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I am more concerned about particle board...

I am more concerned about particle board (formaldyhede) than treated lumber.
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The chemical stays in the wood unless you...

The chemical stays in the wood unless you generate smoke or sawdust. It's a water-based process, there are no solvents (that I know of).
09-25-06, 06:41 PM
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Posted By SteveBausch

I have created pedestals for storage units that...

I have created pedestals for storage units that were to sit on a very uneven basement floor. I started with treated 2 by 6, leveled the top with a level, and 'coped' the floor contour to the board. ...
09-25-06, 06:34 PM
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Posted By SteveBausch

You might not need to remove any of the flooring,...

You might not need to remove any of the flooring, if you are clever about this. There are a couple of ways to consider:

Install a 'strongback' under the floor, using timber screws. Pull the...
09-25-06, 06:25 PM
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Posted By SteveBausch

If your alternate path terminates at ground, yes,...

If your alternate path terminates at ground, yes, you could. I think it might be tricky, but if your situation allows rerouting the joists (without the house collapsing in the process), then go...
09-25-06, 06:19 PM
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Posted By SteveBausch

Don't be afraid to start a new thread,

instead of hijacking an existing thread. Now that you have hijacked this thread, it reminds me of numerous inquiries on the This Old House website where nobody answers or addresses the original post;...
08-27-05, 10:31 AM
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Posted By SteveBausch

Thanks, Pool Guru. (Just didn't feel like...

Thanks, Pool Guru.

(Just didn't feel like arguing the definitions of power and current)
08-26-05, 04:58 AM
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Posted By SteveBausch

Higher voltage equipment is done to avoid using...

Higher voltage equipment is done to avoid using big fat expensive wires, and big tough expensive switchgear.

Same reasoning behind autos once being 6 volts, then 12 volts, and (in the near future)...
08-26-05, 04:51 AM
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Posted By SteveBausch

Find another dealer, that's a punitive price. Of...

Find another dealer, that's a punitive price. Of course, I don't know what the pillows look like, or how many you want, or even if the dealer sells that spa. I would expect them to cost about half...
08-26-05, 04:45 AM
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Posted By SteveBausch

Here are some "worst case" numbers that help to...

Here are some "worst case" numbers that help to show that a typical deck isn't up to a spa's weight:

500 gallons of water at 8.3 pounds per gallon is 4150 pounds.

A late-model Cal Spa is about...
01-02-05, 05:26 PM
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Posted By SteveBausch

I think this topic has been thoroughly covered,...

I think this topic has been thoroughly covered, but here is one last aspect:

Your spa tech will hate you if you pit the tub; you will have a hell of a time getting scheduled for service because...
01-02-05, 05:18 PM
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Posted By SteveBausch

You might try this: Place a "free" ad in the...

You might try this:

Place a "free" ad in the local trader paper, Thrifty Nickle, etc.

You will ask for an upfront security deposit of $2000 to cover potential damages. The taker will need to...
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Posted By SteveBausch

When it comes to stick welding, there is a rod...

When it comes to stick welding, there is a rod specially for "pipe welding" that penetrates the galvanizing.

6011 is the stick number.

As far as the fumes, you really should ventilate the area,...
12-04-04, 01:35 PM
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Posted By SteveBausch

You need to investigate the licensing path for...

You need to investigate the licensing path for the localities you plan to work in.

As to health and conditioning, it's all about your knees. If you aren't a big blimp or a jock who blew out his...
12-04-04, 01:24 PM
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Posted By SteveBausch

Not so easy to respond to this question. I would...

Not so easy to respond to this question. I would consider using pressure-treated lumber for the framing, it's cheap insurance against rot and mold.

It is possible to have a water-shedding flat...
12-04-04, 01:16 PM
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Posted By SteveBausch

You first need to determine that the joists were...

You first need to determine that the joists were "marginally" sized to start. I consider code specifications on joists span as marginal.

If the joists were oversized, that notch might not matter,...
12-04-04, 01:11 PM
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Posted By SteveBausch

You could get a copy of the local "trader" paper...

You could get a copy of the local "trader" paper and call up the folks who are selling their tubs.

You want to find out:

Want they would do differently, next time.

What they like/dislike...
12-03-04, 09:18 PM
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Posted By SteveBausch

Well, perhaps that 22.5 feet puts the weatherhead...

Well, perhaps that 22.5 feet puts the weatherhead too high over the roof.

The weatherhead is usually 3 foot or so above the roofline, so any attempt to raise the weatherhead will either put it up...
12-03-04, 01:33 PM
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Posted By SteveBausch

Okay, here are details from a Code Check...

Okay, here are details from a Code Check guidebook. Canada is not the United States, but the building codes are going international and common sense is (hopefully) international.


Any service...
12-03-04, 01:26 PM
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Posted By SteveBausch

The landlord has electricians he employs when...

The landlord has electricians he employs when needed. If he can't help you with a referral, he doesn't want the tub installed.
12-03-04, 01:22 PM
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Posted By SteveBausch

I worked at a hot tub dealer and heard plenty of...

I worked at a hot tub dealer and heard plenty of groans from the repair guys about pitted tubs, tubs suspended several feet from the ground, tubs built into a room, etc.

You might think you are...
11-01-04, 01:21 PM
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Posted By SteveBausch

Assuming 3/4" sch 40 and THHN insulation: ...

Assuming 3/4" sch 40 and THHN insulation:

You are good for 5 #8s.

So your three #8s and 2 # 10s are compliant.
10-31-04, 06:01 PM
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Posted By SteveBausch

If you can, get some free advice from a licensed...

If you can, get some free advice from a licensed electrician. Moving that service drop might be easier than you think. Unless it's 13 foot high, most likely you need to move the spa, or the cable....
10-31-04, 05:55 PM
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Posted By SteveBausch

Is it currently leaking? "Supercial" cracks...

Is it currently leaking? "Supercial" cracks shouldn't be leaking. Cosmetic cracks shouldn't be an ordeal, and the maker may have a repair kit.

A Corvette made of aluminum foil?
10-31-04, 05:51 PM
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Posted By SteveBausch

Is the blower getting wet? Was the previous...

Is the blower getting wet? Was the previous blower wet?

You should have a check valve (or inverted trap) keeping the blower dry.

It's not a bad idea to drill a 'weep hole' on the piping to...
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