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My little bar by the pool
LoriLovesTiki
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From: NJ
Posted: 2014-07-27 7:01 pm   Permalink

I just had to laugh at the comment above about how much $$$ you'd have saved if you hadn't ever found this site. Ain't THAT the truth?!?!?!?
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TikiRetardo
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Joined: Jun 24, 2011
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From: Sacramento,California
Posted: 2016-08-02 9:59 pm   Permalink








.........a little bartop upgrade


 
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TikiRetardo
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Posted: 2016-08-02 10:07 pm   Permalink



 
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TikiRetardo
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Posted: 2016-08-02 10:16 pm   Permalink




................oops sideways again


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2016-08-02 11:33 pm   Permalink

T R, that looks good. How did you do it?
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TikiRetardo
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Posted: 2016-08-03 5:34 pm   Permalink








............simple as that


 
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Bam Bam
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Joined: May 13, 2016
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From: NEPA
Posted: 2016-08-03 6:20 pm   Permalink

...I absolutely must remember this idea for the future. Excellent!

 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2016-08-03 10:53 pm   Permalink

Mahalo T R. Pictures are indeed worth a thousand words.

 
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TikiRetardo
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From: Sacramento,California
Posted: 2016-08-03 11:10 pm   Permalink

I hope it helped some ? The epoxy I used wasn't anything special ( I am sure there is better stuff ). I poured it in layers ,it wasn't too hard to do. The LED lighting is the cheap stuff you find online . I do keep the bar covered most of the time to try and minimize sun damage .......but if it gets ruined it will give me a reason to tear it apart to do something else .

 
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Hearn
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From: Washington DC
Posted: 2016-08-04 09:49 am   Permalink

Awesome job. Love it!

Did you encase the LED Strips inside the poured epoxy?


 
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TikiRetardo
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Posted: 2016-08-04 10:43 am   Permalink

Yep put everything in the trough I created including the lights and started pouring epoxy over the whole deal.......I will admit it came out better than I expected and the seashells had more color after they were submerged in epoxy


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W8N2Surf
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From: Virginia
Posted: 20 days ago; 08:33 am   Permalink

Anyone with a pool needs one of these, good work.

 
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jimsflies
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Joined: Jun 02, 2010
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From: Michigan
Posted: 20 days ago; 12:50 pm   Permalink

It looks great. It will be interesting to see how it holds up. I've read that epoxy will yellow/crack with exposure to sunlight. I guess the LEDs should be okay...the strips seem to hold up fairly well. Most of the time the issues I've had are the power supplies or the connections between strips.

 
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TikiRetardo
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From: Sacramento,California
Posted: 16 days ago; 10:44 pm   Permalink

The epoxy has been in for about a year and a half .....I am sure it has yellowed some but not much . I live in Northern California so it gets its fair share of heat and sun .I keep the bartops covered with sheets when not in use . The only lighting problem I have had is one of the control boxes filled with water over the winter and had to be replaced .I am currently planning to expand the bar so new tops will have to be made

 
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TikiRetardo
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Posted: 16 days ago; 10:55 pm   Permalink




There it is all covered up .....and I apologize for the sideways pic

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