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Let's see pics of game rooms!


By erak

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    #11351 7 months ago

    My sump pump is for the AC drain because my basement is below grade. We also have a whole house generator. Our power has gone out multiple times over the years. Plus my wife works from home. The generator was a great investment. No walk out here!

    #11352 7 months ago

    I love how the games room thread has turned to talk about sump pumps

    Speaking of sump pumps. We lived in a house on a acreage that had weeping tile around the outside of the house that drained into the 2' × 2' sump pit in our basement. Then pumped that water into our ceptic tank and then into the country drain. When it rained that pump went off every 20 minutes. When it finally failed the alarm scared the shit out of us!

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    #11353 7 months ago

    To get the thread back on track - just a nice shot I took the other night showing part of my shed setup for a meet.

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    #11354 7 months ago
    Quoted from yzfguy:

    I would be so paranoid about that drain clogging!

    I'd be more afraid of having someone taking my games out the door !

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    #11355 7 months ago
    Quoted from sleazius:

    To get the thread back on track - just a nice shot I took the other night showing part of my shed setup for a meet.
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    That's a "shed"? No THIS is a shed.

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    #11356 7 months ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    That's a "shed"? No THIS is a shed. [quoted image]

    Australians tend to call any outbuilding to the house a shed, especially if the building is metal (the vast majority are). In this case its probably closer to a workshop or warehouse being brick.

    #11357 7 months ago

    Those of you with finished concrete floors or something similar, how is the noise level and echoing? I want to do a stained and finished concrete floor in my game room I'm building, but my buddy claims the noise in there, without carpet or something, will be deafening and no one will be able to hear anything. What are your feelings about this. Any suggestions?

    #11358 7 months ago
    Quoted from sleazius:

    Australians tend to call any outbuilding to the house a shed,

    I know that, just yankin your chain.

    #11359 7 months ago
    Quoted from ramegoom:

    Oddly, the snow is minimal. Even compared to living in the Chicago area. It's one of northern Colorado's best kept secrets.
    It's the sun; they rarely even plow snow here because the sun takes it away. And no salt, unlike IL.
    Now, western Colorado is a different story. In Vail they get several feet of snow - and they're thrilled if they get three feet overnight. All about skiing.

    Lived in summit county back in the early 90s(Dillon). First Halloween there we got about four feet of snow

    #11360 7 months ago

    That's where we want to live eventually. We love summit county!!!!

    #11361 7 months ago
    Quoted from action76:

    Those of you with finished concrete floors or something similar, how is the noise level and echoing? I want to do a stained and finished concrete floor in my game room I'm building, but my buddy claims the noise in there, without carpet or something, will be deafening and no one will be able to hear anything. What are your feelings about this. Any suggestions?

    Doesn't seem to affect the noise. Without carpeting though, it is louder in the room. But it actually adds to the ambiance for a game room. You want noisy, but still be able to carry on a normal conversation.

    I recently had about 40 people in my game room, and no complaints at all. I keep each machine sound down to a reasonable level and about the only thing that stops people in their tracks is that "scream" that randomly bellows out of the Ghostbusters pin.

    #11362 7 months ago
    Quoted from sleazius:

    To get the thread back on track - just a nice shot I took the other night showing part of my shed setup for a meet.
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    I am drooling. It's like a mini Pinburgh

    #11363 7 months ago
    Quoted from ramegoom:

    While on the subject of water, here's a video of my game room in Illinois ten years ago, after a storm that left 4 inches of water in much of the room. 8 minute walk-thru and you can see the carpet floating.
    There were four sump pumps in the room, but the power outage killed the deal. Things you learn.

    My goodness that video made me sick to my stomach! How much rain did that take? Was it like day after day of rainfall. Just wow
    I hope you got an insurance claim for the damage

    A good friend of mine had the cities pipe back up and had raw sewage dookie floating in his basement. Luckily he didn’t have any games in there. 10k later it barely covered the cleanup.

    Good that the pins are on stilts but wow that video glad to see you got out of there and in somewhere new.

    #11364 7 months ago

    Ya, I had a sewage adventure myself years ago!
    My washer was draining into a riser pipe attached to the basement wall. But our city sewage system at the time was inadequate to handle large rain storms. It would back up and over flow out that riser. Well, we had a torrential down pour one day and I ran down the basement to watch it. And sure enough, it started over flowing! So I pulled out the washer drain hose and started stuffing rags into the PVC pipe to plug it, and SNAP! The f-ing thing broke off at the elbow. Now I'm trying to hold it back with my hands and turds are bouncing off me! Tampons and fecies and who knows what else floating around an inch deep in my basement before I stopped it! I managed to duck tape the PVC back in place and stop it before it flooded my whole basement! After that, I had a check valve installed. I later moved. Of course, the city fixed the sewer system after I moved.

