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  1. Default Our Haunt 
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    First off i would like to say, that this year i will be doing a haunted house! I have the actors( friends of mine) and we have the place(ill get to that later) and we have the money. The problem is its not alot. Our goal is $900 dollers. That may seem like much, but in a weired turn of events, i now have a 3,000 sq. ft. building, with 2 storys!!! Sence we could not hope to fill up 2 storys with $900 worth of props we have decided to home-make 75% of our props. This is not a large problem because we have the material and the skill. My main concern is about the walls. Instead of using plywood and going through the trouble to paint it we have created a new system. It involves using 2 cables 8 feet above the ground and spacing them 2 and a half, to 3 ft wide. The next process is to take thick, industrial plastic, and drap it over the cables, thus making a tunnel. The only question i have is how to make the tunnel curve in sharp, 90 degree turns?

    Please help!
     

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    This is a bad idea, making a wall like this outside and a way from the guest is one thing but making a tunnel out of it and in doors is not a good idea. If that stuff cought on fire it would go up in seconds and would give off a toxic cloud. If you are charging to get in, there is no way it would pass inspection. You could make your walls out of door skins. They cost $9.00 ea. Start small and build it bigger every year.
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  3. Default Only 75% homemade? 
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    Filling up a building that big everything you make better be homamade with free materials! I agree with SomeThingInTheIce, start small and make it bigger next year. Think quality and not quantity - a good small haunt rather than a huge one that is just big and boring. With your budget, there's no way you could make it exciting enough to fill a building that size. All of the money will have to go towards walls, before the first prop is ever built. Plastic is definitely not the way to go, especially with a maze that size. Safety has to be a big concern. One of the things everyone will want to know before giving lots of advice is: are you in this to make money, is the admission free, or are you associated with a non-profit as a fundraiser? Each has its own problems and answers.
     

  4. Default HauntedHill.. 
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    My friend I am afraid there is no way the fire marshal will let you do this. Its way too dangerous! Maybe you can use the house as a back drop and do your haunt outside the frist year. Then after you have a little more money you can work on the house. Either way my friend Good Luck I hope it all goes well for you.
     

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    thank you for telling me! I have moved 2 a 800 sq ft building. on the same topic i would like to ask if flame retardent tarping could be an alternative
     

  6. Default Fire retardent 
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    www.Americover.com has the plastic.

    www.nyfs.com is one of the places that sells a liquid you can spray on other surfaces to make them fire-resistant.

    To those just starting out, going to all that trouble and expense seems like a waste. After all, you have props to build and costumes to buy and only so much money to do it with. But if your local fire marshall talks a walk-through the day before you are set to open and says "No" then where will you be?
     

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    thank you! that will help alot!
     

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    this is a pic of my setup for the haunt tell me what you think

    ps. yes i am aware of how bad my drawing skills are=)
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    Where are your exits? Where are your fire extinguishers? These are important items.
     

  10. Default forgot to add them 
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    i did not add them. As you see im still in the begining phase and have not decided where the safest, most resonable places to put them are as of now
     

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