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Re: Made It/ Fixed It/ Broke It

Postby Ya Mar » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:46 pm

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Ya Mar wrote:I must say I just re-screened a sliding screen door, and replaced about 10 switches with dimmers. First time I have ever done anything like this - I didn't even know you could replace a screen - actually thought I had to get a whole new door. The $8.00 for screen (the guy at the hardware store let me borrow his spliner) was much better than the $100+ I was planning on spending...


You really didn't know you could replace a screen? C'mon. yer shittin' me...Ya know, you can replace light bulbs too!


I have people that usually take care of all that stuff for me.
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Re: Made It/ Fixed It/ Broke It

Postby jmy » Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:15 pm

My dad and I made our annual December trek to Armstrong today. Hello, 100 bdft of quarter-sawn African mahogany and 80 bdft of quarter-sawn white oak (plus some poplar). I'll report back when I've made the door and bookcase, but it will be awhile.
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Re: Made It/ Fixed It/ Broke It

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:07 pm

jmy wrote:My dad and I made our annual December trek to Armstrong today. Hello, 100 bdft of quarter-sawn African mahogany and 80 bdft of quarter-sawn white oak (plus some poplar). I'll report back when I've made the door and bookcase, but it will be awhile.

In that vein, do you guys yet have a Menards nearby? They sell locally sourced 1x stock that is both damn good and inexpensive. Flat sawn only, but when it goes on sale it can be had for about a buck per foot. So cheap that many of my little utilitarian projects which would have utilized pine are now done in hard maple.
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Re: Made It/ Fixed It/ Broke It

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:09 pm

jmy wrote:My dad and I made our annual December trek to Armstrong today. Hello, 100 bdft of quarter-sawn African mahogany and 80 bdft of quarter-sawn white oak (plus some poplar). I'll report back when I've made the door and bookcase, but it will be awhile.

In that vein, do you guys yet have a Menards nearby? They sell locally sourced 1x stock that is both damn good and inexpensive. Flat sawn only, but when it goes on sale it can be had for about a buck per foot. So cheap that many of my little utilitarian projects which would have utilized pine are now done in hard maple.
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Re: Made It/ Fixed It/ Broke It

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:10 pm

Goddamn this phone...
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Re: Made It/ Fixed It/ Broke It

Postby jmy » Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:16 am

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jmy wrote:My dad and I made our annual December trek to Armstrong today. Hello, 100 bdft of quarter-sawn African mahogany and 80 bdft of quarter-sawn white oak (plus some poplar). I'll report back when I've made the door and bookcase, but it will be awhile.

In that vein, do you guys yet have a Menards nearby? They sell locally sourced 1x stock that is both damn good and inexpensive. Flat sawn only, but when it goes on sale it can be had for about a buck per foot. So cheap that many of my little utilitarian projects which would have utilized pine are now done in hard maple.


I saw one somewhere not too long ago, but I've never been in one. I'll have to check it out -- or tell my dad to.
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Re: Made It/ Fixed It/ Broke It

Postby Sterile Whites 48313 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:03 am

frank - up in grand blanc wrote:Goddamn this phone...


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Re: Made It/ Fixed It/ Broke It

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:00 pm

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frank - up in grand blanc wrote:Goddamn this phone...


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Exactly. If anyone knows how to un-Goddamn these phones please click over to Ask the Expert.
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Re: Made It/ Fixed It/ Broke It

Postby April St.Clair » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:29 pm

My seven year old bag less vacuum stopped working. I took it apart and cleaned it up and put it back together. So now when you turn it on it sounds possessed. Yeah, time for Brotha Lawrence to buy me a new bag less vacuum.
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Re: Made It/ Fixed It/ Broke It

Postby D-Day » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:14 am

After 8 years of owning a home theater in a box, I finally have it set up correctly. The speakers are mounted on the wall and the wires are hidden behind the wall, running through the basement to a central panel behind the TV.

Previously, we only had the front and center hooked up. Wow, what difference in the sound. Upgrades are not done, though. Next month, I am picking up a new receiver with two powered zones, with the second zone being the back porch. Also, at some point we're going to replace the worn out current speakers with some new ones. The current system will then be moved upstairs to our room
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Re: Made It/ Fixed It/ Broke It

Postby Ya Mar » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:41 pm

D-Day wrote:After 8 years of owning a home theater in a box, I finally have it set up correctly. The speakers are mounted on the wall and the wires are hidden behind the wall, running through the basement to a central panel behind the TV.

Previously, we only had the front and center hooked up. Wow, what difference in the sound. Upgrades are not done, though. Next month, I am picking up a new receiver with two powered zones, with the second zone being the back porch. Also, at some point we're going to replace the worn out current speakers with some new ones. The current system will then be moved upstairs to our room

I have one the I purchased for our Detroit house when we re-did the upsatirs in 2003.

