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Old 11-15-2011, 04:59 PM   #16
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Thank you. My grandfather was all over Africa as an RCAF aircraft mechanic. He served in the 408 squadron.


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Old 11-15-2011, 05:04 PM   #17
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Lookin' super but you need to answer one question.

Where does the "quagmire" part come in? Why are you in a quagmire?
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:04 AM   #18
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Thanks Bud. Its an old username I've had for probably 10 years. I don't remember its reasoning though getting myself into awkward predicaments seems to be a specialty of mine.

Last night I got the hallway done. Had to break out the marble threshold I installed in the bathroom previously since it went too far into the jamb and also had to trim the opposing room's floor for the same reason. I went through three Fein blades. Need to find a cheaper supplier of those for sure.

Anyways, flooring is done and I'm off to do the stone on the front of the bar.

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Old 11-17-2011, 10:24 PM   #19
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Bar front is done. I WAY underestimated the work needed to install the ledgestone. The field went easy but the curve was a real pain. I had to cut A LOT of pieces multiple times. Then once cut apart, the pieces weren't all the same height and a lot of spacers were needed to get things back on track. A wire brush worked really nice to clean up the excess thinset mess I made though. Was very glad I have a bucket heater today. Its getting cold out.



Also got a few more goodies. All my wiring components and speakers got delayed until tomorrow though. Thank you UPS.



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Old 11-24-2011, 10:27 PM   #20
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I got all of the AV stuff working after days of messing with wires and components but its totally worth it watching movies and TV.



My temporary component rack behind the bar. It will be replaced with a custom cabinet of some sort and all the wires cleaned up once everything else is done.


My new iPad. This is my universal remote control. Using the Logitech Harmony Link and its app, I can set different controls of my choosing like one for music and one for TV for instance. I think I've only just scratched the surface of what it can do.


All the baseboard and base shoe is in. I still have lots of caulking and painting left to do on it though.


Built a new crawlspace door since the other wasn't very attractive and didn't seal very well. This one attaches with some magnets and has some XPS foam insulation on the back.


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Old 11-26-2011, 02:38 AM   #21
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Nice work. My parents are currently installing a TV like that in a similar way, so I know how much work goes into hiding all the wires etc!
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:49 PM   #22
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Quality work, looking great down there
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If I might ask, what is your finished ceiling height? It looks low down the hallway by the doors, yet high enough for a ceiling fan on a downrod in the TV area?
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:23 AM   #24
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I just have some touch up painting around the stairs left and to clean up my mess and tools. Pool table comes on Friday so I'm pretty excited about that. Almost there.

The ceiling height is mostly 8'. It's roughly 7' in the hallway and bathroom due to HVAC trunks crossing the basement. I decided to just drop the ceiling instead of a bunch of odd bulkheads.

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Just about done. Everything is in place except a threshold in the hallway and the cabinet I need to build to house all the A/V stuff behind the bar.











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Excellent job man. I love the stone work for the bar. Were they individual tiles, or, sheets of tile? How did you make it round that corner, or was it gradual enough?

The whole job looks fantastic. Enjoy!!
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Excellent job man. I love the stone work for the bar. Were they individual tiles, or, sheets of tile? How did you make it round that corner, or was it gradual enough?

The whole job looks fantastic. Enjoy!!
Thank You. The tiles came in half square foot pieces. They were just a bunch of the pieces of stone glued together. To go around the curve I had to cut the glued pieces back apart on my tile saw and piece them back in individually.

Still haven't built the AV cabinet yet. I bought the materials but haven't done anything with them yet.
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Your basement is amazing. congratulations. i know its an old posting, but i hope you've been enjoying the hard work!
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VERY nice job quagmire,

I don't know if you still check on this thread, but I have a couple of questions.

How was the Platon subflooring system to work with? Would you use it again if you had to do this all over?

What kind of wiring did you run through the walls from the AV components to the TV? I really like the clean look of the TV install, without wires hanging down from the TV.

And I'm going to look into the ipad remote app you mention.
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Check out Woot.com today for an iPad/IPod remote control adapter. But it's only there today...

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