Part One: Creation of my Indoor Cigar Smoking Room

A little over a year ago the wife and I purchased our “dream” home. It wasn’t a dream experience because we bought our new home and sold our old home, all while I was in India for ten weeks. I will give my wife props for owning the entire process, while I was away.

 In our new home, there is a room which is perfect for turning into a smoking man room/cave. I haven’t made the leap to turn it into a smoking room because I have no handy man skills at all. This is why I have Jerad (aka 007) as a friend.

Jerad and his wife came up to stay with us for three days last week, and he was going to help me get the house ready for the new baby. Somehow through weasel magic, I talked the wife into letting me complete the smoking room. Below is the documentation of what happened.

During the first Home Depot run we picked up a bathroom “fart fan” and some stuff to seal the door, so the smoke wouldn’t escape.

This is the hole being cut into the ceiling so the “fart fan” could be installed. Jerad did all I work, I just took pictures.Here is Jerad through the newly cut “fart fan” hole.

Jerad vented the smoke so it would go outside of the house through a pre-existing vent. After being up in the attic Jerad was sweating his balls off.

Jerad was also covered in insulation.

Jerad wired the “fart fan” into the ceiling fan so it would work off the current switch in the room.

After this was done, Jerad sealed the door so no smoke would escape.

After what felt like a year, we celebrated and broke the new room in with two Mule Kicks, but…

we had a problem. My wife who has the best sense of smell now she is preggers, smelled smoke in the house. Truman also smelled the smoke and tried to get to higher ground.

Needless to say, we had to make a trip back to Home Depot to get something different to seal the door. The funny thing is we had to go back to Home Depot, and he didn’t even wipe the insulation off his leg.

I am now happily smoking inside the house, with a perfectly sealed room. There are a few more upgrades I want to make to the room including replacing the carpet with wood floors, getting a shut off valve for the AC so smoke can’t get back into the duct work, buying a portable room air conditioner, and buying a bad ass air purifier.

There will be more parts in these series. As I add more stuff to the room, I will keep everyone updated.

Thank you Jerad for all of your help, and I hope you enjoyed that Mule Kick, you bastard. :)

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Comment by Matt Ross on May 15, 2014 at 6:57am

So, all you did was seal the door and put in the fan? What did you end up sealing the door with? Where does the fan take the smoke? Is it just going up to the attic, or does it lead right outside? I'm assuming this is on your top floor?

My buddy made a small smoking room in his basement. I obviously didn't help because I have no handy skills (neither does my buddy), but we watched as a buddy of his did the work.  I'm not sure that he sealed the door, but he did put up plastic on the walls to insulate the room, and he put a heavy duty exhaust fan in that leads directly to the outside so all the smoke goes from the room directly outside.  The biggest problem he's had is that the piping that leads from the exhaust fan to outside has developed a few leaks here and there and it causes the smoke to escape into the walls at times, but such is life when you get a friend to do it for free.

Comment by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on May 15, 2014 at 7:24am

Basically, that is all we did Matt. Jerad ended up using some door sealer strips that fit under the door jam. I think that is right, but I really don't know. I have no handy skills. The smoke goes up into the attic and is vented outside. The room is on the second floor of my house.

Comment by Dave Nichols on May 15, 2014 at 7:33am

It was probably something like THIS. There's a ton of types of weather stripping to put around the jam to keep a tighter seal. This is awesome by the way. 

Comment by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on May 15, 2014 at 7:42am

Dave - that is actually pretty close to what we got. I think it might be a little different but all that matters to me is that it works.

Comment by Catfishbluezz on May 15, 2014 at 9:13am

This is the shit men dream about...  I want an all wood floor room, with big old looking wood furniture, a huge desk, bookshelf (with some secret latch), and creepy paintings.  Humidors will be everywhere.

Comment by Generally Useful Jared on May 15, 2014 at 10:06am

Yeah... digging this idea.  Now to get yourself one of those Rabbit Air purifiers, and a little Ozone generator to fully kill off all odors when you're out of the room, and TADA, guilt-free, wife-complaint-free, indoor smoking :)


Comment by 007MI6 on May 15, 2014 at 10:15am

This was just the beginning! The absolute minimum to make the room smokeable, seals and a vent. It is ducted out of the house through an existing gable vent. The door on this room is actually an exterior door, so I was able to install some good weather stripping to it. Next we need to install the AC duct cutoff valve, and I can wire that so the vent to this room opens when the AC is running and closes when it is off, or make it manual. ;) And install some sweet floating wood floor! May look into installing a large exhaust fan on the gable vent, and running larger duct to the hole in the ceiling, if that vent fan just can't keep up. This will keep it quieter, because the fan will be away from the room, and pulling the air out. But, this was a quick way to get you out of the sweatbox of your garage. :)

Comment by Mickey irratebass on May 15, 2014 at 10:16am

Lucky bastid........Glad to have someone like Jared around to help

Comment by Generally Useful Jared on May 15, 2014 at 10:31am

Or the ICEBOX of a garage, depending on the season :)

Comment by HardlyClerkin® on May 15, 2014 at 10:31am

Dude you live in texas, the weather doesnt get bad just smoke outside. This seems like way too much work


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