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General => Show us your Hot Tub. => Topic started by: ridger on October 19, 2017, 07:42:11 am

Title: newbie getting started
Post by: ridger on October 19, 2017, 07:42:11 am
hello all,
I'm new here.  I've already been helped by reading several posts over the last few months, so thank you guys for sharing.  Going to try to share some of my progress with photos here.  As it stands now my jacuzzi j-480 is scheduled to arrive on 11-2-2017.  Maybe I'll work on the rust on my roof following this hot tub project.  You know, first things first.  ;)


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Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: ridger on October 19, 2017, 07:45:10 am
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Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: ridger on October 19, 2017, 07:48:36 am
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Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: ridger on October 19, 2017, 07:51:24 am
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Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: ridger on October 19, 2017, 07:53:36 am
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Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: ridger on October 19, 2017, 08:09:09 am
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Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: ridger on October 19, 2017, 08:13:31 am
Couldn't get the concrete truck close enough, so we're doing the concrete shuttle here.
Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: ridger on October 19, 2017, 08:14:51 am
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Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: ridger on October 19, 2017, 08:23:33 am
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Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: ridger on October 19, 2017, 08:24:30 am
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Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: ridger on October 19, 2017, 08:26:14 am
more to come as we progress Good Lord willing
Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: ridger on October 19, 2017, 03:55:58 pm
pouring concrete steps up to pad

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Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: ridger on October 20, 2017, 08:38:17 am
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Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: Sorrentino100 on October 24, 2017, 06:58:05 am
How did you get the grooves in the slab and the rough edges on the steps? What were the concrete specs? Did you have the conduit in place prior to the pour? Any rebar? What are you doing to cure the concrete? Are tracks on a skid-steer the best way to go? How do you like yours?

Looks like pretty country where you are. Any trails to ride motorcycles and quads?
Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: ridger on October 25, 2017, 08:19:17 am
The guys pouring the concrete have patterns they beat into the concrete just before it dries.  In a few days they will do some type of acid stain on it also.  The main floor has a plank pattern, and the steps have a stone pattern.  My original specs called for a 12 foot by 30 foot pad.  Planning for a porch swing on the far end of it.  Yes, on the conduit.  Had it in place in advance.  You may not be able to see that at first, because they taped over it, just to make it easier for them to stamp their pattern onto the pad.  Yes, on the rebar too.  I'm pretty much clueless on the skid-steer, but my landscaper guy operates it, and can do about anything with it.  I'm just letting the concrete set for two weeks before the hot tub arrival.  I've heard everything from one day to one month, so researching this forum was helpful on that.  I decided on the middle ground of two weeks after reading topics here.  It is pretty country here, but no public property.  All trails are on private property so landowner permission is needed. 
Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: ridger on October 25, 2017, 08:20:24 am
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Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: ridger on October 25, 2017, 04:25:59 pm
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Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: Cora5 on October 25, 2017, 08:33:25 pm
Hi Ridger, I like your setup there. I plan on doing something similar to this. What is that sticking up out of the concrete pad?
Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: Hottubguy on October 25, 2017, 08:38:15 pm
Cool setup. Cora that looks like electrical conduit to pull wires through
Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: ridger on October 26, 2017, 09:15:34 am
Thanks guys.  Yes Cora, Hottubguy is correct.   It is the conduit pipe for the wiring.  They are hoping to do the acid stain on the concrete today, so I'm excited to see how that comes out.  Hope to post more pictures soon.
Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: ridger on October 27, 2017, 02:02:03 pm
Concrete was stained today.  Now if I can just keep falling leaves off it while it dries.

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Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: wmccall on October 27, 2017, 04:18:55 pm
Thanks for all the pictures, can't wait to see the rest.
Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: ridger on October 31, 2017, 05:40:26 pm
Glad you guys are enjoying the photos.  Hot tub is suppose to be here in two days.  Of course electrician says he can't get here until tomorrow.  So sure hope he does, in order for the hot tub guys to wire me into power and get it filled up.  The landscaping is still ongoing.

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Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: ridger on November 01, 2017, 05:46:17 pm
Dear Diary,
Nothing like last minute wiring before hot tub is scheduled to arrive tomorrow morning.  But Houston, we may have a problem.  Rain.  Causing a delay on gravel spreading that was going to offer drive-up drop-off access.  So now I'm waiting to hear if a Jacuzzi J-480 can be maneuvered along a ten foot wide porch in order to reach the connected concrete pad.  I'm sure some of you already know the answer to this question, and I should be finding it out pretty soon myself.


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Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: ridger on November 02, 2017, 02:27:20 pm
It has arrived.

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Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: ridger on November 02, 2017, 02:28:31 pm
On the pad.

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Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: ridger on November 02, 2017, 02:29:49 pm
Water going in.

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Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: ridger on November 02, 2017, 04:50:15 pm
Heating up for the first time.

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Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: ridger on November 02, 2017, 04:51:08 pm
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Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: ridger on November 03, 2017, 07:51:00 am
We were going to try to bring it across the porch and up the steps, but the bobcat driver saved us by laying a track of gravel across the muddy area.  This allowed us to roll it down onto the concrete pad.

On my Spa delivery agreement electrical requirements, it called for 3 wires plus a ground wire, for a total of 4 wires, all #6 wire.

What it did NOT say was these four wires had to be in a three foot section of flexible conduit with a female plug adapter, if you want the Jacuzzi techs to get you wired up and running.  SO, I had to break the speed limit running into town for these two items.  It might be a good idea for future buyers to ask maintenance techs some extra questions on wiring requirements that aren't written down in your delivery agreement.
Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: meriflower on November 13, 2017, 03:29:11 am
Beautiful!!!
Title: Re: newbie getting started
Post by: ridger on March 02, 2018, 10:09:40 am
Thanks!  Finally got he new roof, upstairs rooms, and deck coming down to the tub.  It has been a long project but enjoyable.

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