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markmywords
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From: Sacramento
Posted: 2012-08-08 09:23 am   Permalink

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On 2012-07-23 01:31, Kane Tiki wrote:
My number 1 tip.... work out exactly how much raw materials you need before you start the build out and then buy about a quarter extra. You'll need it, especially if you're doing your first build. A lot of trial and error, that is screw ups, means you'll use more than you think. Also, If you can afford it, buy it all at once.



Excellent tip. Another good reason to do this is shipping costs. If you do not have a local source for bamboo, reed, other natural materials going into your bar - you often end up spending near as much money on shipping as the cost of the material itself!


 
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Monkeyman
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2012-08-08 09:44 am   Permalink

The best thing I did was installing 2 hard wired plug mold strips in my center beam.


Ive got 6 plugs in the ceiling on each side of the center beam and can run swag chains from 12 lamps directly to the ceiling without having a bunch of wire and chains running down the walls to the floor.



Its great because I can turn all of the ceiling lamps on and off at the same time.

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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2922
Posted: 2012-08-09 09:11 am   Permalink

Thanks for adding your experienced opinion MM.
Your Tiki spot is one of the best home bars out there.
I gotta get one of my lights in your bar!
But MM is right it is so easy to get wraped up in getting done.
Or you may want/need to save money.
But if you do the hard work and or planning first all will be better.
A hard wired six gang outlet won't be as sexy as that new Bosko tiki,
But it will give you convenience that you will be glad you have later.

So you could say the very best thing you can do is plan, plan, plan!!

I would like to thank all who have added to this thread it will only be
as good as what you fellow TCers put in it.
Hate to see people waste thier time and money on stuff that won't last or work in the end.


 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2012-08-09 1:10 pm   Permalink

And on Monkey Man's point... Even with a 4 gang in the ceiling on a switch, to "turn on" the bar, I must:

1) Hit dimmer switch for lights on mug shelf.
2) Flip power strip behind chair A
3) Flip power strip behind chair B
4) Flip power strip beside couch
5) Flip inline switch beside couch
6) Flip power strip under bar
7) Flip light switch behind bar
Turn on home theater
9) Hit remote for under bar lights
10) Hit switch for LED lights in the thatch

And I have consolidated A LOT of stuff to those power strips! Everything I could I put on power strips and attached them into the overheard switch. My last step may be to install a bunch of clappers!

How many things do you turn on to get your bar going?
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Monkeyman
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2012-08-09 2:25 pm   Permalink

1) Wireless Remote that controls Two Plugs on the same frequency. It controls the lights over my bar, the rope lights on the mug shelves, the colored lights on the floor by the tiki.
2) Switched Outlet for two table lamps
3) Multi Speed Fan Switch for the Fan
4) Single Light switch for all 12 outlets in the ceiling

5) Single Programmed Multi Remote that turns on the TV, the Apple TV, the Receiver/Stereo
6) Light switch on the back of the bar that turns on the lights under the front rail of the bar.


 
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PolynesianPop
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From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2012-08-09 6:59 pm   Permalink

Only 2 switches in the Desert Oasis Room. 1 for the electrical grid I installed on the ceiling in the main room (32 outlets) and 1 for the electrical grid I installed on the ceiling over the bar area (12 outlets). No power strips or extension cords anywhere.

Here's a link to how I did it (about halfway down the page):
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=43365&forum=20&start=30


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Murph
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2012-08-09 9:01 pm   Permalink

I switched all my outlets to wireless remote control so now instead of flipping on 10 individual powerstrips I can just flip all the lights, fountains, fans, stereo and computer on with a handheld wireless remote control... might be the best thing I've put in the Womb... maybe even better than the extra large Hula Lamp




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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2922
Posted: 2012-08-11 3:59 pm   Permalink

WOW!!! Polynesian Pop great job on that space.
Good job running the conduit, thanks for postin that.
And Murph I did not know of those switches before now.
I could put those to use in my home.
At this time I think I have like two switches to flip, and 5 other plug ins.

Here's a tip hate cleaning those brushes after painting or shellacing?
Don't do it then, Just wrap them air tight with plastic wrap.
Then store them in the fridge.
You can keep these brushes in the fridge for a month or so, but if you use them
then wrap and put them back in the fridge I have had brushes in there still good for over a year.









 
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VampiressRN
  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5797
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2012-10-27 9:41 pm   Permalink

Was just surfing around and found this site. Might help someone with an idea for re-purposing a cabinet.
http://barmoires.com/

I liked these two the best.







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Longboard
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Joined: Sep 25, 2012
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From: Twain Harte, CA
Posted: 2012-11-26 2:37 pm   Permalink

Great tips!

Got any for tackling a ceiling, yours is way cool.


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2012-11-26 3:15 pm   Permalink

Nice Vamp, I like the second one best.
And on the tacking you need to get with Monkeyman for that.
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2012-11-27 08:58 am   Permalink

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On 2012-08-09 21:01, Murph wrote:
I switched all my outlets to wireless remote control so now instead of flipping on 10 individual powerstrips I can just flip all the lights, fountains, fans, stereo and computer on with a handheld wireless remote control... might be the best thing I've put in the Womb... maybe even better than the extra large Hula Lamp






THis is what you used? I assume you are happy with it. Does it require a line of site? I have outlets behind the couch and chairs I want to use them with. It also appears to cover the outlet and so you can then only use one plug, correct? That's a great price for the convenience.

If I use those, it gets me to 1 dimmer on, one switch flipped, one remote for bar lights and this remote for the rest.


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MaukaHale
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Joined: May 07, 2012
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From: The base of the Volcano
Posted: 2012-11-27 3:15 pm   Permalink

During the Christmas season you can get a similar device from Home Depot. I have outlets behind furniture that go on with no problem. I have one outlet behind the bar refrigerator and sometimes I have to angle the remote. I was going to fish the wires so everything was hard wired but these remote control outlets work great. I have a couple on Lutron dimmer switches and there is a delay before they come on.

I plug a power strip to this device, at the wall outlet. That way I can have multiple lights going off one switch.

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Murph
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2012-11-27 11:00 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-11-27 08:58, Swanky wrote:
Quote:

On 2012-08-09 21:01, Murph wrote:
I switched all my outlets to wireless remote control so now instead of flipping on 10 individual powerstrips I can just flip all the lights, fountains, fans, stereo and computer on with a handheld wireless remote control... might be the best thing I've put in the Womb... maybe even better than the extra large Hula Lamp






THis is what you used? I assume you are happy with it. Does it require a line of site? I have outlets behind the couch and chairs I want to use them with. It also appears to cover the outlet and so you can then only use one plug, correct? That's a great price for the convenience.

If I use those, it gets me to 1 dimmer on, one switch flipped, one remote for bar lights and this remote for the rest.



Yes that is the same set I ordered. I love them.
Does not need line of site.
It does cover one outlet but I used a powerstrip on each outlet for multiple plugs.
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markmywords
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From: Sacramento
Posted: 2013-02-07 09:47 am   Permalink

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It does cover one outlet but I used a powerstrip on each outlet for multiple plugs.



I use these guys on each of my remote controlled power switches:



Comes in handy for when you need access to that other plug on the outlet.

-mark


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