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Let's see pics of game rooms!

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    #17401 55 days ago
    Quoted from Pinkitten:

    For all you electricians and experts who built and wired their own gamerooms out there, can you recommend the proper electrical setup for a basement with 15-16 pins and several other electrical devices (toppers, a tv, etc.)? I bought this house in 2009, built in 1995, before I was a collector. The current system can support almost all the games, but if I turn on all of them, I blow a fuse. I’m concerned I’m asking too much of the current system, no doubt designed for average household use. If I want an electrician to boost the electrical, what would you suggest I step up to? Thank you!
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    Ideally you want 20 amp circuits set up with no more than 5 pins on a circuit. If you have existing 15 amp circuits, that's fine too, just figure maybe only 4 pins per. The issue you're going to have is getting those circuits to where they need to be. It appears you have a suspended ceiling which should help immensely, but the only way to get answers to your questions is to have a contractor look at your situation and advise you. He can see what you have now, and figure out what it'll take to get added circuits to the room.

    #17402 55 days ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    Ideally you want 20 amp circuits set up with no more than 5 pins on a circuit. If you have existing 15 amp circuits, that's fine too, just figure maybe only 4 pins per. The issue you're going to have is getting those circuits to where they need to be. It appears you have a suspended ceiling which should help immensely, but the only way to get answers to your questions is to have a contractor look at your situation and advise you. He can see what you have now, and figure out what it'll take to get added circuits to the room.

    Thanks very much!

    #17403 55 days ago

    why does that zeppelin premium have the pro translite? anyone else notice that?

    #17404 55 days ago
    Quoted from weaverj:

    why does that zeppelin premium have the pro translite? anyone else notice that?

    Owner swapped it in.

    #17405 55 days ago
    Quoted from weaverj:

    why does that zeppelin premium have the pro translite? anyone else notice that?

    Just thought the pro model had a more colorful and vibrant translite. Figured why not...

    #17406 54 days ago

    When you're racking your brain how your going to add another 12/2 line for a dedicate circuit in your 3 year old home..and then scouring build pics, you realize the builder/electrician added an ENT conduit raceway for future work. It's the little things

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    #17407 54 days ago
    Quoted from fooflighter:

    When you're racking your brain how your going to add another 12/2 line for a dedicate circuit in your 3 year old home..and then scouring build pics, you realize the builder/electrician added an ENT conduit raceway for future work. It's the little things
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    It’s amazing to me how codes change from state to state. I cringe at the sight of that. Not knocking you at all. Just used to EVERYTHING having to be in metallic conduit

    #17408 54 days ago
    Quoted from JayDee:

    It’s amazing to me how codes change from state to state. I cringe at the sight of that. Not knocking you at all. Just used to EVERYTHING having to be in metallic conduit

    First thing I thought of too but then I realized it’s romex so what difference would it be as romex is run without conduit anyway.

    #17409 54 days ago
    Quoted from Jtm3:

    First thing I thought of too but then I realized it’s romex so what difference would it be as romex is run without conduit anyway.

    Yep, ok for Romex but the box is either just an extender or for low voltage, not an approved for 120v - have to change that out. Also, by code (NEC/IBC) ( Romex will need to be attached within eight inches of the box (assuming another non-metallic box is used). If the drywall is already up, I believe you can omit attaching to the stud.

    #17410 54 days ago
    Quoted from Jtm3:

    First thing I thought of too but then I realized it’s romex so what difference would it be as romex is run without conduit anyway.

    We can’t use romex. Everything has to be run in conduit. Which makes things easier if you need to up your circuit. Just pull new wires through pipe without having to open walls

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    #17411 54 days ago

    Working on the other wall now. JP,TWD,G&R on order

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    #17412 54 days ago

    When I lived in Illinois, the electrical code required everything in conduit. You could use flexible BX for light fixtures in dropped ceilings, but only 3 feet maximum.

    Now, in Colorado, electrical devices in residential homes are allowed to use NM, as long as it's stapled solidly within 6 inches of the electrical box. All plastic is acceptable. Exceptionally easy to do, and fast.

    If I had to wire my game room using conduit, it'd be a three month long project. 96 outlets. But because it's OK to use NM, I got the job done in two days.

    Now, the downside to using this stuff is, if you plan to run another circuit, you tear into the wall to do it. With conduit, it's a piece of cake to add additional circuits. So there is an advantage to conduit.

    I started out with 75 electrical outlets, added more than 25 more since the game room project started, but since I didn't finish the ceiling, it was easy to do. Otherwise, conduit would have been a better choice.

    #17413 54 days ago
    Quoted from JayDee:

    It’s amazing to me how codes change from state to state. I cringe at the sight of that. Not knocking you at all. Just used to EVERYTHING having to be in metallic conduit

    My understanding is, the code is pretty consistent throughout the US. The huge exception is you guys around the Chicago area. I've got friends in the area that tell me it's union thing.

