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11-06-20, 08:11 AM
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Posted By fish02906

hot tub base - low spot blues

Hi all and thanks in advance for any input! I've recently poured a 10'x10' concrete slab in preparation for delivery of my very first hot tub next month. Unfortunately, the finished slab has a low...
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Posted By fish02906

Yeah I struggle with the terminology, too....

Yeah I struggle with the terminology, too. "Processed gravel" is a mixture of 3/4" stone and coarse sand, which was recommended to me by a number of folks here as the correct material for a subbase....
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Posted By fish02906

Thanks for the reply! We're not pouring concrete...

Thanks for the reply! We're not pouring concrete until tue morning, and there's no rain on the forecast until then. I was just worried about whether this gravel was supposed to drain instead of pool...
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Posted By fish02906

standing water on subbase

Hey all, thanks in advance for any advice here.

I'm planning to install a hot tub in the back yard on top of a concrete slab. Two days ago we dug down about 11" in a 10'x10' area, and filled it in...
10-09-20, 12:12 PM
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Posted By fish02906

Hot Tub - basic wiring components

Thanks in advance for you input!

I'm planning to run electrical for a 230V hot tub. My plan includes:

1. a new dedicated 50A 2-pole breaker in the house panel;
2. from the new breaker in the...
09-29-20, 08:50 PM
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Posted By fish02906

kitchen countertop outlet constraints

Hi all and thanks in advance for your input! I'm drawing up a new kitchen for my place, and the main feature is a pretty large window above almost the entire main section of base cabinets (see sketch...
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Posted By fish02906

An update for all my fans... ...

An update for all my fans...

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Posted By fish02906

Feels like it happens to me quite a bit!! Luck of...

Feels like it happens to me quite a bit!! Luck of the draw, I guess...

For now, I'm pursuing the remedy that was suggested by the Board guy: patch + seal coat. So far the contractor has not...
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Posted By fish02906

I've exchanged emails with a guy from the Rhode...

I've exchanged emails with a guy from the Rhode Island Contractors License & Registration Board, full dialogue below for anyone who's interested. This supports the remedy of patch + seal coat.From:...
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Posted By fish02906

From the contractor by text just now: "Honestly...

From the contractor by text just now: "Honestly in my opinion I would leave the puddle instead of putting a patch. I told you you were going to end up with a few puddles because of there being 0...
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Posted By fish02906

To the naked eye, it was impossible to see that...

To the naked eye, it was impossible to see that there was a low spot. So i paid him on the spot, which I think is more or less customary... It became evident only during the first rainfall after the...
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Posted By fish02906

Beelzebob - thanks for your input. I've been torn...

Beelzebob - thanks for your input. I've been torn about this situation. The job is originally sold with a certain assurance about the expected useful life of the new driveway. I agree with you that...
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Posted By fish02906

It's about 3/8 inch deep. Takes quite a while for...

It's about 3/8 inch deep. Takes quite a while for it to dry up once it's full.
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Posted By fish02906

That's correct. He only conveyed that by text...

That's correct. He only conveyed that by text message: "Only thing we can do is cut it and try to put a patch."

Even on his dime, I regret that a brand new driveway will not be uniform...
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Posted By fish02906

Yeah I figured that idea is probably not...

Yeah I figured that idea is probably not practical. In any event, I just paid $6000 for this driveway, and I don't think I should have to launch into a DIY fix three days later!!!
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Posted By fish02906

large puddle in brand new driveway

Hi all, thanks in advance for any input/advice. I had a new asphalt driveway laid down last Thursday. The next day we had some rain, and I quickly noticed the large puddle shown in the photos below,...
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Posted By fish02906

Quick question - is it necessary for the rafters...

Quick question - is it necessary for the rafters to be 16" OC? Can i go 24"?
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Posted By fish02906

Yeah that price is ridiculous! I may expand my...

Yeah that price is ridiculous! I may expand my search, though XSleeper's idea about "loft space" has given me all kinds of ideas of my own.......
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Posted By fish02906

No you hadn't mentioned that! What's the...

No you hadn't mentioned that! What's the threshold for using 4x4s?? I thought for something this small it wouldn't be a problem...?
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Posted By fish02906

Gussets both ways. The new one in the back...

Gussets both ways. The new one in the back (underneath where the top structure is going to go) will get in the way of the plywood sheathing as currently drawn. Maybe the solution is to add a piece of...
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Posted By fish02906

I have a feeling I didn't get the gusset...

I have a feeling I didn't get the gusset situation quite right...
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Posted By fish02906

XSleeper - responding to your feedback, and...

XSleeper - responding to your feedback, and posting updated screen shots for support:


Confirmed.


I moved the corner posts in by 1.5 inches in order to make room for the gussets that i added...
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Posted By fish02906

XSleeper - thanks so much for the comprehensive...

XSleeper - thanks so much for the comprehensive feedback! Perfect illustration of why I use this forum! I'm reviewing your input and will update the drawings. Please come back when I post them!

As...
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Posted By fish02906

Marq1 - never even occurred to me! Thanks for the...

Marq1 - never even occurred to me! Thanks for the suggestion! I'll definitely be looking into that today.
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Posted By fish02906

Early stage deck construction advice

Thanks in advance to everyone willing to educate me on this!

I'm planning to build a raised "fort" for my two boys (ages 4 and 7), and I've come up with the design shown in the attached photos....
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