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Old 08-05-2009, 01:26 AM   #21
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Hey, I'm exhausted just from thinking about all that de-cluttering and cleaning. Looks like you have a great space to build into your dream. Please keep the pictures coming.

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Just so you know I'm desperately jealous. My left arm for a basement. BTW, attics work better for storage... Don't want stored stuff to have beer spilled on em do we?

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Old 08-05-2009, 01:57 PM   #23
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One question though, where did you get the cases of Köstritzer? I'd love to get some more flip-tops, especially if they come with the plastic German cases. I considered having some friends in Germany mail a few cases to me, but it would be prohibitively expensive (at least $100 per case).
I met a guy who used to fly commercially that used to bring these home with him, and he had them in his shed! The other green cases of german flip-tops came from a buddy stationed in germany sent AFO or whatever the army mail system is...


Back OT: Thanks for the good wishes; having a basement is definitely nice.

We finished dryloking and should finish the paint tonight or tomorrow night. We have to work after the kids are in bed though, so only get 1-2 hours a night to work.

ATTIC: We have a cape cod, and because of that we only have a SMALL nook; it is a closet in size. So, basement has to serve as storage.

It has been tiring cleaning and decluttering, but we hope to get the epoxy on the floor tomorrow or Friday at the latest.

More pics to come.
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:08 AM   #24
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Well, had a bit of a setback, and definitely a HUGE unexpected expense.

Our heating oil tank (the big orange tank) had some small leakage-- was diagnosed as possibly due to condensation and leaky connections.

Turns out it is thirty years old and is about to disentegrate on us!!! Just found this out today... to the tune of $1.5k!!! That HURTS!!! Apparently they condense inside the tank from the steel and stuff and that causes rust, and then 30 years ago they installed it too close to the wall which created an even greater atmosphere for it to breed so to speak.

They will be doing the work tomorrow... that is how bad it is. They said "it is not a today thing, but it is a tomorrow thing-- literally. If we had a tank today, we would have to do it today."

Ouch!

Nevertheless here are pics of the room painted. The oil leak has stopped floor work, but tomorrow night I can hopefully get the floor etched, and then get the epoxy flooring applied on Saturday.

Pics (again in roughly the same order- Entrance shot, then starting at NE corner of the room at the entrance and working counterclockwise):






continued in next post...

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And the last of the room painted:









More to come...

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Looking great man! I'm about to clean my garage today and seeing your room become clean is a motivator

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Thanks, and glad I can help inspire!

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Looking good, I can't wait to see how this turns out. My step dad and I are bouncing ideas around on how to turn part of my basement into my brewery.

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RENO IS DONE! Last night finished about midnight applying the last of the gloss coat sealer to the floor!

No pics until next week though as the family left this morning for michigan and took the camera with them!

But, it looks good, and I am glad to be done with that part.

Now it is one to the less tiring stuff... organization.

Once that is done, I can move on to the brewery proper...

Pics and more to come...

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CYBER- sweet build man. that's gonna be my next project.
are those kostritzer brew baskets plastic? those are sweet! thats my favorite beer. would you want to sell any of them?

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