John Harper posted a blog post
My home has 3 pocket doors whose open track areas I have caulked well best as I can from the door jams without removing the track or framing around  it.  I believe I should attack the remainder of the leaks from the attic and from the basement.  …
Aug 16, 2013
John Harper replied to John Harper's discussion Insulating in-wall/in-ceiling speakers
"Thanks to all who responded to my queries.  I believe I am now on the right path to seal my speakers and some can-lights without encouraging fires, fire chimneys, and poor speaker output.  Thanks again!  John "
Aug 8, 2013
John Harper replied to John Harper's discussion Insulating in-wall/in-ceiling speakers
"Dan,
I read your response a couple of days ago and responded but must have missed the send button?!?!?  And thus I re-read it and noted that you mentioned fire resistance which really caught my eye after reading Dennis's response.  I shall ask the…"
Aug 8, 2013
John Harper replied to John Harper's discussion Insulating in-wall/in-ceiling speakers
"Dennis,
Now that is a matter that I had given no thought to whatsoever!   I have not seen fire retardant foam -any thoughts about brands or sources?  While I am trying to simplify my life, it seems that is not to be.  I'll google fire retardant foam…"
Aug 8, 2013
John Harper replied to John Harper's discussion Insulating in-wall/in-ceiling speakers
"Thanks for your response, Pat.  Do you feel it is necessary for me to frame wall-mounted speakers when the backsides are open to the attic?  I am leaning toward just foam spraying the covers to the walls?     "
Aug 4, 2013
John Harper replied to John Harper's discussion Insulating in-wall/in-ceiling speakers
"Pat, John again. Have you used this product for in-wall speakers and if so, how did you affix them to a vertical wall?"
Aug 2, 2013
John Harper replied to John Harper's discussion Insulating in-wall/in-ceiling speakers
"Jose, Thank you for your helpful response.  It was very comprehensive, the kind of help I am needing. BTW, if one is to reverse the polarity of the speaker wire, what kind of effect is one likely to notice? Scratchy, muddy sound, ???

Cheers.
John"
Aug 1, 2013
John Harper replied to John Harper's discussion Insulating in-wall/in-ceiling speakers
"Thanks, Pat, for your time and your response.  I will visit that site and see what they have to offer! Cheers.
John"
Aug 1, 2013
John Harper replied to John Harper's discussion Insulating in-wall/in-ceiling speakers
"Just wanted to thank all of you who responded to my inquiry and I am looking for Styrofoam so I can start my box construction.  Some of my speaker instructions state a cubic foot of volume is required to maximize sound output while others don't seem…"
Jul 28, 2013
John Harper replied to John Harper's discussion Insulating in-wall/in-ceiling speakers
"Thanks, Sean!  I have been looking for "ready made" boxes w/o much luck, mostly 'cause I wanted to see how they look and how they were constructed so I might have a template to follow.  I have contacted my 3 manufacturers, some who say use a box and…"
Jul 24, 2013
John Harper posted a discussion
Are there suggestions out there as to the best way to insulate newly installed speakers!  I have been working to improve the  tightness of my 22 year old home but after that big effort, I installed 10 speakers in 5 rooms.  This, as one might…
Jul 22, 2013
John Harper replied to Andy Simms's discussion Trees sure grow fast around here? in Hall of Shame
"At least the tree appears to be deciduous!"
Mar 22, 2013
John Harper replied to Jonathan Bluey's discussion HELP - AIR SEALING a Continuous Stone Interior/ Exterior Wall
"Hello.  I have a large basalt stone floor to vaulted ceiling tall fireplace that also leaks. I have reduced my ACH to 8 from 12 and am now working on the fireplace. My plan is to caulk/foam (may be more economical)  the whole dang thing from the…"
Mar 7, 2013
John Harper replied to John Harper's discussion Roof Air Vents Above Bend Oregon Garage Attic
"Robert, It is an education writing to and fro with you and others and I am very happy I found this avenue to pursue.
My garage ceiling is the same height as that of the mud/laundry room which runs due west from my attached garage and is about 14…"
Jan 12, 2013
John Harper replied to John Harper's discussion Roof Air Vents Above Bend Oregon Garage Attic
"Thank you very much for your reply to my conundrum, Robert!
All off your points will be looked into -I especially liked your last sentence and believe it with the qualification that my home is reasonably plugged up in terms of holes to the outside…"
Jan 12, 2013
John Harper replied to John Harper's discussion Roof Air Vents Above Bend Oregon Garage Attic
"Thank you, Sean.  I am a newbie to the colds of Oregon and ownership of a home here in Bend. I will research the links you sent me and then get back to you when I have a better understanding."
Jan 12, 2013
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