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06-01-12, 08:19 AM
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Posted By CanadianInIowa

Thanks for your reply, so the fact that the flaps...

Thanks for your reply, so the fact that the flaps do not overlap should not be a concern. The steam was escaping from where the speakers are ( 2nd picture) and yes, the hot tubs top is not flat...
05-31-12, 07:36 AM
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Posted By CanadianInIowa

New Hot tub cover concerns

I have a Dynasty hot tub with the speakers sticking out the top, so the cover has cutouts for the speakers. I only located one company on line which makes covers for my spa, SpaCoverBuyDirect.com, I...
06-23-11, 01:46 PM
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Views: 2,110
Posted By CanadianInIowa

sounds like this may be a good invention. It...

sounds like this may be a good invention. It appears others have encountered this issue also. I did not think about the timer, I do have one for the hose. I guess the next time I fill the tub, pull...
06-23-11, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,110
Posted By CanadianInIowa

Question Is there an overflow preventer for filling HT???

Filling a HT (or pool) can take several hours, so instead of watching the water fill, is there a device I can connect the hose to, that will sense when the water level is correct, and turn off the...
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Views: 45,878
Posted By CanadianInIowa

Thanks for the reply, the u-tube appears to be...

Thanks for the reply, the u-tube appears to be simular to what I want to do, except I would end it in a gutter so its not dripping at the ends. Also, I noticed I can get metal roof sheets 14 feet...
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Views: 45,878
Posted By CanadianInIowa

Question DIY underdeck system cheap. Why can’t I …..

Since the purpose of the underdecking is to seal the underside, and have the water runoff at one end. Why can’t I just attach 2*4 * 14 (length of deck) to the underside of the joists to make a slight...
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Views: 7,817
Posted By CanadianInIowa

I'll try that, thanks for replying I was unsure...

I'll try that, thanks for replying I was unsure if anyone replies in these forums.
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Posted By CanadianInIowa

Recessed lighting – bulbs keep burning out

Hello, I Just moved into a new (to me) house, and it has recessed lights throughout. They each contain 65 Watt flood lights in them and they are all on dimmers. The family room has five of them in...
01-05-11, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,900
Posted By CanadianInIowa

I just finished installing one on my furnace, it...

I just finished installing one on my furnace, it has a EAC, HUM and a 24V connector.

I found out that connecting a AC receptacle to the HUM will switch the unit on and off when heat is on, the EAC...
01-05-11, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,258
Posted By CanadianInIowa

Thumbs up a jug saw? that something to do breast reductions...

a jug saw? that something to do breast reductions with?! ;)

Well, I go it install, I went up 20" and was still below the top of the coil, but being the side, it was far enough away to not cut...
12-15-10, 06:05 PM
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Posted By CanadianInIowa

Ha, I said just call me Zappy because it is so...

Ha, I said just call me Zappy because it is so dry that whatever I touch, I zap!

And no, I do not have an air exchanger/HRV system attached to the unit.

So, is there a general 'hight' I should...
12-14-10, 08:20 AM
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Views: 2,258
Posted By CanadianInIowa

Honeywell HE360 install on a Lennox G51MP

Hello, this is the first time in our new (to us) house. According to the appraisal, it is 2800 Sq feet, with 1600 Sq feet in the basement. So that’s 4400 Sq feet in total. The appraisal said it is...
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Views: 1,037
Posted By CanadianInIowa

Yes, be careful with a pressure washer! My kids...

Yes, be careful with a pressure washer! My kids discovered they could 'write' their names in the deck! (my old deck), now we have a signature series deck! :p
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Views: 2,716
Posted By CanadianInIowa

I asked a similar question last year before I...

I asked a similar question last year before I started my deck. I got a nail gun and used nails for everything ( except bolts to attach the beams to the posts.) Even the decking ( used 2 1/2 nails) -...
10-15-08, 01:59 PM
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Views: 1,102
Posted By CanadianInIowa

Thanks for the replies, I was worried that there...

Thanks for the replies, I was worried that there was a difference and that is why I am finding paint peeling off/staining.

I will change to Bromine next time, as that may be what the odor is.
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10-06-08, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By CanadianInIowa

Question Is there a difference between chemicals for HT and pools?

I have been using chlorine granules for a pool in my HT but notice a funny smell. Also, I Just noticed that the paint is peeling off some of the pillows on the HT. I have been keeping the PH in the...
09-26-08, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,614
Posted By CanadianInIowa

I found where the mice got into the box and...

I found where the mice got into the box and closed it off. Also, the electronics box is that of the spas, not something added afterwards ( although I noticed new spas have plastice boxes which are...
09-22-08, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,614
Posted By CanadianInIowa

Thanks for the replies, and yes, when I blew the...

Thanks for the replies, and yes, when I blew the box out with an air gun, it started working again. ( the GFI did not trip) Mice had chewed through 3 wires, two were bad and I had to cut the wires...
09-19-08, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,614
Posted By CanadianInIowa

Outdoor GFI starting to trip when damp ,why?

I posted in the hot tub forum, but hope to find an answer here.


I have an outdoor hot tub were the GFI is now tripping when I turn the power on. It is OK when its dry outside. It’s been...
09-17-08, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,145
Posted By CanadianInIowa

Well, where? It has been dry the last few...

Well, where?

It has been dry the last few days, and I went and turned the breaker back on, and it stayed! the HT started working again!

Before when it was tripping, it had rained for a few...
09-16-08, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,119
Posted By CanadianInIowa

Hi: I'm having the same issue and I'm waiting...

Hi: I'm having the same issue and I'm waiting for someone to reply to my thread. If you read my thread, I was able to get mine to stop triping by opening the control box, taking an air gun and...
09-15-08, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,145
Posted By CanadianInIowa

GFI on hot tub starting to trip – Strange

Well, when I opened my HT this spring, mice had made their home inside the electronics box. I pulled all the insulation those guys stuffed in there out, and fixed all the chewed up wiring.

After...
07-17-08, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,605
Posted By CanadianInIowa

Mmmm.. sounds like I'm out of luck if the power...

Mmmm.. sounds like I'm out of luck if the power is out for an extended period of time in the winter. Well, It was a thought.
Thanks.
Does anyone have ideas what to do? ( A 10kw generator just to...
07-17-08, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,605
Posted By CanadianInIowa

preventing Tub from freezing in winter with extended power outage

Ya, its early to be thinking about winter, but with all that has occurred up here, and the threat of prolonged power outages.............

Well, recently, we were without power for 5 week, So I got...
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Views: 3,451
Posted By CanadianInIowa

I would cut the top deck down by 3" and call it...

I would cut the top deck down by 3" and call it good.

Also, I run into this issue also, especially when buying pre cut stringers. I placed the odd size step at the bottom, that why someone trips,...
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