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  Reply # 1310779 24-May-2015 13:20
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How do you not have more +1's - Sweet set up that looks idyllic.



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Reply # 1312160 26-May-2015 17:04
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k1wi: How do you not have more +1's - Sweet set up that looks idyllic.


Thanks K1wi
Its working well. Got to 35 today so not to much electricity needed if you want a spa. Still need to find something to make the lid seal better.

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  Reply # 1312394 27-May-2015 02:30
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Paulluap: Still need to find something to make the lid seal better.
A ring of thick, soft foam around the lid that gets a little compressed when closed would be the easiest option? Would need to resist the heat and moisture though...

My experience has been that the flap of material that you usually get around the lids (and I couldn't quite make it out in the pictures, but may have been there at the start) is a pain to get tidied even when you're throwing the lid on by hand.  The only way I could see that design working is by somehow increasing the air pressure under the lid as it shuts, so that the flaps get pushed/blown out side of the base.



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  Reply # 1314338 29-May-2015 20:53
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Yeah I,m thinking soft foam around the lid so it fills all the gaps. They are only about 4mm in some spots. It seams to loose about 3 degrees a night which surprises me, thought it would be more than that. Good frost last night, also on the cover, but managed a 37 today.
Had a look at the recycle shop today but nothing jumped out at me.Might have to go to Para Rubber $$$.

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  Reply # 1314347 29-May-2015 21:38
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Thanks for posting. Will be doing this on my own spa when I get around to making a solid lid for it.







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  Reply # 1316283 2-Jun-2015 15:51
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Aredwood: Thanks for posting. Will be doing this on my own spa when I get around to making a solid lid for it.


Sweet. I will take some photos of the inside to show you the workings.



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Reply # 1405840 14-Oct-2015 18:10
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Well winter has been and the frost protection works well.
Now added a controller to set the the high temperature.




This video shows the inside working.

https://youtu.be/A4JizUbM_Ic

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