Last weekend my dad returned again to further help on the basement. He arrived about 5 PM on Friday. We went out to Lowes to get supplies for the next two days. We started with trying to figure out which sump pump to buy. Then we spent at least an hour talking through how and what pipe to run from the pump well to the new drain outlet. After deciding on the piping particulars we went to get a solid core door and some more plywood. We bought a pre-hung door, the only problem with doors of this type is that often they are in bad shape even at the store. They aren't held together that well so if the door isn't handled well the frame can easily be damaged. The plywood we got was higher grade, that way I could just paint it and not worry about textures.
Saturday we got up about 6:30 AM and started about 7. We started by running the new pump outlet and the piping needed for it. After the initial piping we started on the first wall of the day, the small section of wall from the outside door to the stairwell. Then we did our best to mount the door properly, it didn't work flawlessly, but I think came out pretty good. The next wall we built was the section parallel to the stairs and connecting to the main theater area. That wall was interesting since it had the plywood backing and then it went in the steel i-beam in the basement, the last strangeness was the space for my recessed rack. The last wall we built was the wall between the fireplace and the back of the house. This one had a window in it. It also was the first piece to hide the pipe we ran down the wall and to the sump well. We cut the base at 45 degrees and then added some blocks to lift the end stud. This allowed for the pipe to feed out underneath the wall. We quit about 7:30 PM.
Sunday we got up again about 6:30 and started about 7. We started with the last section of the back wall that went from the outside door to the side wall. This wall had a window in it as well. It was also further complicated by the existing sump pump pipe. We next built the small wall section of wall that goes between the fireplace and the front wall. This wall has a heat/ac duct and water shut off valve for outside in it. We basically had to build the wall short on one side. This is where we stopped for the day. I had to go to work and my dad needed to leave to get home, he can't drive at night any longer.
At this point there is only one section of wall about 12 ft left to build. This section has nothing special in it, but it does have another water pipe above it.