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Backyard Gameroom in the Desert


By Chosen_S

2 years ago



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    #201 1 year ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    Every day I’m hustlin

    When you say that...I'm thinkin' the Rick Ross song.

    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    There’s 51 outlets on bottom floor and 40 on top. So excited to start wiring up those boogers.

    #202 1 year ago

    Alright... about 60 more to go

    Also, some goodies

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    #203 1 year ago

    And some wiring is making necessary changes ( had to rip out 2” conduit and change to 2.5” and some MC cabling is just about buttoned up

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    #204 1 year ago

    Quick question, you are using 12 gauge wire, suited for 20 amps, but you are installing 15 amp rated receptacles/switches....what size circuit breakers are you planning on using?

    It is fine to use them, I am just asking....it does save a few bucks..

    Great project...

    #205 1 year ago
    Quoted from TheMickster:

    Quick question, you are using 12 gauge wire, suited for 20 amps, but you are installing 15 amp rated receptacles/switches....what size circuit breakers are you planning on using?
    It is fine to use them, I am just asking....it does save a few bucks..
    Great project...

    Hmmmm... the switches for the games are definitely 15/20amp

    I’m not sure why 15amp receptacles were chosen, probably my fault.

    Thanks for point it out. I can certainly buy 20amp and just use the 15 amp for non games power...

    I think the main concern is the total load on each circuit, which will be about 5 games per 20amp breaker. So if each game has its own 15 amp receptical on a 20amp circuit, I think everything should be ok using 15 amp receptacles everywhere

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    #206 1 year ago

    You're fine with 15 amp rated outlets on a 20 amp circuit. That is very common.

    #207 1 year ago

    If I remember correctly when I did my garage the electrician said 6 outlets per breaker was code? On your outlets you could take them back and exchange them, I always seem to make more then 1 trip to Lowes when doing projects.

    I do have one? On your outlets it looks like you made up pig tails or little jumpers to wire nut them to the wire? Why not connect them directly to the wire? I have never seen that done (the pig tails).

    #208 1 year ago

    Yes, no problem with the 15 amp receptacles and your switches too are 15 amp @ 120 volts....

    You are doing a great job, I know we are all enjoying this project....

    #209 1 year ago
    Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

    On your outlets it looks like you made up pig tails or little jumpers to wire nut them to the wire? Why not connect them directly to the wire? I have never seen that done (the pig tails).

    I’ve made a hundred trips to 4 different hardware stores since starting this , fortunately I have bought very few things that I have not used.

    I use the pigtails to do all of the micro wiring work in my warm house
    And it makes the install clean.

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    #210 1 year ago

    Are those walls going to be drywalled?

    #211 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mike_M:

    Are those walls going to be drywalled?

    Yes. On the bottom floor the walls will be, but not the ceiling.

    On the top floor; walls and ceiling

    #212 1 year ago

    Why not leave the wires inside the gangboxes for a drywall job?.....more easier for drywall guys with smooth topping compounds.
    Sanding the walls, vacuuming up everything and a coat of primer paint before install the new outlets and switches....to keep them clean from drywall mudding and dust....

    #213 1 year ago

    what are you going to cover the ceiling with on the bottom floor?

    #214 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mike_M:

    You're fine with 15 amp rated outlets on a 20 amp circuit. That is very common.

    Just remember, as long as you have more than one outlet on the 20 amp circuit. If you only have one (like to a fridge, equipment rack, etc), it has to be a 20 amp outlet.

    Quoted from Theo_Ioannis:

    Why not leave the wires inside the gangboxes for a drywall job?.....more easier for drywall guys with smooth topping compounds.
    Sanding the walls, vacuuming up everything and a coat of primer paint before install the new outlets and switches....to keep them clean from drywall mudding and dust....

    This would be my recommendation. Most drywallers will rotozip the boxes out and will want the outlets removed. Also, those black outlets can get messed up pretty easily.

    Looks like a fun project. I'll be following along for sure.

    #215 1 year ago

    Man, good on you for doing this project, but I'm really glad I'm not your neighbor.

