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Tzalam and copper outdoor kitchen

My wife gave me my XL for my birthday with the condition that I was not allowed to use it until I build a proper home for it. I was in a real hurry; it took me a few weekends.

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  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 12,974
    Arthk said:

    My wife gave me my XL for my birthday with the condition that I was not allowed to use it until I build a proper home for it. I was in a real hurry; it took me a few weekends.

    That space is amazing! Very nicely done.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    Some Eggs, some Weber stuff, the occasional Traeger, and various other things that make flames and hold coals.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 24,313
    Beautiful deign and work… but gotta ask…it that even anywhere close to your home?like'where you and your family live and sleep?
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • ArthkArthk Posts: 5
    Yes this is my backyard... there is a glass door to the left of the picture that connects to my kitchen and my garden is to the right.

  • LegumeLegume Posts: 12,045
    I love the idea of the hood and that one in particular.  Does is have a fan or just natural draw?
  • ArthkArthk Posts: 5

    I took inspiration for the hood from the mid-century fireplaces, it was made by an artisan in Santa Clara del Cobre Mexico, it was a total experiment, and I was considering using an extractor but there is actually no need, the draw is quite good.

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 25,045
    @Arthk- Welcome aboard and enjoy the journey.  Above all, have fun.
    Beautiful setup and space. 
    The concern here is the potential for the heat from your XLBGE causing a fire to your home.  The radiant heat with the high temperature cooks are one piece, the errant lump charcoal spark from ignition another.  
    Just be mindful and enjoy a sweet setup.  
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • ArthkArthk Posts: 5

    @lousubcap, yes always a concern, the walls behind it are brick and I placed a nest on top of a granite disk, the space between the egg and the wood counter seams enough to keep it at a reasonable temperature, but will be careful.

  • LegumeLegume Posts: 12,045
    I was thinking the whole time that it looks like the top of those cool orange or olive green freestanding fireplaces.  So great.
  • StillH2OEggerStillH2OEgger Posts: 3,399
    Very impressive!
    Stillwater, MN
  • jdMyersjdMyers Posts: 825
    Beautiful work. My only advice.  The egg quickly builds up Creosote especially in the dome.  It tends to run down the sides and will show up on the wall behind it.  Hot cook burn offs will keep it down but also be hot.  May end up doing a copper decorative piece on the wall behind it backslash ish art deco.

    Love it.
    Columbus, Ohio
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 16,066
    That's a beautiful spot. Very nicely done. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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