Turns out the two bike shops local to me don't do wheel building/rebuilding anymore, and one expressed skepticism that anyone would touch that hub motor anyway.I am going to have the wheels rebuilt as 29ers
IAB is ignoring meHey @I Are Baboon any tips on hot tub purchasing? I just send out a round of website contact form solicitations to a few local (to Grand County) companies. Anything in particular I should be looking out for? This would be on the already-flat surface of my deck. At 7 cents/kWh off-peak power rates seems like I should go for electric heat +/- some sort of control box to minimize 22 cents/kWh peak (5-10 PM for all but Sunday) rates.
Great, now I'm hungry for stew.Things I never want to do - sit in a hot tub with 8 other people.
and probably with prior renters' jizz remnants from hot tub sexingThings I never want to do - sit in a hot tub with 8 other people.
You want to put a swim spa on a deck? That seems...unwise.Related to my original hot tub query: anyone have any experience with swim spas? Colorado Custom Spa guy will get me specifics tomorrow when he's back in the office, but his initial reply while mobile when I asked about them was
"My swim spas start at $20k and go up from there. You can get a pretty decent sized swim spa for about $26k. If you just wanted to use it as a giant hot tub, the $20k one is a pretty great deal."
Mentally $20k is certainly within a rounding error from the larger non-swim ones, and I'd stretch for $26k if it's demonstrably better. Being able to swim in it would be awesome.
The other hot tubs we're looking at are already big bois… 550 gallons of water, etc.You want to put a swim spa on a deck? That seems...unwise.
Caveat for the quote is that swim spas weren't in the discussion at that point.I checked out the deck this afternoon. The deck should fit whatever size spa you want to go with. It looks like we’ll need to use a crane to install a spa on the deck.
When we had 6 or 8 guys on a trip to North Carolina a few years ago, we got a place with a hot tub. It was in the winter and we believe it wasn't maintained to the highest standard, but boy howdy, by the end of the week the water in that tub looked like it came out of a swamp in Brazil.and probably with prior renters' jizz remnants from hot tub sexing
although since the hot tub will be on the deck perhaps that will quell that behavior a bit, and the chlorine should make it all just random amino acids at that point... right?!
So the two he was thinking of turned out to be the Passion Activity 1 and 2.Since Spa Man is local to Grand County if I go Bullfrog I'll go with his outfit. The two TBD swim spa options from (Denver-based but will deliver and install to Grand County) CO Custom Spas are intriguing, though.
Can’t sleep so time to post. I’ve also been getting justified pushback on my NASIOC mountain house thread re the deck and the swim spa’s weight.You want to put a swim spa on a deck? That seems...unwise.
I looked under the hood and the last 11 stringers on the proposed hot tub side are doubled up. But there’s no dedicated header beam on the house side, just these brackets bolted in. I would feel more confident in this setup with another header and posts abutting the house wall and supporting those doubled up stringers.the deck’s worthiness for the load does need some formal investigation beyond the sales guy’s eyeballing it. So I will get that done.
Looks like I found an actual engineer that’s game. He’s based in Denver and appears to be the sole proprietor of his little outfit. Aiming for Feb 17 at the house.Ok, I will grant to you all that the deck’s worthiness for the load does need some formal investigation beyond the sales guy’s eyeballing it. So I will get that done.
Sent him the under deck photos and specs on the S150 to start.$150 inspection consultation
$300 inspection report
$600 stamped drawing
I've got my reservation for a non-launch edition. "Estimated Delivery Date: Between Late 2023 and 2024", which probably is optimistic even so.
You just need a PTO on the E-Bike.I’d replaced my garage door opener with one that had a battery backup two years ago, so that it’d work during a power outage. Well, we had a power outage a few weeks ago and it didn’t work.
turns out its built in 2019 battery was dead, and the logic board was faulty to boot.
one third party battery replacement and one DIY warranty replacement logic board later and now it works under battery power with no 120V input. Sure was cold working up on a ladder in the garage today!
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I like this battery concept, at least now that it’s working. I also upgraded because I hoped the retail belt drive one would be quieter than the contractor grade chain one that came with the house. And it is but this is largely irrelevant as most of the noise comes from the garage door’s tracks even with liberal lube, just as she saidYou just need a PTO on the E-Bike.
Or just pull the disconnect handle and open the door like a peasant.
I like this battery concept, at least now that it’s working. I also upgraded because I hoped the retail belt drive one would be quieter than the contractor grade chain one that came with the house. And it is but this is largely irrelevant as most of the noise comes from the garage door’s tracks even with liberal lube, just as she said
The logic board should be a one time thing!Just seems that a convenience like this that requires this level of maintenance has a negative ROI on time let alone cost. Unless power outages are common, which doesn't seem like the case.
I don’t disagree but alsoIt's going to be a giant waste of water when you're emptying/re-filling that monstrosity every time someone shags their missus in the pool. Or some kid takes a dump in it.
It will definitely drive up bookings/rates, 'cause everybody wants a hot tub. It probably won't matter, booking-wise, if it's a "standard" 8-person or that giant swimming pool you're considering.I don’t disagree but also
A) if it happens during a guest’s stay then its Vacasa’s issue to solve
2. my kids won’t do that
iii: it should both drive up bookings/rates but more importantly be good for my family to use
四; I’m effectively on flat rate water. Probably just under their flat minimum. $408/quarter.