    #11365 7 months ago
    Quoted from StylesBitchly:

    Ya, I had a sewage adventure myself years ago!
    My washer was draining into a riser pipe attached to the basement wall. But our city sewage system at the time was inadequate to handle large rain storms. It would back up and over flow out that riser. Well, we had a torrential down pour one day and I ran down the basement to watch it. And sure enough, it started over flowing! So I pulled out the washer drain hose and started stuffing rags into the PVC pipe to plug it, and SNAP! The fucking thing broke off at the elbow. Now I'm trying to hold it back with my hands and turds are bouncing off me! Tampons and fecies and who knows what else floating around an inch deep in my basement before I stopped it! I managed to duck tape the PVC back in place and stop it before it flooded my whole basement! After that, I had a check valve installed. I later moved. Of course, the city fixed the sewer system after I moved.

    OMG the horror...

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    #11366 7 months ago
    Quoted from ramegoom:

    Doesn't seem to affect the noise. Without carpeting though, it is louder in the room. But it actually adds to the ambiance for a game room. You want noisy, but still be able to carry on a normal conversation.

    Thanks for the input. I was thinking the same thing. I think I will be going ahead with the concrete floors. Worst case scenario, if the sound is just horrible, I guess I can just put whatever right on top of it later without having to tear anything out or any prep work.

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    #11367 7 months ago

    My place in action. Metallic concrete floors, note the noise and conversations. It works well without carpet:

    #11368 7 months ago

    game rooms are supposed to be loud, no?

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    #11369 7 months ago

    I've been in the hobby since 2012, but as a video game arcade collector. At one point I had 45 cabs spread between basement, bonus room and storage unit. About 2 years ago the pinball bug bit me hard, like everyone told me it would. "Yeah, you'll start with these, but move to pins pretty quickly." Well, we recently moved, so I took that opportunity to kind of downsize. I have only one arcade cab, Donkey Kong JR. 5 minutes from our new house is the best pinball restaurant/bar ever, and both my wife and I got obsessed with the tournaments there. So now we have a new house, plenty of room to grow... and my wife wants them easily accessible in the living room! Have two downstairs as well but I won't complain about the current living room/dining room setup!

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    #11370 7 months ago
    Quoted from evanc:

    I've been in the hobby since 2012, but as a video game arcade collector. At one point I had 45 cabs spread between basement, bonus room and storage unit. About 2 years ago the pinball bug bit me hard, like everyone told me it would. "Yeah, you'll start with these, but move to pins pretty quickly." Well, we recently moved, so I took that opportunity to kind of downsize. I have only one arcade cab, Donkey Kong JR. 5 minutes from our new house is the best pinball restaurant/bar ever, and both my wife and I got obsessed with the tournaments there. So now we have a new house, plenty of room to grow... and my wife wants them easily accessible in the living room! Have two downstairs as well but I won't complain about the current living room/dining room setup![quoted image]

    She WANTS them in the living and dining room. Man that's hard core.

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    #11371 7 months ago

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    #11372 7 months ago
    Quoted from ramegoom:

    My place in action. Metallic concrete floors, note the noise and conversations. It works well without carpet:

    Where did you get that electric chair guy?

    #11373 7 months ago
    Quoted from ramegoom:

    My place in action. Metallic concrete floors, note the noise and conversations. It works well without carpet:

    Well that certainly kicks the shit out of my game room!

    #11374 7 months ago
    Quoted from gliebig:

    Where did you get that electric chair guy?

    Bought him at the Chicago Coin Op show. There is a vendor who carries all kinds of oddball full-size props, some of them have motion.

    Lots of cool stuff there in November and April.

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    #11375 7 months ago

    Some signs I made for the ole game room...

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    #11376 7 months ago
    Quoted from StylesBitchly:

    Ya, I had a sewage adventure myself years ago!
    My washer was draining into a riser pipe attached to the basement wall. But our city sewage system at the time was inadequate to handle large rain storms. It would back up and over flow out that riser. Well, we had a torrential down pour one day and I ran down the basement to watch it. And sure enough, it started over flowing! So I pulled out the washer drain hose and started stuffing rags into the PVC pipe to plug it, and SNAP! The f-ing thing broke off at the elbow. Now I'm trying to hold it back with my hands and turds are bouncing off me! Tampons and fecies and who knows what else floating around an inch deep in my basement before I stopped it! I managed to duck tape the PVC back in place and stop it before it flooded my whole basement! After that, I had a check valve installed. I later moved. Of course, the city fixed the sewer system after I moved.

    Had that happen to me twice at my old house. First time it came up through a floor drain in the basement. I came home from work and the whole basement was about an inch or two of shit swamp water. I sealed off the drain but we also had a full bathroom in the basement so next time it came up the tub. I was running 5 gal buckets up the stairs trying to keep up with it, God I hope I never go through that again.

    #11378 7 months ago
    Quoted from ramegoom:

    My place in action. Metallic concrete floors, note the noise and conversations. It works well without carpet:

    Tell me about the Rodney Dangerfield sign!

    #11379 7 months ago
    Quoted from PW79:

    Tell me about the Rodney Dangerfield sign!

