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    Man Cave Project

    Now that the weather is turning I'm switching to indoor projects. I bought my house in March of this year. When I bought it I didn't know if I could finish the basement because of the rough finish on the cement floor. I did some research and finally went to Menard's last night and bought Dricore subfloor panels.

    These panels are 2'x2' and tounge and groove that require no glueing or fastening. There is rigid plastic on the bottom in case of moisture getting into the basement. They also have leveling shims to place underneath of there is an uneven area. I am currently waiting for them to climatize so I can install them tomorrow. I should be able to get it done in a couple of hours.

    I have put some before pictures of my basement and of the panels on here. I know there are a few of you that has done this kind of project so I was looking for some tips and ideas that some of you might have.


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    Re: Man Cave Project

    I am not sure if I would use that in a basement that had any kid of water issues. I would be more tempted to use a concrete overlay to level out the floor.



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    Re: Man Cave Project

    My basement doesnt have any water issues but that is what these are specifically made for.



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    Re: Man Cave Project

    Quote Originally Posted by Wallruss64 View Post
    My basement doesnt have any water issues but that is what these are specifically made for.
    I've seen those at Lowe's before. They look bad-***. They actually sit on raised inlets that will let water flow underneath them. I'm contemplating using them myself but I have way too much square footage (~1,500).



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    Re: Man Cave Project

    They will also help with the warmth of the floor. They allow moisture and air to go underneath. The only downside I ever saw was the price.



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    Re: Man Cave Project

    I got them on sale for 5.79 a piece. I priced out a floor using 2x4 stringers with 3/4 osb on top and these are only going to be about $150 more. They will also go in a lot faster and I dont have to drill into the concrete.



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    Well this is what the floor looks like after 3 hours on saturday morning. I can't belive how well the stuff worked. I would recommend using dricore to anyone. I had my reservations about it but it made my uneven floor purfectly level. Now all I need to do it build the walls and the bar and I'll be set.


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    Re: Man Cave Project

    Nice! Don't forget the tap on the bar



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    Re: Man Cave Project

    Quote Originally Posted by ia2189 View Post
    Nice! Don't forget the tap on the bar
    That might be a possibility still.



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    Re: Man Cave Project

    Well I had the day off today and got more done in the basement. I need to move a couple of heat ducts before I can build the rest of the walls but that should be done in the next week or so.



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    Re: Man Cave Project

    Looking good.

    One thing I did was incorporate the structure beams into the bar so they wouldn't stick out.



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    Re: Man Cave Project

    I dont think I'm gonna be able to be that lucky. Yours looks nice. How tall are your ceilings?



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    Re: Man Cave Project

    They're short. About 7 1/2 feet where the ducts are and a little over 8 everywhere else.



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    Re: Man Cave Project

    Another day off work means more walls being built. I am now ready for electrical and plumbing. Luckally my dad is a plumber and my uncle is an electrician so all of that will be done by next wednesday night. Things are starting to come together and hopefully I will have all the drywall hung by thanksgiving. My goal is to have everything done by new years eve so I can have a party that night. I am probably pushing it but I think it is possible. I also got the bar base built as well it is 9 1/2 feet long and will be 2 feet deep. Here are some more pictures for anyone that is following this.



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