Quoted from GorillaBiscuits:
Sick space! So inviting, love the panelling. Man, your gameroom is bigger than my house haha.
I love the paneling also. It is real wood not printed. My wife wanted to paint it white. We agreed the cave was mine and upstairs was hers. It is dark but I just can't paint the wood! My first house was tiny. No pins there.
Quoted from MustangPaul:
You could always take that ceiling down and paint the joists flat black, that would really give you an open feeling.....and you'd be able to lift the pf's up then.
The beams are right above the tiles. I would only gain an inch or two. It is full of insulation, wires and plumbing. It would be a lot of work to make it look good. I just move a tile to the side to lift the pf.
Quoted from davijc02:
That’s some of the coolest shit I’ve ever seen! You have your own rink and Zamboni along with a collection of awesome machines. I almost forgot about the penalty box!!!!!!
Wow, can I make my first Canadian trip to your house to experience the epicnesss? Truly an awesome space well done
I totally agree! Fantastic rooms. That penalty box is great.
Quoted from djreddog:
Our game room gets a lot of play in general, not just pinball. So the basketball game, the 2 MAME arcades, and the pool table are staying. As it stands we have maxed out the basement and that leaves us with 3 options.
1. 17 year old son may be going to college, so his room which is in the basement could become available.
2. There is one unfinished room still in the basement, approximately 20x14 that we could knock down the non-supporting wall and expand into that room. This would require adding an outdoor storage shed to store all the existing stuff in this room.
3. You have an awesome girlfriend who loves pinball, and comes to you one day and says I want one in the family room!
Go with option 2!
Quoted from SNES:
I do but it is one of those dead end into a wall kind of setups. Also includes a 90 degree turn. It would be almost impossible to get games down there. I can convince friends to help out with three steps, but I’d probably lose friends trying to get games into my basement haha
Been there, done that
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!
Quoted from pinzrfun:
Had about 60 people over this past weekend, figured i'd take some "before" pics while the game room was clean... everyone always likes the mad scientist bar...
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That is one of the most impressive rooms I have seen. Great work!
I just replaced all the fluorescent lights in my basement. I put in 48" cool white LED lights. What a difference. It was dark with the low ceilings and the old bulbs. I had to move the Invisiglass around a bit.
I have mine plugged in to remote on off plugs so I don't have to crawl under the pins. I turn off all the time but unplug during lightning.
Quoted from seah2os:
I may be wrong, but flipping the breaker only disconnects the common wire (black). On a lightning strike, couldn’t the neutral be positively charged and, thereby, fry anything plugged in, even on an “off” breaker?
I always unplug from the wall during lightning.
Quoted from jorge5240:
While we are at it, I am manually turning off all power strips for my games, what is the best remote system to do so? I bought one a few year back and it failed over time. I would assume there are better options available now?
I am using Etekcity ZAP 5LX remote outlet switches. Came with 5 outlets and 2 remotes. I Velcroed the switch to the wall. No more crawling under the pins. Has been working for quite a while.
Quoted from grantopia:
Just finished the LED job on JP yesterday so thought I'd get some new pics. Always get alot of questions on the table...its the side of an Atari Star Wars that I mounted to a table base that had a shelf, wine rack and drawers. Great for storage![quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]
Very nice collection. Looks great!
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