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08-09-19, 11:05 AM
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Posted By bjlasota

I have city water and live in the city, so my...

I have city water and live in the city, so my water is pretty much spot on out of the faucet. It's tweeking that pH and Alk just enough to get it in the acceptable range. I'm going to take a look at...
08-09-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By bjlasota

Thank you for the insight. I did read about the...

Thank you for the insight. I did read about the bubbles increasing the ph and forgot to turn those off.

I took my samples to another location and they did a phosphate check and my phosphates are...
08-08-19, 02:07 PM
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Views: 917
Posted By bjlasota

When I lower the pH down to 7.2, the Alk does...

When I lower the pH down to 7.2, the Alk does drop, but not below 80. I believe it's somewhere around 100 after using pH down. I know that pH and Alk have to be spot on or at least within range and...
08-08-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By bjlasota

Issues upon refill

I wanted to re-open this thread because I have a few new questions.

I was able to simplify balancing my water on my initial startup without adding all the junk and had a successful 2 months of...
07-05-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 958
Posted By bjlasota

Interesting. Maybe I've just never noticed how...

Interesting. Maybe I've just never noticed how fast the chlorine levels drop because I'm using the frog system.
07-03-19, 04:37 PM
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Views: 958
Posted By bjlasota

Question Newer owner, Free Chlorine problems in Spa

Good evening, I'm having a major problem with my free chlorine and wanted to come here before I give up and drain the thing. I've had this hot tub for about 2 months now and I was able to easily get...
05-10-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By bjlasota

Question Chemical Balance of Hot tub, specifically Chlorine

Good morning,

I just read the sticky on chemistry and it has a lot of good info in it. I just want to clarify a couple things.

I just fired up my tub for the first time and have some chemistry...
05-08-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By bjlasota

Question New owner lighting and conduit entrance

I have a few questions on lighting around my hot tub and the cable access.

First, I will be installing a gazebo this weekend over the spa. My wife purchased a set of decorative string lights that...
05-08-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,401
Posted By bjlasota

Well slab is certainly flat. I checked that with...

Well slab is certainly flat. I checked that with a flat 2x4 before placing the tub there. It's just that the slab has the typical slope seen to direct water away from the house. I was also able to...
05-08-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,401
Posted By bjlasota

How out of level can a hot tub be?

When my concrete pad was poured for my hot tub, they poured it with a slight slope away from the house for water drainage. Will this cause issues with my spa? The spa was delivered and hooked up...
05-01-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,047
Posted By bjlasota

Isn't THHN just THWN with a higher rating for...

Isn't THHN just THWN with a higher rating for degrees in dry and wet applications? I also thought most new THHN cable today was dual rated as THHN/THWN-2?

I should clarify that I know THHN is not...
05-01-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,047
Posted By bjlasota

I will check the conductors when they arrive...

I will check the conductors when they arrive tomrrow in that service cable. The conductors on my 30 amp RV plug I currently have are THHN. If this new cable comes in as THHN conductors, then I would...
05-01-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,047
Posted By bjlasota

The cut section is SOOW, but I was just using...

The cut section is SOOW, but I was just using that as an example. The upper picture is the actual product I'm buying. When it gets here, I'll check out what the shield says. So if the cable is THHN,...
05-01-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,047
Posted By bjlasota

The plan I set forth was the following: - 12...

The plan I set forth was the following:
- 12 feet of cable from my main home panel to a subpanel outdoors. about 8 feet is indoors, the other 6 feet would enter conduit outside into the sub.
- Wire...
05-01-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,047
Posted By bjlasota

So I don't plan to use individual conductors, I...

So I don't plan to use individual conductors, I was looking to use this cable for an RV. Is that what you're calling a service cable? If so, why couldn't I just strip the individual conductors out of...
05-01-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,047
Posted By bjlasota

Running Cable for new Hot Tub Question

Good afternoon,

I purchased a new hot tub this past weekend and it should be delivered next week. I wired my old hot tub, which was only 40amp service with cable I had laying around the house. I...
03-10-14, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By bjlasota

Modify plastic puck with dremel type tool?

I have these hockey pucks that came with my bubble hockey table that are way oversized. They're almost like a ball instead of a puck. I'd like to grind/polish them down so they look more like a puck,...
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Views: 24,638
Posted By bjlasota

Thanks for the mis tint idea. That could save me...

Thanks for the mis tint idea. That could save me some bucks. What if I didn't care about color and just used something like Thompsons Waterseal? Could I cake enough of that on to get the boards to...
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Views: 24,638
Posted By bjlasota

Well I got the sheets for $1 each. They're scrap...

Well I got the sheets for $1 each. They're scrap pieces that are brand new 2'x4' sections. So 4 sheets = a full sheet, at $4 which I think is a steal, and my cuts call for 2'x4' so it's already done...
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Views: 24,638
Posted By bjlasota

Again, I'm not looking for something that's going...

Again, I'm not looking for something that's going to make the boards last for 10 years or so. I'm just looking for something for a few years to get me by. I should also mention, that if the weather...
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Views: 24,638
Posted By bjlasota

Do the roof coatings come in white or clear...

Do the roof coatings come in white or clear because anything darker than the natural color would reflect heat into the ice I'm trying to make, causing it to melt. Also, I didn't think roof coatings...
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Views: 24,638
Posted By bjlasota

Question Seal OSB from the elements

I'm looking for a cheap way to seal OSB from the outside elements. I am putting a hockey rink in my backyard and using a bunch of OSB I have around to use as boards. The front side of the boards will...
08-13-13, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,436
Posted By bjlasota

That's the problem. I haven't been able to find a...

That's the problem. I haven't been able to find a company website. All I've found based on my serial number and model number is an electrical schematic.
08-13-13, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,436
Posted By bjlasota

Purchased Home/came With Hot Tub/ Where Do I Start?

Good morning,

I purchased a home a few weeks ago and have had enough time to start to get settled in. The home came with a hot tube and I've never owned one before. The person who owned the home...
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