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Old 03-20-2016, 04:28 PM   #1
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I've started this thread to chronicle the construction of my new wine room. As I live in the Deep South, this will be an above ground room with temperature and humidity control. You can see from the photo, this is a currently an outdoor area surrounded by my home on three sides. I installed a slab there several years ago, which slopes to a drain in the center. The space is 12' x 14'.

The current plan includes:
One 14' wall of bottle racking and one 12' wall of bottle racking, 6' high with 15" x 15" diamonds above.
One 14' wall (door is on this wall) with base and wall cabinets to store all of my winemaking equipment and supplies, deep stainless sink for cleaning, washing, etc.
Last 12' wall will have vertical racking for carboy and barrel storage, with 15" bottle storage diamonds above.
Stone floors, oak walls and ceilings, stone countertops. All oak wood racking, cabinets, and storage.
I'll be using a split, ducted, refrigeration system with humidity controls.
With building permit in hand, tomorrow it kicks off with a 6" x6" curb to install the fourth wall on top of. All the walls will be 6" with closed cell sprayed foam insulation.
Here we go!
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Old 03-20-2016, 04:40 PM   #2
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I'm excited for you, hope everything falls perfectly into place. Cheers!!!
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Old 03-20-2016, 04:51 PM   #3
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Very ambitious. I wish you the best.

I'm guessing you're not concerned about the cost but how long do you figure you'll break even - i.e. what you save on home making wine equals the cost of the new wine room?
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Anxious to follow your journey!

 
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Old 03-20-2016, 05:05 PM   #5
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That's a great project !
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Old 03-20-2016, 05:08 PM   #6
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Very ambitious. I wish you the best.

I'm guessing you're not concerned about the cost but how long do you figure you'll break even - i.e. what you save on home making wine equals the cost of the new wine room?
Quite contrary, cost is important, but it's worthless if done incorrectly.
Firstly, this will add square footage to my home, the value of the addition is about $25,000, at $150/sf. I hope not to spend any more than that.
Second, I also buy and collect some commercial wines, an investment which needs proper protection.
Third, and most importantly, I can't continue to store my wine in my home, for space reasons as well as storage temperatures.
So I look at the room as break even in terms of the value of my home, the rest is lagniappe!!!
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Looking forward to following your progress!
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Which direction will your roof slope? Looks like it will be pretty flat unless you slope it back to the left...hard to tell from the picture. Sorry, I'm just a big fan of moving water off a roof as quickly as possible to avoid leaks. Interesting project, just not much height to work with.

 
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Which direction will your roof slope? Looks like it will be pretty flat unless you slope it back to the left...hard to tell from the picture. Sorry, I'm just a big fan of moving water off a roof as quickly as possible to avoid leaks. Interesting project, just not much height to work with.
New roof high point will be as high up on the gable as possible, sloping down towards where the picture was taken from, roof slope will be 4:12, good water mover.
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New 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" curb formed and poured this morning by a couple of my carpenters. The fourth wall of the Wine Room will sit atop this curb.

Notice the 5/8" anchor bolts protruding from the top of the curb, these bolts will be used to anchor the exterior wall to the curb and slab, a requirement of the Building Code down here in the hurricane south. 3/8" bolts used to be the standard, upped to 5/8" after Katrina. Hurricane strapping will also be attached to these bolts, up the studs, over the double top plate, and attached to the roof rafters.

From here it gets slower, as I wait for the framer to finish up a job he's working on elsewhere.
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