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Let's see pics of game rooms!

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    #21651 1 year ago

    I couldn’t feel safe without a basement. We spend most of our time down there, especially during a big storm. I have a small generator in the garage to give us backup power if a big storm hits. You guys are a tropical climate. Where do you hide out in a big storm?

    Quoted from punkin:

    There aren't any basements at all in Australia.

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    #21652 1 year ago
    Quoted from Zartan:

    I couldn’t feel safe without a basement. We spend most of our time down there, especially during a big storm. I have a small generator in the garage to give us backup power if a big storm hits. You guys are a tropical climate. Where do you hide out in a big storm?

    Tropical climate?

    Really?

    United States of America is a tropical climate too then.

    Have a bit of a look at an atlas or a globe or something.

    The answer to the storm question is that we build our houses strong enough to withstand them, since xmas 74 anyway.

    #21653 1 year ago

    I was talking about the Florida post as well. It’s where your comment about not having a basement came from. It’s not 1974 anymore we use Google maps! Grab another Brownie!

    Quoted from punkin:

    Tropical climate?
    Really?
    United States of America is a tropical climate too then.
    Have a bit of a look at an atlas or a globe or something.
    The answer to the storm question is that we build our houses strong enough to withstand them, since xmas 74 anyway.

    #21654 1 year ago

    I guess my mistake was thinking that I double quoted and didn’t.

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    #21655 1 year ago
    Quoted from Zartan:

    I guess my mistake was thinking that I double quoted and didn’t.

    Aaahh, so you didn't intend to speak about Australia at all eh?

    I'm straight and sober, no call for disparagement.

    Australia is a continent, just like the United States of America is a part of a continent. We have everything from tropical to snowy alps and desert.

    Xmas 1974. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclone_Tracy

    LooksLikeYouDon'tUseGoogleMapsEitherPunkin

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    #21656 1 year ago

    You even quoted what I said but didn’t comprehend it. No, disparagement here just a statement!

    #21657 1 year ago

    I tried to move to the Gold Coast to work at one of the Casinos. I thought since we are both part of the Commonwealth I would have a chance. They have too many Croupier. A guy I learned Craps with was from there and moving home. We were going to SCUBA in the day and deal at night.

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    #21658 1 year ago
    Quoted from Zartan:

    You even quoted what I said but didn’t comprehend it. No, disparagement here just a statement!

    How do you know what i comprehended?

    I understood what you were saying, but tried to give you a chance to give up your ground, where you stated that the continent of Australia was a tropical environment. Hell, the Gold Coast is not tropical

    As far as 'grab another brownie', yes, i think you were being disparaging, not making a statement.

    I'll leave it at that, apologies to all for raising to the bait again and accelerating the distraction.

    #21659 1 year ago
    Quoted from punkin:

    There aren't any basements at all in Australia.

    There are plenty here in Australia.

    #21660 1 year ago
    Quoted from Micky:

    There are plenty here in Australia.

    I heard Australia is a whole continent.

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    #21661 1 year ago
    Quoted from Micky:

    There are plenty here in Australia.

    Yes, of course. If your house is built on a hill.

    #21662 1 year ago
    Quoted from Aurich:

    I heard Australia is a whole continent.

    They have the best brownies too. They call em lil’ aussies!

    #21663 1 year ago

    Remember that time we talked about drummers?

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    #21664 1 year ago

    Let’s See Pics Of Game Rooms!

    #21665 1 year ago

    All this bickering amongst Austrian's. Let us all rejoice and break bread and/or shrimp together, as friends.

    QSS

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    #21666 1 year ago

    Some houses in Australia have basements, but it’s considered rude to enter them wearing anything more than a budgie smuggler.

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    #21667 1 year ago

    I'm ready for any storm

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    #21668 1 year ago
    Quoted from QuickSilverShelby:

    All this bickering amongst Austrian's. Let us all rejoice and break bread and/or shrimp together, as friends.
    QSS
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    Here in Austria, we have cows and no kangooroos.

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    #21669 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pinkitten:

    Oh yeah you have! Your garage and room with all the playfields on the walls and ceiling. Awesome. And, you usually have people playing pins in your pics, which I always like to see. Did you see my new garage gameroom I just finished finally? Took me 7 months and a bloated budget.

