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post #61 of 80 Old 01-25-2010, 01:51 PM - Thread Starter
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LOVE that bar!!!

A simply beautiful build all around.

I couldn't help but notice that you have a soda dispenser at the bar. What did you go with and how do you have it set up at the bar? I've told my friends for years that I'll know I've "made it" if I have one of those set-ups in my house.

Great job!

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Excellent bar!!

I've also toyed with the idea of a soda gun... details!

I posted a reply to another member in the "bar ideas" thread, but I'll copy and paste it here:

I definately wanted a soda gun system for my bar, but the prices are pretty high. Luckily, I stumbled across a seller on Craiglist who sold me an entire system plus a 20lb CO2 tank for about 1/4 of the price of a new system. The system I have will handle 4 syrups - 3 carbonated and one uncarbonated - plus water and carbonated water. It's similiar (although not identical) to the systems sold here: http://www.sodabarsystem.com/index_S...spenser_IC.htm

Thankfully, the guy I purchased the unit from gave me a pretty detailed walkthrough on the setup and had all of the tubing clearly labeled, so hookup wasn't that difficult. That being said, there is quite a bit involved in a typical gun setup and it takes up quite a bit of room (the gun itself, a refrigeration unit, syrup pumps, CO2 tank, a carbonator, and syrups). Everything except the gun itself is in the room directly behind my bar.

Bag-In-Box syrup can be found at some Sam's Club, but not all. I believe that it is only stocked at the locations that have a snack bar. There are also places online that sell the syrup, but the shipping costs make it much more costlier. I'm still trying to find a good location to find small sizes of BIB syrup since my only current option, Sam's Club, is pretty hit-or-miss.

A word of caution: If you are thinking of owning a soda gun to save money, think again. First of all, most bag-in-box syrups are sold in 5 gallon sizes and range in price from $50-$65. (You can also find 2.5 gallon boxes, but they aren't as popular). The 5 gallon box will make about 30 gallons of soda, which is about 57 2-liter bottles!! Some quick math works out to about .90-1.15 per 2-liter. Not bad, but keep in mind that most syrups have about a 90 day shelf-life (diet sodas are even worse). That's a lot of soda to drink, and that's only for one flavor!

Since it's only my wife and me, we only use one box of syrup at a time, unless we have a party coming up. (And to be honest, I've drank soda for quite a while after the best-if-used-by date without any noticeable change in taste.)

All in all, there are definately more cons then pros, but you can't ignore the "coolness" factor.
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nice HT vespaguy, where do you get your candy/snack rack?
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nice HT vespaguy, where do you get your candy/snack rack?

Thanks femi!

Here is the one that I purchased:

http://www.specialtystoreservices.co...&category=3235

It does say "sign not included with rack", but when I purchased it, it said the same thing and still came with the sign. (To be honest, I wish it didn't come with the sign)

Good luck!
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Thanks femi!

Here is the one that I purchased:

http://www.specialtystoreservices.co...&category=3235

Link's broken. I would guess this is the one you bought: http://www.specialtystoreservices.co...&category=3235

Nice room, btw. Well done!

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Link's broken. I would guess this is the one you bought: http://www.specialtystoreservices.co...&category=3235

Nice room, btw. Well done!

Best,
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Yup, that's the one! Thanks!
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A job well done to say the least! Congrats!
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Very nice!
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Wow, awesome setup!!
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i like your room color combination, what is the exact paint/panel fabric color did you use?

also I am curious on your acoustic panels, how did you make them?
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Wow! Spectacular!

I like how you used progression photos from the same camera position. I could almost see everything being built.

- Just doing my part to stimulate the economy!

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Love the room it looks very nice. I was wondering where you got the candy stand and m&m dispenser. They would work will in my room.
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Beautiful build, both rooms are amazing!!
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Love the room it looks very nice. I was wondering where you got the candy stand and m&m dispenser. They would work will in my room.

The candy stand is just a few posts back (post #64).

I'll try to find the link for the M&M dispenser, but after having them for over a year, I'd suggest going a different route. They're a tad expensive and they jam an awful lot (many times you have to push really hard, crushing an M&M, to pull the handle down).
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Just wanted to say the details included in your build really make it a incredible setup. I know your investment is outside my price range, but it is a lot to be envious about hehe.

So gratz on your build!
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Now that's a bar. I don't have a basement big enough for that size bar, but the style and look is inspirational. My future bar will borrow ideas from your photos. Truly, nice work.
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There is not a thing I would change with your basement! It's PERFECT!
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Verrrrry Niiice!

A couple of questions: Why did you place the ceiling center channel Niles the distance that they are presently? It looks a little close to the L/R wall mounted, IMHO. What did you use for acoustic panels, and did you remove the acoustic material at the L/R speaker locations?

One final observation... You've got Landshark on tap! You truly are a fortunate man.
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Verrrrry Niiice!

A couple of questions: Why did you place the ceiling center channel Niles the distance that they are presently? It looks a little close to the L/R wall mounted, IMHO. What did you use for acoustic panels, and did you remove the acoustic material at the L/R speaker locations?

One final observation... You've got Landshark on tap! You truly are a fortunate man.

Thanks mndwgz! I hope I'm pronouncing that correctly.

The installation was done by a local audio/video company. I know that they carefully measured out the locations of each speaker. I never really questioned the location and trusted their judgement.

The acoustic panels were also supplied by them. We measured them together, and then they used an outside fabricator (I not know who the use). The acoustic material has been removed in the front panels to allow or the speakers.

Unfortunately that's only a Landshark tap... I can't find a local liquor store that carries Landshark by the keg.
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Great build vesaguy.

Do you know the make and style of your carpet? Purchased locally?

Cheers!
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Any chance to get an approx on how much this all cost? From unfinished basement to that theatre room with equiptment? Not the "other side" just the theatre room and all? Thank you very much i ask as i am about to build my own home..
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