I LOVE hot tubs. How have I not had one until now? Oh yes, I remember. I had a spouse who always spent more than I earned.
Anywho. So, I bought one from Costco. Had it delivered to my place. That went swimmingly. First delivery attempt was refused because the driver was lazy and wanted to drop the pallet-loaded 800 pounds on the gravel road and drive away. Second delivery attempt actually unloaded with a pallet with a pallet skid and wheeled it all the way down to my site…. where it sat for 5 weeks.
Then I finished previous projects and finally had time for this.
First, hot tubs are delivered on their side. To get laid flat, the pros use a big air bag. Non-pros use 8 burly friends. I dont have an airbag… or friends.
So I attach the pallet to an overhead window using a double prussik knot. Then I use that to lower the tub to horizontal without it being damaged… or crushing me to death.
Then unpackage it.
And move it into position. Of course, normally, I’d get 8 friends, but I have zero friends. So I placed 2″ diameter PVC pipes under the tub. I learned this trick in 7th grade. Teachers showed us a movie about Egyptians moving heavy stones to build the pyramids by rolling them on logs. Teachers did this because they were exceptionally lazy and genuinely thought they could get away with showing movies instead actually “teaching”.
Then remove the wrapping.
Then hook up the electricity.
The internet demands that I use only a licensed electrician to run the power circuit. The local laws also demand some sort of “permits” and “inspections” that require licensed electricians. Um… F$%,k that shit. In addition to not having any friends, I don’t have a gazillion dollars for overpriced “professionals” when I could easily just do it myself.
Including drilling through 12″ of block.
Then…. WOOHOO!! hot tub time!!
Any idea how long it takes to heat 55 degree well water to 104 degrees?