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Old 04-07-2017, 10:57 AM   #51
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Looking good. We have had our pool put in about 15 years. Still love it. Kids are not around to use it anymore, but as long as I heat it up the wife will get in. My next project is a outdoor TV area with bar.



I can tell you though, you need to plant some big shrubs to keep the neighbor from watching you skinny dip. LOL


My wife had the same thought but I say if they wants to peek let em, he might learn a thing or two.


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Old 04-12-2017, 12:39 PM   #52
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Update: Well I'm rethinking my support for Trumps border wall, because laying stone is an arse whopping. Lol. I'm glad I did it to know I could and I'm happy with the finished product but it took me about 10 hours of labor and I know some guys that would've had that knocked out in about 3. That's an art and much respect to the men that can do that day in and day out.




And for tips I only have one, if you're gonna do stone work this tool is worth its weight in gold. I didn't acquire it until I was just about done but it would have saved me a lot of cutting and chiseling.

Granite is being measured right now and hoping for install on Friday.


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Old 04-12-2017, 12:47 PM   #53
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While I was setting stone the wife and father in law started on one of two flower beds. They did a good job I'm thankful she likes to get involved.




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Old 04-12-2017, 12:56 PM   #54
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Make sure you wrap those majesty palms in the winter if there's a freeze coming! I didn't think you could kill them but this small freeze we had this past year did it. Killed my queen palms too. Pool looks great man!
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Old 04-12-2017, 02:44 PM   #55
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Thanks Quack we will be sure to get them wrapped


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Old 04-12-2017, 03:39 PM   #56
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I would get some of that metal fireplace edging from home depot and put it inside your stone flower bed border. It really helps keep the dirt from creeping between the stones, which helps keep grass and stuff out of there, and it will keep the soil from slowly pushing those stones outward over time.
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Old 04-12-2017, 05:35 PM   #57
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I would get some of that metal fireplace edging from home depot and put it inside your stone flower bed border. It really helps keep the dirt from creeping between the stones, which helps keep grass and stuff out of there, and it will keep the soil from slowly pushing those stones outward over time.


Copy that I'll make that happen bud


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Old 04-15-2017, 09:59 AM   #58
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just trying to get an idea of size, what were the dimensions of the pool AND your yard? checking to see what my side yard could handle....

looks great and love the outside kitchen!
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Old 04-16-2017, 05:05 PM   #59
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That looks nice!
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Old 04-16-2017, 08:34 PM   #60
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Looking good my friend.
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:02 AM   #61
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just trying to get an idea of size, what were the dimensions of the pool AND your yard? checking to see what my side yard could handle....

looks great and love the outside kitchen!
I will get them for you tonight buddy
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:03 AM   #62
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Thanks guys I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:04 AM   #63
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:32 AM   #64
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Thanks guys, I'm starting to see the end I think. They poured slab for the pergola and we completed the other flower bed that runs along the fence. I also started building the pergola last night and hope to get it finished this afternoon. It's 12'x12' and all the cedar and post footing and hardware we're just under 1k at the depot. It's crazy what people are charging to build these things and so simple. I chose not to notch mr runners but thanks to the green screen screen insight we will be using my Kreg Jig HD, I'm loving this thing here lately.





They should be putting granite on today so I can finish the kitchen and bar I'll post pics when I get home. Then heading west to do some turkey hunting.


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Old 04-21-2017, 10:54 AM   #65
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Very nice!
A question, comment, a suggestion and a warning.

Question- Why did they put the skimmer on the side of the pool opposite the pump and filter?

Comment- great decision not to go deep. The only reason is for a diving board, and if you're ever heard/ read of the neck injuries, however rare, you have one less headache to worry about.

Suggestion- Pull power to an outdoor switch and put a light above the pool equipment so if/when you need to check something and it's dark you don't need a flashlight. My in-ground pool is the first, and last pool I'll ever own. But it was worth the effort and cost when the kids where young up through high school and college. Not any more.

Warning- I know of 2 children who drowned in an in ground pool while a bunch of kids were in the pool, and a bunch of parents/ adults were gathered around the pool. As my wife says, "What sound does a drowning child make? None". You think it can't happen to you, but the 2 families I know probably thought the same thing.

