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foo.c

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Jul 3, 2018
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Georgetown, TX
Decking/patio has been poured. I have the deck coating guy coming out to drop off samples on Thursday, hopefully he has some availability to get this done soon.

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foo.c

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Jul 3, 2018
82
Georgetown, TX
So hit my first snag. The plumbers came and set the equipment and left without connecting the autofill. I emailed the owner and he says that is another specialized contractor and that it requires a special license.

I'm rather POd. I don't believe it's true, and the quote I got was for an autofill, not most of an autofill. He came out here last month and I paid cash because he offered me a discount. Learned my lesson ...
 

foo.c

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Jul 3, 2018
82
Georgetown, TX
Ok, so the quote specified "no breaker" which I didn't interpret as leave autofill disconnected. Guess that's on me ...

Now I'm looking for another sub. I think the company I have maintain my sprinkler system can do this ...
 

foo.c

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Jul 3, 2018
82
Georgetown, TX
Yeah, it's not the end of the world. What I don't like is how it kind of swallows up the stone coping. The color is ok by itself although it appeared lighter in the sample. It might change some as it weathers too.

Electricians should be here in a couple hours and then I will probably get to play the "what excuse are they going to come up with this time" game again with the plaster company, which is the same company that did the tile, coping, and decking.
 

Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
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You just can’t catch a foo.c-ing break. On the plus side, you are long overdue for the universe to give you some wins. It will level out at some point. Probably with years and years of good times.
 
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Newdude

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You are gonna have some whoppers of a story when you are sitting around with friends enjoying that pool. Gonna go through a lot of tasty beverages for said stories too. But after a year or so you’ll be laughing your tail off telling them. Going all Billy Mays like..... ‘I know that sounds insane.... BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE !!!!!!’ Hang in there foo.c. The finish line keeps getting closer and closer.
 

JJ_Tex

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Jul 17, 2019
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Prosper, TX (DFW)
Yes, you are almost at the finish line.

With that said, have you contacted the company who did the decking to let them know you dont love it? I would hate to see you move forward with plaster if there is something that can be done to help you enjoy your pool more.
 

foo.c

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Jul 3, 2018
82
Georgetown, TX
Nah, it's not their fault and they did a great job. It's been raining all day today and the water has darkened up the stone a lot and that combo looks a lot better.
 

foo.c

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Jul 3, 2018
82
Georgetown, TX
Too cold for plaster. I'm going to call them tomorrow and see what excuse they can come up with for next week. :)

I got a couple quotes for fencing since we didn't really have a fence before. There's probably a dozen things in my back yard that could kill you besides the pool, but I guess I need a fence now. After looking over the quotes I'm very tempted to DIY and no one has availability until mid-December anyways.
 

kimkats

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What kind of fence will fit the code in your area? They also have codes for the kinds of gates as well. Stuff like how high off the ground and being self closing and locking.

Kim:kim:
 

foo.c

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Jul 3, 2018
82
Georgetown, TX
I'll be doing a plain ol' 6 foot wood privacy fence.

After calling and emailing multiple plumbers, irrigation, and fire control services, I couldn't get anyone interested in taking my money in exchange for connecting my auto-fill. I emailed BYOP and they put me in contact with someone who will do it for $650. I'm a little miffed at this, but at least it's getting done.