My Home Pool Room Journey

runout1961

Ecclesiastes Ch. 12: 1-7
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Half bath is looking good. This configuration is probably about half the size of the original half bath. Got some electrical done today and some other odd ball jobs. Not done for the night yet though. Have to keep grinding.
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runout1961

Ecclesiastes Ch. 12: 1-7
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Wind - 1 / Insulation - 0

All I needed was one sheet of 4x8 3/4” insulation for the area above the fireplace. This part is smaller than the rest to make the wall flush. Had it on the cart made for hauling this type of thing, lumber etc. came out of the big box store and a huge gust of wind ripped it off the material car about 20ft in the air. Whipped it around 40ft across the parking lot before smashing into some lady’s car. And she was in it. She was nice though. She was more worried about my new insulation board breaking into pieces. No damage to the car. I chased down the four pieces and headed home.

Also got the light switch installed and all the lights are working. Still have to put an outlet on a switch for the pool table light.

Zero motivation tonight. I think the honeymoon phase of getting into this project is over. Actually kind of sick of this project already. I just keep telling myself having a hone pool room again will be worth it. Have to keep pushing.
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VarmintKong

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Zero motivation tonight. I think the honeymoon phase of getting into this project is over. Actually kind of sick of this project already. I just keep telling myself having a hone pool room again will be worth it.
Don’t lose heart. You’re gosh darn right it’s gonna be worth it! Think of how much money you’re saving. Not to mention you’re on the downhill slide now, once those columns are set...

...Hey, dudes that do this stuff for a living would have looked at digging out that footer under the corner of the water heater and said, “Uhh I din’t think I can hack it.” But you did my man, you Great American Badass! Buckle down and finish! You’ll have exponentially more easy living in that room than you will ball busting labor. You are ALL that is man, GET IT!
 
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runout1961

Ecclesiastes Ch. 12: 1-7
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Don’t lose heart. You’re gosh darn right it’s gonna be worth it! Think of how much money you’re saving. Not to mention you’re on the downhill slide now, once those columns are set...

...Hey, dudes that do this stuff for a living would have looked at digging out that footer under the corner of the water heater and said, “Uhh I din’t think I can hack it.” But you did my man, you Great American Badass! Buckle down and finish! You’ll have exponentially more easy living in that room than you will ball busting labor. You are ALL that is man, GET IT!

It will be worth it. Stay with it.

Thanks guys. I appreciate it. Hope to get a lot done tonight after work. The new poles get installed tomorrow morning which will allow the old old pole in the middle of the room to come out. Hopefully.


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8cree

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Thanks guys. I appreciate it. Hope to get a lot done tonight after work. The new poles get installed tomorrow morning which will allow the old old pole in the middle of the room to come out. Hopefully.


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I'm not sure who you ordered from but maybe you can ask for delivery to be pushed back a little if possible. I ended up having to do that myself and got even more time than I bargained for. I asked to get put to the end of the line in my 12-14 week wait time, but a slight miscommunication on a phone call got it pushed back an entire month. Mostly because of delivery dates to my area and not my poor communication skills, that's what I'm going with anyway. So yes just throwing that out there. I just put my final coat of paint on the trim and baseboards last weekend! Still have to nail hole fill, caulk and paint the exterior. Will get to that within the next couple of weeks, I'm still letting the treated lumber dry and shrink. Anyway, your place is coming right along man, keep up the good work! It is appreciated too.
 

runout1961

Ecclesiastes Ch. 12: 1-7
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I'm not sure who you ordered from but maybe you can ask for delivery to be pushed back a little if possible. I ended up having to do that myself and got even more time than I bargained for. I asked to get put to the end of the line in my 12-14 week wait time, but a slight miscommunication on a phone call got it pushed back an entire month. Mostly because of delivery dates to my area and not my poor communication skills, that's what I'm going with anyway. So yes just throwing that out there. I just put my final coat of paint on the trim and baseboards last weekend! Still have to nail hole fill, caulk and paint the exterior. Will get to that within the next couple of weeks, I'm still letting the treated lumber dry and shrink. Anyway, your place is coming right along man, keep up the good work! It is appreciated too.