    #17414 54 days ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    My understanding is, the code is pretty consistent throughout the US. The huge exception is you guys around the Chicago area. I've got friends in the area that tell me it's union thing.

    Yep, you got it. Rest of Illinois for the most part follow the NEC/IBC. Conduit only needed for exposed wiring. Plumbing code in Illinois is also more prescriptive, it is more widely accepted outside of just Chicago.

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    #17415 54 days ago

    Poor dads room

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    #17416 54 days ago
    Quoted from trueno92:

    Poor dads room
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    Cool space! I could totally hang there

    #17417 54 days ago
    Quoted from trueno92:

    Poor dads room

    Yes nice space and I see an Italian Foosball table

    #17418 53 days ago
    Quoted from trueno92:

    Poor dads room
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    Nice space! Love the NeoGeo Big Red. I myself have a MVS-4-25 (version 1), although I think it was a MVS-2-25 that got converted. Just this past weekend I finished installing LED mini marquee panels on it.

    #17419 53 days ago
    Quoted from ReadyPO:

    Yes nice space and I see an Italian Foosball table

    Uh, what fooseball? Thats my parts counter when those pins come apart! Lol

    I just finished getting LW3 repaired and dialed in and 3 weeks later i got a Rocky and Bullwinkle that was in to be completely shopped + slight cab work restore and the line was a mess.

    It went out 3 weeks ago for Nascar and i finally got the space cleaned up.

    Thanks for the kind words - Broke Dad's Basement.

    #17420 53 days ago
    Quoted from GTO:

    Nice space! Love the NeoGeo Big Red. I myself have a MVS-4-25 (version 1), although I think it was a MVS-2-25 that got converted. Just this past weekend I finished installing LED mini marquee panels on it.

    Do they finally have an led mini marquee board yet? Dont hate me but i pandora boxed this big red 5yrs ago.. replacement EL panels were avail, but crazy money.

    I traded out the credit displays and EL panel for pinball parts....

    #17421 53 days ago
    Quoted from trueno92:

    Do they finally have an led mini marquee board yet? Dont hate me but i pandora boxed this big red 5yrs ago.. replacement EL panels were avail, but crazy money.
    I traded out the credit displays and EL panel for pinball parts....

    Nooooooo!!!! J/K I do have my 4-slot in mine, but from time to time plug in the Pandora's box as well.

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    #17422 52 days ago

    My latest lineup, had a few beers last night leading up to a soccer match and the first time having everything on (this lineup) so thought I would take some footage. My team won
    Room is built in my garage.

    #17423 52 days ago
    Quoted from Motorcitypinball:

    I was focused on an expensive, complicated, sophisticated sequencer. Until you posted this!
    It took me 45 minutes to setup and $11.95
    Thanks for posting the info!

    Omg wow is there a diy thread for this?

    #17424 52 days ago
    Quoted from BMHouze:

    I was under the impression vending machines are big power wasters.
    Especially, those small glass door Red Bull ones...

    They are pretty big on current. Check out the snapple machine that once did its rounds in ontario.

    #17425 52 days ago
    Quoted from Lostcause:

    My latest lineup, had a few beers last night leading up to a soccer match and the first time having everything on (this lineup) so thought I would take some footage. My team won
    Room is built in my garage.

    Where do you play soccer in there?

    #17426 52 days ago
    Quoted from trueno92:

    Omg wow is there a diy thread for this?

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/lets-see-pic-of-games-rooms/page/345#post-6191855

    Duct tape and a cheap-ass light string from Amazon. not much to explain really...

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    #17427 52 days ago

    Able to squeeze one more on the wall today at the Mancave Warehouse! New machine for me, oldest machine I own lol. Ladies and Gentlemen.... "The Rolling Stones".

    Order from Right to Left

    AC/DC Luci
    Aerosmith Pro
    Guns N Roses CE
    Heavy Metal LE
    Iron Maiden Pro
    Kiss Pro
    Led Zep Le
    Metallica Pro
    The Rolling Stones Pro

    (not shown is The Beatles Gold...at my house)

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    #17428 52 days ago

    Not my gameroom that has my other pins... G N f'n R deserved a place all its own...I'm never getting any work done in this office

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    #17429 52 days ago

    Looking at this thread is cool and depressing at the same time. Very inspirational, if i ever win the lottery, depressing cause I never will lol

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    #17430 52 days ago
    Quoted from Roostking:

    Looking at this thread is cool and depressing at the same time. Very inspirational, if i ever win the lottery, depressing cause I never will lol

    Just another case of Epic vs Reality.

    Cuz I can tell you mine always looks like a dumpster fire between project pins, project floors, walls, lighting and so on and never enough cash to dedicate to finishing anything!

