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Building a Dream

Discussion in 'General Pinball Chat' started by Vengeance, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Vengeance

    Vengeance Well-Known Member

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    100% complete is at least a year possibly two out
     
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    Floor is going in

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    Stick a̶ ̶l̶o̶o̶n̶i̶e̶ some quarters under the cement for good luck!
     
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    I keep thinking I should do something carve my initials in the cement :)

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    looking good Adam! isn't it crazy how long the planning, permitting, consulting stages of projects like this take and then the actual construction seems to move along so quickly? (i work in real estate development)
     
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    Yep they take forever for sure.

    I don't know what this thing does but the concrete is already firm enough to stand on

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    I second the quarters under the cement!!
     
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    Coming along nicely Adam!! Congrats.
     
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    That's a power trowel. It's used to smooth out the floor.

    This looks like it's coming together nicely. When are you moving the games in?
     
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    Next year possibly later

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    ...and are the subject of comical videos.

     
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    Well its done!

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    But honestly there is still a ton more to do. The structure is standing so that's a great first hurdle.

    But I'm still really far from populating it.

    Next step is strapping on the walls for the cladding if I decide to go that route later.

    Then electrical which is proving to be almost as much as a nightmare as dealing with the conservation authority.

    Slowly but steady, this thread is far from over

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    Congrats on the progress so far, the colour is really nice.

    I'd be tempted to run a long extension chord and move in 1 pin and play for a while. Really tempted.
     
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    That looks slick as shit!
    Congrats on getting it up!
    (That sounded dirty). :)
     
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    The building looks great Adam and just in time for winter too. Keep us all posted with updates and congrats!
     
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    Congrats on getting it this far-almost to the point where things can start being a little more DIY. Assuming you're still planning on doing all the interior electrical yourself?
     
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    Congrats,that looks like an awesome pinball palace!!
     
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    Oh man. You totally have to do this. At least for a photo.

    Put a single machine in the middle of the room about a third of the way from the back. Take the photo from the other end. Light the machine from the back and under it. Wide angle lens. Long exposure at night. That would be a pretty cool shot.
     
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    Been a while since I've updated this thread, been mostly keeping track of things on facebook, still trucking along, electrical work is being done I finished all the strapping for the cladding on the inside and now my thoughts have been turned flooring.

    Originally I was thinking about doing one of those Rustoleum Epoxy products you can buy at Canadian Tire, but after more research I've found that they are basically crap and unless you are absolutely militant about the prep of the floor, it is going to peel and flake in less than a year. For a double or single car garage it doesn't sound like too daunting of a task, but for 2000 sq ft I don't feel confident in being able to prep correctly.

    so the idea of doing something for flooring, moving in, and then have it start peeling and being stuck is not ideal.

    So then I started looking at commercially applied epoxies from some actual companies, quality wise they seem great, price tag wise not so much.

    As an example to use the crappy tire epoxy solution for the entire garage it was going to cost $1000, for the couple of companies I've contacted about their epoxy floor process I've been quoted $12,000 and another company gave me a price range depending on options of $7,000 - $18,000

    So really fucking expensive. (Like everything in this project so far...)

    So I found this great resource online:

    http://allgaragefloors.com/

    An independent review website on all things garage floors. Their suggestion if not going to go with an epoxy is a polycarbonite garage tile

    I found this company:

    http://swisstrax.ca/

    Canadian, so that's a plus with what looks to be a quality product and I can do my entire garage for $2.99 a sq ft so not bad price either.

    So with all my ramblings what I'm wondering is does anyone have any experience with either product, epoxy floor or garage tiles? I'm trying to get some opinions on what people thing will and won't work.
     
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    I personally am a huge fan of the commercial epoxy flooring, but that always comes at a cost and you get what you pay for. The benefit to the swisstrax stuff is depending on the product you select it will likely have a better fatigue rating than a bare concrete or epoxy coated floor, which I'm sure everyone thta visits your place would appreciate.

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