My Ongoing Home Remodel Project

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  1. Miller

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    Alright, Since my roommate has moved out, I've been working on remolding his room. Here's the progress so far.

    I found some crazy looking insulation in the ceiling. Luckily I found a logo of the stuff and was able to determine it didn't contain asbestos. The estimated R value was 3.0, current building codes require R-40. The exterior walls were a primitive fiberglass batt, which was replaced when I did the exterior. The floor in this roof was noisy as hell, 60 year old 1x6's nailed down. so I screwed all the boards down, then ran a 3/4" T&G plywood over the top. Screwed and glued down. No more noise of floor flex.

    I gutted all the electrical. For the lights I went with (4) 4" cans in the four corners and one center fixture. The closet also got a 4" can. I also threw in one plug that is switched. I have something pretty cool in store for the lights, but you guys will have to wait and see, I'll probably do a review on the main page for it.

    The Wiring, I added a bunch of outlets, and (2) coax and (6) Ethernet ports. This is going to be my office, so the more the better. Everything is on it's own 20 amp circuit (previously there was old un-grounded wiring, that served 2 rooms, bathroom and part of the basement, on a 15 amp breaker)

    I decided to incorporate a bit of sound proofing into this remodel. I added fiberglass insulation on all the interior walls, and i'm going to be installing resilient channel. This product keeps the drywall off of the studs, so the structure doesn't transmit sound. over this is going to be a 5/8 fire drywall.

    Last night I finished the installing the 6-mil poly, and now i'm just waiting for the resilient channel to come in, hopefully the channel will be in Wednesday.

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  2. 86mcss

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    good job. looks great
  3. gB dAvId x

    gB dAvId x thats what she said

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    How many rooms do you have connected via ethernet?
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    Looks good. Can't wait to see the drywall and carpet in place.
  5. Miller

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    3 rooms, the living room, and my workshop. I have a rack in the basement with a 24 port switch and a 10 tb file/media server, wireless n in the house and an access point in the workshop. all cat6 gigabit
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    Wired gigabit is a must if you ask me. Wireless has it's place, but unless there is a quantum leap it's not really up to the task of streaming HD video or shuttling large amounts of data.
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    It's unbelievable how much faster wired is, just did a benchmark. Done using the same computer in wired then wireless.

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    Wired data transfer of a 200mb file to remote server.

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    Wireless data transfer of a 200mb file to remote server.
  8. gB dAvId x

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    How far are you away from your wireless router are you? the farther you are has a dramatic impact on your speed

    i am getting 21mbps with my wireless internet and my wireless router is about 20 feet away in another room however i did spend about 120 dollars on my wireless router
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    I'm about 20' away, through one wood floor. 90$ router. pretty strong signal.