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Old 04-13-2009, 12:58 PM   #16
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If the siding is vinyl I'd be concerned
I learned this the hard way.

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Do you have clearance to the house wall to fully open the BBQ lid without pulling the Barbie out of its cubby??
The bbq itself was never meant to be flush mounted so it's gonna stick out a bit anyway, in the pic it shows it recessed a bit which isn't it's final resting spot.

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Nice work Jackie. That is fantastic looking deck.

Do you have any concerns with the BBQ being so close to the house? ie. damage to the siding?
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If the siding is vinyl I'd be concerned
If its cement board siding you are OK
Not sure about paint finish on cement board being effected by heat

Very nice job, I'm not showing my wife this thread
It's cement siding, I made the counter extra deep to give me about 4" clearance with the lid open, and over 6 with it closed. The HUGE downside to this: I can't find any granite slab scraps over 26" deep, so I may have to use granite tile. I'm hopin the paint won't be affected, but I had my old bbq closer than that last few years without a problem. (keeps fingers crossed)
Thanks for the compliments, I'll post up some more this week
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The HUGE downside to this: I can't find any granite slab scraps over 26" deep
my friend, look into "concrete countertop" solutions. you make the mold so you define the dimensions.

ps. nice job on the deck! its coming along great. hope to see some plantings and lighting in the finished product.

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my friend, look into "concrete countertop" solutions. you make the mold so you define the dimensions.

ps. nice job on the deck! its coming along great. hope to see some plantings and lighting in the finished product.

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Ha ha, I actually bought a book on it last week, I make fiberglass and plaster molds often, so making the concrete one wouldn't be a problem, it's more the course of having to teach myself to work with a new medium. I'm fine learning something new, but on this particular project I would like to get done in a timely matter since I never really got to enjoy the deck last summer, oh and I have to paint the house and try to get some landscaping done too, time is scarce.
thanks for the compliment, got some more led lighting on the way.
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Looks amazing! Congrats!

Did you use PT or cedar for the pergola construction?
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I don't like that gas grill so close to that vinyl. I have a neighbor who melted is vinyl like that. Also what is the box on the right of the gas grill that has discolored the vinyl with heat marks? The deck looks great. Personally i like concrete. Just because woods decks are high maintance.
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747, the siding is concrete.

I think that box is some sort of intake or exhaust? That would explain the discoloration if it was.
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Looks amazing! Congrats!

Did you use PT or cedar for the pergola construction?
Good ol cedar, I plan to cover up the pt posts for the bench with some cedar to make it all match.

The discoloration on the wall is from the vent for the natural gas fireplace, it doesn't get all that warm out there but for some reason likes to leave soot all over
leaving work early to work on the bbq today
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Very nice, I like the cut job against the siding
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Yes, nice attention to detail especially with that cut against the siding.
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Hey, good looking craftsmanship!

A lot of the composite problems stem from not enough air circulation underneath the boards. Just don't close up the air to a confined space and have a water source, you'll be fine.

Keep an eye on the vine you plant as some could pull pretty hard, you could always add some elbow braces on the wood structure.

The new exterior electrical outlet covers today are much better than older ones. They are actually waterproof, even with cords in them.

The gas flue wall termination requires ?" maybe 8"--- to combustibles.

Water behind the kitchen unit will possibly mold, completely boxed in like that, keep an eye out for it. Unless you seal the air/water gap behind and next to it. Just some observations to help keep you and any family safe and healthy. Be safe, GBAR
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Started working on the drawer and stuff




easy access to the required tools


and the upper awning:



pretty much level between the awning and the pergola, I wasn't really trying to be that exact, but i'll take it
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That is awesome...good job!
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:18 PM   #30
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More has been accomplished, slowly.
test fit before I started staining


I cut in some grooves in the 2x4's for plexiglass inserts so I can bbq in the rain



This is the start of the serving bar

I'll have more after the weekend I hope

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