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. :)