    #216 1 year ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    I use the pigtails to do all of the micro wiring work in my warm house
    And it makes the install clean.

    I have seen connecters like that on ceiling fans but the first I have seen them on outlets. Old dog just learned new trick.

    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    Man, good on you for doing this project, but I'm really glad I'm not your neighbor.

    I like doing stuff like that I would be over as much as I could helping out then hopefully hanging out when it was all done.

    #217 1 year ago
    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    Man, good on you for doing this project, but I'm really glad I'm not your neighbor.

    Wow, I'd love to be his neighbor. I'd probably drop by once or five times a week with a 12 pack and help out. Great project op!

    #218 1 year ago
    Quoted from Theo_Ioannis:

    Why not leave the wires inside the gangboxes for a drywall job?.....more easier for drywall guys with smooth topping compounds.
    Sanding the walls, vacuuming up everything and a coat of primer paint before install the new outlets and switches....to keep them clean from drywall mudding and dust....

    Dangit!!! I should have waited, I can always remove the outlets, at least I have not started the top floor.

    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    Man, good on you for doing this project, but I'm really glad I'm not your neighbor.

    None of my neighbors care for pinball, but they’re excited to see my project go up. They all say they can’t hear me working on it and not to worry about them, but I don’t believe it. Once 9 PM happens I try to stop any loud noises, and at 10 PM I usually call it a day .

    The only neighbors that it could bother anyways is directly next to me and they have two very small children, the rest of my neighbors are not present or are too far away to be bothered.

    #219 1 year ago

    Oh I'd definitely be over there with beer supporting you, but the gas leak made my butt pucker a little.

    #220 1 year ago
    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    Oh I'd definitely be over there with beer supporting you, but the gas leak made my butt pucker a little.

    Meh, there’s shutoff valves and detectors and such, beer would be most welcome! ... now, an open flame might be turned away, lol.

    #221 1 year ago

    Big electrical day

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    #222 1 year ago

    Metal sheet arrived!

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    #223 1 year ago

    Not much new to report... although I have actually done a ton of work, just not much to look at.

    Speaker wire run for 7.1 sound down stairs, 4.1 up stairs

    Up stairs electrical 90% finished

    Painted exterior siding

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    #224 1 year ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    Not much new to report... although I have actually done a ton of work, just not much to look at.

    Awesome! This thread has been a great follow for me as I attempt my (much smaller) project. Thanks for the inspiration.

    #225 1 year ago
    Quoted from zh2oson:

    Awesome! This thread has been a great follow for me as I attempt my (much smaller) project. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Cool! Post a link if you plan to post a thread !

    #226 1 year ago

    I love this thread. I've been following it for a couple of months. Congrats on your project and all your hard work. I can't wait to see it finished!

    Also, I use your thread to show my wife how reasonable my ideas are. The contrast let's me push for owning more machines, and for that I also thank you.

    #227 1 year ago

    This is really cool. Definitely following.

    #228 1 year ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    Speaker wire run for 7.1 sound down stairs

    Are you putting in a movie theater, or just love your music loud?

    #229 1 year ago
    Quoted from Zavadoza:

    I love this thread. I've been following it for a couple of months. Congrats on your project and all your hard work. I can't wait to see it finished!
    Also, I use your thread to show my wife how reasonable my ideas are. The contrast let's me push for owning more machines, and for that I also thank you.

    Thank you , and you’re welcome
    You going to tpf?

    Quoted from TheNoTrashCougar:

    This is really cool. Definitely following.

    Honored bro, thank you, your game will fit in well

    Quoted from Luckydogg420:

    Are you putting in a movie theater, or just love your music loud?

    Well, Im planning the space to be available for multi use, so if one day I want to bolt in a screen and a projector; the wiring will already be there. And from time to time, yes, I’ll want my music loud... or hook a pin up to the sound system and go nuts.

    #230 1 year ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    or hook a pin up to the sound system and go nuts.

    Mind = blown

    #231 1 year ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    Thank you , and you’re welcome
    You going to tpf?

    Yes, and looking forward to it. Bringing IJ:TPA and a GB Prem.

