Starting the Cellar

Discussion in 'Cellaring Beer' started by Brubaker, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. Brubaker

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    That's the first time anyone has called this project a "good idea".
     
  2. MarcatGSB

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    Hope you like blisters.
     
  3. Brubaker

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    All prepped for mo concrete next weekend
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  4. ChicagoGuy

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    You may have answered this already, but I couldn't find it as I skimmed through just now: why did you have to curve the wall around that corner? Was there a bigass rock buried there, or a water main or something?
     
  5. Brubaker

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    Had to curve the wall to allow access to the space. Here's my highly technical drawing for the permit. Had to create a room within a room to avoid undermining the structural integrity of the exterior walls. I was permitted to angle my inner wall and dig closer to that wall since the existing exterior wall in that corner (bottom right of the pic) is anchored to the existing interior wall.
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  6. ChicagoGuy

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    Ah, nice. That completely makes sense.
     
  7. GRDave

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    Looks great Brian
     
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  8. tnsa2k11

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    Can you please make a 4 square location called "the baitin cave" as your friends call it so we can see untapped checkins at "the baitin cave".. you know.. for science

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  9. Brubaker

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    Dear Diary,
    Today I mixed 28 80lb bags of concrete. Tomorrow I'll do the same, but I'll have some friends helping.

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  10. ChicagoGuy

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    56 bags for the floor & sides?! It's a good thing you're better at estimating than I am, I probably would've guessed that'd take 8, maybe 10 bags, then would've made five subsequent trips to Menards for more after I ran our WAY before I expected too.
     
  11. stupac2

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    Accurately estimating volume by eye is so goddamn hard. I needed at least 3 trips to home depot to get enough sand to fill the space for my patio. After an offhand comment from my wife I'm probably going to do that again this summer in our front yard, hopefully I'll be better at it this time.

    I suppose this is one advantage of drawing up plans, you actually have measurements of everything!
     
  12. Brubaker

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    Not to brag, but if I could brag for a second....I estimated 27.66 bags and I had about 3 shovel fulls left of the 28th bag.
     
  13. Brubaker

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    And I feel like i ran a marathon. Tomorrow gon b rough.
     
  14. stupac2

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    My experience was that I bounced back pretty quickly after hauling all the shit around. But I'm also 28, if you're much older than yeah that could be a real problem.
     
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  15. tnsa2k11

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    Accurate estimations are so hot right now.
     
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  16. Brubaker

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    Floor is done but for some additional troweling to smooth out the surface. I used a color hardener that I thought would make it almost black....but made it only slightly darker grey.
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  17. libbey

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    It should darken as it sets.
     
  18. Brubaker

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    Next steps are to insulate the room and build the shelves. But that will happen later...going dark for awhile to focus on finishing the basement.
     
  19. ridglens

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    just found this. what a fucking stack of work, very well done and cool man. I've not built very many rooms, but I figure one of the hardest ways is to dig one out of the earth. you are man.
     
  20. jtclockwork

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    Nice work! Looking forward to seeing the final project.