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Bob Sanders 12-16-2013 07:00 PM

Why there are some who shouldn't DIY!
 
I'm on a hot tub forum and someone just stuck this up. EEKS! That's going to be an expensive repair. Fortunately the propane tank was there to save the day!

http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/t...psad29938c.jpg

big juicy01 12-16-2013 07:07 PM

I don't know what shocks me more the photo or the fact that there is a HOT TUB forum.

Bob Sanders 12-16-2013 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by big juicy01 (Post 1279290)
I don't know what shocks me more the photo or the fact that there is a HOT TUB forum.

LOL!
There's a few of them. Believe it or not it's almost a sport!

Gymschu 12-16-2013 07:20 PM

What makes you think that was a DIY project? I've seen plenty of pros do similar things.

kwikfishron 12-16-2013 07:37 PM

That's an incredible picture. I've seen many deck collapse photos before this is the first that took the sheathing and the rim joist with it.

cortell 12-16-2013 07:57 PM

Huh. So a hot tub full of water and people is not 40 psf? Who knew.

Fix'n it 12-16-2013 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by big juicy01 (Post 1279290)
I don't know what shocks me more the photo or the fact that there is a HOT TUB forum.

:laughing::laughing: i was thinking the same thing :laughing::yes:

Clutchcargo 12-16-2013 08:15 PM

It looks like the deck was only attached to the sheathing and not the rim joist.

TheEplumber 12-16-2013 08:33 PM

I can hear the claims adjuster now-"You had a permit , right?"

big juicy01 12-16-2013 08:35 PM

It was great idea.....before you add the water

JKeefe 12-16-2013 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Clutchcargo (Post 1279311)
It looks like the deck was only attached to the sheathing and not the rim joist.

Also appears the sheathing is not is the greatest shape, but it's a poor-quality image so I can't really tell.

That's one lucky quad parked underneath that disaster. The homeowner can use it to ride away with his tail between his legs.

gma2rjc 12-16-2013 09:31 PM

Could the gas tank have exploded?

Bob Sanders 12-16-2013 09:44 PM

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Originally Posted by cortell (Post 1279305)
Huh. So a hot tub full of water and people is not 40 psf? Who knew.

Yeah... well I was thinking, it would have been a heck of a ride if someone was actually in there at the time.

Just think... one second your eyes are closed, the head is back, and you're listening to the quiet humming of the jet pumps.... and then the next you're wondering where all the water went and why exactly you're sprawled out against the far wall of the tub with your arms and legs all bent out in funny directions! :huh:

Msradell 12-16-2013 10:04 PM

I'm not sure that I would blame this disaster on DIY. It may have been or may have been a professionally done project without more information we certainly don't know. There's no project beyond DIY assuming the person doing the project has the appropriate training, knowledge and support. People just need to realize their limitations and get professional help when required. That help may not necessarily be obtained to do the direct labor, they can be obtained to provide specifications, design or other technical support.

The other thing about this situation is that by looking at the deck lumber and the hot tub it looks like it's been there for quite a while. The problem may not be the actual design but rather could be that improper fasteners reused that corroded and deteriorated over time.

JasperST 12-17-2013 07:21 AM

The deck may have been fine but it doesn't look like it was built to support a hot tub. Someone may have come up with that brilliant plan after the fact.


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