Door, meet CD tray

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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,660
    Pocket doors are the schiznit.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,771
    I tried to find a photo of either of ours -- but they're virtually always open and thus invisible. There's one between the two bookcases in this photo taken late in the construction of the house :p

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  • verbverb Posts: 3,013
    Professor @mhardy6647 do they fit in a normal 2X4 framed wall? I have a couple of candidates for pocket doors as well.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,268
    Man, Doc, I thought that phone with the bookcase was going to be, "And here's the next-step mod; Sliding Bookcases."
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,268
    Phone?!? Stupid phone! That was supposed to be *photo
    msg wrote: »
    Man, Doc, I thought that phone...

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,558
    I just opened it up and spent 30 mins inspecting the transport, and I don't see anything obviously bent, cracked, or broken. All of the plastic posts that attach the transport to the metal chassis bracket are intact. Literally the only thing I could see that was slightly askew was the right gear that closes the tray.

    The tray itself feels like it has more play in it when it's open now, and it still opens and closes more slowly and with a more labored sound than before.

    However, I tested it with a small powered speaker and it still functions normally.

    So I guess my options are to either do nothing (and be reminded of my flub every time I open and close the tray) or look into replacing the entire transport. Meh.
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 1,890
    Here is what I would do. Every time you need to change a CD, you put on noise canceling headphones and a blindfold. Then you don’t need to see or hear it. Just be careful that you don’t drop the CDs. Or knock the CDP off the table.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,771
    msg wrote: »
    Phone?!? Stupid phone! That was supposed to be *photo
    msg wrote: »
    Man, Doc, I thought that phone...

    I thought you were talking about the charming 'cordless' phone in the photo. That phone was a dump find in MA (imagine that!). I installed it at the NH house when we first came "on line" up here so we had some contact with the outside world (essentially no cell coverage up here, and, at that time, the only internet options were DSL or satellite).

    The base unit has a decent speakerphone (which I use to this day in my consultant business) but the handsets (all four of them) are all more or less psychotic. :p
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,771
    edited July 10
    verb wrote: »
    Professor @mhardy6647 do they fit in a normal 2X4 framed wall? I have a couple of candidates for pocket doors as well.

    I think so... gimme a minute.
    :)


    EDIT: Well -- both of ours are in 2 x 6 walls, so... I dunno. :/
    Sorry!

    One will have to hone one's google-fu to find out, I suppose.
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  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 637
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    Professor @mhardy6647 do they fit in a normal 2X4 framed wall? I have a couple of candidates for pocket doors as well.

    I think so... gimme a minute.
    :)


    EDIT: Well -- both of ours are in 2 x 6 walls, so... I dunno. :/
    Sorry!

    One will have to hone one's google-fu to find out, I suppose.

    I am almost positive they can be installed in a 2X4 framed wall. I have one leading into my audio room and it works great. Stays open 99% of the time and is not in the way at all. But allows me to close it when needed. I'll measure tonight when I get home.

    You can catch it slightly in the picture below on the right. For once it was closed. It slides back towards the corner shown.

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,097
    My guess is a majority of pocket doors are made to fit in a 2 x 4 (3.5") wall.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 5,898
    Did you count the gears on each side?

    Maybe the one side has a gear jump, thus, causing some tension in the action of the mechanism. My brain hurts! :s

    Good luck!
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,558
    That's a good idea, I'll take a look at that. However, I think if that were the case it wouldn't close flush/evenly which it does.

    I guess it's just the angle of one of the gears/motors or other internal components that got bent that's now causing the in/out action to not function as quickly/smoothly.

    Anyway, I'm happy that the core functionality of the unit is still intact, as I happen to like the sound of it.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,771
    Tony M wrote: »
    Did you count the gears on each side?

    Maybe the one side has a gear jump, thus, causing some tension in the action of the mechanism. My brain hurts! :s

    Good luck!

    Such things do happen. I.e., BTDT :/
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,771
    Viking64 wrote: »
    My guess is a majority of pocket doors are made to fit in a 2 x 4 (3.5") wall.

    I reckon you're correct.

    BTW, I did find a photo of the rough construction around one of ours -- finally.
    (and FWIW)

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    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,517
    mhardy6647 wrote: »

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    2X6 exterior walls . . . Nice!

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,097
    GlennDog wrote: »
    2X6 exterior walls . . . Nice!

    Sprayed cavities or standard FG?

