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O.T. Back Yard patio - Components installed almost finished. YEY!!

jdMyersjdMyers Posts: 291
edited May 17 in Off Topic
Have to admit. I need to personally thank Everybody on this site for all the tips and help.   Offer up and craigslist, out of state searches, where any family lives has also saved me a fortune.   Got the grill and burner installed.  Gas lines ran with a manifold and dual shutoffs.  Got all sealer applied.  Still have to caulk and test.  Used marine grade vinyl as a cover for the stereo system and fridge to keep out as much debris as possible.  Before photo also.  Used motorcycle and boat equip for the audio so the whole thing can stay outside with subs.  Alexa input under center section for total voice control.  Inflatable screen on amazon was very cheap and worth it.   Im just happy Im done.  My back cant handle much more.  Thanks again for all the tips.

Columbus, Ohio


  • FarmingPhDFarmingPhD Posts: 202
    That looks very nice and can imagine a lot of hard work.  Is the patio stamped concrete or pavers?
  • jdMyersjdMyers Posts: 291
    stamped concrete.  with 15 sets of pillars of concrete beneath grill side  got the idea from the oil rigs at sea on discovery channel
    Columbus, Ohio
  • CeeGeeWCeeGeeW Posts: 103
    This looks fantastic!!  Many good nights ahead of you.  Wish I could see the pics up close.  Let us know if you post them somewhere else as well.  Great, great job!!  At least you have a paradise to rest your back for awhile!
    Los Angeles, CA
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 21,357
    Impressive results and skill-set right there.  Congrats on the entire project.  
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 9,658
    Great job!  
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  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 7,716
    Oh yea man! Nice. 

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 14,029
    Just one question... when can I visit??

    That’s  a fantastic space. 

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  • bubbajackbubbajack Posts: 512
    I agree.....very nice!
    I drink cheap beer so I can afford good bourbon.

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  • jdMyersjdMyers Posts: 291
    edited May 18
    Thanks everyone.  Definitely a learning experience and a long 3 years.  I have a question if anyone can answer.  The mini fridge is a galanz 2 door walmart special clearance after back to school was over a few yeara ago.  Just plugged it in for the 1st time.  Im assuming the heat exchangers are on the side.  That whole right wing is hollow.  The fridge is hit on the sides.  Not burn but def noticed.  I out a weighted vinyl cover over the front to keep rain keaves etc out.  Should i worry about heat?.  Ill post some closeups as well.  I learned i cant caulk worth a crap.  Should i remove the caulk under the granite around the fridge.  Hot air rises?
    Columbus, Ohio
  • jdMyersjdMyers Posts: 291
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 10,342
    That looks amazing!
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  • KayakKayak Posts: 232
    That's amazing looking, and I could see spending a lot of time out there. Just one question. Wouldn't that height of stair from the door require a handrail? I can just see my aged mother and her friends sidling down nervously...


    New Cumberland, PA
    XL with the usual accessories

  • jdMyersjdMyers Posts: 291
    I researched it.  Because it goes down in all directions if you go down along the house on either side you can hold onto and lean on the house it self.  This is still being evauluated.
    Columbus, Ohio
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