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Old 09-01-2010, 05:20 PM   #16
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instead of sounding like a know it all snob, why not explain yourself. instead of calling people out, i love advise. but not from an ass, if you are an electrician, tell us whats up. i just want to do it right, so when i get it inspected, and hope it passes, and life will go on.

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instead of sounding like a know it all snob, why not explain yourself. instead of calling people out, i love advise. but not from an ass, if you are an electrician, tell us whats up. i just want to do it right, so when i get it inspected, and hope it passes, and life will go on.
Who is this directed at? I hope not Stubbie or Marc. They are two of the most helpful forum dwellers I know.

Now me, I can definitely be an ass. In fact I embrace that, but these guys no way.
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instead of sounding like a know it all snob, why not explain yourself. instead of calling people out, i love advise. but not from an ass, if you are an electrician, tell us whats up. i just want to do it right, so when i get it inspected, and hope it passes, and life will go on.
I don't know where this will pointed to whom but let us make it clear in this fourm we have quite few electricians whom been in the trade for many years and I have know them in other fourms as well and I respect them and they do respect me and we do give the members in this fourm a stright answer and we don't screw around with it.

Myself I am master Electrician in State of Wisconsin and Paris France for over 24 years now and I am well verised with both Americian and European codes so there is nothing I am hiding at all.

So please respect us we do steer the members in right way.

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As a Moderator here I too would like to know what prompted this

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instead of sounding like a know it all snob, why not explain yourself. instead of calling people out, i love advise. but not from an ass, if you are an electrician, tell us whats up. i just want to do it right, so when i get it inspected, and hope it passes, and life will go on.
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Come on guys we all know it was meant for Speedy.......

I'm sweet as sugar .. so it's not me

Marc is like fresh apple pie on a Saturday morning .. so nope not Marc

Scuba is as cool as a cucumber .. so again no

Someone that has none of these traits .... no sugar, no pie, no cucumber = a New York electrician
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......... a New York electrician
Ouch. Now that hurt.
If that is how I am seen I may just have to change my profile.
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No don't do that .... stay just the way you are.....
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it was directed toward speedy, i meant no disrespect by it, i just didnt like the way he answered a question by saying someones information was bogus, and that they were basically an idiot. and to make myself very clear, i do!!!!!!! appreciate all of the help and concern of all you electricians, it really means alot to me. speedy, i know you are great at your work and probably busy too, so im sorry if i sounded a little brash, i just really want to get this project done right, and all of you are helping me get closer to that. and thank you for taking the time to steer me in the right direction.
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Scottyweis.,

Thanks for being to point whom it toward and SpeedyPete is very good guy.

I am glad you want to do this in correct way and let us know how it come out when you get this done.

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it was directed toward speedy, i meant no disrespect by it, i just didnt like the way he answered a question by saying someones information was bogus, and that they were basically an idiot. and to make myself very clear, i do!!!!!!! appreciate all of the help and concern of all you electricians, it really means alot to me. speedy, i know you are great at your work and probably busy too, so im sorry if i sounded a little brash, i just really want to get this project done right, and all of you are helping me get closer to that. and thank you for taking the time to steer me in the right direction.
Hi Scotty

This type of thing happens once and a while. There is no disrespect meant by us either. Speedy feels very strongly about the necessity for spa and pool installations to be professional. So when he sees a homeowner getting bad or unsafe advice it raises his hair a bit.

The good thing is your on this site making sure the advice your getting from other sources is accurate and not unsafe. You've mentioned the safety of your family being top priority which is quite commendable.

Anyway we're still here to answer your questions or whatever you would like to understand about your spa installation.

My advice for you would be to install the spa at 2008 standards even though you could install it under the standards of a previous code cycle if that is the code your local jurisdiction has adopted and enforces.

You can in several cities or counties get a pool/spa installation guideline from the building department so you might check online or in person for one of those.
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That's usually anybody here wants...the job done right
Glad to see you are researching how to DIR...Do It Right
Pools & hot tubs can be complicated
Glad mine are both in
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it was directed toward speedy, i meant no disrespect by it, i just didnt like the way he answered a question by saying someones information was bogus, and that they were basically an idiot. and to make myself very clear, i do!!!!!!! appreciate all of the help and concern of all you electricians, it really means alot to me. speedy, i know you are great at your work and probably busy too, so im sorry if i sounded a little brash, i just really want to get this project done right, and all of you are helping me get closer to that. and thank you for taking the time to steer me in the right direction.
I have no problem with this and am not offended at all.

I am a pretty frank person. I usually don't hold back too much on my opinions, especially if it is regarding a topic I know quite a bit about.

My point was actually out of frustration more than anything. It bothers me when folks give advice like they really know what they are talking about when in fact the opposite is true. This is what I was saying in post #9.
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thanks for understanding the whole situation. and speedy, your help along with all you others has been great, i guess i just took it the wrong way, im really going to get this thing going in the next week. i have my permits and all. so when i call for the inspection, i have no doubts that it will pass because of the great advice given to me on this site from all of you, i will be sure to use it as much as i can now that i own my first house ever. like i said, i have been a carpenter for the better part of 20 years, so i love working on and building homes, so to own my own house is just the best feeling in the world for me and my family.
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Just so you know you getting my good advice here is one of my first hot tub installs ... yes I'm joking

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This is one Marc did in France ... notice he improved the water heater over mine.......ok I'm finished .....


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