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    If one is building on an uneven surface (say parking lot or grass) the wall panels will land on differing angles. So do you use spray foam in between uneven panels to fill in spaces? Or line the back with dark cloth? Or something im not thinking about?

    Thanks to any who respond...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottylmt View Post
    If one is building on an uneven surface (say parking lot or grass) the wall panels will land on differing angles. So do you use spray foam in between uneven panels to fill in spaces? Or line the back with dark cloth? Or something im not thinking about?

    Thanks to any who respond...

    Scott
    That's why JB liked building on decks.

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    Well of course C! But im trying to eliminate the 2-5 grand, plus a boatload of extra work!!! Im starting lean over here, and that means monetarily, and SKILL im sure you've noticed LMAO.

    Any thoughts?
     

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    Trying to think why you would need them air tight? When we built our haunt our grass slanted slightly so we shimmed the bottoms with 2x4s as well as across the top.
     

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    Lol I meant light tight.

    And I used the search and found this link in case anybody else is interested..
    http://www.hauntworld.com/haunted_ho...l+panels+tight

    Some good ideas. Summary: wallpaper then paint over it. Black tape. Leave the cracks and embrace the confusion the light/sound bleed creates... then enhance it by having holes in the wall, bars, chicken wire etc...

    Great info!

    Excuse my ignorance, but what does "shimmed " mean?

    Thx!
     

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    Btw, front yard fright, do you have some youtube vids up? One in particular where you're wearing that mask and smoking a cigar???
     

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    Masking tape before painting works the best.
     

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    Well I guess it would depend on your application, but I don't think a little crack at the bottom of a wall would leak enough light to cause any problems... However if that may be the case, 2x4's should work just fine. A shim is something used to fill in a space to align parts to make them fit better. (I'd draw you up a diagram quick but I don't have anything on this particular computer.

    As far as seems in between the panels, I've used duct tape in the past with decent results. It also works well if a wall panel is warped and the fronts of the plywood don't meet up perfectly. (I should add, use the name brand stuff, not the off brand!) After it's all taped up, we would use a staple gun for added measure to assure the tape didn't fall off after a heavy rain. We then just painted it the same color as our walls and wa-la! It actually did a pretty awesome job of hiding the seams.

    As far as YouTube videos, you must have me confused with someone else.

    :P.

    Hope this helps!
     

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