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Advice from LARGE # collectors please


By Whysnow

3 years ago



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    #19 3 years ago

    We have shared problems.

    I met with my architect Tuesday of this week to rebuild the existing three car 900 sf garage to a three story 8 car garage with one floor being below grade gameroom, wine cellar, and bomb shelter. Middle floor at grade is for trucks, motorcycles and bicycles, top floor pinballs and an ADU for future skilled nurse (if we live long enough, I will want this to avoid long term care outsourced at all costs), with the basement having a full spread of pinballs. Elevator with standby generator is also planned.

    Typical Arizona building materials of two by fours, chicken wire, Styrofoam and stucco are replaced with 12-inch thick reinforced concrete.... bunker style. No, not Archie Bunker...... Never moving again!!!

    #22 3 years ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    I actually would love to dig out the partial crawlspace (to a full basement) on my house but it does not seem to be a common thing in WI and I cant find a contractor to even give me a bid on that project.

    Have you contacted El Chapo Excavation. I think they are out of Cross Plains, but they started south of there. LOL.

    #46 3 years ago
    Quoted from ryan1234:

    I recently finished my basment- all for pinball- only 15.
    No carpet, I picked waterproof vinyl planks with sound deading underlayment.
    I wish I would have had more lighting. I would have done two different types- one dimmable set for playing(put behind player so no glare). One bright set for fixing(directly above pins.
    I put plenty of outlets, but I wish I had put them on switchs. It would have been easy. Its a pain to turn them all off at the end of a night. Some of the pins and EM arcades have pain in the ass switch locations. I would have also put the switches in a location not easily/accidently hit.
    For fun I allways thought it would be cool to have the whole collection behind a hidden wall or bookcase entrance.
    Good luck

    What is your feedback on the waterproof vinyl planks? advantages/disavantages?

    #57 3 years ago

    In Arizona and elsewhere, Developers make their money by dividing up the given amount of land in to as many lots as possible, thereby increasing number of sales and profit margin. Lots get small in footprint as a result. For a home to offer more living space, the builders are forced to build vertical, thereby building bigger, and at more cost/profit.

    No basements in Arizona. They claim hard dig, but they really don't make a profit with a basement vs slab slapped on grade, so they don't do it, unless you spec it.

    #84 3 years ago

    That's really nice RD. Where are the dogs? Looks like a Sound of Music landscape..... Sweet, with pinballs playing in the far distance instead of the nuns singing Maria.....

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