Hot Tub!??

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Kungur
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Post Thu. Feb. 06, 2014 7:43 am

Yesterday while at the Y I was sitting in the hot tub and had a thought!
Has any one used their coal boiler to provide the hot water for a hot tub?

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Post Thu. Feb. 06, 2014 7:50 am

Lighting did w/ Hand fed F orced Air Clayton.
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Post Thu. Feb. 06, 2014 8:05 am

I did it using a large plate type heat exchanger and a solar system then switched it to my Yellow Flame Stoker boiler.

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Post Thu. Feb. 06, 2014 8:30 am

Yes sir, I have a hot water coil in my furnace with a small circulation pump that runs 24/7 about 80 feet away. I used half inch pex line and ran them thru PVC pipe then wrapped it with closed cell pipe foam. Works great! Keeps the tub 93-97 degrees with no additional electric heat. During the cold spell it went to 101 since I was pushing the furnace harder lol even though its outside. When I want to use it I just turn on the heater element to get it to 102. I was just in it Tuesday night.

I just spliced into a jet line for the loop. Saves huge on the electric bill.

It never falls under 93 even if I don't use it for a couple weeks. :D


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Post Thu. Feb. 06, 2014 9:24 am

Not trying to make fun of any one,but my simple mind has never been able to grasp the concept of sitting in a tub of hot water out in the weather,whether its cold,Cold or COLD .Am I missing out on some major thrills in life by not freezing my unclothed skin,then warming it in hot tub ,then refreezing it to get back into the house ?? A customer of mine has a hot tub & he has not been able to get my simple mind to grasp the concept either,he even invited me over,NO way,if I want to sit in a tub of hot water ,I can do it in my warm home.Remember,I am not mocking any one ,just would like a good explanation of what is to be accomplished by the hot tub experience.??
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Post Thu. Feb. 06, 2014 9:30 am

Lots of things are fun with enough alcohol! :lol: many have hot tubs enclosed in a spa structure outside. I've been thinking of a coal heated hot tub myself. I'm just worried about the power going out for an extended time. Would have to drain the tub lickety split if that happened.
No matter where you go,......there you are.

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Post Thu. Feb. 06, 2014 10:16 am

When its me, my wife and her hot friend I find plenty of motivation to get in the hot tub. Just gotta be careful where I'm looking..

:woot:

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Post Thu. Feb. 06, 2014 10:19 am

I always take a mask and snorkel into the hot tub,....in a situation like that! I say I'm practicing my SCUBA skills. :lol:
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Post Thu. Feb. 06, 2014 10:56 am

I had one, but it was inside. It was just a wall away from my coal boiler but the wife didnt want me to hook it in. Afraid of being a lobster I guess! Thinking about another one down here, winter just ain't the same so it might be outside.

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Post Thu. Feb. 06, 2014 7:35 pm

If I had bit coal I probably could use it to heat my water, but I have to use wood for it since the firebox is underwater. No easy way to burn anthracite in it as far as I can figure out.

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Post Fri. Feb. 07, 2014 7:09 am

Killington on the mountain...
Outside old wooden vat convertet to Hot Tub duty...
By a couple of semi retired sking engineers...
We had about 24 full and part time shares...
I was one of 3 that stayed full time...
Mid week sking is the only way to go...
Wakeup hot tub and bloody mary...
Check out snow and ski some...
Lunch return to hot tub with found guests, female, soak and drink...
Bathing suits...
Do you ski with a suit...
I thought not...
return to ski...
Hit the access road resturants for 'Happy Hour' with female guests...
Return to Tub for more soaking...
With female guests...
Dinner...More Tubbing...
Drinks, guests, Tub...
Fun then sleep some...
Rinse and repeat...
Yes an outdoor hot tub is the best...
5 below the water is fine...
Watching the snowcat lights dance on the mountainside...
drink in hand and snow bunnies warming in the water...
Therapy for a day of sking...
The only downside is feet sticking to the deck...
Solved the problem with a small bucket to pour on feet if they...
flash froze to the deck...
The warm tub water would free them painlessly...
If you remembered the bucket... ;)
if you forgot you were at the mercy of the house...
I am not an engineer, train or otherwise!
I stay at a Holiday Inn at least once a year!
Most of all I do have common sense and a practical application of logic.
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