I have a sub-woofer sitting on my floor in the family room and two speakers sitting on the fireplace - and they have been there since 2008 - they rext of the system is in the garage. I leave the 3 components (un-attached) out because I think one day it will motivate me to hook it up. I should probably throw it all in the garage. Or hire Gannon to hook it up...
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Re: Made It/ Fixed It/ Broke It

Postby middle aged female » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:54 pm

Ya Mar wrote:
D-Day wrote:After 8 years of owning a home theater in a box, I finally have it set up correctly. The speakers are mounted on the wall and the wires are hidden behind the wall, running through the basement to a central panel behind the TV.

Previously, we only had the front and center hooked up. Wow, what difference in the sound. Upgrades are not done, though. Next month, I am picking up a new receiver with two powered zones, with the second zone being the back porch. Also, at some point we're going to replace the worn out current speakers with some new ones. The current system will then be moved upstairs to our room

I have one the I purchased for our Detroit house when we re-did the upsatirs in 2003.

I have a sub-woofer sitting on my floor in the family room and two speakers sitting on the fireplace - and they have been there since 2008 - they rext of the system is in the garage. I leave the 3 components (un-attached) out because I think one day it will motivate me to hook it up. I should probably throw it all in the garage. Or hire Gannon to hook it up...

No, he's still busy trying to figure out the Super Bowl conspiracy.
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Re: Made It/ Fixed It/ Broke It

Postby D-Day » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:59 pm

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Ya Mar wrote:
D-Day wrote:After 8 years of owning a home theater in a box, I finally have it set up correctly. The speakers are mounted on the wall and the wires are hidden behind the wall, running through the basement to a central panel behind the TV.

Previously, we only had the front and center hooked up. Wow, what difference in the sound. Upgrades are not done, though. Next month, I am picking up a new receiver with two powered zones, with the second zone being the back porch. Also, at some point we're going to replace the worn out current speakers with some new ones. The current system will then be moved upstairs to our room

I have one the I purchased for our Detroit house when we re-did the upsatirs in 2003.

I have a sub-woofer sitting on my floor in the family room and two speakers sitting on the fireplace - and they have been there since 2008 - they rext of the system is in the garage. I leave the 3 components (un-attached) out because I think one day it will motivate me to hook it up. I should probably throw it all in the garage. Or hire Gannon to hook it up...

No, he's still busy trying to figure out the Super Bowl conspiracy.


After he fixes Ansel's turntable......
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Re: Made It/ Fixed It/ Broke It

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:59 pm

One of our neighbors is a technophile and he's always bringing over his cast-off electronica. As has been evidenced many times over I'm pretty much King Idiot in that department, so I'm like "dude, what am I going to do with this stuff?" So the kids get it.

Somewhere in the lair of my boys is a home theater setup that's been connected to an iPod docking station, and the walls do shake. So if you need any pointers, Mr. Day, just post and I'll forward your questions to my technical support team/kids.
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Re: Made It/ Fixed It/ Broke It

Postby D-Day » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:58 am

D-Day wrote:
middle aged female wrote:
Ya Mar wrote:
D-Day wrote:After 8 years of owning a home theater in a box, I finally have it set up correctly. The speakers are mounted on the wall and the wires are hidden behind the wall, running through the basement to a central panel behind the TV.

Previously, we only had the front and center hooked up. Wow, what difference in the sound. Upgrades are not done, though. Next month, I am picking up a new receiver with two powered zones, with the second zone being the back porch. Also, at some point we're going to replace the worn out current speakers with some new ones. The current system will then be moved upstairs to our room

I have one the I purchased for our Detroit house when we re-did the upsatirs in 2003.

I have a sub-woofer sitting on my floor in the family room and two speakers sitting on the fireplace - and they have been there since 2008 - they rext of the system is in the garage. I leave the 3 components (un-attached) out because I think one day it will motivate me to hook it up. I should probably throw it all in the garage. Or hire Gannon to hook it up...

No, he's still busy trying to figure out the Super Bowl conspiracy.


After he fixes Ansel's turntable......


We've had the receiver for about three weeks now (Onkyo TX-NR515), but it didn't have a place to hook up the passive sub from the old system, so we've been running sans sub. Sound was OK. Nothing to write home about, though. Yesterday, I went and bought an active sub (Polk PSW-10) after a little bit of playing with the volume and levels we cranked up Prometheus and The Hobbit. And I mean cranked

Oh. My. Fucking. God....I thought I was going to come out of my seat on the couch. Just like being in the theater. The walls in the house were shaking. Amazing sound.....
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