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Robin

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Ever since we designated, one of our former bedrooms, for our "Home Theater", I've been having a blast with the project. The HT room is pretty small though, 10.5' x 11.5' x 7'. Since, the HT room is in the center of the house, surrounded by other bedrooms, I've insulated / sound-proofed the room with 3" rigid foam insulation, then covered that with 1" soundboard on the walls. I even, installed 3" foam soundproofing, on the inside, of the HT room door. The problem, I was having, was that all of my HT equipment (especially, the Plasma HDTV and the A/V receiver) plus people, was causing the room to over heat. By the end of a two-hour movie, the HT room had become a HT - "sweat box". So, before the summer began, I just recently had to purchse, an in-room, 9000 BTU, air-conditioner, other wise it would have been simply unbearable. I was wondering has anyone else had this problem? If so, did you solve it differently? How?
 
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EricE

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I've built mine in the basement where it's cool in the summer and warm and tosty in the winter :D I also made sure that there was more than enough return air volume and just enough forced air into the room. It did get hot once but there were 18+ people in the room :eek:

Try and see if you can add some ducting to vent out the hot air.
 

Robin

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I will try venting the HT room more. The more air flow the better, especially for all of my expensive equipment. I want it to last a while.
Thanks, EricE
 
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