New wine room build - planning

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  1. Feb 15, 2019 #61

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    All really, really, nice.

    Cooling?

    Humidification?

    Sorry if I missed it.

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  2. Feb 15, 2019 #62

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    Very nice! Makes mine look like a corner in a dumpster!!!
     
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    Wow that looks great..
    So when's the wine sip and exercise taking place ?
     
  4. Feb 15, 2019 #64

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    I got the Winezone ductless split cooler from Winecellarinnovations.
    For humidity I have a 4 gallon evaporative unit in one corner which only needs fillups every month or so. And the smaller black ultrasonic one in the opposite corner set on its lowest setting. Keeps it 65-75% and really only have to think about it weekly to make sure the smaller one doesnt run out of water.

    I had closed cell spray foam to insulate the room and it really was a fantastic decision. The main unit runs very occasionally and it keeps the temp at 55 perfectly.
     
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  5. Feb 16, 2019 #65

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    Beautiful storage area. All of it, actually. But I really love that storage area.
     
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    Do you have an Ink-Bird or other controller for the humidity level or do the units just run all the time?
     
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    I have an ink bird on the evaporative cooler. The other one I just leave at it's lowest settting.
     
  8. Feb 18, 2019 #68

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    What did the cooling unit run you?

    Where are you located?

    Too cold in Syracuse for a split.

    My new cellar is insulated with double layers of 2" RMAX. The portable AC (11000 BTU) keeps it at 55 easily.

    I just installed a 6 gal evaporative unit as well. I think I may loop the drainage from the AC into that. I want to setup an autofill, but it may not be worth it.

    I will post some shots of my new cellar as soon as I can get my act together.
     
  9. Feb 20, 2019 #69

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    im in process of making a wine closet, hardest thing so far has been my house being built in the 60s doesn't have a 90 angle in it anywhere, and finding a straight stud at home depot is near impossible...
     
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    Without getting too technical straight studs are always easier but nails will straighten out a stud. You can always go with metal studs you just have to use screws instead of nails.
     
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    If you dig long enough and deep enough you can find straight studs at HD or Lowes. I have better luck at Lowes. But when you get them home, nail them up as fast as possible to prevent warping and bowing unless they are perfectly dry.
     
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    im using the studs for verticle supports tied into the floor joists in my basement in a u shape around the door of the closet, the actual shelving is 3/4 pine I used a 3in hole saw on and cut down the middle...got the led lighting today, hopefully will hold about 18 cases when done.. the pictures show my progress...its slow going bc my wife doesnt like the smell of stain and acrylic with my five yr old (I kinda enjoy it) 20190221_220440.jpg 20190221_220434.jpg 20190221_220428.jpg
     
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    Looks Awesome!!!
     
  14. Feb 27, 2019 #74

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    I am near Frederick Maryland
    The cooler runs around $4500 when sales are running. Now this is the largest they offer and is good for rooms up to 3500cf. I decided to spend more up front for a larger unit so it doesn't have to run as often. So far I have not seen any significant increase in electric bills. In fact the basement area I had the spray insulation done on all out side walls instead of the foam board insulation. The wine room was put in extra thick on the walls and ceiling. I painted some areas of the bare concrete with Drylock when I was prepping the are but the spray insulation doubled as a vapor barrier as well.

    My wife comments that the basement is warmer then the upstairs with all the windows and doors and the section of the house above the new finished part of the basement is warmer too. Best insulation decision, worth every penny.
     
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    Progress is slow, but the main shelving is almost done, added led strip lighting on the backside to help light up the glass...still need to make each part 1 at a time from the arching of the verticle supports changing width of each shelf..
    All in all I'm happy..not really fancy but it'll be functional and still look nice when I'm done I think
     

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    I'd call it more then functional, looks very nice.
     
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    Probably shouldnt be testing the structural integrity with good wine, but I wanted to see how the back lighting looked on the different bottles
     

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