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Show me your detached garage gameroom

By westofrome

2 years ago


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    #1 2 years ago

    Thinking of turning a partially finished, detached garage into a gameroom. Considering adding a mini-split, epoxy floor, and insulation/drywall.

    For those who have done this, can you share any pictures, tips and feedback?

    Thanks!

    #2 2 years ago

    Pinzap will win this thread. Also mnpinball

    #3 2 years ago

    Get ready for lots of detailed discussion about power. A project like this has never been in my budget, but power and the details around it is the biggest thing I would have likely overlooked.

    #4 2 years ago
    Quoted from BrewinBombers:

    Get ready for lots of detailed discussion about power. A project like this has never been in my budget, but power and the details around it is the biggest thing I would have likely overlooked.

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    #5 2 years ago
    Quoted from BrewinBombers:

    Get ready for lots of detailed discussion about power. A project like this has never been in my budget, but power and the details around it is the biggest thing I would have likely overlooked.

    How much power will be necessary, roughly, for 2-3 pins, tv, lighting, etc? Nothing crazy.

    #6 2 years ago
    Quoted from westofrome:

    How much power will be necessary, roughly, for 2-3 pins, tv, lighting, etc? Nothing crazy.

    2 maybe 3 20 amp circuits... depends on what kind of lighting you plan to install... all LED? then 2 20 amp circuits would be fine.

    #7 2 years ago

    Bump. Surely someone has done this and wants to show off??

    #8 2 years ago

    I was hoping to see some pics just to dream.....

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    #9 2 years ago

    I have turned my detached two car garage into a finished game room. My garage was approximately 24 feet by 24 feet or approximately 600 Sqare feet. I live in Erie PA so it is cold in the winters and get hot in the summers. My project included: framing, ductless mini split, vinyl siding, insulation, drywall, electric, carpeting and wired and wireless internet. The things that were important to me was the heating & cooling, lots of electrical outlets and needed internet out there. For the electrical I went with 18 outlets and each wall has its own breaker. I can't remember exactly but I have 15 - 20 amps available on each wall. There is a breaker that runs to an outside outlet for the minisplit, which required 15 amps. I have a several LED signs in my room and I'm glad I put some outlets up high on the walls for the TV and LED signs. I think it has a cleaner look than running cords down the wall. I also dug a two ditches to get the power and a hard wired internet connection to the room. I stream pinball twice a week (Twitch.tv/lakeerepinball) so I wanted wired internet available. I also have a 50 inch VISIO TV on the wall that I stream all my streaming services on. Lastly the minisplit has been awesome! I went with a Pioneer system and it was easy to install and pretty cheap. I think it cost $750 and in PA there are rebates up to $250 for efficient heating and cooling installations. I did almost all the work myself, so it was pretty economical. I included some of my pictures of the work as it was being completed. This ended up working perfect for us during COVID. We had two of us working remotely and had a college student taking classes, so having a nice private internet ready space was great. The other objective with this project was that I no longer would have to drag my machines up and down from the basement. The lineup changes a lot and it was a real pain to keep on hauling things up the steps. Time to play some pinball!

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    #10 2 years ago

    Looks like a fun place to be!

    #11 2 years ago

    This is my detached garage mancave. (about 23x23) In Ontario Canada so you know it can get cold up here.

    Has electrical heated flooring in the middle as I thought I may put back a pool table one day and all around it would be warm toasty feet.
    The woodstove keeps it as warm as I like and the floor keeps it just warm enough to keep the pins happy when I'm not there.
    For power I believe it's 40 amps, and one side has the pinball plugs about 4 feet of the floor and on switches by the door, (I never dreamed I'd have pins all around) and the other side are on power bars I shut down afterwards.

    Single garage doors on the front and back make for lots of air flow in the summer.
    Above Star Wars you can see the TV flat against the ceiling, amazing idea a friend showed me on Amazon, when I want to watch it I just hit the remote and it slowly comes down for viewing.

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    #12 2 years ago

    Posted in the gameroom thread but ill throw it up here

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    #13 2 years ago

    Nice F-100! I had a '53 and loved it. Bought it for $400 in the mid-80's, drove it around for about 3 years and sold it for $800. Vacuum wipers and that air scoop. I never got around to fixing it up, but it was fun to drive with a 390 automatic. Closing the hood was a fine art!

    #14 2 years ago

    Thank You!

    Quoted from tullster:Closing the hood was a fine art!
    yea your not kidding lol

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