Carry on!

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Old 04-21-2017, 01:10 PM   #66
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Very nice!!!
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Old 04-22-2017, 06:33 AM   #67
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I think that y'all will truly enjoy your sport pool. People of all ages have played and loved water volleyball in our 3.5'- 5'- 4' pool. Have fun!!
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Old 04-24-2017, 11:42 AM   #68
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Very nice!
A question, comment, a suggestion and a warning.

Question- Why did they put the skimmer on the side of the pool opposite the pump and filter?

There are 2 skimmers opposite of each other one really close to the equipment and one on the other side.

Comment- great decision not to go deep. The only reason is for a diving board, and if you're ever heard/ read of the neck injuries, however rare, you have one less headache to worry about.

Suggestion- Pull power to an outdoor switch and put a light above the pool equipment so if/when you need to check something and it's dark you don't need a flashlight. My in-ground pool is the first, and last pool I'll ever own. But it was worth the effort and cost when the kids where young up through high school and college. Not any more.



Warning- I know of 2 children who drowned in an in ground pool while a bunch of kids were in the pool, and a bunch of parents/ adults were gathered around the pool. As my wife says, "What sound does a drowning child make? None". You think it can't happen to you, but the 2 families I know probably thought the same thing.

Carry on!
Thanks for the info brother
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Old 04-25-2017, 04:37 PM   #69
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Watch your kids. It's also a great reason to get them into swimming lessons now. I thought I knew how to swim until I took the Water Safety Instructor course to fill a phys ed credit in college.

Have fun.


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Old 04-27-2017, 07:06 AM   #70
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Update: Well I'm rethinking my support for Trumps border wall, because laying stone is an arse whopping. Lol. I'm glad I did it to know I could and I'm happy with the finished product but it took me about 10 hours of labor and I know some guys that would've had that knocked out in about 3. That's an art and much respect to the men that can do that day in and day out.




And for tips I only have one, if you're gonna do stone work this tool is worth its weight in gold. I didn't acquire it until I was just about done but it would have saved me a lot of cutting and chiseling.

Granite is being measured right now and hoping for install on Friday.


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What type of material did you use for the framing of the counter / top ??
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Old 05-09-2017, 10:17 AM   #71
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What type of material did you use for the framing of the counter / top ??
The frame is made of metal studs and wrapped in hardi-board. Granite sits on top of the actual stone
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Old 05-09-2017, 10:23 AM   #72
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Update: it's coming together. Here are some pics to bring it current.






Our first meal on the grill





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Old 05-09-2017, 10:29 AM   #73
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This weeks project is a Mother's Day gift for my wife

This is what she wants so here go nothing


Got the top put together with pocket holes and glued and clamped to dry overnight. Will start with the legs tonight. Have to show off my cornhole boards I finished on Saturday



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Old 05-12-2017, 10:20 AM   #74
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Awesome backyard!!
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Old 05-12-2017, 10:25 AM   #75
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Sweet
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Old 05-12-2017, 10:38 AM   #76
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Turned out great, lotta relaxing in your future.
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Dang bro.....The KING!!!!!!
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Looks ****** man!!
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Old 05-12-2017, 04:13 PM   #79
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Awesome work.
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Old 05-13-2017, 02:27 PM   #80
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Awesome.
Good choice on the Polaris pool cleaner. Any parts you might need in the future are available on amazon and 1/2 the price of pool stores.


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Old 05-18-2017, 02:42 PM   #81
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Got the farm table finished up and my wife loved it. Just about done minus my two page punch list lol




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Old 05-18-2017, 03:22 PM   #83
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Make sure you wrap those majesty palms in the winter if there's a freeze coming! I didn't think you could kill them but this small freeze we had this past year did it. Killed my queen palms too. Pool looks great man!
most of texas was under 25 degrees for 48 hours, that is hardly a small freeze lol
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:31 PM   #84
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Your makeover turned out fantastic!
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Old 05-19-2017, 03:03 PM   #85
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