Comments for OutsideModern Mon, 03 Feb 2020 23:26:13 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on How to Use Patio Furniture Indoors by Jeffinsocal Mon, 03 Feb 2020 23:26:13 +0000 I have teak adirondack chairs with cushions in my family room. Very relaxing.

Comment on Replacement Umbrella Canopy: How To Guide by Nick D Fri, 31 Jan 2020 21:37:57 +0000 This material looks very interesting I have an Ozark Trial 12ft x 12ft vented top portable canopy with a slanted leg. Do you make anything like this??

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Comment on How To: 5 Steps To Use An Inflatable Hot Tub in Winter Cold by Shari Lynne Tranchina Sun, 22 Dec 2019 04:41:11 +0000 HI Eric. Thank you so much for posting this! It saved us! We have a vacation rental and an inflatable intex tub in Lake Tahoe. When the motor started just shutting off on us and it was taking 2 days to heat the tub I researched info about these tubs in our freezing temperatures and found your article…love it! We had our handyman put it all together for us.

But we have run into a couple of issues. He didn’t hook up the timer switch because he was concerned that it might not match the voltage or something…I don’t totally understand. So I wanted to just ask you about it…I assumed since you included it with the other info that it would def work with the system… he showed me the specs that came with the timer and thought it might not work….
Q Is that in fact the proper timer switch that works with this system?

Also, we installed the tank and pump onto the side of the house but it is very loud.
Q Wondering if it’s just loud because it is vibrating on the house or if the pump itself is just loud anyway…if it’s just a loud pump, how can we make it quieter?

Q Also do you have any idea how often we would need to change out the propane? We got two 5 gallon tanks.

The water is getting too hot…going up to 140, so we want to turn it off or def install a timer and set timer to kick pump on every 4 or 6 hours but are concerned that the tank and tubing might freeze if its 15-32 degrees outside. We want the water to be good for whenever our guests want to use the tub.
Q So should we insulate the tubing and tank? Will that prevent it from freezing? and also does the tank need to breathe?
Q Also, what is a good time interval for setting the timer to in our situation?
Sorry so many questions but we are needing to make sure it all works well as it is a great selling point for our rental…. we are saving for a real jacuzzi!
I really appreciate your time and your genius! 😉

Comment on What is the Meaning of the Pink Flamingo in the Yard? by Lynne Wed, 18 Dec 2019 12:16:43 +0000 I love Flamingos. And I’ll put them in my yard and I don’t swing. I have Flamingo art, I have Flamingos in my Christmas tree. I have indoor flamingo statuary and knick knacks and I have outdoor flamingos. I wear flamingo jewelry as well. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve loved Flamingos.

Comment on Light Keeper Pro Review. A Clever String Light Repair System by vitor Mon, 16 Dec 2019 01:12:50 +0000 It works in 20 light strips with 12V 1.1W bulbs for 230VAC (Europe main supply) ?
Where is possible to buy it in Europe?

Comment on How To: 5 Steps To Use An Inflatable Hot Tub in Winter Cold by Alix Fri, 13 Dec 2019 12:17:31 +0000 Why not build a box out of insulation to house pump and heater original to the hot tub?!? The Layer of insulation beneath the hot tub is a great idea.

Comment on Sun Shade Sail Installation Ideas: 9 DIY Tips to Make Your Shade Sail Soar! by Eric Clark Mon, 09 Dec 2019 21:24:26 +0000 Awesome Ely. That is a good sized deck. How about some 16 x 16 x 16 triangles? You could get three of them and overlap in some sections for a fun look.

Comment on How To: 5 Steps To Use An Inflatable Hot Tub in Winter Cold by Okinyi Sun, 01 Dec 2019 04:00:59 +0000 Thanks for the instructions. Got my set-up up and running. 2 questions:
1. Is it just mean, or is the pump/eccotemp on the loud side (like running a generator)? I have the pump set-up to a timer so it can cycle on and off in cold temps overnight, but don’t want to wake the neighbors.

2. Can you leave the propane tank in the open position and the eccotemp unit on? I’ve got a wifi switch, so can turn the pump on from inside the house. But it would be nice if we didn’t have to go out and turn on the propane/eccotemp every time.


Comment on Sun Shade Sail Installation Ideas: 9 DIY Tips to Make Your Shade Sail Soar! by Ely Sat, 23 Nov 2019 15:09:53 +0000 I love the idea of Sun Shade sails and I’m looking forward to installing them in my backyard. The only problem is deciding what size sail to use. The area I want to cover measures 15′ X 42′ and I would like to use more than one sail. What size sail would be best?