Thanks bud. Can’t wait to see the finished pics of your room!

To the OP....so close. Stay with it, no stopping now. And 8cree, it's almost time bud!!! I know you can't wait.

Thanks man. Definitely not stopping now. I at least want to get the room to a point that the table can be installed. That’s the goal.


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runout1961

Ecclesiastes Ch. 12: 1-7
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Framed up the small bathroom wall last night. Came home from work and my girlfriend already had it insulated. Just have to get the Ramset out then glue the foam boards down.
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runout1961

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Making progress. I need every bit of space I can get down here. Underneath the stairs used to be small storage closet. When we decided reinforcing the beam was no longer an option, the closet got the axe.

The four 2x4’s in the first pic needed to go so I can have a full cue on that end of the table. Those 2x4’s are only holding up the drywall on the “pony wall” or half wall upstairs as you walk up from the landing (bi-level home).

When the structural engineer was here looking at the beam/column situation, I asked him about the staircase. He said they were holding nothing up besides the half wall upstairs and they wouldn’t effect the staircase in any way but I had to beef it up with some more 2x material and bolt it all together with 9” lag bolts.

With the bathroom being half the size it was before and these 2x4’s out of the way, it’s really starting to feel like the room is opening up.
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runout1961

Ecclesiastes Ch. 12: 1-7
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Today was without a doubt the most productive day we’ve had by far. We got a lot done. Couldn’t have done it without my lady and her dad. The biggest task accomplished today was installing the two new lally columns and taking out the old one in the middle of the room. The house is still standing so I guess we did it right.

So Many other things were accomplished today, I can’t even think of it all. I’ll just post the pics.

I’ve been down here for 16 hours today. Time to head to bed. Then off to the depot in the morning to rent a paint sprayer and get the ceiling done tomorrow. We should de installing drywall by Tuesday.

I’m tired.
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runout1961

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We decided until we could afford a nice drop down ceiling, we would just spray the ceiling black. I’ll never do this again. Not sure how it’s going to look when it dries but we need to touch up quite a bit of spots. Ran out of paint with only a small section left to do.
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runout1961

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Paint dripped everywhere. I also forgot to put the purge tube into the feed bucket and lost at least a gallon and a half of paint on the floor in the matter of seconds. Good thing we still had a lot of dirt leftover from digging out the footers. Took out all that dirt just to put it back in.

I’m calling it quits for the weekend. Only 9 days left until Oscar from Pool Tables 911 is coming to install my gold crown. Tomorrow’s another day.
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runout1961

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Just left Lowe’s for the millionth time after work. Figured I’d start with 20 sheets of drywall and see how far that gets me. Have some batt insulation in the cab of my truck as well. Will probably need more but I’m trying not to over purchase anything. Headed home to get things done.
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8cree

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You're killing it man! Once the rock goes up, you really get to start seeing it come together. Our stories are so similar with the better half and FIL helping and all! Once the rock goes up, you're on the downhill side!! We hung our rock but I subbed out mudding and finishing it because of the vaulted ceiling. Infact, mudding, concrete slab, and spray foam insulation are the only things I did not do myself. Anyway, keep up the good work, I'm pulling for ya!
 

ramw5p

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sheet rock...I like the puzzle part..the rest sucks, and it makes the room seem suddenly small! AWSOME work!!!
 

runout1961

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You're killing it man! Once the rock goes up, you really get to start seeing it come together. Our stories are so similar with the better half and FIL helping and all! Once the rock goes up, you're on the downhill side!! We hung our rock but I subbed out mudding and finishing it because of the vaulted ceiling. Infact, mudding, concrete slab, and spray foam insulation are the only things I did not do myself. Anyway, keep up the good work, I'm pulling for ya!

I appreciate it man thank you. Your room is incredible. I hope mine comes out half as good.

sheet rock...I like the puzzle part..the rest sucks, and it makes the room seem suddenly small! AWSOME work!!!

Thank you! We’re trying. Doing what we can. The goal is to at least get the room ready enough for the table to be installed next Tuesday. We’ll see what happens.


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