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Backyard Gameroom in the Desert


By Chosen_S

3 years ago



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    #301 2 years ago

    That is sic. Great use of space.

    #302 2 years ago

    "LOVE SHACK!"


    All though 'Arcade Station' does sound good too.

    #303 2 years ago

    As for a name, how about the BackyardCade?

    #304 2 years ago

    BGD

    Backyard Gameroom in the Desert
    Best Gameroom Dammit

    #305 2 years ago
    Quoted from Reznnate:

    Marcade...clearly
    The question is it Marcade or MARKade

    I regret that I have but one up-vote for you, sir.

    #306 2 years ago

    In no particular order:

    1. The Pin-pire State Building
    2. The Best Little Pin House in Texas
    3. Silver Baller City
    4. The Texas Drop Target Massacre
    5. Matthew McConaughey Once Slept Here
    6. Friday Night LEDs
    7. The Lone Star Rollover

    #307 2 years ago
    Quoted from zh2oson:

    2. The Best Little Pin House in Texas

    Winner.

    #308 2 years ago
    Quoted from zh2oson:

    2. The Best Little Pin House in Texas

    Yep, no contest.

    #309 2 years ago

    Texas oasis?

    #310 2 years ago
    Quoted from zh2oson:

    2. The Best Little Pin House in Texas

    No more votes needed, we have a WINNER!!!!

    #311 2 years ago
    Quoted from zh2oson:

    In no particular order:
    2. The Best Little Pin House in Texas

    I just thought the same thing when I was on the previous page. I even went and looked up where it was actually located.

    #312 2 years ago
    Quoted from Zavadoza:

    I just thought the same thing when I was on the previous page. I even went and looked up where it was actually located.

    Thanks for spying on me guys. Good thing my location is slightly off ! Haha

    #313 2 years ago

    I had my first big rainstorm tonight on the building since I put the roof on. The hail was in sane, so much hail that it looks like snow ... this was at Walmart about 2 miles from my house ...

    One edge on the building is not windproof and is allowing moisture to come up into the first lap on the edge of the roof, no big deal I just need to seal it up and it will stop the leak, nothing damaged thank goodness. The rest of the roof and the screws are holding up like a champ

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    #314 2 years ago

    Crazy. I hope the roof facing the house that has the big overhang is on good.

    #315 2 years ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    Crazy. I hope the roof facing the house that has the big overhang is on good.

    Oh yeah, super strong. I’ll ask the wind rating tomorrow when I talk to my metal guy, but I think it’s 120mph

    #316 2 years ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    Oh yeah, super strong. I’ll ask the wind rating tomorrow when I talk to my metal guy, but I think it’s 120mph

    That's like F2 isn't it?

    #317 2 years ago

    Ive lived in this area most of my life, the worst Ive seen here was 90mph winds, which is considered F1... I believe youre correct on the F2...

    http://www.spc.noaa.gov/faq/tornado/f-scale.html

    #319 2 years ago

    I'll laser cut you a wood sign if you get your name hammered out. This project has been a really good read!

    #320 2 years ago
    Quoted from PinballBulbs:

    I'll laser cut you a wood sign if you get your name hammered out. This project has been a really good read!

    Wow! Thank you

    I’ll figure out the name soon, I’ve been working on some trim work that needed to be redone, I also went through the adventure of spray foaming the roof... more on this later

    #321 2 years ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    I also went through the adventure of spray foaming the roof... more on this later

    Oh that must have made a mess but it's the way to go for your set-up.

    #322 2 years ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    Oh that must have made a mess but it's the way to go for your set-up.

    Yes, big mess, definitely a learning experience

    #323 2 years ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    Yes, big mess, definitely a learning experience

    will be interested in the details as I hope to do spray foam in the future

    #324 2 years ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    Yes, big mess, definitely a learning experience

    I just got a quote on some spray foam insulation. It will end up being an R38 with 5.5” coverage. For the price, time and learning experience involved I figured I’d let a pro do the work. I’m looking forward to reading about your experience.

    #325 2 years ago

    I’ll post some pics soon... I’ll preface this by saying it’s been 80 plus degrees here for a week and the kit sat in a warm area for the weekend... I have 600sqft to cover, so I bought a ‘touch n seal’ 600 kit... it covers 600sqft at 1” or greater. It’s 2 boxes, each box has a tank the size of a propane tank you typically use for a bbq pit. But they’re super heavy, I was a little concerned getting them up the ladder because of their weight.

    I read all of the instructions and watched the dvd that came with, and it all seems straight forward... So I put on a tyvek suit, respirator, head cover and goggles and got after it...

    Discoveries;
    There are not enough nozzles supplied with the kit. I ran out of fan nozzles and the spray nozzles are meh, after spraying about 75sqft the nozzle crud’s up and you must replace it. Fine, except nowhere in the instructions or video is this explained.

    You need a spotter if you’re doing a ceiling.
    I missed a few places and got too thin and if I had a spotter helping me, I could have fixed the issues.

