Going to get a hot tub

RobbieB Posted By RobbieB, Apr 20, 2017 at 7:28 PM

  1. RobbieB

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    And you guys have gotta love it!

    A wood fired tub with the stove under water!

    http://snorkel.com/hot-tub-products/wood-fired-hot-tubs.php

    I chatted with them and they advised wax logs are fine.

    Gonna get me a 6 foot x 3 foot with jets, stairs, benches and the drink holder.

    But first I gotta get a slab put in.

    Pretty cool (er hot I guess) eh?
     
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    Wow, I am taken aback and impressed at the same time. I don't know how to feel about it.

    When you are done installing, make sure to post some pics. I love pics.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Jan Pijpelink

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    Just pics of the tub, no selfies of you in it please. Not sure if we can handle that.
     
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    I was thinking gas (propane) and started with "can you run the gas heater with 20 lb (BBQ) tanks?" He said not good, the heater can damage if the pressure gets low.

    I know that you can't put wax logs in a stove, so I asked about that, no problem. Cool & easy. Wax logs at the grocery store and whatever crap wood I have around. Start the thing with the long wand propane weed burner I start the Big Green Egg with.

    The jets (and filter) pump works on 120 VAC 15 amp no problem. It ain't gonna be like one of those 240 volt 50 amp Jacuzzi's, but it should be a good soak with a little hydrotherapy.

    I love the internet. You can find anything on the internet - :)
     
  5. maple1

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    You will have to keep the fire going all winter - no? Don't think I've be up for that hassle. Kind of neat though.
     
  6. RobbieB

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    Nah, just start heating a couple of hours before you want a soak. Not going to want to soak every day ya know...

    Holds 500 gallons and it doesn't get to freezing here often. So, a couple of hours before, throw in a couple of wax logs and then switch on the pump in another hour. Wireless thermometer will report temperature to the house. Supposedly capable of 30 DF rise per hour. So if water is 40F in a couple hours it will be 100F
     
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    OK, I didn't know or see your location.

    Was just thinking most on here would maybe see something freeze up & go bang.
     
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    Neighbor has one. Had just got it when I saw it and had only used a couple times but he was happy with it. Used cord wood and it took a couple hours to come to temp. He was emptying it in between uses.
     
  9. RobbieB

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    Thanks, good to know. Always good to get feedback from real customers.

    I figured it would be a couple of hours from a "cold" start, much less in the summertime. I don't want to use a lot of chemicals either. Maybe get one of those "copper ion" algae defeaters too.
     
  10. Highbeam

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    I have been using regular 60 amp 240 volt hot tubs for many years. It's a luxury that adds a good sized hit to the power bill.

    A tub is too cool at 100 and too hot at 104. With rapidly rising temperatures and no thermostat, how do you control the temp?
     
  11. RobbieB

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    With the flue damper and the adjustable loading door.
     
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