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UPDATE

It's been a good day... For me, but maybe not for my electrician friend, who is just finishing up the wiring for the 3x dedicated outlets from the breaker box.











Although it looks industrial, it will be painted when I paint the walls, so it won't stand out too much... I am also going to run some pvc pipes to use for running some CAT6s along some walls for wire management.

I am thinking about starting ripping out the carpet and the baseboards starting tomorrow, but we will see...

Thanks for looking...
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Very cool. Why not run some 220V line's? Most power supplies run more efficiently at a higher voltage.
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I wouldn't like those big metal tubes, but it makes you look more professional
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He said he's painting over them.
    
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I know, but they'd still bulge out
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True, but it's his room lol. He got a bunch of desks so maybe they'll cover it up.
    
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Originally Posted by KG363 View Post
I wouldn't like those big metal tubes, but it makes you look more professional
If I had it my way, I wouldn't have done them either... But it does give couple of advantages, one major thing being that if the next owner of the house doesn't want all those extra outlets, they can just remove the conduits and get rid of them... I plan to live in this house for about 6 more years, before starting to build another home... HOPEFULLY...

However, I am doing sort of a industrial, warehouse look to match the conduits. I am going to run some PVCs the same diameter, along all the walls for wire management and cosmetic reasons...

Of course, they will all be painted to match the walls, so that it does look finished...
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Very cool. Why not run some 220V line's? Most power supplies run more efficiently at a higher voltage.
I thought about it, but I like the fact that this is more universal. Plus, most of my workstations run pretty low voltages, with 80PLUS 600W PSUs or less, so I don't think I will really need them... My i7 rigs run 1000w PSUs, but even then, not a major deal...

ALTHOUGH... I have been eyeing that 1200W PSU for my next rig...

The great thing about this conduit system is that if ever I need to add more lines or change out the existing ones, it is really easy to do...

Thanks for the suggestion though... Will definitely keep that in mind...
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UPDATE 3-15-10

Small update actually...

I spent the better part of the afternoon ripping out all the edges of the carpet, trying to find out what REALLY lies underneath...

I have been in this house for about 7 years now, and I always thought that it was bare concrete underneath the carpet...

I quickly learned that it was actually GLUED on industrial carpet underneath, which makes the flooring job a bit more complicated ...

I tried ripping out the industrial carpet, but it was so glued on that the backing of the carpet (which is some sort of a black foamy material) would just tear from the carpet itself, which would leave a very nasty mess of uneven surface for the new floor.

After calling some buddies for advice, we decided that the best way to do this would be to leave the carpet to act as a extra layer of padding.

Because the hallway leading into the office is already a hardwood flooring, the height would actually be almost a perfect match with the carpet on.

Another plus side would be that it would provide a more acoustical and thermal advantage over the bare concrete surface.

The DOWNSIDE would be that I am REALLY anal about dirt and dust, so I am going to have the carpet thoroughly steam cleaned, to make sure that no residual dust will be creeping up from underneath...

I will also be lining the surface with POLY material to provide an extra layer of moisture block.

The hardest part today was not the deconstruction of the baseboards, but rather the removal carpet tack strip, which was nailed to the concrete. Because the nails were so deep into the concrete, it was very difficult to get the strip out of the floor... Nothing that a crowbar and hammer couldn't take care of though...













The next phase is...

MONDAY - I am leaving out of town for a meeting with a client all day. 7 hours on the road... Sucks but comes with the job.

TUESDAY - Move the rest of the furniture out of the office and hopefully Salvation Army will come and pick up the desk to give to someone who needs it. Once the furniture is out, remove rest of the carpet, and start masking off for paint. And OFF TO SAMS! To buy the flooring...

WEDNESDAY - PAINT and PAINT!!! With the help from my wife, I hope to get the painting done by the end of the day. Because there are three colors, and each layer has to be masked off, this will be split into three phases. This might work out good since I am filming my TV commercial in the afternoon.

THURSDAY - PAINT SOME MORE!!! I will probably be painting the very bottom of the walls in the morning. Also, I am going to hang the new lights on Thursday, which will be a lot of time on the ladder. I got SIX lights to hang, so this will be fun...

FRIDAY - LAYING DOWN THE FLOOR!!! Better part of the afternoon will be spent laying down the flooring. Hopefully, there will even be enough time to finish the new baseboards as well.

SATURDAY - LET THE ASSEMBLY BEGIN!!! I am going to have some friends over to help me assemble all the new furniture. 4x Desks, 2x Bookcases, 1x Dresser Drawer. I don't think it will take too long, since the design of the furniture seems to be pretty straight forward.

SUNDAY - FINISHING TOUCHES... Hopefully, we can be on track this week so that we can get to just finishing up here and there this day. With my wife work schedule (on top of being PREGNANT), and my work schedule, this is all based on assumption that we can get all this done. Chance of around 55% at best.

MONDAY??? - We will see...

Thanks for looking guys. Hopefully, the outcome will be brilliant!
Edited by GoHigh - 3/14/10 at 11:10pm
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You spelled steam wrong .

I remember pulling up the carpet tack strip. God I hated it so much. Seeing how I'm right next door (state wise) I'd come and work 24/7 on the room while you were doing your own work to get it done for you, provided you pay the meals, hotel, mileage, and payment lol.
    
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