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Defunk Studios - New Build
Old 30th July 2018
  #1
Defunk Studios - New Build

Well I've been dreaming of this one for about 23 years now.
After lobbying with the city for a variance and getting building approval. We've finally broke ground and started prepping the site for our new building. 1 Tree removed and 20 tons of dirt later.
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Last edited by defunkmike; 30th July 2018 at 08:43 PM..
Old 6th August 2018
  #2
Digging holes for poles. Northeast Ohio dry clay is a PITA.
Materials getting delivered today. I guess this is what happens when you play with Lego's, learn an instrument and grow up. That and having an Uber supportive wife.
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Last edited by defunkmike; 6th August 2018 at 07:06 PM..
Old 6th August 2018
  #3
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Hey, are those licensed child laborers?

Good luck, man.
Old 6th August 2018
  #4
They are Grandfathered in under the "I made them" clause. They are pretty good helpers and they are learning the value of hard work.
Old 6th August 2018
  #5
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Originally Posted by defunkmike View Post
They are Grandfathered in under the "I made them" clause. They are pretty good helpers and they are learning the value of hard work.
A very cool experience I'm sure they'll never forget.
Old 20th August 2018
  #6
City made me go bigger and deeper with the holes but the poles are set. Now on to framing.
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Old 27th August 2018
  #7
Got skirt boards and headers in this past weekend. Planning on hanging trusses on Tuesday so long as they are delivered on time.
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Old 29th August 2018
  #8
Trusses got delivered yesterday so we decided to get a little work in.
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Old 14th September 2018
  #9
Weather has not been playing nicely so we got delayed but after a late midweek gathering of friends we finished off the trusses last night.
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Old 16th September 2018
  #10
Here for the gear
amazing stuff, no concrete floors?

this looks beautifull
Old 16th September 2018
  #11
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Great work, Mike. Wishing you all the best for good weather and rapid progress.
Old 17th September 2018
  #12
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amazing stuff, no concrete floors?

this looks beautifull
Concrete comes later but it will be there.
Old 17th September 2018
  #13
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Great work, Mike. Wishing you all the best for good weather and rapid progress.

Thank you sir. Weather has been better as of late. We have just a bit more framing to do and then we can start covering it.
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Old 24th September 2018
  #14
Passed framing inspection. Got a little sheathing done.
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Old 8th October 2018
  #15
Well now we got a roof and outside walls. Had to add a little more bracing to the gable trusses but now time to wrap it and get soffitts and siding up. OH and then those utilities need to be trenched and a floor poured.
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Last edited by defunkmike; 11th October 2018 at 02:39 PM..
Old 23rd October 2018
  #16
Well winter is looming but we're getting her wrapped up. A little more siding to do. Then drain tile, downspouts, utilities and concrete.
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Old 29th October 2018
  #17
We still have to button up the siding. But this past weekend we worked on a french drain, prepping the floor for concrete and digging the trench for utilities.
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Old 6th November 2018
  #18
Water line is in an approved, need to backfill a bit and run gas and electric. Concrete is coming this week along with a stone path. A few little odds and ends but all she'll need is a little more siding, gutters and an overhead door.
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Old 9th November 2018
  #19
Well I said I wanted to get the floor in before winter. And well it was a late night but the guys got it done and this morning it started to snow.

This weekend we'll button up thew siding, hang gutters and the overhead door. And THEN she'll be ready for the fun stuff inside. (still gotta finish utilities but hey).
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Old 27th November 2018
  #20
Electric is run and working! Got all the water line in with shutoffs. Gas line installed and waiting on inspection. Installed outside trim, finished siding, french drain and gutters installed (a little less mud). Planning to back fill trench this weekend as well as install walk path, finish driveway and grading. Almost ready for interior walls.
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Old 27th November 2018
  #21
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Congratulation for turning your dream into reality!
Great work, now I'm imagining when everything is finished.
Good luck!!
Old 4th December 2018
  #22
This past weekend we finished Phase 1. Dropped conduit for data line, pressure tested gas line, back filled the trench, moved another 22 tons of stone for grading and paths. And had a little more fun with the Kubota moving furniture and an Organ (1974 Yamaha Electone w/Leslie!). Plus the Dogs had a blast "helping?". Plan to take a little time off to get the house ready for Xmas and then go full throttle on the studio inside after the New Year. Not sure I can wait that long though

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Old 2nd January 2019
  #23
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Nice to see all the progress. Keep it up and happy new year!
Old 19th March 2019
  #24
Finally back at it. Got the outside lighting in and some inside electrical done. Lumber delivered and framing starting to go up.
Tweaking the HVAC design and flooring has been ordered.
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Old 1st April 2019
  #25
Well Pneumonia has been kicking my butt and slowing down progress but I got a little bit more framing done. The Control Room and Air Lock are starting to take shape. I did however I but a door frame in the wrong spot so that needs to be moved. Shouldn't be too hard, just a boneheaded move. Now to get those 22' joists home from Menard's.....hmmmmm. I guess it pays to have things delivered.
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Last edited by defunkmike; 8th April 2019 at 02:42 PM..
Old 20th April 2019
  #26
Your dogs are amazing.
Old 23rd April 2019
  #27
Ran a bunch of electrical, got a little more framing done and Live Room ceiling joists in. Then Edmund said it was enough.
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Old 23rd April 2019
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Your dogs are amazing.
Thanks. They've had a blast "helping", which pretty much consists of them walking off with scrap cut offs.

Edmund seemed so proud after we cleared the site so I just had to make this pic.
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Old 30th April 2019
  #29
Well after the Pnemonia I got Shingles! WTF!!! Anyways got back to work and moved the 150 sheets of drywall into the building. Finished hanging the ceilings joists and got the bracing installed. Now to finish running electrical get the gas line over the furnace location. Will be a busy week and weekend and then another round of inspections.

Oh and a cat wandered in the studio and took over my chair AND a bird nested in the security lights and now it goes on every 8 seconds.
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Old 24th June 2019
  #30
2 more inspections passed - rough electrical and interior framing.

All data cable runs are in, Snake cables, MIDI cables and Instrument cable runs and HDMI are in too.

Got the security camera system in as well.

Got the HVAC installed. All new ducts, furnace, AC, lines, the works - Time to get our muffler boxes built and installed.

Waiting on the HVAC inspection and then we can finish insulation.
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