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Discussion in 'Wackbag Home Improvement & Car Repair' started by JoeyDVDZ, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. JoeyDVDZ

    JoeyDVDZ That's MR. MOJO, Motherfucker!

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    Picked up a used (very fucking used) hot tub a couple of weeks ago for $400 from a friend of my sisters. Just finished refurbing it.

    Before:

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    And after:

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    Amazing what a couple of panels of siding, a little soap & water, and a little marine epoxy can accomplish.

    Now, to get the 220 run so I can actually enjoy this fucker!
     
  2. Mother Shucker

    Mother Shucker I'm over here now.

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    Nice job. Enjoy.
     
  3. JoeyDVDZ

    JoeyDVDZ That's MR. MOJO, Motherfucker!

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    Thank you sir. I have to admit, my wife & I did pretty good work in restoring that P.O.S.
     
  4. Voss's Tumor

    Voss's Tumor Banned

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    Why the fuck are you restoring a hot tub when you've got a safe to open?!
     
  5. JimsInfectedEye

    JimsInfectedEye That's very hurtful, sir.

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    Silly goose. You installed it OUTSIDE.
     
  6. JoeyDVDZ

    JoeyDVDZ That's MR. MOJO, Motherfucker!

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    I lol'ed really hard at this. You're right, I need to get working on getting this safe opened.
     
  7. Sinn Fein

    Sinn Fein Infidel and White Interloper
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    Nice job. Enjoy.

    I gotta spring for one after the winter. The wife needs it since the insurance company fuckos don't want to pay for her to go to aquatherapy.
     
  8. JoeyDVDZ

    JoeyDVDZ That's MR. MOJO, Motherfucker!

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    I actually contemplated setting it up in the sun room. (you can see the windows of the sunroom in the last "after" picture.) My wife would have castrated me if I suggested that. She likes to entertain in that room.
     
  9. JoeyDVDZ

    JoeyDVDZ That's MR. MOJO, Motherfucker!

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    I've never owned a spa/hot tub before; at $400 even as rough as it was, I knew I could fix it up nice. It was all cosmetic shit that was wrong with it, except for some minor blisters in the viynyl at the bottom of the tub. Easy fix with epoxy and some blue/green tint. The wood slats that were on it were all rotted through so my wife was the one who thought of using panel siding instead of tongue and groove slats. I have to admit, it looks really nice. We even built a little door at the back with a slide/barrel lock, to access the inner workings. It really came together much better than I expected.
     
  10. Your_Moms_Box

    Your_Moms_Box Free Shit / Socialism 2016

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    She still could.

    Skinny dipping is very entertaining.
     
  11. JoeyDVDZ

    JoeyDVDZ That's MR. MOJO, Motherfucker!

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    lol... Good point sir, good point indeed.
     
  12. Mother Shucker

    Mother Shucker I'm over here now.

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    What does the friend you bought it from think of it?
     
  13. JoeyDVDZ

    JoeyDVDZ That's MR. MOJO, Motherfucker!

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    Don't know, I haven't sent them pics yet. They had it sitting in their back yard for a few years, and never even got a 220v line run for it. That's why it was in such fine shape when I picked it up. :p

    Here's a shot of it sitting on the truck the day I went over to pick it up.

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    Funny thing is, I believe they were using it as sort of a mini swimming pool during the summers, filling it up and just sitting in it to cool off. Needless to say, white trash. Total. (Not that I'm very much better, but at least I'm upper class trash.) :p
     
  14. weeniewawa

    weeniewawa it's a man, baby!!!

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    looks good

    and I loffed at the safe comment too


    now you have to keep up the chemicals or it will look like it did in the before pics

    most hot tubs die this way
     
  15. Ballbuster1

    Ballbuster1 In The Danger Zone...
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    Nice Joey. Looks great. Good luck with it.
     
  16. Off-White-Power

    Off-White-Power High maintenance, low tolerance

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    What was the final expense with repairs?
     
  17. JoeyDVDZ

    JoeyDVDZ That's MR. MOJO, Motherfucker!

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    We still have to get the 220 line installed, but that shouldn't be much more than a couple hundred. So total, $400 for the tub, $125 or so for the wood & stain, and if we call the electrical work $300, we're looking at about $800 or so. Not too shabby, imo.

    (okay, that's fucking weird. I see two instances of the word electrical in my post, but if I try to edit, I only see one. Delete that one, and in the final product, both instances of the word disappear.)
     
  18. weeniewawa

    weeniewawa it's a man, baby!!!

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    you were sniffing too much paint
     
  19. JoeyDVDZ

    JoeyDVDZ That's MR. MOJO, Motherfucker!

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    Seriously, do you see the word electrical used twice in a row in my previous post? Because I do, and if it's just me, I'll be pissed that the meds aren't working anymore. :)
     
  20. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    Did you go through any of the pumps or heaters to make sure they were working? I'd hate to see you spend a bunch of money on cosmetics and have the pumps and/or heaters need to be replaced.
     
  21. JoeyDVDZ

    JoeyDVDZ That's MR. MOJO, Motherfucker!

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    I was told by my nephew that he ran juice through it from their air conditioner hookup and the pump kicked on, so the only thing that might be a problem is the heater. I'm hoping not, but if so, at least I can't imagine they're that expensive.
     
  22. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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    Well before you use it I would suggest running a bunch of dishwasher detergent through it... as that will sanitize (ergo disolve old jizz/pubes etc) in the hard lines. You will have to drain it after the detergent though...
     
  23. Voss's Tumor

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    There's got to be a better option that dish soap, like industrial strength boric acid or something.
     
  24. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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    Not dish soap... stuff for a dishwasher... it's pretty caustic... and should dissolve/dislodge ummm goodness.

    I am hoping he has a rigid piping system rather then a flex... as sometimes water (and other things) will collect in the dips of the flex pipe.
     
  25. metallikat87

    metallikat87 Well-Known Member
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    there are free hot tubs that look like that on craigslist here literally several times a week, ive consiered picking one up and trying what youve done
    good job, it looks great now
     

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