I really like to the portable rooms on skids.
http://legendsofthefog.zenfolio.com/...9932/e73491887 That is a quick link to some overhead shots for the maze all put together. As always, looks like sh*t with the lights on, but you get the picture. (just a disclaimer) We're not trying to sell our pics on Zenfolio.com it is just the best way to share our photographer's pictures with our actors or friends. The photographers upload their own album, then I give my actors a password to be able to download content... pretty cool if you're looking for a photo solution.
Son-of-sam - the barn that we store the skids in is 100x350. I wish we could haunt that one! The barn we want to build is just 50x100. Our maze shown in the pics is 60x65, then it goes to a short corn field trail through a few other buildings.
We used skids for years. But look at what can be done with skids....
Then I'll get back on topic. My mom used to be an interior designer for a firm in Baltimore and has recently retired to work at the Fog. She is standing in our Kitchen which is all stick built and the doors are made from sanded ply. She has brought a cool distress style to the Manor. There is a pic of our bathroom under construction and one in action. Its a tight set so its hard to take pics. 4 shower stalls and 4 toilet stalls in a 12x16 room. The last stall opens to a winding craw space on another skid. The last shows our falling bookshelf incorporated into a skid which is our library. The library has vaulted ceilings w/ a chandailier w/ custom LED bulbs and two windows w/ tvs playing the silhouette zombies rubbing the glass form AtmosFear FX. LOTH_2013-90.jpg 20130409_132223.jpg20130614_121202.jpg20130815_093816.jpgLOTH_2013-57.jpg
The holidays kept our project from progressing with the professionals and county officials working on real-world things. We finally got our meeting with local officials. They were very understanding about our situation regarding the need for an economical fire safety system. They are still going to require a permanent sprinkler system, designed and installed by professionals, but they are allowing us to use a commercial equivalent pump to drive the sprinkler system as opposed to a UL listed sprinkler pump (difference of cost 500% or more). Additionally the fire detection system to disable haunt controls and enable house lights/emergency lights to come up will be limited to OS mushroom buttons located near emergency exits. They will probably be protected by some type of plastic cover to avoid tampering. Overall we are very pleased with their comments, and are ready to move forward. We're working with our design pros now on room placements etc. We're hoping to have the building completed the first week in February...
Question for those who have big warehouse haunts... do you have a centralized power system for your 12 or 24v electronics? Or do you operate individual power supplies in each room? How do you account for voltage drop?
Thanks again to those who care to read. It is going to be an exciting year!
So we have about 7000 sq ft or so and use 4 - 480w pc power supplies to power our led lighting. As things worked out we ended up spreading their placement out, around the haunt, but now I wish they were all located in our controls room.
There is a voltage drop issue, but it's negligible. I can run around 50 or more on a single run without much issue- and I'm using BIG, 1-watt LEDs.
You might be surprised to know that we run them on the 5volt line, not the 12v- it's just a matter of the resistors you use.
We use 18ga 3 or 4 conductor cl- type wire. If you are patient and shop around a lot you can find really good pricing on 1000' spools- you'll need it- we use it for our audio too.
We carefully explained to our fire marshal what the wires were for and they had no issue letting us surface mount it without conduit.
Congrats on the new space!
We expanded the pad on Wednesday before snowmageddon dropped 10" of snow on the farm. The builders are moving in on Tuesday, and we should be under roof in a week! The building will sit just a few feet behind the facade (that's what you're looking at straight ahead) It looks like we will have a 4' catwalk all the way down the center of the truss pattern. You will enter the attic space by the stairs and the deck behind the facade.
More pics to come!
Way way way cool man! Can't wait to see more! Best of luck to you my friend!
I'm going to continue to post construction pics on here... they're not as cool as the Darkness' photos (or all the other cool reno pics everyone posts)... but if I'm wasting your time, you don't have to look.
Builders are moving in tomorrow - but first we had to push the ton of snow off of the pad we just built.
You may not see them as cool but progress is progress and its always incredible to see something come together.
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