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Postby endorka » Thu, 2021-Feb-18, 06:33

SoWhat wrote:Source of the postIf only you could 3D-print these...


How amazing would that be!



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Postby garethmetcalf » Thu, 2021-Feb-18, 18:04

I feel like I’m being state the obvious guy, but just checking you’re aware that over here in the UK plasterboard sheets are slightly smaller than OSB and plywood... annoyingly.

OSB and ply (and MDF) are 1220 x 2440mm whereas plasterboard is 1200 x 2400mm. Must be such a pain for builders doing stud walls with osb one side and plasterboard the other...

I’m sure you knew this but just in case.. could play havoc with your templating plan.

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Postby endorka » Thu, 2021-Feb-18, 20:53

Thanks again for the warning Gareth, please continue with these. Even if I know the score it may be useful for others who don't.

Fortunately this time I noticed when specifying the materals and reduced the blue template for plasterboard accordingly. Phew!

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Postby endorka » Fri, 2021-Feb-19, 12:21

Thanks for the link to justfans.co.uk Gareth, they were really helpful as you said. They had the specifications of the components to hand and did a sanity check on my figures. All in order thankfully. I was able to get a suitable filter and various other components from there too.

I bought the "TD-SILENT 500/150" inline fan: https://www.justfans.co.uk/silent-500150-p-1906.html

As a bonus, they're recently upgraded those to three speed. When I first specified it last year it was only two. The third speed is slow, it should circulate enough air for several people to breathe while keeping as much heat in the room as possible. Useful during winter. When the fan was two speed only (medium and high) I would have had to buy an additional variac controller to get the slow speed. No need for that now, this simpler and cheaper three way control will do the job

https://www.justfans.co.uk/mts10-extrac ... -1171.html

If my calculations are correct, medium speed should be enough to keep 5 people working hard in the room cool. High will be super turbo chill :-)



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Postby garethmetcalf » Sun, 2021-Feb-21, 11:12

Nice! I’m glad they were helpful to you too.

The one I bought is single speed but works fine with a variac speed controller so that’s what I’ve got, and like you I don’t think I’ll need it running on full beans.

I might buy a co2 meter to establish the best speed - they don’t seem too expensive on Amazon.

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Postby Starlight » Sun, 2021-Feb-21, 12:17

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I bought this one last year from Duomo in Droitwich, Worcestershire. I explained my situation (not a classroom, laboratory, etc.) and had this one suggested. I haven't got far enough with my studio build to permanently install it yet but I stuck a plug on it and tested at home and in the studio. On thing I wanted was that the alarm could be silenced (be only visual) as I would not want a recording to be disturbed by an audible alarm going off. This one has that feature. It cost me £260, I have not looked at Amazon's prices.



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Postby SoWhat » Sun, 2021-Feb-21, 13:41

as I would not want a recording to be disturbed by an audible alarm going off


Like those great (and true) stories of recordings with toilets flushing when reverb used to be recorded in the tiled bathrooms of recording studios and someone forgot to put up the "DO NOT ENTER" sign on the door.



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Postby endorka » Mon, 2021-Feb-22, 20:18

CO2 meters, sound useful, I had no idea you could buy such a thing outside of NASA :D

I still sometimes use the studio bathroom as a reverb chamber by the way - never done it live during recording, only re-amped stuff when nobody else was there so no stories I'm afraid!

The palette of OSB and plywood arrived today from the builder's merchant, exciting stuff. Plasterboard should hopefully arrive soon too.
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Postby SoWhat » Mon, 2021-Feb-22, 21:13

Many (many!) years ago when I was a student at Berklee, a friend had the first Portastudio, and we used to record reverb in the bathroom (or a metal trash can; talk about your funky-sounding plate).

Nice to see your delivery! There wouldn't be a spot for it here as everything is covered in snow (again).

All the best,

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Postby endorka » Tue, 2021-Feb-23, 08:14

We had snow about 6" deep here only a week or so ago. Even built a snowman :D All gone now!

Another point of detail concerning the studio ventilation. The fan & controller have three speeds, and I'm also hoping to use the ventilation system in "trickle" mode when the fan is off. To this end I will not be installing a backdraft damper. Exactly this is specified on the house plans for all the bathrooms, and I've not noticed anything untoward happening with them.

If this works I'll be able to close the window trickle vents, which let in a noticeable amount of sound from outside. They are an amazing demonstration of the "small gap leaks a lot of noise" phenomenon. They seem to act like a remarkable low pass filter when closed.

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Jennifer




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