Recent content by cgtx

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    Pool Permitting: Window Latches/ Door Alarms (already searched the forum)

    Thank you, found it! Looks like they are built in to this brand of window but will call to double check on Monday. Had seen that Anderson makes them, too. Too bad not already on our Pellas. Thanks so much for sending that.
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    Pool Permitting: Window Latches/ Door Alarms (already searched the forum)

    These are just the downstairs windows which face out to the pool behind the back side gates- that’s what my builder says needs latches/ alarms. I was thinking about the egress situation as well: every one of the rooms where there are casement windows also have French doors, so I’d assume that...
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    Pool Permitting: Window Latches/ Door Alarms (already searched the forum)

    You all may be on to something... brilliant, I’d say. Food for thought... thank you so much!! :)). ... Unless they then alert some other city department and tattle that we aren’t up to code because windows don’t have egress... 🙄 Going to mull over this option. Thank you so much!!
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    Recommended Pool & Door alarms

    Thanks so much. Was this for door alarms? I think I ordered those for the doors- same- only saw those for requirement . $70- something each. Considered doing same. People in my neighborhood have used GE 2/$12 ones and passed, but they don’t have the rating, and I never have good luck with...
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    Pool Permitting: Window Latches/ Door Alarms (already searched the forum)

    To think I was posting that from the kitchen and had been forgetting to include the kitchen windows this entire time when I’ve spent tens of hours with my nose buried online, searching! It is 12 windows. 😩🙇🏼‍♀️ That’s $1200 + about $90 in tax just for latches, alone, which won’t even arrive in...
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    Recommended Pool & Door alarms

    Were you all required to have latches on windows keeping them from opening more than 4”? I’m having an impossible time with the requirements for our permit inspection this week in Austin. Builder says supposed to be ASTM F 2090 rated. 12 windows. Casement windows that crank out. Only thing I’ve...
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    Pool Permitting: Window Latches/ Door Alarms (already searched the forum)

    Hello! Our pool construction is (knock on wood) nearing the end, after many delays, and we have spent days spending tens of hours online trying to find acceptably- rated window latches (door alarms, too) that we can order and receive ASAP. Our builder was vague in what he said we need: Window...
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    New pool build in Tampa Bay Area, Florida

    If you see this, would you mind please sharing which window alarms worked for your inspection? I am having a terrible time finding ASTM F2090 certified window latches, especially since I need them quickly. This door and window situation is such a racket. Our entire house is armed everywhere, and...
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    Please help me choose my tile, coping and stone (pics included)

    Thank you so much. I was just feeling like I should settle and leave it, but I think it would be worth it to switch out about 7 tiles already done. ALSO: I have been wondering how significant the tile below the waterline will be. This is helpful. You read my mind! I am doing a white bottom...
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    Please help me choose my tile, coping and stone (pics included)

    Thank you, that is me. He is tiling the remainder, which is the exposed spa ledges, in the morning, and I finally got the littles to bed, so I am sitting here working through the sheets for him tomorrow. He needs 30, and I've only done 8 (it is so hard to do without sunlight). I think you are...
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    HELP! SOS! :) Choosing Waterline Tile Grout in a Flash

    Thank you. It is Alyse Edwards "Proud as a Peacock" in Iridescent, from her Haute Glass collection (there are SO MANY FUN tiles in the collection, and in person they are so clear and so gorgeous and look nothing like the boring, staid photos online- I think I have samples of all of them). I have...
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    HELP! SOS! :) Choosing Waterline Tile Grout in a Flash

    @kimkats I'm sorry to bother you, but I just saw your screen name in another post, and you were the expert of whom I was thinking. I remember reading your expert advice in so many other posts when I was researching this topic on the site a month ago. @TexasRain Thank you very much! Very helpful...
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    Please help me choose my tile, coping and stone (pics included)

    @Dirk I wish I had read this on Friday, the day before you wrote it. I thought I was crazy for wanting to do that this past weekend, and it would have saved me a lot of headache, issues with the mason thinking I was crazy, and now what will be annoyance with myself that I did not do it, because...
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    HELP! SOS! :) Choosing Waterline Tile Grout in a Flash

    Hello! We are plodding along with our pool construction (held up by masons with no sense of urgency for the last 2 weeks). A few weeks ago I took notes on who some of you TFP grout design experts are but do not have them in front of me. The mason finally did 4 grout samples for me, after waiting...
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    Hydrazzo Too Sensitive?

    Zach, I would absolutely love to have someone's contact info at SPC! When I was searching for tile, I spent two months trying to contact them. They do not answer their phones nor return messages. It was awful. Ultimately I decided to buy tile elsewhere. My builder uses them for supplies, though...