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A Mes Cave

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
These pics are for icon_smile.gifHarley and Deltadudeicon_smile.gif but all are welcome to look!

If there are comments I will gladly answer.
post #2 of 27
can i come over and playPDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #3 of 27
Very nice!! Great job on the fire extinguisher!biggrin.gif

Room for a pool table?
post #4 of 27
thats one heck of a set upPDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #5 of 27
Looking for a roommate? biggrin.gif
post #6 of 27
Throw in broadband, satellite, a bathroom and a big recliner and I'd never leave!
post #7 of 27
Now that is a Man Cave!!!
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Was the building a kit or your own design?
post #9 of 27
now that's what i'm talkin bout!!!PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #10 of 27
Thanks so much for posting your pics Illini, your personal space is awesome, and of course having TWO MES make it even more interesting.

I do have some questions:
1) It looks like the there is no real connection between the Alum duct to exhaust the MES and the Fan, in other words the end of the alum duct is basically attached to the grill, and the fan is strong enough to pull without any real connection? VS, the alum duct penetrating the wall. So the setup is sort of like a strong kitchen hood? Does that work ok, or is there ever a problem with smoke in the room?

2) I notice the Alum Duct does not sit directly on the MES cabinet, there seems to be an inch or so. Does prevent too much CFM being drawn through the MES thus strongly affecting inside MES temps?

3)How long of stem did you use on your external thermometers?
What model and where did you buy them?

4) In the pic of both the 30" and 40", on the 40", what is the thing to the right of the upper external thermometer?

5) What amp circuit did you run to the electric wall jacks to be able to run two MES?

A great man cave!

we are looking for a new house, can't ignore the low market prices,
I will have to make sure I will have space for a personal man cave..
post #11 of 27
Thread Starter 
Good luck in your new home searchicon_smile.gif
post #12 of 27
I want!!!!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #13 of 27
Super nice setup. I particularly like that air gap idea. I think that I saw that exhaust setup in a post a while back and it didn't have an air gap, am I right? Anyway great Idea.

I actually have a garage that I could use as it already has an old acorn fireplace chimney installed in the roof. Now I just have to get off my posterior and clean it up enough so I can work with it. Its already got 110 and 220v In it but no plumbing.
Dont need plumbing to smoke but It would be nice to have a sink.

I'd give ya points but am to jealous right now to think straight. tongue.gif
post #14 of 27
Congratulations to you on a really well thought out Club House. I like! PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
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That's pretty impressivePDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #16 of 27
Thread Starter 
There is a local company here that specializes in garage construction.
Altered the dimensions a little, deleted the garage door and put the two
front windows where the door should be. I wanted larger windows but the extra cost was prohibitive.
They did the entire outside and I did the
wiring, insulation, paneling and the ceiling. It turned out well.
It took 1 day for them to pour the concrete then they came back in four
weeks after the concrete was cured and erected the building in 4 hours.
A lot of it was prefabed at their plant.
post #17 of 27
Illini that is one of the coolest things I've ever seen! Perfect for smoking during those cold Illinois winters. I like how you've even got your laptop and printer in there. The meat freezer? Just too much. A small investment in a sleeper/sofa and you'd never have to leave. You could pee outside and showers are over rated LOL.
post #18 of 27
AWSOME PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #19 of 27
Very nice. Thanks for the pictures and the ideas.
post #20 of 27
Sweet Thats a nice man cave there Illini. I like that hood system you have there. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
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