(Topic ID: 233827)

Out of space and no furniture left to sell? Let's go drastic.


By Mitch

3 months ago



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    #1 3 months ago

    What's the most creative or drastic thing you have done to create space.

    I moved last year to go from 13 to 44. Dont consider that abnormal but now I'm out of space again and it's time to add a few spots.

    Time to tear out the basement brick fireplace.

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    #2 3 months ago

    Sweet! Wish i had enough money to have your problem. lol

    #3 3 months ago

    I dont have that much money. That's why I'm tearing it out myself instead of paying someone.
    I buy only non working projects the last 2 years. Keeps them cheap.

    Even the house I bought was a as is project. Stunk like cat piss, all flooring ripped out down to subflooring, all taps and toilets broken, couple cracked window.
    My wife , mother and I renovated the whole house ourselves.

    Also helps having no kids.

    #4 3 months ago

    Second piece of vapor wrap put up to protect the room while moving the bricks out the window.

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    #5 3 months ago

    Little more done today but not much progress.

    Anyone else do a major Reno or remodel to fit more pins?

    #6 3 months ago
    Quoted from Mitch:

    What's the most creative or drastic thing you have done to create space.
    I moved last year to go from 13 to 44. Dont consider that abnormal but now I'm out of space again and it's time to add a few spots.
    Time to tear out the basement brick fireplace.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    Sometimes heros don’t wear capes. Just a pair of safety goggles and a sledgehammer.

    #7 3 months ago

    The most extreme thing I have done to create space, was to sell pins that dont get played enough....

    By the looks of it, that fireplace was ugly and huge, so it probably had to go anyway.

    #8 3 months ago

    You sir, are a dedicated pinhead.

    #9 3 months ago
    Quoted from donjagra:

    By the looks of it, that fireplace was ugly and huge, so it probably had to go anyway.

    Ya it was original to the house 1988.

    #10 3 months ago

    Nice.
    Just Remeber what's really popular these day; washer/dryer on the ground level
    Maybe the hot water heater?

    #11 3 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Nice.
    Just Remeber what's really popular these day; washer/dryer on the ground level
    Maybe the hot water heater?

    if the water is hot why are you heating it?

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    #12 3 months ago

    I live in small two bedroom house. My mom called houses like mine "crackerboxes". The realtors call them Jr. Ranches The front bedroom got repurposed. The mattress and box springs were donated. The bed frame and backboard now live in the attic.

    The chest of drawers moved to the back bedroom, which was repurposed into my computer room years ago. It houses computer parts and lately some pinball parts.

    The dresser now lives in the dining room. It is for jeans, T-shirts, socks, underwear, and pinball parts. My dining room table is covered with containers of salvaged screws, nuts, bolts, and loose pin parts as work to get it all organized.

    The front bedroom, now game room, is home for 6 pins and one rotisserie for the play field I am working on. The cabinet for that play field is living in the living room. It is the first thing you see when entering my house.

    And I have one more pin I just got up and running. It lives in the dining room, next to the dresser.

    I....

    1) Sleep on the couch.
    2) Eat my dinner from the coffee table.
    3) Live by myself. Girlfriend is having 2nd thoughts about us maybe getting a house together
    4) boredom is never a problem. There is always something to do.
    5) figured out that I will be able to comfortably squeeze 8 pins in this house. Number 9 will have to shoveled in but it can be done.
    6) I can't find shit in this river of pinball parts I have been accumulating. Nothing leaves the house go to the garage as I fear if I move something to the garage it will be lost forever.

    7) I am having a blast of a time.

    #13 3 months ago
    Quoted from WackyBrakke:

    if the water is hot why are you heating it?

    That how cold it is in Canadia

    #15 3 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Nice.
    Just Remeber what's really popular these day; washer/dryer on the ground level
    Maybe the hot water heater?

    Washer dryer already upstairs can comfortably fit 48 games now

    #16 3 months ago

    In my previous house I got rid of the office, moved 8 pins in there and just kept my laptop on my kitchen bar counter which became my office. After that I sold the overly fancy dinette that we used never times a year and 3 more fit in that space. As soon as my PF's landed on the kitchen island which is my wife's self proclaimed "safe space", the house had to go. We ended up moving up in space by 1800sq ft+ and most of that was in my new basement "clubhouse". Oddly enough, I actually have less room for pins as I can only fit 8 in the main pin area downstairs. I did net my own space, a wet bar, a full dedicated home theater setup, a under construction pinball hobby room which also houses my HT AV equipment and treadmill, my own extra bedroom away from everyone that fits a king bed, a full bath and (most important to my wife) I gave my wife back her space which is now all of upstairs.

    #17 3 months ago
    Quoted from WackyBrakke:

    if the water is hot why are you heating it?

    LOL, I have never thought of that.

    #18 3 months ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    3) Live by myself. Girlfriend is having 2nd thoughts about us maybe getting a house together

    Wow, shocked she hasn’t jumped at the chance to move in with you.

    #19 3 months ago
    Quoted from pinlink:

    LOL, I have never thought of that.

    It's called Thermodynamics? This isn't an "ATM machine" situation.

    #20 3 months ago

    Would love to see pictures of all your games setup. 48 games!

    #21 3 months ago

    Couldn't you have just lined up pins in front of the fireplace?

    #22 3 months ago
    Quoted from fossmin:

    Couldn't you have just lined up pins in front of the fireplace?

    That mantle/hearth is taking up like 2'

    #23 3 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    That mantle/hearth is taking up like 2'

    And who wants to haul wood to the basement and ashes out of the basement, anyway

    #24 3 months ago

    Couldn't fit games across from each other with the fireplace there.

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    #25 3 months ago

    I'd have done the same!

    #26 3 months ago
    Quoted from lordloss:

    I'd have done the same!

    How long before that divan gets tossed to the curb with a “free” sign safety pinned on

    #27 3 months ago

    More progress

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    #28 3 months ago

    Alright 90% of the brick is outside. The rest is loose and will be removed tomorrow.

    The steel insert was over 200 lbs so I brought my cutting torch in to cut it up.

    Hoping to have it all removed and cleaned up tomorrow so I can take down the tarps.

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    #29 3 months ago

    Wow lots of work there. Gonna be awesome when your done Mitch.

    #30 3 months ago

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    #31 3 months ago

    Bricks can stay outside in that pile till warmer weather.

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    #32 3 months ago

    Look at all that space you have now ... awesome.

    I have removed a few fireplaces in my lifetime. It's horrible work but man is it messy. GL with getting all finished up but I know once you are done you will be thrilled. Your bank account might not since you will be buying more games though.

    #33 3 months ago

    Dude, how is santa going to bring you more pinball stuff now?

    Seriously
    Nice space !

    #34 3 months ago
    Quoted from jorro:

    Dude, how is santa going to bring you more pinball stuff now?

    Santa now uses Amazon

    #35 3 months ago
    Quoted from Mitch:

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    You have more space in your basement than some arcades I have been to.

    How far is it down to the the other end?

    #36 3 months ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    You have more space in your basement than some arcades I have been to.
    How far is it down to the the other end?

    I'd have to check. That is only half of it. Its 1300 sq ft. I bought a bungalow for the bigger basement.

    I should be able to do 46 games comfortably and still have the bathroom, utility room and a large repair room.

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