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So it begins

chlngr1970

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#1
Starting the planning of the loft for the theater in the shop. Putting together a list for the supplies. I'm starting with a 2X6 wall along all three sides. Left, rear, and right. I fugure a 7-8' ceiling height under the loft would be enough for a garage, right? That will leave me with enough height to have a high ceiling in the theater room. I'm looking at about a grand for 2x6 walls. I just need to find appropriate joists for the floor to span 36 feet. The shop has footings for supports in the middle at a few locations, and I may need to use them.
 

chlngr1970

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#6
Silent Bob said:
Any idea on new theatre equipment you’re looking at upgrading too?
Starting with the AVP 8200 I found, going to be adding 3 Outlaw Audio Model 5000X amps when the time comes. I have the Samsung UDB-M9700 UHD Blu Ray Player, and will probably add an Xbox Series X as soon as I can find one. I'm debating on even putting DirecTV in there. I'm hoping to be able to afford an 8K projector by the time I'm done with construction. Speakers I haven't decided on either. I'm leaning toward in wall for surround and surround back. But, a 24x36 room, 9-10 foot ceiling, risers for rows 2 and 3. Three reclining couches in the back, two reclining love seats and a reclining couch in the center, and three reclining love seats in the front. 154" 2.4:1 fixed screen. I'll look into an anamorphic lens when things come together.
 

chlngr1970

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#10
Since it looks like I'll not be able to get a lift due to budget reasons, I am toying with the idea of expanding the foot print of the loft. Keep it at 36' wide, but bring it all the way up to the front. Footings for support of the loft were poured for the original plan of 24x36. I wonder if I can expand without breaking up the slab? The attached picture shows the original plan with the green line. The red line is the proposed change.

With lumber prices where they are, progress has come to a stop. Hopefully, production will ramp back up alleviating supply woes, and I can get started soon.

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#11
I dont know a whole lot about construction but I would say it would depend on the thickness of the concrete pad
 
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EM3

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#17
I was told there would be no math.
Hence why I never became an architect since computers and architectural programs weren't used when I was in college. Honestly to me it seems like it should support it and I confused the hell out of myself trying to figure it out. Perhaps you could ask a contractor you trust or a residential building inspector.