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    Hot Tub

    I've used a hot tub which was built out of a large circular water trough (galvanized steel) and set atop a stone foundation. Wood billets are used to heat the water. It has worked for several years and one thing that is really interesting about it is that after a day's use (during large outdoor parties) a small red-hot spot forms on the bottom. We just keep our feet away from it. Another funny thing is that from a distance the "bathers" look like they are being boiled alive! It must give drivers on the highway a bit of a start. The water is actually very hot but tollerable with the right attention to the fire below.

    -Andrew

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    Lobster-boy

    Sounds cool Andrew. I also thought of heating rocks and laying them in the water..

    signed, Lobster-boy Kola

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    Lobsterboy? Is that you? My

    Lobsterboy? Is that you? My long lost brother... :-)

    Ponyboy

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    ponyboy's bro

    Lobsterboy:
    http://phreeque.tripod.com/grady_stiles.html

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    Heating Watering Trough

    Kola, you might be able to build a heating unit like the ones advertized in the back of magazines for "wine barrel" hot tubs. From the pictures it looks like the heating unit sits in a built-in trough within the water holding vessel. I believe they are wood fired.

    -Andrew

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    Yikes!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kola
    Lobsterboy:
    http://phreeque.tripod.com/grady_stiles.html
    Wow! Lobster hands! I'm not going to tell you what part of the pony I inherited... (I wish) He he he

    Here's something for your hot tub

    http://www.cowboyhottubs.com/

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    cowboy hot tub

    Thanks guys!
    PB, that setup is on my "need" list.

    I will be the envy of all the local redneckers! I can hear em now, "That dadburn Kola is getting all fancy-schmanzy with his newfangled jacootchie tub"..I reckons we otta do some target shootin' and see that sucker turn into a oversized water sprinkler..(spits)...(then laughs and shows all 3 teeth.)

    gulp,
    Kola

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    Update

    Quote Originally Posted by Jordan Laube
    Rod -
    ...Any luck on the sauna from the other forum?....I am sure Kola has been having trouble sleeping in his TP wondering about a picture of the final construction...
    J-
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    Update!

    Got finally a response last night, and here it is:
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    Hi Rod =- Ill get some pics of that and post it. He did finish it this
    summer and it came out nicely.
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    I'll post pics as soon as they become available.

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    Get a rope!

    I will be the envy of all the local redneckers! I can hear em now, "That dadburn Kola is getting all fancy-schmanzy with his newfangled jacootchie tub"..I reckons we otta do some target shootin' and see that sucker turn into a oversized water sprinkler..(spits)...(then laughs and shows all 3 teeth.)

    gulp,
    Kola
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    And he gets his Picante sauce from New York City! Get a rope!

    do I hear banjo music......?

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    omg

    Now thats funny PB.....the banjo music was good but that pig squealing episode was scarey stuff.

    and thanks Rod for doing the investigative work!

    kola

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