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newpoolbuild

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Sep 23, 2019
66
NY
is It required by law to be 20ft away from the septic in MA? We are building pool 6feet away from the septic line at the distal end which is dry and we plan to close off the line. There’s no specific law only recommendations from NYS dept of health.
 

Rich D

Bronze Supporter
Aug 3, 2018
516
MA
is It required by law to be 20ft away from the septic in MA? We are building pool 6feet away from the septic line at the distal end which is dry and we plan to close off the line. There’s no specific law only recommendations from NYS dept of health.
It's been a while but I believe it's 10' off tank or any component, and 25' off leach field.
 

Cephrael

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Apr 19, 2019
150
Massachusetts
It's been a while but I believe it's 10' off tank or any component, and 25' off leach field.
Engineer told us 20’ from leaching field reserve to the waters edge. Nothing was said about the tank but 10’ seems right.

Rich, thanks for the advice. Pavers are way beyond our budget right now, but maybe in the future.
 

Cephrael

Gold Supporter
Apr 19, 2019
150
Massachusetts
Dive rock should be finished up tomorrow. Different view of dive rock with planters. Waterfall wall should be done tomorrow as well.

On another note, I hate Eversource, our gas company. After all the talk on the phone with a rep, just had the engineer come out today to discuss the install. He informed me that they don’t install secondary lines for residential customers. He was under the impression that they just had to upgrade my existing service. Apparently the lady we were talking to miscommunicated that to me. So, that’s a miscommunication that’s gonna cost me more money. 🤦‍♂️ Ugh.
 

kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL
LOVING the dive rock!!! Will you "rough" it up with a grinder or such for a better grip with wet feet? Sure would not want to slip on the stone=OUCH!

GURRRRRRRRRR on the gas people!!!🤬

Kim:kim:
 

Rich D

Bronze Supporter
Aug 3, 2018
516
MA
Dive rock should be finished up tomorrow. Different view of dive rock with planters. Waterfall wall should be done tomorrow as well.

On another note, I hate Eversource, our gas company. After all the talk on the phone with a rep, just had the engineer come out today to discuss the install. He informed me that they don’t install secondary lines for residential customers. He was under the impression that they just had to upgrade my existing service. Apparently the lady we were talking to miscommunicated that to me. So, that’s a miscommunication that’s gonna cost me more money. 🤦‍♂️ Ugh.
Looking great..

Have you asked any of these geniuses why a basic house install would not be sized to handle a pool heater. I'm pretty sure a larger pipe isn't a whole lot more money. Not to mention they have a Monopoly on the Dang thing. It's not like you're going to go with the other gas company because they use a cheaper smaller pipe.
 

Cephrael

Gold Supporter
Apr 19, 2019
150
Massachusetts
Looking great..

Have you asked any of these geniuses why a basic house install would not be sized to handle a pool heater. I'm pretty sure a larger pipe isn't a whole lot more money. Not to mention they have a Monopoly on the Dang thing. It's not like you're going to go with the other gas company because they use a cheaper smaller pipe.
We spent the entire day on the phone with them trying to figure this 💩 out. As of right now, all they are doing is changing out something at the street. Apparently, our house wasn’t getting enough gas which is why sometimes our stove was burning orange in the winter. After they get the main house running right, they are going to work with us to get the pool house/heater hooked in to the system. It’s been a nightmare dealing with them. We ended up talking to some guy at the top who has been very helpful.
 

JamesW

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Mar 2, 2011
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Apparently, our house wasn’t getting enough gas which is why sometimes our stove was burning orange in the winter.
If you use a vaporizer in the kitchen for humidity, the metals in the water can create an orange flame.

The flame should normally be blue, which indicates complete combustion, which produces carbon dioxide.

An orange flame can indicate incomplete combustion, which produces carbon monoxide.

An ultrasonic humidifier can put metals in the air, which can cause the flame color to be orange or red, which can be alarming if you think that the stove is producing carbon monoxide.

The orange flame color from metals is not a problem other than it reduces your ability to detect a gas problem.

Using distilled water can eliminate the effect. Boiling water humidifiers won't have the problem.



 
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Cephrael

Gold Supporter
Apr 19, 2019
150
Massachusetts
If you use a vaporizer in the kitchen for humidity, the metals in the water can create an orange flame.

The flame should normally be blue, which indicates complete combustion, which produces carbon dioxide.

An orange flame can indicate incomplete combustion, which produces carbon monoxide.

An ultrasonic humidifier can put metals in the air, which can cause the flame color to be orange or red, which can be alarming if you think that the stove is producing carbon monoxide.

The orange flame color from metals is not a problem other than it reduces your ability to detect a gas problem.

Using distilled water can eliminate the effect. Boiling water humidifiers won't have the problem.



We originally thought the orange flame was from the cleaning chemicals our house cleaner uses. But after talking to the gas company, we think it may have been incomplete combustion. It would only last for a moment and only in the winter when the gas demand in our house was higher.