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Grill Gazebo Lighting

jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 873
edited May 2013 in Off Topic
While my Kitchen Renovation project was underway I undertook my own little pet project: Adding some lighting for my Grill Gazebo. I ended up doing all of the work myself because I wanted to control how it looked. I didn't want the electrical feeds to take away from the clean lines of the existing grill gazebo. I was going to use rigid metal conduit, but the compound bends in multiple directions all at once were beyond my pay grade with a conduit bender, What I used instead was called Liquidtight conduit. It was essentially flexible metal conduit sheathing with some sort of plastic coating. It was quick to run and fairly easy to bend. For the light fixture I chose two barn type lights with a glass bulb cover and a metal cage. One of the colors was just about an exact match for BGE green, The lights arrived yesterday and I got them up and running today. I'm posting some progress shots from when I was running the conduit and pulling the wire plus some finished shots when I fired up the lights.

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BBQ Website: grillin' & smokin'

Middlesex County, MA
Two Large BGE's & Too Many Eggcessories to Count

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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 1,723
    Can I move in?

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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 5,190
    Wow, you've been busy Jim! Great work sir!

  • KoskoKosko Posts: 528
    edited May 2013
    Nice work Jfm! Looks good and everything is water tight. I love your light fixtures!
    Peachtree City, Ga Large BGE
  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 873
    edited May 2013
    Thanks everyone for looking and commenting.

    @shtgunal3 your comment reminded me of something my wife said about it. She it was like a big doghouse she could send me out to, except the problem is it wouldn't be punishment.

    @Kosko (and anyone else who likes the light fixtures) they are made by a company called Barn Light Electric in Titusville Florida. They sell a wide variety of classic designs. The fixtures are made in the USA, hand spun with a porcelain enamel finish, using processes that date back to the 30's. Great craftsmanship, great customer service and reasonably priced for what you get. These lights will outlast me.

    Jim
    BBQ Website: grillin' & smokin'

    Middlesex County, MA
    Two Large BGE's & Too Many Eggcessories to Count
  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 873
    edited May 2013
    These lights look great in the daytime, but more important is how they look at night. I am happy to say great! I am adding some pictures I shot after dark. I originally didn't think I'd get any night time shots for a few days, due to rain. I didn't want to be outside in the rain with my camera on a tripod doing long exposures while I held an umbrella over it. 

    But the rain stopped and held off long enough to get some shots in. I am happy to say the lights worked out great!! The fixtures are rated for 200W each and I chose to use a clear 150W bulb for two reasons. The clear gives it a bit of that old timey look in keeping with the look of the fixtures and you get a lot of light out of the clear. I get more light to work with than I do on a cloudy day and it occurred to me these would bring more light to a cloudy day too. Unlike using gill lights everything is evenly lit, some of which I think comes from the light bouncing down off the underside of the roof. 

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    BBQ Website: grillin' & smokin'

    Middlesex County, MA
    Two Large BGE's & Too Many Eggcessories to Count
  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    WOW, Great job Jim, Nice and bright. Now you just need a mini fridge and a recliner and you are set!
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 10,457
    Great job...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • Plano_JJPlano_JJ Posts: 448
    Those look great Jim. How did you end up getting power to them? I am wanting to add lighting like that to my gazebo but I am trying to figure out the best way to get power out there without having to bust holes in the house and do a lot of digging. Also, who is the mfr of those lights? Thanks.
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,732
    Looking great! I have dreams of a gazebo/pergola in my back yard. Prolly gonna be a long time away tho!

    Yours looks supper nice


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  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 974
    Great work - really looks nice.

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Rudderville, TN

  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 4,564

    Plano_JJ
     said:
    ... Also, who is the mfr of those lights? Thanks.

    Pay attention!! Just kidding...
    jfm0830 said:
    ...(and anyone else who likes the light fixtures) they are made by a company called Barn Light Electric in Titusville Florida. They sell a wide variety of classic designs. The fixtures are made in the USA, hand spun with a porcelain enamel finish, using processes that date back to the 30's. Great craftsmanship, great customer service and reasonably priced for what you get. These lights will outlast me.

    Jim



    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 4,564
    edited May 2013
    Jim- the lights and your entire outdoor egging shangri-la looks great! 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 
  • CajunEggHeadCajunEggHead Posts: 189
    Looks great but the boring bees we have here in Louisiana will have a good time on that untreated wood, They will have holes in it everywhere.....
     
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  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 873
    edited May 2013
    Thanks guys, I can't wait to use this and the new Kitchen, should be Saturday.

    Looks great but the boring bees we have here in Louisiana will have a good time on that untreated wood, They will have holes in it everywhere.....
    Wow even pressure treated wood? The grill gazebo was made entirely out of a good grade of pressure treated lumber. I wouldn't think any bug would eat that stuff.



    Plano JJ my solution is a temporary one. I had power run out to that general area under my concrete terrace several years ago. When I dug up the work box I found the cable had been cut somewhere under the terrace when a section got remove and replaced for my new bulkhead. Arrrggghhhh!!!

    With this and the new Kitchen, there wasn't any money left for new underground electrical. Maybe in the Fall. Meanwhile I bought a short heavy gauge extension cord and I cut off the male end (behave guys) and attached it to the bottom of the switch box. You can see it in the 4th & 5th photos. When I need lighting I'll run an extension about 15 feet from the exterior GFCI outlet near my bulkhead, to the post with the switch box. Poor man's temporary solution, not gonna be permanent.
    Plano_JJ said:
    ...How did you end up getting power to them? I am wanting to add lighting like that to my gazebo but I am trying to figure out the best way to get power out there without having to bust holes in the house and do a lot of digging.... Thanks.
    BBQ Website: grillin' & smokin'

    Middlesex County, MA
    Two Large BGE's & Too Many Eggcessories to Count
  • jeroldharterjeroldharter Posts: 406
    I have a similar gazebo and put some rope lighting in there. It works well for ambient lighting. Great job to do all that yourself. That is a nice space.


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