The Project D build has been quiet on the website for a few months, however things have been moving in the back ground. We have sourced a few parts for the cabinet build, which once all have arrived from the various sources we will put a post up.
In the meantime we have been focusing our efforts on where the cabinet lives. My house has a small basement (with outside access) which is going to be turned into the “Tofu Store” which will home my arcades and various other gaming systems. This basement up until last year was housing an old cast boiler and water tank and used for general dumping of garden items etc… So over the last few months we have been working out how to turn this into a room which will be safe to store all the electronic equipment. The room has nothing going for it apart from it being a empty space and I can convert. So far the list of jobs:
- Old Boiler removed.
- Ceiling pulled down.
- All holes into the other side of my house plugged to stop drafts.
- Basement emptied (very hard as soon as I have space I buy more cabinets).
- Floor damp-proofed and wooden floor built.
CURRENT WORK IN PROGRESS
- Metal Stud and Plasterboard walls.
- Re-route radiator pipes for room above and plumb in a radiator in basement.
- Move outside tap and re-route water pipe.
- Have electrician look at putting in a 30amp supply and consumer box.
- Quotes on new double glazed door.
- Seal and paint all walls.
- Bring the internet (hard-line) into basement.
- Build storage space and step in basement.
- Find & Put a suspended ceiling up.
- Carpet basement.
- Build walls and paving outside basement for access and also water drainage from rain.
- Wire basement for plug sockets and lighting.
As you can see this is not a simple lick of paint, every aspect of the room has to be addressed. This all comes at a cost (the electrical cost is my current fear due to the hassle of the house fuse box being the other side of the house). The rest is a cost, but using various trade discounts where I can. The aim is to get the room ready for the coming winter so everything is dry and warm.
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