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basement progress

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by RoyB, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. Mar 1, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    RoyB

    RoyB [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've been here a little over 2 years now, and I can't leave anything alone. Here is my basement when I first moved in:

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    There was something missing though.....

    LIGHTS!

    So within the first couple weeks I was putting can lights in.

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    there was still something missing though. I was thinking a pool table, but there isn't enough room really. Then I thought about a bar, went to look at some but wasn't impressed. Decided to try building my own then. Now before this project I had never done much more than cut a 2x4, let a alone any trim work. I figured I'd try it out though.

    this looks like a good spot to me:
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    not much too it, just some wood...and can't forget the outlets and lights

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    here is the almost finished product:

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    I was going to skin all the corners with aluminum, but have decided against that now. I need to get some oak and miter them to the corners and I still have to get the doors on.

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    See all the bar progress pictures here: http://crawlinvette.com/bar
     
  2. Mar 1, 2009 at 7:28 PM
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    BlancoTaco08

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    Very nice...now you just need the stripper pole
     
  3. Mar 1, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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    RoyB

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    Took a little 6 month break and decided to do some more work. That paneling had to go. Plus, it was FREEZING down there. I needed to do something. Tore the paneling off and found this lovely electrical mess:

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    yes, they just punched holes in the drywall and then ran bx through it. ahhh, so, naturally i now had to take the drywall down.

    then I saw this:
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    I think I might have found the source of my cold basement :rolleyes:

    gap filler and great stuff like it shoulda been originally:

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    Re-did the eletric and I got some electric heaters as well

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    then some crappy insulation

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    now for the tv wall

    luckily there was no gap like the other wall

    one outlet ran with bx. that wasn't gonna cut it. then I came up with a great idea add a couple quad outlets so I wouldnt need any power strips:

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    Still didn't look right so I decided I should relocate all my stereo stuff to a rack mounted system and tear down the existing bookcase

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    OK, so maybe I Went a little overboard :) video and power on the top 2 boxes...then on the bottom I have side speaker/subwoofer jacks, power outlets on both sides (for subs), center speaker jack, and 2 quad outlets.

    more insulation and great-stuff all the conduit to make sure there was no rattling:

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    then hide my lovely work with drywall-

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    tore the old bookcase out and was left with this mess
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    went to town
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    another electric heater, and soffit big enough to accomodate some more can lights :D

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    all my stubs:
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    all ready for paint
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    started my rack setup
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    i am going to have a glass door that not only opens, but slides into the space to the left as well. I am awaiting more funds for that :) the cardboard is so the cats dont jump around the jungle gym of a storage room

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    mostly all temped in.

    I will try to get some pictures tomorrow of the new speakers and the paint job. turned out pretty good, although the book-case and rack isnt finished yet.
     
  4. Mar 1, 2009 at 7:55 PM
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    derekabraham

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  5. Mar 1, 2009 at 8:01 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    thats pretty fawkin good for never doing any wood work!
     
  6. Mar 2, 2009 at 9:31 AM
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    harshest

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    I like the conduit...are you an electrician or just a perfectionist? Or both? HA
     
  7. Mar 2, 2009 at 9:34 AM
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    damn... why don't you come do my house now...
     
  8. Mar 2, 2009 at 9:37 AM
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    Killer Red Taco

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    So it sounds like roy is hosting the 1st Annual TW Cocktail Hour



    Crap I just hit a 1,000 post.
     
  9. Mar 2, 2009 at 9:47 AM
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    kristopherl

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    Is it code for you to have the electric in conduit?

    that bar looks feaking awesome!
     
  10. Mar 2, 2009 at 1:07 PM
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    mjp2

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    Looks good, man. You do nice work!
     
  11. Mar 2, 2009 at 1:13 PM
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    jasonh

    jasonh tossed salad anyone?

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    damn looks like a fun project
     
  12. Mar 2, 2009 at 1:21 PM
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    Liam1234

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    LOOKS GREAT, for not doing any wood work you sure do learn fast!
     
  13. Mar 2, 2009 at 1:35 PM
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    neontrail

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    Great work!!! Looks awesome!
     
  14. Mar 2, 2009 at 2:43 PM
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    RoyB

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    thanks for the words guys...really appreciate it. yes, it's code for all electric to be in conduit- the low-voltage stuff doesnt have to be...but how can you upgrade if you dont put that in pipe? For the video I ended up running an HDMI, Component, and coax all in that pipe. although all I am using is the hdmi because everything runs into the reciever anways.

    yes, I am an electrician by trade :)
     
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