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DntBrnDPig
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05 12 2:55 am    Post subject: BBQ Pit Area / Patio Reply with quote

I am moving here in the next month and need to lay some concrete for my smoker / future outdoor kitchen area. I remember a long time ago someone posting a BBQ bahama or something to that extent in which they had a concrete slab with a roof over it. I cant find that post now - even after searching through all of my comments.

If anyone has pictures and/or ideas to share - I would appreciate it. Right now I am planning on pouring a slab about 5 feet wide and about 10 feet long. Eventually putting a metal roof over it and running some electricity to it for lights and guru plugins.

Like I said, I'm soliciting any and all ideas! Pics are welcome!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05 12 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Q-BANA ?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05 12 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05 12 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh wow. I want one.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05 12 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes! That's it. Any reason why the slab is so thick? Or was that just to level it out (looks like the lot is sloping).
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05 12 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like the guy used the concrete to level instead of using fill dirt.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05 12 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

zilla, i was looking around at your posts while it was being constructed but didnt see the dimensions. Is that about 15 x 6?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05 12 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DntBrnPig, sounds good, however I'd go bigger than 5x10' if possible.
I did a 9x9' block and paver one some years ago and wish I had gone bigger. Embarassed
A couple of cookers and a table eats up room quick.
Good luck with whatever you do.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06 12 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geronimo wrote:
Looks like the guy used the concrete to level instead of using fill dirt.


good gravy....that's a high end choice to be sure....
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06 12 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found this pic some years ago. Maybe good for ideas.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09 12 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My backyard has a slope so that's why the back is thicker than the front. The dementions of the slab are 10'X14' and the roof overhang in the rear is about 40" to protect my firewood. I can store a cord + of split wood under the overhang no problem I used to have a slide show of the build on my Kodak site but they are shutting it down so I need to find another way to do that. The pit inside is made by Gator Pit of Texas. It a 24" x 40" main a 24" x 24" x 40" upright and a 24" x 24" firebox. The pit is a lot bigger than the picture would suggest. If you do build a BBQ shack for yourself, make it as large as you can, you will not regret it. If I did it over again I would have made it 14' X 14' square. The guy poured that slab and set the posts for $750.00 so an extra 64sq' would have been easy at his prices.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10 12 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how if I had the money...well I'd buy a new house and by bbq patio would be something like that.

The only thing is I'd build a chimney at the top with a rain guard that way most of the smoke would go up and not sideways as I would like to sit close to it with a beer. Someone on this site I remember had this setup in like Washington or something where it rains a lot.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12 12 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to think I'd like to sit near the pit with a beer.That is until I felt how hot the pit makes the imediate surroundings. Now I sit in the air conditioned kitchen drink coffee and look out the window. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12 12 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

zilla wrote:
I used to think I'd like to sit near the pit with a beer.That is until I felt how hot the pit makes the imediate surroundings. Now I sit in the air conditioned kitchen drink coffee and look out the window. Laughing

That is my man. Work smarter not harder. Wink
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