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    DIY Slide

    Ever wondered how high your home owner's insurance premiums could go? Try building one of these!

    Warning: Pretty annoying music...

    http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech ... n-backyard

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    Re: DIY Slide

    That is just unreal...
    15' x 24' x 52" Buttressfree Concorde (Atlantic) ABG installed 2007, Hayward Sand Filter, Hayward 1 speed Pump, Royal Entrance Steps, Clear Solar Blanket, New Deck, and maybe soon a heater.

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    Re: DIY Slide

    It doesn't look that high from the ground, but it sure looks way up there when they film from the top. Looks dangerous as heck to climb it.
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    Re: DIY Slide

    Doesn't look safe at all.
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    Re: DIY Slide

    no not very safe. How about these fools:

    http://www.stupidvideos.com/video/just_ ... Slide/#404
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    Re: DIY Slide

    Wasn't real impressed with the slide, but the link about the guy who built a working 1/32 scale Nautilus sub was great! Guy did a great job on it.
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    Re: DIY Slide

    Well, I know what my next project is!!!!!

    I gotta say though, did anyone see that water?!?! At the end of the video it looks toxic when the light it on. LOL Maybe they have that green pool dye in it though?

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    Re: DIY Slide

    I used to lay those pipes. They are 21' long, it looked like he cut off about 5' at the end of it. The slide is about 35' long then. I would hate to run my arm down one of those cut edges coming down too, it would be sharp. My brother took a 36" piece of this stuff, and ripped it down for a tunnel before. Oh, and we rolled one of my coworkers down a hill in one too, it was a good idea at the time, no injuries, but he was not happy at the end.
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    The first one: i would have killed anyone who topped out my tree to build that ugly and dangerous thing. And how many codes did they violate?? And they so would have been better off spending the money to clear up the water instead! yuk.

    in the second, I couldn't beleive when I saw the pool they were landing in... I guess that guy who missed was the one to test to see if the trajectory was correct... oops...

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    Re: DIY Slide

    Man, my wife is such a spoilsport.

    I was happily cutting down trees and starting to nail together the ladder when she zapped me with the shock collar (again) and I had to quit and go inside. I'm pretty sure I left a beer out there, too.
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    Don't leave the beer... That is alcohol abuse.
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    Re: DIY Slide

    that is insane!!!
    but, they looked like they were having fun...I just couldn't let me kids do that (yes, I will be the uncool mom)

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    Re: DIY Slide

    ah to be young, stupid and ignorant again. sigh.
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