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    BorgDog
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    Because, as @scottacus is soon to learn, pinball machines breed and multiply, I have run out of room in the BorgDog pinball laundromat… and then some.  So while I have sold some of the herd to make room, they come faster than they go, and hence I decided to add the pinball annex.  Unfortunately the space to add the annex is at my home in the mountains about 120 miles from my work house with the pinball laundromat, thus a lot of heavy moving eventually ensued.. but I get ahead of myself.

    When I built the mountain home about 10 years ago where I was living at the time in an 8’x10′ shed, but that’s another story not involving any unibombers, I built half of the daylight basement into a workshop/motorcycle garage/snowmobile storage, etc.  But since my home is nearly complete and I have a nice shop and most of the tools at the work house, it was time to convert the basement into living space.

    I didn’t take many pictures of the process, but here is a shot of my home, the double doors on the lower right is the former garage/shop.

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    First project was taking out the double doors and putting in a 6′ wide window instead to let some light into the room.  Then a bunch of wall building, wiring for new lights, insulation, wall and ceiling covering, painting, new engineered bamboo floating floor on padding over the concrete, trim, window blinds.. etc etc etc and magically we now have this space.  First is the movie watching area with pull out sofa bed for extra guests, and the aforementioned 6′ window.

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    This sofa was up on the main floor which getting it down to the pinball annex involved removing a section of the railing on the deck, dropping it (figuratively) into the back of my truck and then from there down to the ground level and back inside.  This was after hauling a different sofa from the work house up in the 120 miles in the back of the truck, UP onto the deck and into the cabin. Tomorrow before heading back to the work house the sofa that was on the loft level here, and today was been carried down the stairs to the main/deck floor, gets carried out onto the deck to be put in the back of the truck for the trip back to the work house.  Musical sofas, not my favorite activity, but needed to be done.. maybe.. ok it is getting done.

    And here is the business side, currently occupied with Joker Poker, Amazing Spider-Man, and Pinball Pool.  There is room for 1 more, but it is better with more space having just 3 in there, we’ll see how long that lasts.

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    What used to be a approximately 27′ x 9′ shop area is now reduced to the little back area of about 6′ x 9′.  But it is plenty to hold what I need up there.

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    Still have some trim to do, and you may have noticed the bucket and boxes of nails holding the floor edging I just glued to the concrete, but I’m calling it pretty much done for now, (still need to rebuild the shelves in the shop area and organize, but that’s not important).

    Thanks for following along, I should have more time for VP now that this is done and the school year is about to start so I’m back at work.

    #95856
    Jesperpark
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    @jesperpark
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    Looks good man!!  Nice work having 2 pinball locations

    #95857
    randr
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    @randr
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    Wow….looks great! I would love to see the view from that place.

    I think everyone needs a second place like that

     

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    #95892
    Scottacus
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    Looks great!  Do you keep heat in it year round or do pinball machines not mind the cold?

    BTW I have a box of Tide and a bunch of quarters, what does this BorgDog Pinball Laundromat look like?

    #95901
    BorgDog
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    @borgdog
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    Wow….looks great! I would love to see the view from that place.

    I think everyone needs a second place like that

    The view today not so great due to smoke from the 36,000 acre fire about 20 miles to the east.

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    A couple years ago I had an old android camera sitting in the front window taking a few pictures every day.  At the end of the year I put all the 4 pm images into a little video:

    Looks great! Do you keep heat in it year round or do pinball machines not mind the cold?

    BTW I have a box of Tide and a bunch of quarters, what does this BorgDog Pinball Laundromat look like?

    I have the furnace set to keep it 55ºF all winter, and we build a fire in the wood stove to heat it up when we are there, but the wood stove heat doesn’t really make it to the pinball room, so on the project list is a wall heater to heat that room some more when we are there, wiring is in place.

    6 of the machines in the other house, including the vp cab, share a space with our laundry, and could be seen in a reflection in some pictures from my cabinet build thread, and haunt made a reference to the sunshine laundry… no quarters required.

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