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Old 02-18-2009, 06:41 PM   #1
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Outdoor BBQ Set-up

A buddy of mine built this himself and chronicled the entire process here: BBQ Build . He also did a pretty amazing job on an arbor and the stonework on the retaining wall and bbq area.

I put this out there, because it's exactly the right time for us all to start planning and building our outdoor grill area so it's ready for the summer. I did mine a few years ago: My BBQ and have enjoyed it ever since.


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Old 02-20-2009, 02:08 PM   #2
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Outdoor BBQ Set-up

Very nice! I like both of them. A couple of questions:

How much did each cost?

Are those "installed" BBQ's a pain to clean? I roll my big portable out to to back alley hose it out.

Still planning my outdoor kitchen - that's probably the hardest part.

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Old 02-20-2009, 02:32 PM   #3
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As for mine, when it was all said and done it was between $3500-$4000. My largest expenses om this order were....
2-El Dorado Stone facing
3-Concrete Block

I can't speak for my buddy's, but I know it cost more because he installed a granite countertop (vs. my tile top).

Cleaning is no problem. Obviously, they have a cover for when you're not using it. After each use, I'll clean off the grill....then once every 2-3 weeks, I'll clean the stainless steel using a ss cleaner. There's a tray underneath to catch all of the grease and stuff that you can toss. Other than that...it's pretty minimal. This is my third winter and it has held up beautifully.
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