    Work fast!!!!!!!! You have to be quick, no obstacles in the way, have a plan. Have a spotter!

    The diy kit ran out of one chemical and continued spraying, I had no idea I was out because there was no indication... the foam kept spraying as usual. 10 minutes later the last 50sqft of foam started turning into syrup.

    Oh yeah... the foam turns into snow when the nozzles start to have issues... there’s spray foam droplets every where... about half way through my goggles were so bad I had to rely on instinct and periferial vision. I even kept checking everything to be sure and I was doing everything correctly.

    I called a DoW rep and he said my chemicals were too cold, that I needed them in a bathroom with a space heater on them for 3 days. The instructions don’t say that, they just say they need to be in a 70 degree environment for a few days..

    I don’t have a pic yet, but I went back and spray painted red all of the low spots, there’s some areas that look great, and others like in the pics that are not so great (too thin)

    I’m buying a 200sqft kit to get everything to the 2” recommended for my area, it should be enough. And after I purchase the kit, I will be at the dollar amount quoted to me by 3 pros. Lesson learned... a 2.5 hour + learning experience I could do with out. Maybe this helps you guys in your future endeavors

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    #326 2 years ago

    Sounds like some good material for renovation realities.

    #327 2 years ago

    Oh man that had to piss you off something bad.

    #328 2 years ago

    I like Towercade for a name.

    #329 2 years ago

    sounds like a tough time on that one. Convinces me it is a job for the pros on these big jobs. Still looks like you did a great job.
    Appreciate the sharing.

    #330 2 years ago

    Thanks guys , i’m ready to play some freaking pinball

    The red marks are the low spots

    Also, normally the entire Purlin Would get surrounded in foam, but I need them to be clear of foam so I can attach drywall.

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    #331 2 years ago

    Are you just going to paint the ceiling flat black then?

    #332 2 years ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    Are you just going to paint the ceiling flat black then?

    Ultimately
    I’m going to build a drywall ceiling in the 2nd floor, texture and paint it

    The ceiling in the first floor will be sprayed black as is

    #333 2 years ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    Thanks guys , i’m ready to play some freaking pinball

    Gotta keep the faith!

    Homer

    #334 2 years ago

    More spray foam! The 2nd kit came in last week , I’ve been heating it up for the weekend in my bathroom with a space heater. Wife was happy about that, the bathroom was really warm for 2 days.

    Still not perfect , but 10-15 degrees cooler in the 2nd floor than in the sun. I still have a few thin places, but there’s smaller cans of spray that can take care of that little stuff.

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    #335 2 years ago

    Had to take a breat to catch the view.. this mesquite bush haven here sure is drab, but the sunsets are a contender with the best.

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    LIONMANE!

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    #336 2 years ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    the sunsets are a contender with the best.

    We've found that rampant pollution works to enhance sunsets here in SoCal.

    #337 2 years ago
    Quoted from zh2oson:

    We've found that rampant pollution works to enhance sunsets here in SoCal.

    I’ve experienced that, it’s working quite well!

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    Edit: why on earth is pinside posting this pic again... I swear it’s not me

    #338 2 years ago

    TILT TOWER.
    BALLS A GOGO.
    PIN CELLAR.
    PIN-A-THON.

    #339 2 years ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    why on earth is pinside posting this pic again... I swear it’s not me

    It happens to everyone at some point. It's totally natural.

    #340 2 years ago

    It happens

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    #341 2 years ago

    Lights installed and wired in

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    1 week later
    #342 2 years ago

    Electrical inspection passed!

    Also, I needed to start building guard railing and after looking through out the Internetverse I found nothing that I like, except wire railing. So after checking prices, I decided to build my own. I went to my neighboring city, and they have a steel Company. I purchased 2 in.² tubing and 1 in.² tubing, and built my own. The wire railing that will be installed comes in this week. Built to code Time to call the framing inspector

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    #343 2 years ago

    I'm all turned around. That is exterior-facing? You'll have a window there?

    #344 2 years ago
    Quoted from zh2oson:

    I'm all turned around. That is exterior-facing? You'll have a window there?

    Surprises will alter your mind... hint: no window, but closed off to the world

    #345 2 years ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    Surprises will alter your mind... hint: no window, but closed off to the world

    I'll have to see it finished to understand.

    #346 2 years ago

    Large roll up door? Sliding Barn Door? There are a few options.

    #347 2 years ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    Surprises will alter your mind... hint: no window, but closed off to the world

    Drawbridge. Got it.

    #348 2 years ago

    Foundation, electrical, framing, done !

    On the road to final... Then after what would a pinball room be without mods, yes some mods are tasteful, And expensive, in this case all of the above could be true

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    #349 2 years ago

    GLWFI

    (Good luck with final inspection)

    #350 2 years ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    Foundation, electrical, framing, done !
    On the road to final... Then after what would a pinball room be without mods, yes some mods are tasteful, And expensive, in this case all of the above could be true

    Looks good. How about some neons and lit pf's on the walls.

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