    #232 1 year ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    Cool! Post a link if you plan to post a thread !

    Will do. The documentation is a project in and of itself!

    #233 1 year ago

    Nah, Just take a picture and put your thoughts down once in a while. It’s nice when people with experience can chime in and help you fix mistakes, or avoid mistakes altogether

    #234 1 year ago

    I started to put up metal siding today, I got 2 vertical trim peices on and started putting up one horizontal sheet.

    Well, I was 1” too wide on the sheets for that wall! Doh!!!! I hate making these kinds of mistakes... tomorrow I gotta go buy a nibbler to cut the sheets down, and discovered that I will need some help for sure installing the panels.

    It’s funny how these types of things start out intimidating, and then when you add a friend to help, everything gets 100 times easier. <- looking forward to this.

    #235 1 year ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    I started to put up metal siding today, I got 2 vertical trim peices on and started putting up one horizontal sheet.
    Well, I was 1” too wide on the sheets for that wall! Doh!!!! I hate making these kinds of mistakes... tomorrow I gotta go buy a nibbler to cut the sheets down, and discovered that I will need some help for sure installing the panels.
    It’s funny how these types of things start out intimidating, and then when you add a friend to help, everything gets 100 times easier. <- looking forward to this.

    I hate it when that happens. If I was local I'd help ya.

    #236 1 year ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    Cool! Post a link if you plan to post a thread !

    Your wish...

    Here is my post on "The 1987 Ford Escort of Game Room Renovations":

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-1987-ford-escort-of-game-room-renovations#post-4256295

    #237 1 year ago

    Got the sheets for that wall cut down... put up the first with the help of my 4 year old, he actually held the panel against the wall for a good little while (for him anyway, if it was ‘time out’ he would have been screaming, lol, he actually likes work!) ; cruddy pic of the panel at dusk

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    #238 1 year ago

    Also, got the drywall where my gas leak was somewhat dealt with... so Tron and Tempest have found their place back in their nooks

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    #239 1 year ago

    I’m excited and freaked out... yesterday a buddy and myself installed the west wall metal, I had to grab a neighbor to come help about half way through, we needed another 20ft ext ladder and couldn’t get one in that short of notice, this was the most difficult thing we have done so far. Still have another 2 walls I’ll need help with. I’ll be calling in several friends to help out.

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    #240 1 year ago

    This post brings a tear to my eye with every update.

    You sir, are a true American hero. Dare I say...

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    #241 1 year ago

    Every time I read your Escort thread ....

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    #242 1 year ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    I’m excited and freaked out... yesterday a buddy and myself installed the west wall metal, I had to grab a neighbor to come help about half way through, we needed another 20ft ext ladder and couldn’t get one in that short of notice, this was the most difficult thing we have done so far. Still have another 2 walls I’ll need help with. I’ll be calling in several friends to help out.

    That's just crazy, I hope you guys don't get hurt.

    #243 1 year ago

    We are definitely being as safe as we can, but tend to live on the wild side

    Some electrical tidy up, starting to look legit.

    I never know when my electrician is going to show up, just random acts of sporadic work

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    #244 1 year ago

    Ha if I saw that tangle of wires I'd run away.

    #245 1 year ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    Ha if I saw that tangle of wires I'd run away.

    It has the opposite effect on me... somehow it almost excites me. Must be why Tron is one of my favorite games... I can almost imagine how most of those wires lead directly to The Grid!!

    #246 1 year ago

    Last nights work, goes much better with more people.

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    #247 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pinzap:

    It has the opposite effect on me... somehow it almost excites me. Must be why Tron is one of my favorite games... I can almost imagine how most of those wires lead directly to The Grid!!

    “This is going to be quite a ride!”

    It looks so clean, I’m getting really excited to finally be able to plug some stuff in!

    #248 1 year ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    Last nights work, goes much better with more people.

    You gonna put a rain gutter on the back slope of the roof?

    #249 1 year ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    You gonna put a rain gutter on the back slope of the roof?

    Yes sir!

    #250 1 year ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    Every time I read your Escort thread ....

    I mean, if the glove fits...

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