Building new reloading room in basement: Update 2/13

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  1. JSH

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    Don’t make bench tops deep all it does is attract clutter, don’t ask me how I know.

    Never to much light. The LED are the best thing since shirt pockets. I would also suggest one of the swiveling lights with a built in magnifying lense, you won’t know you needed one till you get one.
     
  2. Capt. Oblivious

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    Thats a REAL NICE looking reloading room!
     
  3. PBking51

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    i think I'm going to do something like this but with bigger shelves underneath and smaller column shelves on the right for boxes of loaded ammo/empty boxes. I've got a nice machinest drawer that holds my dies and bullets that will be on the right in place of where that tv is, but in any event the cans will be staggered at different depths and I'll have an led bar on the top shelf that will plug in and work off a switch
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  4. GSS

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    Very Nice Shop but,,,,

    Where is all the Clutter of goodies we use for reloading :)
    Would love to see more pics once you get it all set up with presses, gear and reloading supplies

    To help keep the thread on topic regarding lighting...

    i was just looking at those exact lights at Lowes a week or so ago but I don't have a finished ceiling in my basement reloading room so I will likely go with this style LED.

    6 pack from amazon:
    Reasonable price of around $20 each, Can be daisy chained for quick / easy install and 5000 Kelvin light scale so a nice white light

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0728P14FR/?tag=accuratescom-20
     
  5. Albany Mountain

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    I put these in my garage last month,
    Bbounder 4 Pack Linkable LED Utility Shop Light, 4 FT, 4000 LM, 48 Inch Integrated Fixture for Garage, 36W Equivalent 250W, 5000K Daylight, Surface + Suspension Mount, Black
    economical @ $60 for four, but ends up being kinda tacky in installing but it works.
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    And since you asked about the reloading room, a couple more, then back to topic.
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    New countertop installed.
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  7. Albany Mountain

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    I love your organizational setup!
     
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  9. areaone

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    It is not the room ...it is the reloader that makes it a. Success
     
  10. Mikemontminy

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    For those moving their reloading area into the basement try to avoid setting up under an area below bathroom or kitchen . Your area could get wet if something springs a leak above. Especially with kids running water in the bathtub above and not paying attention. Ask me how I know.
     
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  11. PBking51

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    @Shinbone
    Can you tell me the specs on that gun rack? How many inches between the pegs.

    That's a great idea!
     
  12. PBking51

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    Figured out the lighting. I'll have a 4k 4ft led centered on each bench appx 13" from the wall (in case I want some shelving). I also was sold on these new slim led recessed lights that mount right to a jbox or don't even require a box. I have one on each side of the LED and about 20" back from the wall. The benches will be 24-30" from the wall. I will have a switch for a center to a flush mount and 3 cans above the bow window with will be a built in shelf that goes up to the window. After setting all lights up at least a dozen times I have sheetrock up! Last minute decided to run a cable line in case i spend more time down there than I anticipate

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    Or, you wind up buying an Optivisor
     
  14. Fotheringill

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    Mike- How do you know?

    And never, never, never tell your wife you are storing your powder on the burner attached to the boiler to keep it dry. Ask ME how I know not to ever do that again.
     
  15. Papa Charlie

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    One concern I would have from your pictures is the number of electrical outlets. Seems like you may not be allowing for enough versatility and growth.
     
  16. PBking51

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    There will be 2 on each bench and 1 on each side of the recessed shelf . The inside wall will likely have one installed at a later date as I am not finishing the other side of that wall. However, even 6 outlets is 4 more than I have upstairs in the current room. I only have a tumbler and Ultrasonic cleaner that get plugged in.occasional my phone will share the power strip.
     
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    Glad to see you used the moisture resistant rock. Smart move.
    I'm in the drywall business and more and more architects are specing moisture resistant, 100% throughout the project.
     
  18. jonbearman

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    Your new room is going to look real nice. That mold resistant board was a very wise move. Hope to see more progress soon.
     
  19. lb-ft

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    Late to the conversation here, but for those reading this thread and considering lighting, this style is great. Easier to install than cans as they are only 1/2” thick,so no joist or beam or mechanicals are ever in the way. These exact lights are throughout my home, in my man cave and about to go in my garage.

    They go on sale from time to time for $40/6 pack 6”.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0756YHVP5/?tag=accuratescom-20
     
  20. Nature Boy

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    same here. Comes in very handy

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