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Old 02-26-2019, 09:54 AM
 
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@Mike, maybe HV is thinking of something like a Roman tub. Where the heat was supplied by burning woo. You could probably build one using a rocket stove and running the heat under the concrete.
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Old 02-26-2019, 08:50 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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All the concrete hot tubs I have been in Europe were pretty disgusting (cleanliness).
(last one in Denmark / wood heated)

How much concrete tank construction have you done? (Was one of many jobs, latest was underground pump station 10'Dia x 43' deep) Reinforced tanks can and do leak.

But each to his own.

When all is said and done, there is a lot more said than done.

Just do it! (as in pick up the shovel and GO!)
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Old 02-27-2019, 03:30 AM
 
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Well for one, concrete on it's own is not watertight but there are endless examples on the internet and I guess they all function.
However, concrete can be made watertight with just some additional materials so that's solvable but most importantly - any concrete will only slowly release water probably in days and I plan to use this only 1-2 hours tops at any times and then empty it so doesn't really matter in the end. Besides, even wooden tubs leak - you need to soak them for days before use and that's how they work.

Have you seen the image I've posted earlier ? Also, cleanliness is up to you, if it was your own it would be as clean as you like it, wouldn't it ?
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Old 03-05-2019, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Pensacola, Florida
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Looks interesting HV. Glad you got this thread on track with some examples and such.

The fact that folks jump on you about water rights on every single thread is comical and a head-shaker.

WE GET IT!! Lol. Jeez.
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Old 03-05-2019, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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Looks interesting HV. Glad you got this thread on track with some examples and such.

The fact that folks jump on you about water rights on every single thread is comical and a head-shaker.

WE GET IT!! Lol. Jeez.
Water rights in Colorado have been extensively adjudicated over the years. If you are in Florida you may know water rights in Florida, but do you really understand Colorado water laws?
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Old 03-05-2019, 12:29 PM
 
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Water rights in Colorado have been extensively adjudicated over the years. If you are in Florida you may know water rights in Florida, but do you really understand Colorado water laws?
OP has made clear that he will truck water in for his few-months visits if need be. I think the bigger issue is building a place that will be empty for months at a time.
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Old 03-05-2019, 12:50 PM
 
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... I think the bigger issue is building a place that will be empty for months at a time.
That's my concern too. Such a home will be a target for months at a time.

But as a person who counts his money closely I scratch my head at why someone from Europe wants to go to all the trouble to build a very unusual style of dwelling, in a fairly hostile climate, in a remote area of the USA, tie up all that money, and just use it 1-2 months per year. For the vast majority of us on this forum that just does not compute with our view of how to put our money to use. There are great resorts all over Colorado that one could visit for a while and then walk away from it at the end of the stay and still have our money at home working for us in productive manners.

A mid-point between owning such a home or staying in resorts is the concept of a timeshare in a Colorado resort where only a fraction of the money is tied up in 'ownership' of an asset. I hope Viktor has done some due diligence on this form of ownership.
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Old Today, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Pensacola, Florida
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Water rights in Colorado have been extensively adjudicated over the years. If you are in Florida you may know water rights in Florida, but do you really understand Colorado water laws?
Actually, I own land in CO and studied the laws extensively. It think it's safe to say I know more about CO Water Rights than I do Florida's. Lol.
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