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« Reply #700 on: March 02, 2018, 10:00:02 AM »
I would have thought tankless too. Maybe add a timer to it?

And whats wrong with a 45 min shower?  :beercheers:
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« Reply #701 on: March 02, 2018, 01:46:57 PM »
JR, on septic a 45 min shower is no bueno

Don I have a Norritz. Works great going on 10 years.  Only issue was an igniter.  Fixed it myself and cost me $12

I would check with local plumbing supply houses.  I found that there is usually a regional preference and you want what ever is most prevelant in your area so that parts and service familiarity work in your favor.  There are several good brands like Rennai and Bosch and Norritz etc


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« Reply #702 on: March 02, 2018, 03:07:31 PM »
Looking good! 

Not to DOT this thread up, but what tankless water heater do you have in your home?  We're making that final decision in the next few days and any insight would be appreciated.  You can respond over on my house thread if you don't want to muddy this one up.
Made that same choice for tankless.  After all dad is usually the last one to shower, I am done with cold showers. 

Most research and friends I know that have them say about $30 saved on the bill. However you have to yell at kids as Tex refers to. 


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« Reply #703 on: March 02, 2018, 04:54:00 PM »
Local supply house and plumber pointed us toward Bosch.  Hot showers are something I'm looking forward to again!
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« Reply #704 on: March 02, 2018, 06:10:33 PM »
Well a lot got done on the pool today.






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« Reply #705 on: March 02, 2018, 06:26:49 PM »
Very nice Charles
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« Reply #706 on: March 02, 2018, 06:50:38 PM »
Thanks Shawn. They should start the overlay with the flagstone next week.
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« Reply #707 on: March 02, 2018, 06:51:26 PM »
Real purdy TRN. Gettin done just in time for the heat to hit!


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« Reply #708 on: March 02, 2018, 07:05:03 PM »
Am I seeing a heli-pad for my MD-530 in the foreground??
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« Reply #709 on: March 02, 2018, 07:44:25 PM »
It kinda looks like that doesn?t Don?  It?s where the fire pit is going.  It?s only 18ft in diameter. Probably bigger than some places you?ve put a chinook


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« Reply #710 on: March 02, 2018, 08:47:19 PM »
Really looks nice, ties it all together.

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« Reply #711 on: March 02, 2018, 09:03:07 PM »
What is the third area of concrete for? Is that the outdoor kitchen area?


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« Reply #712 on: March 02, 2018, 09:25:15 PM »
the rectangle piece between the casita and the main house is the 14x24 outdoor kitchen slab
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« Reply #713 on: March 02, 2018, 10:43:33 PM »
It kinda looks like that doesn?t Don?  It?s where the fire pit is going.  It?s only 18ft in diameter. Probably bigger than some places you?ve put a chinook


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« Reply #714 on: March 02, 2018, 11:18:28 PM »
So how's it feel having your own personal resort?  :beercheers:
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« Reply #715 on: March 03, 2018, 09:03:21 AM »
VERY nice there Charles!  Is the PVC on Don?s landing pad for drainage or gas feed?  The other question is, if you?re burning wood, and a pyro like I am, won?t the concrete spall and crack from heating and cooling cycle?
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« Reply #716 on: March 03, 2018, 10:10:40 AM »
Not there yet Ken.  Hopefully by the middle of summer the casita will be done and I can actually enjoy all this.

Mike the pipe is a landing beacon for Don

It?s actually a drain. They will be lining it with fire brick all around so I think that will take care of the cracking issue. They do a lot of them and this time for a change I?m just writing a check.


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« Reply #717 on: March 03, 2018, 02:24:50 PM »
Dang that will be nice when it's done. Congrats!! Really great forethought in this. So when it's done I think ya need a RMTS "break in" get together. I'll bring some pig and bourbon!

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« Reply #718 on: March 03, 2018, 07:24:38 PM »
Might not be a bad idea. 

Got some hardie done today.




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« Reply #719 on: March 03, 2018, 08:03:23 PM »
Not there yet Ken.  Hopefully by the middle of summer the casita will be done and I can actually enjoy all this.

Mike the pipe is a landing beacon for Don

It?s actually a drain. They will be lining it with fire brick all around so I think that will take care of the cracking issue. They do a lot of them and this time for a change I?m just writing a check.


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« Reply #720 on: March 03, 2018, 08:04:09 PM »
On second thought, I'll just use the top of the connex if its OK with you Tex...
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« Reply #721 on: March 03, 2018, 10:04:16 PM »
Either one Don.  I have a Surefire IR strobe, just tell me where you want it.  Connex is between some tall trees, so we may want to put you on the pond berm......
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« Reply #722 on: March 04, 2018, 09:16:05 AM »
Dang that will be nice when it's done. Congrats!! Really great forethought in this. So when it's done I think ya need a RMTS "break in" get together. I'll bring some pig and bourbon!

