Starting the Cellar

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

  1. coldstorage

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    Took the words out of my mouth.

    Great thread!
     
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  2. bwcampbell

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    I will volunteer my labor to help get this moving.

    EDIT: Not kidding, I'm an academic on Summer break.
     
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  3. coldstorage

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  4. Brubaker

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    I should be getting back to work on the cellar in August to do the framing/insulation/shelving. Been busy finishing the basement.
     
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    We need the rain here in michigan!
     
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  7. Brubaker

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    When I started this one corner of the crawlspace had some minor water issues. I tried to slap some hydraulic cement over the bad spot and then poured the shelf slab. Water found its way in. Finally got around to chipping out enough of the new slab to properly address the water. Here's the repair:
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    I'll be getting after it this weekend. Should have the cellar all insulated and framed.
     
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  8. coldstorage

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  9. Brubaker

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    Didn't get all the framing done this weekend but got a ton done. Did all the rigid foam insulation and got the top and bottom plates framed with the fire blocking.


    I used up all the rigid foam I had left from the basement. That's 3 layers on the back wall and at least 2 layers on the sides.
     
  10. Brubaker

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    All framed! Tomorrow I'll wire the switch and outlets.

     
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  12. Brubaker

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    Electrical inspection passed!
     
  13. ChicagoGuy

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    Nice!

    Judging by the plastic receptacles, I assume you used non-metallic cable...so jealous. Stupid Chicago's stupid electrical code requires steel conduit in new walls or flexible metal-sheathed if you're fishing behind existing walls. Working with FMB suuuucks...I have the scars to prove it.
     
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  14. Brubaker

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    Not much left to do until I get someone in to drywall. And that date depends on me wrapping up a few things in the basement.... I just need to run the bathroom fan duct to the outside, insulate, and get a few more inspections.
    After that I will get to work on the racks and shelves. I also think I will put a stucco type coating over the block wall. Need to pretty that wall up some.
     
  15. coldstorage

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    Id say let the blocks ride rather than trying to get too pottery barn with it, but i'm just some dickhead on the internet!
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  16. Brubaker

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    Drywall is up. Just needs taped and mudded.

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    1 month later today :D
     
  18. Brubaker

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    Well, I passed the final inspection on Friday but otherwise nothing has really changed. Ceiling is painted and the outlets/lights are in.

    Still focused on the basement. I'm in the finishing steps there.....trim work and stuff.

    The hardest thing about being a DIYer is estimating how long things will take. I always try to give super conservative estimates and then proceed to take months longer than expected......as you may have noticed.

    My next conservative estimate is that the basement will be done by Thanksgiving. After that, I'll start on the shelving and racks in the cellar.
     
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  19. oldp0rt

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    I get that! Took me a long time to get mine done also. Shit gets in the way
     
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  20. ChicagoGuy

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    This is why I tell everyone the anticipated completion date for the bar I'm building is Q4 2017. That oughta give me plenty of time to fail to meet expectations and propose an even later completion date.
     
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