    Found this Rodney slot machine topper on the internet. Couldn't pass it up - turns out it's very rare. So I built a lighted box around it, then added a scrolling LED sign at the bottom. Loaded it with his one-liners that play continuously.

    Occasionally, someone will recognize him and his jokes, makes a great conversation piece.

    #11380 7 months ago
    Quoted from ramegoom:

    My place in action. Metallic concrete floors, note the noise and conversations. It works well without carpet:

    Great collection of different things, love the lite beer neon sign, do you know where I can purchase one of these from?
    cheers
    Trevor
    Brisbane
    Australia

    #11381 7 months ago

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    #11382 7 months ago
    Quoted from sleazius:

    Australians tend to call any outbuilding to the house a shed, especially if the building is metal (the vast majority are). In this case its probably closer to a workshop or warehouse being brick.

    You can call your shop a shed, just don’t do this...

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    #11383 7 months ago

    Stupid question in the USA dont you have separate storm water and sewerage systems?

    #11384 7 months ago

    Yes, storm drains are separate from waste sewers in the US.

    #11385 7 months ago
    Quoted from PinPatch:

    Stupid question in the USA dont you have separate storm water and sewerage systems?

    Storm water can drain to natural waterways without treatment. Sewerage not so much.

    #11386 7 months ago

    Had a basement issue in 2011 too. Just getting to sheetrock the basement and fill it with pins now.

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    #11387 7 months ago

    What a happy poster with all of the animals...except for it having the saddest owl I've ever seen.

    #11388 7 months ago

    I'll take the AZ heat 5 months out of the year, and no other weather related problems, thank you very much lol.

    #11389 7 months ago
    Quoted from Roostking:

    I'll take the AZ heat 5 months out of the year, and no other weather related problems, thank you very much lol.

    I don't think I want any part of those dust storms you get there! I saw one on the news about a month ago and you couldn't see anything except a wall of moving dust, everything else just disappeared into it.

    #11390 7 months ago
    Quoted from Roostking:

    I'll take the AZ heat 5 months out of the year, and no other weather related problems, thank you very much lol.

    A house with a basement 30 feet down ... nice and cool rear round

    #11391 7 months ago
    Quoted from orangegsx:

    Had a basement issue in 2011 too. Just getting to sheetrock the basement and fill it with pins now.
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    That looks huge, what you gonna do about the ceiling and duct work? If the ducts were painted flat black they make a good place to put those magnetic apron covers.

    #11392 7 months ago
    Quoted from KozMckPinball:

    Some signs I made for the ole game room...
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    What a great idea!! Holy crap

    #11393 7 months ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    That looks huge, what you gonna do about the ceiling and duct work? If the ducts were painted flat black they make a good place to put those magnetic apron covers.

    Don’t Sheetrock the ceiling - just spray flat black (really you should use a tone of black with a bit of the wall color mixed in, which helps to deaden light reflection). I really like the industrial look and the ceiling just disappears. Everybody says make the ceiling white, if it’s black the ceiling will make you feel claustrophobic- the exact opposite is true. White ceiling is very noticeable and distracting, black ceiling just disappears

    #11394 7 months ago

    Added a new game room rug (most of the pins are opposite)

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    #11395 7 months ago
    Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

    Don’t Sheetrock the ceiling - just spray flat black (really you should use a tone of black with a bit of the wall color mixed in, which helps to deaden light reflection). I really like the industrial look and the ceiling just disappears. Everybody says make the ceiling white, if it’s black the ceiling will make you feel claustrophobic- the exact opposite is true. White ceiling is very noticeable and distracting, black ceiling just disappears

    I can agree with this. I have 7 1/2 foot ceilings in my basement. It is all painted white - except one room - the movie room. And it seems to be higher than the rest of the basement.

    #11396 7 months ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    That looks huge, what you gonna do about the ceiling and duct work? If the ducts were painted flat black they make a good place to put those magnetic apron covers.

    It's a decent size, planning on about 5 pins and two arcade machines. I'll have to fit a couch and tv in too somewhere. It had a sheetrock ceiling before the flood but the plumbers put the new plumbing on the bottom of the joists so I'll probably end up just painting it all black, not high enough for a drop ceiling.

    #11397 7 months ago
    Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

    Don’t Sheetrock the ceiling - just spray flat black (really you should use a tone of black with a bit of the wall color mixed in, which helps to deaden light reflection). I really like the industrial look and the ceiling just disappears. Everybody says make the ceiling white, if it’s black the ceiling will make you feel claustrophobic- the exact opposite is true. White ceiling is very noticeable and distracting, black ceiling just disappears

    Yup. With the ceiling open you can put new and used pf's on it and light um up but over the games don't light them, with the game under them lit up they light up great.

    #11398 7 months ago

    +1 regarding flat black painted ceiling

    Under low lighting conditions its a spooky sensation because you start to question shit like is there a ceiling at all, if so where is it, will my hand hit it or keep going, am I in outer space right now, what is life?

    #11399 7 months ago

    Black ceilings. Period.
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