Reminds me of the shed scene in Caddy Shack - got a pond and a pool.....the pond would be good for you! LOL!
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« Reply #723 on: March 04, 2018, 11:14:15 AM »
well I dang sure aint sitting in a hot tub full of men.......
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« Reply #724 on: March 04, 2018, 12:29:43 PM »
Ah, come on buddy, don't become a JH.
 
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« Reply #725 on: March 04, 2018, 08:57:12 PM »
well I'd rather sit with you all than Hildebeast.....
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« Reply #726 on: March 04, 2018, 09:31:49 PM »
I will second that!
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« Reply #727 on: March 04, 2018, 09:56:20 PM »
Poor Ken and these tough decisions....... :huh:

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« Reply #728 on: March 05, 2018, 04:22:54 PM »
Either one Don.  I have a Surefire IR strobe, just tell me where you want it.  Connex is between some tall trees, so we may want to put you on the pond berm......
Yea...I've hit my share of pine trees with Bell and Boeing rotor blades in my lifetime!
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« Reply #729 on: March 09, 2018, 06:54:18 PM »
Well slowly but surely.





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« Reply #730 on: March 09, 2018, 07:00:53 PM »
Total class there Charles!
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« Reply #731 on: March 09, 2018, 07:10:19 PM »
Total class there Charles!

^^^^^^ agreed
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« Reply #732 on: March 09, 2018, 07:45:05 PM »
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« Reply #733 on: March 09, 2018, 07:49:22 PM »
That is sweet!!
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« Reply #734 on: March 09, 2018, 08:36:01 PM »
Tomorrow I?ll pull the #1 AL cable from the main panel to the sub panel and the casita will be running on it own power.  100 amp breaker.

Btw. After careful consideration I will probably use a 3.5gpm norritz tankless heater with a 15 minute timer on the ignition circuit. 15 minutes of bliss and then.....ice cold.


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« Reply #735 on: March 09, 2018, 08:46:29 PM »
That is really nice RN
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« Reply #736 on: March 09, 2018, 08:53:22 PM »
When we are done.  I will have room for 8 to have their own bed. Then maybe an RV hookup. Might have to have a RM reunion.


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« Reply #737 on: March 09, 2018, 08:55:45 PM »
When we are done.  I will have room for 8 to have their own bed. Then maybe an RV hookup. Might have to have a RM reunion.


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« Reply #738 on: March 09, 2018, 09:26:00 PM »
Looking very nice man. Our hide sight looks like a tent LoL
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« Reply #739 on: March 09, 2018, 10:07:55 PM »
When we are done.  I will have room for 8 to have their own bed. Then maybe an RV hookup. Might have to have a RM reunion.


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« Reply #740 on: March 10, 2018, 09:13:50 AM »
When we are done.  I will have room for 8 to have their own bed. Then maybe an RV hookup. Might have to have a RM reunion.


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« Reply #741 on: March 10, 2018, 10:34:17 AM »
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100 amp. Casita running under own power.


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« Reply #743 on: March 10, 2018, 05:30:28 PM »
1 of those boxes goes to the casita, where is the other one?!
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« Reply #744 on: March 10, 2018, 06:11:42 PM »
Maybe the main panel from the house?

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« Reply #745 on: March 10, 2018, 06:44:46 PM »
Lol. Yup the main panel the main house.  100 amp breaker bottom right. Runs #1 AL to the 100 amp sub panel.

Crazy to have a 200 amp panel on the main house when it?s only 1550 sq ft but I?m glad they did.  Plenty of room to run sub panels for shop and guest house and pool. And eventually the shipping container

The guest house will never pull more than about 40 amps if everything runs at once. Main house may draw 65-70 with AC and Oven both on. Pool may draw 30 and the shop won?t run more than 10 unless the welder is going.

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« Reply #746 on: March 10, 2018, 10:58:12 PM »
I have the same, a 1650sf house with a 200main and 100 sub to the garage.
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« Reply #747 on: March 13, 2018, 07:32:53 PM »
More flagstone down and some grouted.






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« Reply #748 on: March 13, 2018, 07:57:17 PM »
So what goes down in between the stone Tex? What holds them in place? Weed control? Slip and falling on a sharp corner?


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« Reply #749 on: March 13, 2018, 08:32:48 PM »
So there is a 4 inch slab. Then mortar the flagstone and then mortar between the stones to finish. It?s just an overlay like tile but a lot thicker.


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