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Discussion in 'The VIP Lounge' started by Mike B, May 13, 2012.

  1. JeffC

    JeffC Well-Known Member War Zone Member

    Boy, it would be nice to do concrete work where it doesn't freeze. :D No 3' footings.

    Looks great. Looks like a big tub. Enjoy!
     
  2. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Thanks!

    The tub is a 6 foot dia x 3 foot deep Snorkel kit. It's in the garage now and we will start assembly next week. Supposed to rain this week and cement is only 3 days cured.
     
  3. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    New front patio fence almost done. Needs a few more framing boards and is going to be getting a coat of stain tomorrow.

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    Then the red bricks will go in after the stain is sprayed. Sweet!
     
  4. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Tub up;

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    Stairs stained;

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    Cover stained;

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  5. Randy Rhoton

    Randy Rhoton Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member

    Nice looking tub! And when you get tired of it you can go into wine making and stomp your own grapes.;)
     
  6. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Thanks!

    It comes from your neck of the woods, Seattle WA
     
  7. John Celardo

    John Celardo Well-Known Member Donor

    Wow Mike, the tub is beautiful. You put it together? It must have been like building a giant wine barrel. How'd you keep the staves from falling over?
     
  8. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    As I loaded them into the bottom notch, Kelly taped up the tops.
     
  9. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Got my new sliding glass door with the built in dog door installed. But first I had this giant hole in my house;

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    But not anymore - :)

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    Also installed the stove in the tub. I'm beat, now drinking rum & coke!
     
  10. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    interesting....Doggie door with in the pane of glass.
    My dogs would often time hit the doggie door at speed
    taking it in one stride, bolting thru...Your dog (s) must be
    more well mannered.

    Lotsa fun going on at your house
     
  11. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    It's really cool. No lines and no "bar of dirt" forever because you can't clean the glass unless you remove the panel.

    Has to be done by a glass shop. They buy untempered glass, cut the notch and have it tempered then fit the doggy door. Hale in glass pet door

    Expensive but worth it - :)

    Mine sometimes go out running, especially is there's something that needs to be barked at. Mostly they go out slowly. The new door was approached with much caution at first. It was different, smelled different and they both needed a little coaxing and re-assurance. But both are happy now and show no hesitation.
     
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  12. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    The guys are busy with my deck;

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    And I got the stove and fence installed;

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  13. Rick C

    Rick C Active Member

    Mike about 25 years ago my wife and I rented a cottage on a small lake in the Adirondack Mountains. They had a hot tub just like yours that we thoroughly enjoyed. The combo of the burning wood smell and the hot tub was just wonderful. Seeing your pictures brought back some nice memories.
     
  14. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Thanks!

    Kelly thought I was a bit nuts to order up a wooden tub with an underwater wood burning stove, but after seeing it (and helping me assemble) she has "warmed" to the idea - :)
     
  15. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Deck nearing completion.

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    Bench seat will have 4 hinged lids on top and has been designed to store 20# propane bottles and 5 gal buckets. All my charcoal, propane, wood chips and other water sensitive Barbee items will store there, nice and dry and out of sight.
     
  16. Denton

    Denton Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Damn, Mike, would you like to visit Florida and do some projects? :D
     
  17. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Hehe, my ideas yes, but my "crew" gets all the craftsman credit, they really do sweet work. They ain't fast, but they are good.

    Kinda like the old work sign eh?

    "We do 3 kinds of work here; good, fast and cheap. You pick 2"
     
  18. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Deck done;

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    All solid redwood on pressure treated 4x6's

    Ordered up another cooking tool, I missed my 30,000 BTU/hr camp stove so I got another. Single burner this time and it also has a folding top to keep the leaves out which was a minor pain in the ass. Got this serious solid steel grill too, I had one of my cast iron griddles crack when heating to "blackening" temp.

    I'm looking forward to getting my outdoor cookers running again - :)
     
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