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Outdoor table build progress

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  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 3,025
    Coming along nicely 
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • Looks like a great place to cook.
    XL BGE
    Malden, MA
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 10,342
    Awesome start.  These are always my favorite posts!
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • CPARKTX2CPARKTX2 Posts: 32
    Looking great.
  • speed51133speed51133 Posts: 556
    Framing is all done. Cement boarding is next. 


  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 5,153
    That’s going to be great! Nice work. 
    Coleman, Texas
    Large BGE & Mini Max for the wok. A few old camp Dutch ovens and a wood fired oven. LSG 24” cabinet offset smoker. There are a few paella pans and a Patagonia cross in the barn. 
    "Bourbon slushies. Sure you can cook on the BGE without them, but why would you?"
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 33,160
    Framing is all done. Cement boarding is next. 


    Are there some "libs" hiding in the weeds back there?!  AIEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
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  • speed51133speed51133 Posts: 556
    They are all on the bottom of the lake
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 33,160
    Murderous sentiment.   Seems par for the rubber duck course.  Urine soaked, of course. 
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  • speed51133speed51133 Posts: 556
    More progress. Bought the stacked stone also  need to finish the cement board then build firms for the concrete counter  I decided not to cast in place  going to be tricky installing it with the large egg cutout... Hope it doesn't crack  
  • JethroBodeenJethroBodeen Posts: 366
    You may have this in mind but I would definitely reinforce the concrete around the thin spots of the Egg...
  • Kent8621Kent8621 Posts: 813
    i did a concrete top a few years ago it came out great but i put framed the cutout with 1/2 rebar and mine has a middle section i did wire mesh in.  just frame it in the rebar and it should be strong enough to hold.

    2 Large Eggs - Raleigh, NC

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  • Tspud1Tspud1 Posts: 1,239
    How do you attach cement board to steel frame?
  • speed51133speed51133 Posts: 556
    edited April 21
    I have 9 gauge enameled mesh made for pallet racking. The grid is about 2in squares. I will use this throughout it. I'd like to use 3/8 in rebar, but everything I read states this pour is too thin to prevent the rebar from cracking the surface or bleeding rust to the surface. It should be over 2 in for that. 

    The cement board is screwed on with cement board screws (self drilling).
  • Matt86mMatt86m Posts: 423
    That view is tops! Going to be a great grilling spot
    XL aka Senior, Mini Max aka Junior, Weber Q's, Blackstone 22, Lion built in, RecTec Mini 300, Lodge Hibachi, Uuni, wife says I have too many grills,,,,how many shoes do you have?
     
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  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 12,979
    Tspud1 said:
    How do you attach cement board to steel frame?
    Coated drill point screws. Used all the time in Commerical construction using metal studs. 
  • Tspud1Tspud1 Posts: 1,239
    Tspud1 said:
    How do you attach cement board to steel frame?
    Coated drill point screws. Used all the time in Commerical construction using metal studs. 
    I knew they used metal studs just wondered how things got attached to it. My first ever table used metal studs I made. 
  • speed51133speed51133 Posts: 556


    Time to do the electrical. I want two outlet boxes
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 10,342
    Coming along nicely! Thanks for keeping us posted.
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    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • I used stucco on the outside of mine. Attached chicken wire to it and plastered the stucco on top of that. Looked good for a while but the chicken wire rusted behind the stucco and now my stucco is a rusty mess in two places. I think I’m going to tear it down and go back with a brick veneer. Where did you get that sample of stone?  Something like that would work too. 
  • speed51133speed51133 Posts: 556
    Floor and decor has it. Almost any tile store should as well. Home Depot does under the MSI brand as special order. 
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 33,160
    Where did you install the sacrificial zinc electrodes?
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  • speed51133speed51133 Posts: 556
    The steel I used was enamel coated to mitigate oxidation. The countertop will not use any steel but carbon fiber grid mesh. I considered fiberglass rebar but at 1.5in thick it does not have enough room to prevent cracks introduced by the rebar. I will be ok, this is not going in the water. BTW, your home foundation doesn't even use zinc electrodes. Things like structures in salt water use it.

    Nevertheless, I am sure this was just a troll comment....
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 33,160
    Correct.
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    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • SmolderSmolder Posts: 104
    Great looking build. Love the location. Something to consider before you get too far along is drainage. Look for places where water might collect and ways to dissipate it.
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