    2 x 6 exterior walls, historically referred to as "Arkansas Construction", have been pretty standard for the last 30-40 years throughout the United States. Those 2 x 6 interior walls are way less common.

    Wet-spray cellulose is sort of rare, but spray foam walls are becoming more common with many municipalities adopting insulation codes for new construction. The most important aspect of insulating is air-sealing, and spray foam, although rather costly, takes care of that crucial step all at once.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,771
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    I think I/we kinda drifted a little off-topic :p
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,558
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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,268
    I think it was right on topic, Doc, showing us how new doors are born, and where we might expect to find them.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,771
    how doors are born... sounds like a Jim Morrison outtake.

    B)
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  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,814
    All this talk of building codes and framing photos are getting me all jazzed up! I know that stuff, audio, not so much.

    As for the CD tray.....what's a CD tray?
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,771
    mrbiron wrote: »
    All this talk of building codes and framing photos are getting me all jazzed up! I know that stuff, audio, not so much.

    As for the CD tray.....what's a CD tray?
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    I dunno -- I have a bowl made from a rekkid, maybe a CD tray is similar?

    ;)



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    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 1,905
    Hermitism wrote: »
    How's the door?
    Hermitism wrote: »
    When I bought my Pioneer SC-05 off of CL, I drove my Miata to Cincinnati because I needed to burn up the gas that was in it because it was getting old. It's not the most roomy car. I bought the Pio, but it was too tall for the trunk. Too wide for the seat. So I tried sliding it onto the floorboard and a screw head underneath the dash scraped the paint off the top of the Pio. It was very small, but I know it's there. I couldn't decide whether to cry or scream. You should have heard the words that came out of my mouth the entire trip home.
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    Clipdat wrote: »
    Good to know that a SC-05 doesn't fit in a Miata!
    The seller made fun of me.
    Hermitism wrote: »
    Probably.


    He already had my money.
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    Clipdat wrote: »
    I don't know why people don't like Miatas. What's not to like about a lightweight, inexpensive, rear wheel drive sports car? I'd like to be able to drive one some day, and the new ones are gorgeous.

    This movie didn't help.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,558
    edited July 10
    Per @Tony M's suggestion, I counted the teeth on the underside of the tray with it open, from the point where the "last" tooth was resting in it's drive gear. It's the same on both sides, 53 teeth. So not a skipped gear/tooth as far as I can tell.

    I think I'm done futzing with it. I'm just going to use it with it's gimpy CD drawer/tray and get on with life. I'm sure with my luck as soon as I get it back in the rack it'll start having issues reading discs and it'll be time to replace the laser! :)
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,097
    Hermitism wrote: »
    OMG! I completely forgot to ask yesterday... Where's @nbrowser ?

    In one of dem dare Providences.

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,223
    Hermitism wrote: »
    OMG! I completely forgot to ask yesterday... Where's @nbrowser ?

    He left after throwing a fit over nothing.

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  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 1,905
    F1nut wrote: »
    Hermitism wrote: »
    OMG! I completely forgot to ask yesterday... Where's @nbrowser ?
    He left after throwing a fit over nothing.
    Maybe I should write a fictional story about it. The Pacific Parrotlet Trilogy.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,268
    edited July 10
    F1nut wrote: »
    Hermitism wrote: »
    OMG! I completely forgot to ask yesterday... Where's @nbrowser ?
    He left after throwing a fit over nothing.
    The world just isn't going to drop the i in Canadia, not after all this time, and certainly not until they recall all their geese, crapping everywhere. I don't know why that's so hard to accept.
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Per @Tony M's suggestion, I counted the teeth on the underside of the tray with it open, from the point where the "last" tooth was resting in it's drive gear. It's the same on both sides, 53 teeth. So not a skipped gear/tooth as far as I can tell.

    I think I'm done futzing with it. I'm just going to use it with it's gimpy CD drawer/tray and get on with life. I'm sure with my luck as soon as I get it back in the rack it'll start having issues reading discs and it'll be time to replace the laser! :)
    Yeah, figured you'd quit.
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 1,905
    msg wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    Hermitism wrote: »
    OMG! I completely forgot to ask yesterday... Where's @nbrowser ?
    He left after throwing a fit over nothing.
    The world just isn't going to drop the i in Canadia, not after all this time, and certainly not until they recall all their geese, crapping everywhere. I don't know why that's so hard to accept.
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