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    Design/Plan/DIY Build NorCal pool

    I called the trucking company and they charge 115$/hr for a tri-axle that they say can be loaded by a bobcat. The landfill management charges 75$ for a 10 wheeler and 150$ for a semi, but I need to perform soil analysis that stays valid for 90 days. The company that was suggested by the landfill...
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    Design/Plan/DIY Build NorCal pool

    @jimmythegreek yeah the local rental yard has machines with buckets at least that size. I have rented both track and skid steer in the past. I love the track ones because they can easily go up and down slopes that one can barely climb on foot, while transporting large amounts of material like...
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    Design/Plan/DIY Build NorCal pool

    Thanks for the comment @jimmythegreek . It's good to hear from a pro :) I'm just worried that the 100+ yards of compacted soil I need to excavate will become double that when moved around. Staging area to the road where a tri-axle can easily stop is about 150ft, that will slow down loading...
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    Design/Plan/DIY Build NorCal pool

    I was thinking about about that but it's a lot of dirt and while I have a staging area, the risk is that it would sit for weeks and then I'd have to rent the front loader again to get rid of it on dump trucks. Ideally it'd be hauled away while I dig. I guess it will depend on the quotes I get :)
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    Design/Plan/DIY Build NorCal pool

    Oh I did some math and it is much more dirt that I originally thought :D something like 113 cubic yards when compacted. I'll need large equipment, I'll be calling around on Monday. Can anybody recommend a dirt hauling company for the Bay Area...?
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    Design/Plan/DIY Build NorCal pool

    I received the bracket needed to mount the Fastlane (that is supposed to be delivered fully in July 2021). This phase of the build is an exercise in patience, the various components come in at a glacial pace, however I am pretty sure at some point there is going to be a huge rush to get...
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    Design/Plan/DIY Build NorCal pool

    Still no work from the shipping company about the missing boxes. Those will be needed towards the end of the project so I am not worried YET... but still. In the meantime I got pump, chlorinator and few valves from Polytec:
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    Tankless Water Heater to Heat My Pool

    Serious question: what is the worst that can happen if you add them in parallel and go beyond the max allowed by the line? CO generation is unlikely if there is low fuel pressure. Heat output might not be the sum of both heaters but it will max out at some point. I am not suggesting you go...
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    Design/Plan/DIY Build NorCal pool

    Well she makes everything take longer, she gets into potentially mildly dangerous situations, she most definitely does not make use of proper PPE, but I hope long term she develops a mind set of good work ethics. Surely digging by hand is miserable and tedious... so much respect for the...
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    Design/Plan/DIY Build NorCal pool

    Of course. Obviously I have not been able to try anything but so far so good. I'm the meantime we resumed prep work for the equipment pad pour... We will need few more hours. The location requires us to work completely by hand. I need to remove about 4-8" of soil, but we found that it's oddly...
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    Design/Plan/DIY Build NorCal pool

    The autocover part of the pool kit has been delivered - even though some of those boxes look pretty beat-up, once we opened every single one of them, the stuff inside seems in a pretty good condition after transport.