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Tzalam and copper outdoor kitchen

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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_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 19,220
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    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.
    They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That's against their interests. - George Carlin
  • RRP
    RRP Posts: 25,927
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    Beautiful deign and work… but gotta ask…it that even anywhere close to your home?like'where you and your family live and sleep?
  • Arthk
    Arthk Posts: 5
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    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.

  • Legume
    Legume Posts: 14,640
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    I love the idea of the hood and that one in particular.  Does is have a fan or just natural draw?
  • Arthk
    Arthk Posts: 5
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    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.

  • lousubcap
    lousubcap Posts: 32,554
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    @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; Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!  Seems I'm livin in a transitional period.
  • Arthk
    Arthk Posts: 5
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    @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.

  • Legume
    Legume Posts: 14,640
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    I was thinking the whole time that it looks like the top of those cool orange or olive green freestanding fireplaces.  So great.
  • StillH2OEgger
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    Very impressive!
    Stillwater, MN
  • jdMyers
    jdMyers Posts: 1,336
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    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
  • caliking
    caliking Posts: 18,735
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    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.