wife and kids, etc., so it seems as if the studio is always pushed to the bottom of the list.

Most of the recent work has been involving wiring anyway, which is not very exciting to photograph!

Anyway, the wiring is done (except for one wire that I did not plan for, and I needed to order some more as I was short, and a few more putty pads that are also on order), and we have moved into the insulation phase, with drywall to follow this coming week.

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This picture shows some of the wiring. Notice the area where the audio cables are in close proximity to the electrical cables. This is the one are in the entire project that has this "problem", and I am a bit worried about it. (I have a whole other thread on this topic going here). There is about 6 inches of space between the wires (the same gap as the wall gap). You can also see some of the putty pad work on the wall boxes.


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Here is another wiring pic. As you can see, I have run out of putty pads, and have more on order. Should arrive in a day or so. The red arrow is pointing to an additional ground wire that I have installed on the studio wall plugs as a star grounding system (isolated ground). This wire is in *addition* to the normal ground wire in the electrical cable. I used a 12 ga. THHN wire from all of the receptacles that are then tied together at a separate ground panel, and then finally tied into the main ground. (Thanks to Rod's book for the drawings.) I also added another copper ground stake that is driven 8 feet into the ground out in the yard, and tied this into the breaker panel. The existing wiring was grounded to the copper water pipes in the structure, and I wanted to have things more firmly grounded than that.


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This pic shows the resilient channel that I had to use on the ceiling on the back half of the control room ceiling. This is the only part of the construction that is not free-floating, but I really needed the ceiling space, so I opted to go with resilient channel for this one area.


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This shot shows some of the insulation work that has begun:


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More insulation:


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This shot shows one of the Cat6 headphone stations, and is a pretty good shot of the putty pads.

The insulation will be completed this weekend except for those areas that still need putty pads and the one area for the new wire that I have on order.

Then we finally move onto drywall!!! Yipeeee!!!!


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In case anyone did not see the "other thread" on the electrical cables in close proximity to the audio cables, I decided to bite the bullet and move the electrical cables rather than take a chance of having any RF interference.


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Another small progress report, and a few more pics. It seems like we are working so hard, but the progress is not as quick as I would like it... Such is life.

We added a few more audio wires and finished all the putty pad work, then it was off to "insulation hell" for a couple of days. I hate insulating, let me tell you! Anyway, these few rooms are quite well insulated! I have insulation stuffed anywhere and everywhere, it is probably a bit of overkill in a few areas, but I am thinking that it is better to have too much rather than too little, eh?

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This first picture shows the outside wall filled with insulation, and the inside wall still just bare studs:


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In this picture, insulation has been added to the inside wall:


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One of the side walls:


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More insulation! (Did I mention that I hate insulation?)


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Here you can see the other side of the control room, with the door opening just visible on the left:


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Here is the ceiling with resilient channel on the back half of the CR:


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Here is the a closeup of the window frame so far. The first picture shows the bare wood frame, and the second picture shows the window after the addition of a layer of neoprene rubber between the walls.


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