    Looking boss wish I had space on property for an out building!

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    #21670 1 year ago

    Nice glow captured in this pic of my gameroom corner.

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    #21671 1 year ago
    Quoted from TC-5:

    Just installed this super rare beast in our home arcade. Daytona USA 3 Deluxe 4 player
    [quoted image]

    WOW

    #21672 1 year ago
    Quoted from PinBertl:

    Here in Austria, we have cows and no kangooroos.

    Speaking of Austria.... so sad.... is it true??
    I guess the town had enough of American tourists stealing their town signs.

    https://amp.dw.com/en/austrian-village-of-fucking-decides-to-change-its-name/a-55740967

    #21673 1 year ago

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    #21674 1 year ago

    Ok, so currently getting the old storage room finished. Here’s some pics but the question I’d like to pose is regarding the placement of the recess lights.

    I’ve seen pics in this thread where there is one row of lights behind the pins and that’s what I told my contractor (where the row would be the blue line in the one pic). I don’t think the message conveyed to the electrician who did the work today including placing the recess lights where instead of one line there are two sets of two. One light is about 30 inches from the wall, which means it would be right above 2 potential pins.

    I have been going back and forth debating if this is a pinball dedicated room vs a more multi purpose room where I can switch between housing pins and have it be a lounge or even a small theater room so I don’t mind the current placement.

    Assuming I keep the light placement as-is, would anti glare glass solve my problem if I play with the lights on? I’ve only recently started playing with them off (and just created a poll out of curiosity to which is more common) but have previously played with the lights on.

    I do plan to speak with my contractor as maybe there can be a different switch to control the lights closer to the wall separately to keep those off and the ones behind the pins (in the middle of the room) on.

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    #21675 1 year ago
    Quoted from briyau15:

    Ok, so currently getting the old storage room finished. Here’s some pics but the question I’d like to pose is regarding the placement of the recess lights.
    I’ve seen pics in this thread where there is one row of lights behind the pins and that’s what I told my contractor (where the row would be the blue line in the one pic). I don’t think the message conveyed to the electrician who did the work today including placing the recess lights where instead of one line there are two sets of two. One light is about 30 inches from the wall, which means it would be right above 2 potential pins.
    I have been going back and forth debating if this is a pinball dedicated room vs a more multi purpose room where I can switch between housing pins and have it be a lounge or even a small theater room so I don’t mind the current placement.
    Assuming I keep the light placement as-is, would anti glare glass solve my problem if I play with the lights on? I’ve only recently started playing with them off (and just created a poll out of curiosity to which is more common) but have previously played with the lights on.
    I do plan to speak with my contractor as maybe there can be a different switch to control the lights closer to the wall separately to keep those off and the ones behind the pins (in the middle of the room) on.
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    What I did was put 4 rows of lights. The rows that are directly over my pins and could cause glare are on their own circuit/switch. All the circuits have dimmers, which I really like.

    #21676 1 year ago
    Quoted from briyau15:

    Ok, so currently getting the old storage room finished. Here’s some pics but the question I’d like to pose is regarding the placement of the recess lights.
    I’ve seen pics in this thread where there is one row of lights behind the pins and that’s what I told my contractor (where the row would be the blue line in the one pic). I don’t think the message conveyed to the electrician who did the work today including placing the recess lights where instead of one line there are two sets of two. One light is about 30 inches from the wall, which means it would be right above 2 potential pins.
    I have been going back and forth debating if this is a pinball dedicated room vs a more multi purpose room where I can switch between housing pins and have it be a lounge or even a small theater room so I don’t mind the current placement.
    Assuming I keep the light placement as-is, would anti glare glass solve my problem if I play with the lights on? I’ve only recently started playing with them off (and just created a poll out of curiosity to which is more common) but have previously played with the lights on.
    I do plan to speak with my contractor as maybe there can be a different switch to control the lights closer to the wall separately to keep those off and the ones behind the pins (in the middle of the room) on.
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    More importantly, get the pins on their own circuit for mains power. Have a bank of outlets wired to your breaker for the machines separate from anything else.

