Recent content by dotbombjoe

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    Help with new pool design (SoCal...south OC)

    Sliders were put in... ...view from the couch -- the house is not as crooked as it looks ;) ...and from the kitchen... We still haven't pulled the plastic off the windows...waiting for more finish work to be completed. Progress.
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    Help with new pool design (SoCal...south OC)

    So, the roof is pretty much on now and they're mostly finished with the rough opening for the new slider. We're replacing the double sliders you see on the left of the pic with a 3 panel stacking slider that will match the new slider...should be a lot more glass and less frame. We're thrilled...
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    Help with new pool design (SoCal...south OC)

    Yes, the base of that middle post is already demo'd at this point. Looking out over the pool, the left steel beam come up through the end of the counter where the grill/sink/trash will be, so the 'base' will not be visible at all. I'm assuming we will wrap the post and stucco it or something...
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    Help with new pool design (SoCal...south OC)

    Yup, exterior rated glulam. Hopefully we can get it matched up with the rest of the lumber re: color of the finish. One challenge at a time I guess!
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    Help with new pool design (SoCal...south OC)

    Well, it's been a looooooong time coming, but the project is finally back underway! I'm trying not to think about the lost money and time...focus currently is on completing the patio extension which has held everything else up. The goal was simple: extend the patio the full length of the house...
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    New Build, Orange County, California

    Agree with all of the above...although the time to measure was probably before the steel went in. But, redoing steel is certainly better than after its shot so can't hurt if you thin it's off (and would be willing to fight about it). Also, the shell/walls in our neck of the woods is typically...
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    New Construction Home - Orange County CA

    That is accurate re: waterline must be 3' back from the line. Note also that the line is from the middle of the mow curb... I'm a future neighbor (RMV) of yours going through the process myself so that's why I know! Definitely OB it and get bdavis to consult! I didn't think I would have the...
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    Getting started! Owner Build in SoCal

    It really came out fantastically!!! Nice work...and congratulations! Is that actual wood furniture? Where did you find it?
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    Help with new pool design (SoCal...south OC)

    LOL...filled, that is good one!! We've had zero progress in months. Supposedly workers are supposed to start demo of the existing patio next week, but I still haven't see the change order reflecting the updated plan so I'm not particularly hopeful. Fortunately for the builder, I've had a lot...
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    Getting started! Owner Build in SoCal

    Awesome stuff and congrats on your progress...it looks great!!
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    Getting started! Owner Build in SoCal

    Awesome!! More pictures please! I'd love to see one of the equipment area that shows the full width of the walking space -- is it in your "dog run" area that is so common in our CA homes or does that area have a wider margin to work with...trying to get a sense of it as I know my space is going...
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    Our outdoor kitchen build.

    Some people will do anything to get a positive response to "Honey, would you get me a beer?" ;-) That is a series of unfortunate events! Great work on everything though, I'm jealous...my project has been in limbo for months!
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    Pool Design Frustration - working towards contract

    Style is a very personal thing. It may not be the design I'd opt for but I think aesthetically it looks nice and it seems have a bunch of "features" (benches...) that might be nice. A few things I'd be thinking about: a) pool depth...do you have thoughts? the design shows a shallow and deep...
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    Pool Design Frustration - working towards contract

    Might just be me, but I think a straight geometric pool may look a bit awkward with the curves of your existing patio flooring. The photo of the contemporary pool linked above -- or something like it -- might be a good compromise...straight lines on the fence-lengths and a curve of some sort...
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    Pool Design Frustration - working towards contract

    I'd expect the response you are seeing. Pool builder should be busy right now, especially in CA with all the weather we've had this season...they're backed up. I don't want to be a downer but I can't imagine you'll be done for Fall...pools can go quickly but they often don't and given the way...