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Old 04-29-2007, 07:40 PM
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Wife hurt her shoulder playing tennis Thursday so I turned on the gas and threw the switches away from the pool to heat up the integrated in-ground hot tub.

Friday morning I threw the swtitches back to pool circulation.

Forgot to turn off the gas.

6 hours Friday, 6 hours Sat, and 6 hours today. I just went out there to find the air temp at 80 and the pool temperature at 88.

Guess I'd better call the propane guy tomorrow and get an extra delivery.
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Old 04-29-2007, 08:45 PM
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what were ya hoping for 198 degrees
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Old 04-29-2007, 09:59 PM
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Ahh that would feel so good right now.
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Old 04-29-2007, 10:05 PM
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Won't feel so good when I get the gas bill!

I feel I ought to go out and swim in it just to get the benefit before it cools down to normal overnight!
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Old 04-29-2007, 10:14 PM
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hell wit a boat like that what's another hundred bucks for actually having HOT water in a HOT TUB
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Old 04-29-2007, 10:28 PM
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Get some potatos and carrots.

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Old 04-29-2007, 10:35 PM
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Aren't you the one that believes in Global Warming, Carbon Credits and all that other stuff that is easy to talk the talk, but I guess not walk the walk..????
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Old 04-29-2007, 10:54 PM
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WFOFISHING - 4/29/2007 10:14 PM

hell wit a boat like that what's another hundred bucks for actually having HOT water in a HOT TUB
It's not the hot tub - it's the dang swimming pool at hot tub temperatures!

Now all I need is jacuzzi jets in my pool and I can invite the whole street in!
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Old 04-29-2007, 10:57 PM
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2005 SeaCraft - 4/29/2007 10:35 PM

Aren't you the one that believes in Global Warming, Carbon Credits and all that other stuff that is easy to talk the talk, but I guess not walk the walk..????
Anyone else sort of totally confused with this post?
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Old 04-30-2007, 02:24 PM
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Invite a lot of friends over for a bean eating contest followed by hot-tubbing......you'll have yor jacuzzi in no time.
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Old 04-30-2007, 02:42 PM
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thats one way to kill the bacteria in your pool, just boil the water once a week, why did you go with the gas heater instead of a heat pump so far down south?
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Old 04-30-2007, 02:50 PM
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One was already installed when I bought the house. when it went out in Jauary I replaced it with the largest I could find. Since my house hot water and gas fire in the family room are run off the in-ground propane tank I left well enough alone.

While not sure, I think the propane is still cheaper that the heat pump and quicker to heat the hot-tub.

JEA were offering to fund 50% of solar heating a while back and a number of my neighbors added solar piping integrated with the pool system. From what they tell me it keeps the pool temps around 5-10 degrees warmer year round so you have to use the heater less and have a longer season. Not sure I want that piping on the roof though.


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Old 04-30-2007, 03:13 PM
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propane still $3.00 a gallon?
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Old 04-30-2007, 03:27 PM
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I believe its running around 2.20 these days.
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Old 04-30-2007, 06:24 PM
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And get a second mortgage to pay for the refill.
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Old 05-01-2007, 06:53 PM
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HOT POOL PARTY AT MENZIES...BRING YOUR FRIENDS!!!
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:11 PM
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Menzies - 4/30/2007 2:50 PM

One was already installed when I bought the house. when it went out in Jauary I replaced it with the largest I could find. Since my house hot water and gas fire in the family room are run off the in-ground propane tank I left well enough alone.

While not sure, I think the propane is still cheaper that the heat pump and quicker to heat the hot-tub.

JEA were offering to fund 50% of solar heating a while back and a number of my neighbors added solar piping integrated with the pool system. From what they tell me it keeps the pool temps around 5-10 degrees warmer year round so you have to use the heater less and have a longer season. Not sure I want that piping on the roof though.

When I redid my pool plumbing a few years back, I got rid of my propane heater and went to solar. The propane cost me a couple hundred bucks to raise the pool temp 10 degrees, and it cooled down in 2 days without a cover on the pool.

With solar, the percentage of solar panel square footage to the pool square footage determines your pool water temperature rise. My ratio was ~60% and with a pool solar blanket, I easily got a 15 degree rise. In SC, that extended the swimming season 1.5 months on both ends of the normal season (total 3 months). Nice thing is it doesn't cost you a thing after the initial investment. You can find the panels cheap online, and I skipped the thermosat, etc. and plumbed it with manual valves. Probably had $1500 in the whole shebang.

Use solar for the pool and keep your propane for just the hot tub....after you get this new gas bill - you won't forget to turn the propane off again
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:58 PM
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Coastboater:

You can tell him he won't forget, but something similar happened with our grill about three weeks ago. We left it on until the tank ran dry, it was totally full up to then. We promised each other we wouldn't do that again after filling up the tank again, but the next time, it was my turn to let it run a while so it would clean up better. I did the first part realllllllllllllllllll good, but forgot the second part. Got back from Mexico Sunday, planned on grilling some steaks last night and wife said, "somebody left the grill on again", and I just said, "so shoot me". Believe me it can happen, even with the best of intentions. Luckly, though, we only had a small tank, not attached to natural gas from the "COMPANY".
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Old 05-01-2007, 08:21 PM
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That story raised a hair or two on the back of my neck!

We have a gas fitting out on the lanai so that we can hook up a grill. We passed - more on safety grounds than anything else. We have burned through two new grill tanks in the last month or so as well by forgetting to turn the grill off. Can you imagine if I had it hooked up direct!!
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Old 05-01-2007, 08:56 PM
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JALICHTY - 5/1/2007 7:58 PM

Coastboater:

You can tell him he won't forget, but something similar happened with our grill about three weeks ago. We left it on until the tank ran dry, it was totally full up to then. We promised each other we wouldn't do that again after filling up the tank again, but the next time, it was my turn to let it run a while so it would clean up better. I did the first part realllllllllllllllllll good, but forgot the second part. Got back from Mexico Sunday, planned on grilling some steaks last night and wife said, "somebody left the grill on again", and I just said, "so shoot me". Believe me it can happen, even with the best of intentions. Luckly, though, we only had a small tank, not attached to natural gas from the "COMPANY".
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My last boat I put 3 antenna's on

After the first one I forgot to lower, I swore I'd never forget
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