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Let's see pics of game rooms!


By erak

9 years ago



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    #5401 3 years ago

    When I built my game room I put an outlet every other stud. The wall where my pins are I put every 3 or 4 outlets on a dedicated 20 amp breaker. Would rather be safe then sorry.

    #5402 3 years ago

    Just remember to use 12 gage start to finish, ahead of any 20 amp breakers. 14 gage is used on all 15 amp breakers so you can possibly split up the outlets and run several circuits if you plan on running more than 4 pins total on a single circuit. Always better to separate the circuits to prevent power sags when one machine pulls high loads like ball stop magnets.

    If you are starting from scratch, now's the time to plan ahead. Always good to have too many outlets, since you probably won't populate all of them at once, but will give you flexibility for placement of machines. I have had as many as 4 machines on one 15 amp breaker with no overload problems.

    #5403 3 years ago

    I have 8 20 amp circuits, 12 gauge wire, 3 outlets per circuit. Each circuit is also switched so I can turn on all machines on a circuit with a flip of a switch. There is a mix of video games and pins.

    #5404 3 years ago
    Quoted from planters49:

    I have 8 20 amp circuits, 12 gauge wire, 3 outlets per circuit.

    Would it be safe to assume that you're running 6 games per circuit on those 3 outlets?

    I was leaning towards wiring for 6 games per 20 amp circuit. I can go with double pole 15 amp breakers for lighting if I start to run low on spots in the panel.

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    #5405 3 years ago
    Quoted from MrBellMan:

    Love these games!
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    Rob Bell
    Robsgameroom.com

    Just missing Xenon! ;P

    #5406 3 years ago
    Quoted from PromoJoe23:

    Just missing Xenon! ;P

    No kidding!

    #5407 3 years ago
    Quoted from Goronic:

    I am redoing my basement now and have a question about power. lets say you have a 30 foot wall that you want to place pins against. How may outlets do you have and and what spacing?

    For what it's worth.I have a 28ft wall with 7 pins there.With 4 double outlets evenly spaced 3ft up from the floor.

    #5408 3 years ago
    Quoted from planters49:

    I have 8 20 amp circuits, 12 gauge wire, 3 outlets per circuit. Each circuit is also switched so I can turn on all machines on a circuit with a flip of a switch. There is a mix of video games and pins.

    The most I have on one circuit is 4 machines. Have not had a problem with low voltage. My wiring system is probably overkill.

    #5409 3 years ago
    Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

    Would it be safe to assume that you're running 6 games per circuit on those 3 outlets?

    I'm not saying this is a good idea but here is my experience since my basement was already wired and drywalled.

    Past: 8 pins, 5 vids, 2 tv's, 2 stereos on a 20amp cicuit. Didn't blow it until I added the 9th pin. All pins are DMD's with almost all LEDs.
    Now: 4 pins, 6 vids, 2 tv's, 2 stereos, a run-dmd, and a neon sign. All was great until I added a popcorn machine and it popped at a party a couple weeks ago.
    Future: No clue. I guess another in-the-way tripping hazard ugly extension cord. I really don't want to tear out drywall...

    I'd plan for 4 to 6 pins per 20 amp. You will always find other stuff to plug in like neons, subs, tv's, etc. YMMV of course.

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    #5410 3 years ago

    It's one of those rare days where I feel like everything is working. Pictures of working games to commemorate the occasion.

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    #5411 3 years ago
    Quoted from DefaultGen:

    It's one of those rare days where I feel like everything is working. Pictures of working games to commemorate the occasion.
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    ooooh! one more for R-A-N-S-O-M!

    Chris

    #5412 3 years ago
    Quoted from CCary:

    So the pictures aren't that good and the room is a mess but this is basically all I can fit in the basement. Building a detached garage which will have separate conditioned room to fit another 30 machines comfortably.
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    Wow, you have a crazy good collection. Well done.

    Gord

    #5413 3 years ago
    Quoted from Cheese_WizardPQ:

    Just added BSD and RS (with a U22 error...damn it!)
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    Another amazing game room. Very, very nice space and collection.

    Gord

    #5414 3 years ago
    Quoted from DefaultGen:

    It's one of those rare days where I feel like everything is working. Pictures of working games to commemorate the occasion.
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    bowl.jpg

    I love that ball bowler. Very nice addition to your game room.

