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iwing
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« on: March 28, 2019, 03:55:38 PM »

Sorry, it's not a car, bike, snow mobile, lawn mower, or a tractor. I'm finishing a basement for a client who just moved in to a new house built 16 months ago. She came from a rather large house so she's used to space although now lives alone. The basement will have a 1/3 bath, craft room open to the living/family room area. I'm adding faux windows with lights in the background to make it look like you're on an above ground room on a sunny day. It will also have a sauna and a unfinished storage area.
Here's what the windows will look like. They will have sheer curtains when finished.





Opened up the stairwell a bit.



Roughed in plumbing done.



More here... http://www.gjhservice.com/Basement.htm
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2019, 05:59:29 PM »

Love the window idea. Always hated my dark basement back when. 

Let us know when you retire to Florida, 😁😜😘
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2019, 07:09:38 PM »

nice.  im a power saw carpenter.  build barns, sheds, lean too,s   
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2019, 05:28:38 AM »

That is a neat idea, but I don't have a basement prd

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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2019, 05:44:54 AM »

 like nice idea with the windows, your idea?
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2019, 08:23:25 AM »

like nice idea with the windows, your idea?

Nope. Saw it elsewhere.
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2019, 08:49:25 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2019, 06:10:56 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2019, 03:56:21 PM »

Is that something that comes as a complete unit?  It would be nice to be motion activated or controlled by a hand held controller, neater yes fade to a starry or moonlit night.
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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2019, 05:35:43 PM »

Is that something that comes as a complete unit?  It would be nice to be motion activated or controlled by a hand held controller, neater yes fade to a starry or moonlit night.

The back of the windows I framed with 2x6's and put drywall on it making it at 6" deep light box to reflect the light. There are 4 bulbs, one in each corner and both windows is connected to one switch. I have a smart dimmer switch she'll (the customer) be able to control with her phone. That's about as fancy as I got so far. Maybe something to project an image of stars on the drywall. Hmmmm
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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2019, 08:37:41 AM »

Looking really good -
I have seen that backlit window thing before - it is an excellent way to bring some light into a basement -
Don't forget to be sure to have adequate ventilation as well --
That seems to be the thing I see done poorly the most often --
Move the air - bring in fresh - exhaust stale ---


Suck Squeeze Bang Blow (Nope that's something else)  rotflmao
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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2019, 09:41:49 AM »

How would you change bulbs if needed? Is there an access panel somewhere? Love the idea, just wondering.
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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2019, 12:22:40 PM »

How would you change bulbs if needed? Is there an access panel somewhere? Love the idea, just wondering.


The bottom bulbs you can get to through the window. The top bulbs I made an access hole for each top bulb you get to from behind. There is an 18" walkway behind the wall to get to clean outs. Here's a sample of the access hole.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/ajVsjAFE4h8&amp;ap=%2526fmt%3D18&amp;rel=0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/ajVsjAFE4h8&amp;ap=%2526fmt%3D18&amp;rel=0</a>
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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2019, 07:47:23 AM »


Suck Squeeze Bang Blow (Nope that's something else)  rotflmao


Doesn't that describe the sequence of a 4-stroke internal combustion engine?  Or, was it a girl I knew in college?   prd
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« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2019, 07:22:01 AM »

Look into RGB LEDs for the bulbs -
Many come with bluetooth or wifi and are controllable via an app on the owners phone --
THAT would be cool -- MOOD LIGHTING Wink

https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/smart-bulbs/a19-milight-wi-fi-smart-led-bulb-rgbtunable-white-9-watt-60-watt-equivalent-850-lumens-smartphone-compatible/5527/
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« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2019, 07:33:18 AM »

I don't understand the fake windows? Huh?  but then im no carpenter!
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« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2019, 07:53:53 AM »

Look into RGB LEDs for the bulbs -
Many come with bluetooth or wifi and are controllable via an app on the owners phone --
THAT would be cool -- MOOD LIGHTING Wink

https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/smart-bulbs/a19-milight-wi-fi-smart-led-bulb-rgbtunable-white-9-watt-60-watt-equivalent-850-lumens-smartphone-compatible/5527/

Using Kasa smart switches and dimmer for that very reason.  tup1
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« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2019, 09:27:19 AM »

I don't understand the fake windows? Huh?  but then im no carpenter!


Ken she wants outside inside without the hole in the wall  rotflmao
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« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2019, 11:24:48 AM »

I don't understand the fake windows? Huh?  but then im no carpenter!


It gives the effect of being in the ground floor on a sunny day when the window lights are on.
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