    #21677 1 year ago
    Quoted from briyau15:

    Assuming I keep the light placement as-is, would anti glare glass solve my problem if I play with the lights on? I’ve only recently started playing with them off (and just created a poll out of curiosity to which is more common) but have previously played with the lights on.

    Just tell them to fix it.

    They messed up, show them what it's supposed to be like and have them redo it. That's how construction works, you don't have to just sit there and take something they did.

    #21678 1 year ago
    Quoted from Ballderdash:

    More importantly, get the pins on their own circuit for mains power. Have a bank of outlets wired to your breaker for the machines separate from anything else.

    Yeah, the electric work is all new in that room so they installed a new sub panel and did the wiring from scratch. I believe it supports 2 20 amp circuit breakers and one 15 amp breaker. I’m told the 20 amps can support more than enough pins so hopefully I’m good to go.

    #21679 1 year ago
    Quoted from Aurich:

    Just tell them to fix it.
    They messed up, show them what it's supposed to be like and have them redo it. That's how construction works, you don't have to just sit there and take something they did.

    Yeah but I actually prefer the look of how it is now. Especially if I can can control the lights closer to the wall separately then it’s definitely a non issue and would allow more flexibility for using the room in other ways if I decide to change it up.

    #21680 1 year ago
    Quoted from briyau15:Ok, so currently getting the old storage room finished. Here’s some pics but the question I’d like to pose is regarding the placement of the recess lights.
    I’ve seen pics in this thread where there is one row of lights behind the pins and that’s what I told my contractor (where the row would be the blue line in the one pic). I don’t think the message conveyed to the electrician who did the work today including placing the recess lights where instead of one line there are two sets of two. One light is about 30 inches from the wall, which means it would be right above 2 potential pins.
    I have been going back and forth debating if this is a pinball dedicated room vs a more multi purpose room where I can switch between housing pins and have it be a lounge or even a small theater room so I don’t mind the current placement.
    Assuming I keep the light placement as-is, would anti glare glass solve my problem if I play with the lights on? I’ve only recently started playing with them off (and just created a poll out of curiosity to which is more common) but have previously played with the lights on.
    I do plan to speak with my contractor as maybe there can be a different switch to control the lights closer to the wall separately to keep those off and the ones behind the pins (in the middle of the room) on.
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    Even with anti-glare glass you'll probably still see some reflection from the light, and maybe some glare on the playfield as well. I'd move the lights if you're worried about reflection at all, but if you like playing lights off then don't worry about it.

    #21681 1 year ago

    Separate switch with dimmer for the ones over the machines will be the easy button.

    #21682 1 year ago

    Just put smart globes in and control them from your phone? you can turn them on/off, dim, change colour whatever you want individually from your phone. The go in all standard fittings.

    https://www.ikuu.com.au/

    https://www.alstra.lighting/mercator-smart-gu10~1407

    #21683 1 year ago
    Quoted from briyau15:

    Assuming I keep the light placement as-is

    They should be fine(but easy to move-may add another row in middle?)-I would just make sure you a have dimmer switch and dimmable LEDs. When I play I dim them down and have little reflection while playing. I may be more concerned about not having floating walls for the basement and movement causing cracks in new drywall.

    #21684 1 year ago

    Do the smart LED ceiling lights cast any strobing when playing pinball?

    #21685 1 year ago
    Quoted from aahgo:

    Do the smart LED ceiling lights cast any strobing when playing pinball?

    Not that I’ve experienced - just make sure you don’t cheap out too much. My house is pretty much filled with smart lighting, I’ve had great luck with Philips Hue ($$$$) Philips WIZ ($$$) and recently I’m loving Govee stuff ($$). They are all Amazon Alexa compatible (probably other smart speakers too) and can be controlled with Apps, smart switches, etc.

    Try it out, cost is minimal just be warned it’s another rabbit hole!

    Edited to add: if you do try it out I’d recommend starting with a system that doesn’t require a smart home hub - which means WIZ or Govee if you want full functionality. Home Depot carries WIZ and Govee is on Amazon or their own website.

    #21686 1 year ago
    Quoted from aahgo:

    Do the smart LED ceiling lights cast any strobing when playing pinball?