    Gord

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    #5415 3 years ago

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    #5416 3 years ago

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    #5417 3 years ago

    games from left to right...
    18 foot solid state ball bowler
    42 inch terminator salvation
    2 linked Tokyo drift driving games
    612 in 1 multicade
    Aliens Extermination shooter
    Black Rose pin
    Blackwater 100 pin
    Frightfearland shooter

    #5418 3 years ago

    That is one trippy game room you have.

    #5419 3 years ago

    I love the DIY abstract art (stretched sheets of plastic with holes). Are those backlight reactive? All around, great space you got there, manbearpig.

    #5420 3 years ago
    Quoted from Manbearpig:

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    Where's the Austin Powers machine?

    #5421 3 years ago
    Quoted from Manbearpig:

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    That might very well be the brightest room on Pinside ...

    #5422 3 years ago
    Quoted from swampfire:

    I love the DIY abstract art (stretched sheets of plastic with holes). Are those backlight reactive? All around, great space you got there, manbearpig.

    Yeah, they were having a 50% off sale at the fabric store. I got a bunch of spandex and a staple gun then cut holes to give some depth. I have 6 standard T12 4 foot fluorescent blacklight fixtures and 2 American DJ LED blacklight cannons. That much ultraviolet light makes the room pop! It was fun doing the project last winter.

    #5423 3 years ago

    Austin Powers is just an Ok game, if I found one for a good price I would consider it.

    #5424 3 years ago

    Killer gameroom manbearpig, I like how you built it in a laser tag arena.

    #5425 3 years ago
    Quoted from swampfire:

    I love the DIY abstract art

    I actually got the idea from some of the concerts I have been to over the years. Most bright fabric will glow to some extent, cotton glows great and you can use most laundry detergents to paint or decorate props. The lighting fixtures is a big part of it too, the newer LED blacklights are unbelievably bright!

    #5426 3 years ago

    where did you get those blacklight rugs!? Awesome space, i'd love to smerk-a-berl and spend some time there!

    #5427 3 years ago

    Manbearpig
    What do you think of the terminator salvation? I want to get a new age shooter for my game room but they are expensive and I am bit concerned about replay ability.
    I am buying a crane machine but that is because my son is in love with it.

    #5428 3 years ago

    For the person who asked about LED strip lighting; Buy 120v AC strips and you can go to like 300 ft or something. The DC ones are real short distance. They are more expensive but....

    Also, learn from my mistake. Don't run the light above the machine. Duh right! I had to build a soffet for the ductwork which then put the strip above the machines instead of behind them as originally planned. Now I can't use the led strips on anything but minimum dim when I play.

    #5429 3 years ago
    Quoted from SealClubber:

    For the person who asked about LED strip lighting; Buy 120v AC strips and you can go to like 300 ft or something. The DC ones are real short distance. They are more expensive but....
    Also, learn from my mistake. Don't run the light above the machine. Duh right! I had to build a soffet for the ductwork which then put the strip above the machines instead of behind them as originally planned. Now I can't use the led strips on anything but minimum dim when I play.

    Hey Clubber, can you add some pic's, so I better understand your mistake?

    #5430 3 years ago

    As opposed to using LED strips, you can also use Side Glow Fiber Optic cable. If you've ever seen really long runs of what looks like neon lighting, it's usually this instead. It doesn't break and it can be the color of whatever light is driving it.

    #5431 3 years ago
    Quoted from yaksplat:

    As opposed to using LED strips, you can also use Side Glow Fiber Optic cable. If you've ever seen really long runs of what looks like neon lighting, it's usually this instead. It doesn't break and it can be the color of whatever light is driving it.

    Cool stuff, I'll be looking into this for sure. I first noticed this at Disney, Space Mountain. When I got up close to it I realized it wasn't neon, but I didn't know what they were using.

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    #5432 3 years ago

    Disney uses it a lot. With no issues of length or breakage it fits the bill perfectly. They have some massive runs on Soarin' as well.

