Your Own Hidden Chamber-I've always wanted one

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  1. fredgarvin

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    In two weeks it would be just as cluttered with guitars amps and other stuff as my unhidden chamber.
     
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    Another problem- you can't make much noise in a hidden chamber. Either the wife would figure it out or the dog would rat you out.
     
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    At a place we used to live, our next door neighbor had one. He was a plumber by trade and was the general contractor for the house he built.

    The house was a two story walkout (basement at ground level in the back yard due to the slope of the lot). Typically houses around here have attached garages with poured floors, no basement under them. He used some kind of engineered decks like a bridge might have and was able to have a room under the garage. The entrance didn't have any tricks to it - he just stacked sheetrock against the door when the inspector visited.

    It was more of a way to get additional square footage without being taxed for it, but he did turn it in to quite the man cave.
     
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    It is not at all uncommon to find these in old houses where I grew up (Cincinnati, OH) on account of the Underground Railroad.
     
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    I almost installed one in my basement, but decided to knock down the wall and open up the space instead.
     
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    I was part of a sheet rocking crew in High School and we had hidden areas all through the building we worked in. Mostly for poker and naps after lunch.
     
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    Chicago police have recently gotten into trouble for having one.

    Might want to reconsider before you call the contractors.
     

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