    I have the mercator ikuu system in my games room. They don't strobe and they make their own smart switches that run off their app, they also just make smart globes that run off their app without using alexa or any other system. They just screw in.

    Hell, they gave me this jug when i bought my game room system. I can (in theory) wifi it to tell it what time to turn on and what temperature to heat the water too, and whether i want it to hold that heat or not.

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    #21687 1 year ago
    Quoted from Deadrock:Opinions from Snow Mexico (i.e. Canada).
    I have had three homes with radiant in floor heating and there are ZERO issues with heat transfer when the slab is covered with underlay and carpet.

    Good to hear - thanks!

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    #21688 1 year ago

    Was going to wait a bit longer before sharing since I have a Deadpool on order. But seeing that its now pushed to December 2023 production, why not? This has been a work in progress for the back half of 2022. Used to be my kid's play room, which just collected toys. Started flipping to the game room around Oct of 2022.

    Deadpool coming this year and have another open spot I'm saving for MMr2024. Will hold on 3 pins then make room for others as needed in the coming years. At least... thats what I've told my wife lol.
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    #21689 1 year ago

    #supernoid
    Like that you even hired a model to come in and sit at the table! Professional staging.

    #21690 1 year ago

    To create a door to pass from my game room to a second game room.

    desperate times require desperate measures

    ( am not using water to not damage the dry walls next to the concrete wall , and i had a mask under the t shirt, i didn't had protection glasses i like the risk! )

    #21691 1 year ago

    Not using a particle respirator to make sure you do damage to your airways.

    #21692 1 year ago
    Quoted from punkin:

    Not using a particle respirator to make sure you do damage to your airways.

    Kinda my thoughts too....

    #21693 1 year ago
    Quoted from superNoid:

    Was going to wait a bit longer before sharing since I have a Deadpool on order. But seeing that its now pushed to December 2023 production, why not? This has been a work in progress for the back half of 2022. Used to be my kid's play room, which just collected toys. Started flipping to the game room around Oct of 2022.
    Deadpool coming this year and have another open spot I'm saving for MMr2024. Will hold on 3 pins then make room for others as needed in the coming years. At least... thats what I've told my wife lol.
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    Nice and Plinys to boot.

    #21694 1 year ago
    Quoted from punkin:

    Not using a particle respirator to make sure you do damage to your airways.

    Indeed, i had a mask under the t shirt
    Even if i still breath a little of dust, it went away after some beers

    #21695 1 year ago
    Quoted from Days:

    Indeed, i had a mask under the t shirt
    Even if i still breath a little of dust, it went away after some beers

    You do you, and i have spent plenty of time operating a quick-cut without it back in the day when we knew no better, but a respirator is not the same thing as a mask.

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    NotThatIWantToBeTheFunPolicePunkin

    #21696 1 year ago
    Quoted from punkin:

    You do you, and i have spent plenty of time operating a quick-cut without it back in the day when we knew no better, but a respirator is not the same thing as a mask.
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    NotThatIWantToBeTheFunPolicePunkin

    indeed, and i understand your worries and i tank you for being worried with my health
    Am conscious of dust problems on lungs, i was doing a 10 minutes thing, i no longer work on construction and i no longer work every day in this conditions as i did when i worked in constructions 10 years ago and i used full equipment.

    #21697 1 year ago
    Quoted from briyau15:

    Yeah but I actually prefer the look of how it is now. Especially if I can can control the lights closer to the wall separately then it’s definitely a non issue and would allow more flexibility for using the room in other ways if I decide to change it up.

    It will be nice to turn the house lights on to work on machines

    #21698 1 year ago
    Quoted from gandamack:

    Speaking of Austria.... so sad.... is it true??
    I guess the town had enough of American tourists stealing their town signs.
    https://amp.dw.com/en/austrian-village-of-fucking-decides-to-change-its-name/a-55740967

    Yes, they changed it as the city name sign has been stolen too often!

    #21699 1 year ago
    Quoted from Days:

    Indeed, i had a mask under the t shirt
    Even if i still breath a little of dust, it went away after some beers

    When people tell me to wear a mask, I remind them I use to smoke two packs a day for years. So likely a little dust is the least of my problems

    #21700 1 year ago

    So long as you are protected from radon you'll be ok.

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