    #5433 3 years ago
    Quoted from dothedoo:

    Cool stuff, I'll be looking into this for sure. I first noticed this at Disney, Space Mountain. When I got up close to it I realized it wasn't neon, but I didn't know what they were using.
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    looks like a variation to the cove lighting style. it'd be fun to see what exactly it is that they're running there.

    #5434 3 years ago
    Quoted from Cheese_WizardPQ:

    Just added BSD and RS (with a U22 error...damn it!)
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    Wow - I LOVE this game room! Very nice!

    #5435 3 years ago
    Quoted from yaksplat:

    As opposed to using LED strips, you can also use Side Glow Fiber Optic cable. If you've ever seen really long runs of what looks like neon lighting, it's usually this instead. It doesn't break and it can be the color of whatever light is driving it.

    Isn't EL-wire (at least the thicker stuff) on par with fiber optic cable? Plus with EL-wire is you can technically cut it to any length you want very easily with wire cutters, fiber optic (even plastic) needs to be cut with a special cutter if you loop it back around.

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    #5436 3 years ago

    So blessed to have this hobby and these boys!

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    #5437 3 years ago

    Kind of a crappy photo, but the pin row as of this evening:

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    #5438 3 years ago

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    #5439 3 years ago
    Quoted from thedarkknight77:

    So blessed to have this hobby and these boys!

    Nice, what's Star Trek doing in a lineup of music games though?

    ♬ You've got the power ♬

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    #5440 3 years ago

    Here's a few pictures that were taken just at the start of this years party.

    John P. Dayhuff
    Battle Creek, MI
    269-979-3836

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    #5441 3 years ago
    Quoted from Mikala:

    Hey Clubber, can you add some pic's, so I better understand your mistake?

    See the how the soffet puts the trim lights out over the pins? I might as well have one huge spotlight hanging over my playfields.
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    #5442 3 years ago
    Quoted from SealClubber:

    See the how the soffet puts the trim lights out over the pins? I might as well have one huge spotlight hanging over my playfields.

    Are you saying, the lighted toppers are reflecting their lights from soffet, down on to playfields?

    #5443 3 years ago
    Quoted from Dayhuff:

    Here's a few pictures that were taken just at the start of this years party.

    I love that big red Bally sign!

    #5444 3 years ago

    Thanks Clubber, now I understand. So your saying the lights in the soffit channel are reflecting off the ceiling onto the playfield.

    #5445 3 years ago
    Quoted from DefaultGen:

    Nice, what's Star Trek doing in a lineup of music games though?
    ♬ You've got the power ♬

    The same as Black Knight?

    #5446 3 years ago

    That's one hell of a collection, John.
    Howie

    #5447 3 years ago
    Quoted from Dayhuff:

    Here's a few pictures that were taken just at the start of this years party.
    John P. Dayhuff
    Battle Creek, MI
    269-979-3836

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    Holy moly John, that game room is absurd. The playfields on the ceiling are just the cherry on top.

    Wow is that game room ever nice. Great job.

    Gord

    #5448 3 years ago

    DSC01937.JPG[attachment=2816304,Well, now that number nine is finished, just one more spot left, I figure time to post pictures...

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    #5449 3 years ago

    Awesome rooms here everyone (and very inspirational since I'm about to start a 13' x 22' basement pin room). Been getting ideas here so I'm dangerous. Right now I'm just working off a vision in my head, but hope to have a cool little spot to share some pictures of soon.

    I have a question about led/rope lighting. What type should I use? It would run along the baseboards, and also underneath a round glass table. I will have an outlet in one corner of the basement for the baseboard lighting, that's dedicated to a dimmer switch at the entrance. The glass table will also have an outlet underneath for LEDs, and will be operated by the same switch as the baseboard lights. Basic rope lighting would be sufficient along the baseboards possibly, but for the table I'll need something I can trim/mold...(it will be a craft project for me). Ideally I'll be able to dim the LEDs and have a color choice.

    Room will have jet black walls and ceiling, with a glossy Caribbean blue poly finish over concrete floor. I'm hoping the end result makes it seem like a flooded basement, in the Caribbean

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    #5450 3 years ago
    Quoted from balboarules:

    DSC01937.JPG [attachment=2816304,Well, now that number nine is finished, just one more spot left, I figure time to post pictures...
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    Nice collection, cozy room!

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