    Who’s half cooked with me!?
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    #17431 51 days ago
    Quoted from JayDee:

    It’s amazing to me how codes change from state to state. I cringe at the sight of that. Not knocking you at all. Just used to EVERYTHING having to be in metallic conduit

    Yeah, we do things a little different down here in Texas... The rule is usually, what can we get away with ... I think that box is just an access panel to pull romex, I'm of the belief the electrician would have to cut into the drywall to access the breakout tabs and most likely hole through the stud to wire up to the main breaker panel

    #17432 51 days ago
    Quoted from Mahoyvan:

    Just another case of Epic vs Reality.
    Cuz I can tell you mine always looks like a dumpster fire between project pins, project floors, walls, lighting and so on and never enough cash to dedicate to finishing anything!
    Who’s half cooked with me!?
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    Well, you have to admit, that rug really ties the room together, does it not?

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    #17433 51 days ago

    starting to get somewhere with the collection...
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    Commence bitching about no powered up pics

    #17434 51 days ago
    Quoted from Purdue:

    Commence bitching about no powered up pics

    The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem
    Nice Collection and Room though!

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    #17435 51 days ago

    My wife and I are building a new home. She designed the main floor and I get the daylight basement. Very large game room and work area for the machines. It's been over a year in the works and finely under construction. Very excited!

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    #17436 51 days ago
    Quoted from Mikespinball:

    The wife and I are building a new home. She designed the main floor and I get the daylight basement. Very large game room and work area for the machines. It's been over a year in the works and finely under construction. Very excited!
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    Wow, what a great space this will be! Congrats!

    Chris

    #17437 51 days ago
    Quoted from Mikespinball:

    Very large game room and work area for the machines.

    And when you run out of space in the rec room you can throw out the wife's Christmas Decorations and get 13 more pins in that long Storage space!

    #17438 51 days ago
    Quoted from tatman9999:

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    Want to sell GNR DE?

    #17439 51 days ago
    Quoted from Mikespinball:

    The wife and I are building a new home. She designed the main floor and I get the daylight basement. Very large game room and work area for the machines. It's been over a year in the works and finely under construction. Very excited!
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    Did you get much of an upcharge for the lumber pricing?

    #17440 51 days ago
    Quoted from Purdue:

    starting to get somewhere with the collection...

    Nice line up, but go steady on the Novus, you don't want to get dependant on that stuff!

    #17441 51 days ago

    I'd do whatever I could (LVL beam/steel) to get rid of that lone post...

    If you have to keep it, at least have it be a conduit for electrical in the center of the room.

    #17442 51 days ago
    Quoted from Mikespinball:

    The wife and I are building a new home. She designed the main floor and I get the daylight basement. Very large game room and work area for the machines. It's been over a year in the works and finely under construction. Very excited!

    I'm really loving that 10' high ceiling in your rec room!

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    #17443 51 days ago

    My Bender robot from Futurama is nearing completion. It will be going in my gameroom when I finish it. Cheers!
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    #17444 51 days ago

    Nothing crazy but it keeps me entertained...

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    #17445 50 days ago
    Quoted from Grandnational007:

    I'd do whatever I could (LVL beam/steel) to get rid of that lone post...
    If you have to keep it, at least have it be a conduit for electrical in the center of the room.

    31' span is pretty big. That would be a decent sized beam. Add a column a 3 feet in from each side and 25' should be able to be spanned by a W824 I beam for most loading conditions.

    #17446 50 days ago
    Quoted from yaksplat:

    31' span is pretty big. That would be a decent sized beam. Add a column a 3 feet in from each side and 25' should be able to be spanned by a W824 I beam for most loading conditions.

    I was going to say the same thing. Unlikely an LVL beam is gonna span that. Even steel you'll want something a little beefier than a W8x24 to avoid a bouncy floor above.

    #17447 50 days ago
    Quoted from Mikespinball:

    My wife and I are building a new home. She designed the main floor and I get the daylight basement. Very large game room and work area for the machines. It's been over a year in the works and finely under construction. Very excited!
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    #17448 50 days ago
    Quoted from yaksplat:

    Did you get much of an upcharge for the lumber pricing?

    Yes, unfortunately everything is costing more. Lumber costs have more than doubled since we first got bids last year at this time. My wife and I have discussed that I may have to sell a few machines to help with costs over runs, but hopefully we won't.

    #17449 50 days ago
    Quoted from JimWilks:

    I'm really loving that 10' high ceiling in your rec room!

    That was mainly done due to matching the garage floor to the road which made the basement ceiling height taller. No complaints from me!

    #17450 50 days ago
    Quoted from Mikespinball:

    Yes, unfortunately everything is costing more. Lumber costs have more than doubled since we first got bids last year at this time. My wife and I have discussed that I may have to sell a few machines to help with costs over runs, but hopefully we won't.

    You're not alone. I'm looking at spending an extra 25k on the lumber for my addition.

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