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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by jtakeman, Feb 24, 2013.

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Should we start a club?

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  1. Harmanizer

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    Sweet.:)

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  2. DexterDay

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    My Uncle had an old Consolidated DW... He had that thing glowing on many occasions !!!

    Lots of good times and beverages consumed standing around that ol stove. :)

    That is a nice "Dwelling" are you have Will... I like it.
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  3. will711

    will711 Minister of Fire

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    Thanks man I appreciate the kind words. Don't have to push the old DW that hard anymore with the Harman upstairs;)

    Did all the work on the Man Cave myself except the electric hired a pro for that, it was fun kept me off the street wifey knew where I was;) . Did it over time as funds became available. modeled after favorite watering hole brick walls, rough lumber no bar but several thousand gallons adult beverages consumed down there:)
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  4. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Feeling the Heat

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    Looks good Wil,.... thinking we had the same idea on the tongue & groove ceiling,.. stuff was ridiculously inexpensive when it first came out,.. but has since gone way up!

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  5. gbreda

    gbreda Minister of Fire

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    My basement isnt a man cave. Been single since 2001, so upstairs can qualify for that ;). Living room has comfortable sectional, coffee table to put your feet on, 50" plasma, high end surround sound and blu ray.
    Rest of the house is pretty plain. Just had a bearing wall removed opening kitchen into dining room, beam installed and redoing the kitchen next. Teresa's input is big time in that area...just need to come up with the $$ to proceed further. Economy still has me gun shy in spending money. The living room toys were all bought years ago when money was there for toys.


    Basement is storage, stove and some exercise items for the cold months

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  6. will711

    will711 Minister of Fire

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    Looks great Shaw, I just like natural wood I think I got the T&G at Home Depot probably cost 3x to do it today.

    I like how you put the bar under the stairs good use of space;)
  7. DexterDay

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    Shaw, that looks amazing!!

    G, there aint nothing wrong with that. My basement is the same way. Storage and heat, only one room is nice, and thats the bar area. I just bought a new Sharp Aquos 65" 3-D Smart TV to replace the 50" Vizio. So the 50" is now going downstairs and I am taking the surround sound out of our bedroom (seemed like a great idea, never used it) and installing it downstairs. A large TV is all that is missing in my basement. The fridge and freezer are back to back under the steps (just outside the bar/pool room).
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  8. gbreda

    gbreda Minister of Fire

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    Sweet !!

    I dont buy much, but I believe when you do, buy what you really want, spend the $$ for quality and do it once. Also, it takes time to build the system, otherwise it is unaffordable. My living room system took 25 years.

    ETA: I research the hell out of anything before I buy. And, I no longer get any magazine subscriptions for these hobbies or subscribe to the hobby web sites. You just want to spend money that you dont need to for useless upgrades ;)
  9. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    best part of the basement. ;)
  10. smoke show

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    You do know why men generally die sooner than women right?
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  11. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Well word is that we get used and abused by them, any truth to that?.
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  12. smoke show

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    Because we want to.
  13. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Now why would that be the case?
  14. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    Now David don't be difficult.
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  15. Mr. Spock

    Mr. Spock Minister of Fire

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    May have something to do with the 6th commandment.
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  16. 343amc

    343amc Feeling the Heat

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    Here's my "man corner". It isn't much and ain't very pretty, but its mine. Nothing says utility room like slapping waterproofing paint on the walls and dropping some indoor/outdoor carpet on the floor. There's a story behind that a bit further down. Some might recognize the appliance in the left side of the picture.

    To the right of the desk is my old La-Z-Boy recliner from the college days. Still as comfortable as it ever was. Farther to the right of that is the weight bench/clothes hanger assembly. The desk is where I hide out when I'm working at home or on late night support calls for work (as I was until about 1 AM this morning). My ham radio equipment is all there as well. I used to freeze my a** off down there in the winter. Not anymore. :)

    The stereo, DVD player, etc used to be on the other side of the basement which is fully finished. I had a full home theater/surround setup going with a projector for movies, etc. My wife has a home based business that started in a 12x12 room on the other side of the basement. It has since grown to take over the entire 800 square foot finished side of the basement, so the projector and surround sound stuff migrated to the "man corner". It's all worth it. As the saying goes, a happy wife means a happy life. I still have the pole barn all to myself. ;)

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  17. will711

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    Now I got to google what that one is jezz:)
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  18. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Why not? I is a lot of fun getting you miscreants rilled up.
  19. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Thou shall not do in others.
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  20. smoke show

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    exactly my point. sometimes you gotta take the bullet...
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  21. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Not me old man.
  22. Mr. Spock

    Mr. Spock Minister of Fire

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    Fried Green Tomatoes?
  23. will711

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    That is a good movie.
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  24. DexterDay

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    I "Like" any pic with a Fahrenheit!! ;0
  25. Mr. Spock

    Mr. Spock Minister of Fire

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    This is where I watched it...Partial Man Cave pic.
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