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Old 04-11-2009, 07:55 AM   #21
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How much do you think that bar will increase the value of your house?

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Old 04-13-2009, 03:08 PM   #22
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Thanks. I didn't make the chamber any larger because I don't want to put too much strain on the little fridge. Plus the back of the fridge needs to be exposed to the open air so it can exhaust and cool. I didn't necessarily need any more space and I'd like to keep the power cost down. The open side will probably just be used for placing a waste basket in, and I'll also be mounting a PC power supply in there which will power the lights and fans for the bar. I've wired 3 PC case fans: one blowing over the coils in the back, one inside the fridge blowing air from the chamber across the freezer plate of the fridge, and a third fan in the fridge blowing the now cooled air back out into the chamber. If that makes sense...again, steps to keep the strain on the fridge way down. I'm anxious to get the door to the chamber built so I can fire it up and see how well...or how poorly...it cools.

As for added value to the home...I doubt anything A realtor once told me that anything below ground level adds absolutely 0 to the price of your home...so I assume the bar I build in my finished basement, which in a realtor's eyes doesn't exist, is in fact worthless as well

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Old 04-25-2009, 12:45 AM   #23
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Bar update!

Top has arrived and been installed. It's a cherry butcher block. 2 coats of poly have been applied to rest of the bar.







left to do:

Finish trimming out the kicker on the bar

Add beer gutter

Add tap tower

Build door for fridge box.

Slow going, but at least it's going

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Old 04-25-2009, 12:53 AM   #24
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very sexy...or atleast soon to be. If only i had more space

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Man rule #173: If you are in the market to buy a house, and you stuble apon one with a bar installed, said man must purchase the property without hesitation.

Looks great. Keep the pics coming, and update us when you get the cooler working!

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Ive got that same Home Theater System. Its amazing just amazing.

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Cowstick thats excellent news!! I've got a question if you don't mind entertaining it (I will PM you as well), but mine has been turning itself off when the volume gets into the 50's...and I don't have a single clue why...wonder if its my wiring?

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Old 04-27-2009, 06:38 PM   #28
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You won't get what you put into it. Much like a swimming pool.

Looks very nice cabot. I like your counter top much better than mine.




Sounds like a circuit tripping. When I crank our home theater it will over heat and turn itself off. That's at ear blistering level though, so it doesn't happen often.
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mmb that's what I was thinking too...I think I need to clean up the wiring, tighten it all up etc. Thanks

A+ on your bar. Bar's are like women...there aren't any bad ones...and if you don't necessarily like one, have another beer.

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Looks great. What are you using for the door?

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