Build a Backyard Barbecue! - built in gas bbq
Create a great BBQ and outdoor dining area that will increase the value of your house!** Updated the new picture in the last step ** this project assumes you have some basic knowledge of brick laying and basic woodworking skills.This is not a small weekend project, you will have dinner on the weekend in a few months.It's the cheapest way to grill by building it yourself, but it's still a major investment.That is to say, it will add more value than the cost to your house.I know this because our house has been evaluated recently and the BBQ has been added and it's worth a lot.Many parts of the project are left to the builder because it can be modified in an endless way, but I will post them if you want to know the exact measurements.Feel free to deviate from this plan, which is not the only way to build a barbecue (or maybe the best), but I think the end product is fantastic.This Instructure is still in progress, so it's possible to add more over time.Different materials can be used.Let me know if I am missing anything.Please don't win yourself the Darwin award when you try this.Dig and level the ground on which the barbecue will sit.Before pouring the concrete, make sure all the water, electricity and gas pipes are laid, because it is difficult to get them in after pouring.Run all connections through the base and cap them.We have 3'x11'Create a form and pour concrete from 2x4.Mix the concrete according to the instructions on the package.Pour into the mold.Flat and smooth concrete with another 2x4.It is easiest to rent/borrow a cement mixer because we will mix a lot.The first thing to do is to use some cement epoxy resin to firmly embed the reinforcement in the concrete foundation.Get this hole in and use epoxy.Next, create a dry well for drainage.If you can connect the drain pipe of the sink to the drain pipe of the house, it is not necessary.Dig a deep hole bigger than your bucket.Our barrels were free from a friend who worked at the Coca-Cola factory and used to have Sprite syrup.Drill many holes into the bucket and pass the drain through the lid.The bottom of the barrel is not a must.Put the bucket into the hole and fill the surrounding with of course gravel.Mix the mortar/mud and lay the first brick.They should be as close to the perfect level as possible.Fill around the drain pipe with cement.The barrels and drains will be buried as the area behind the barbecue will be filled with dirt.For the next few blocks, leave a door opening in front.Place them according to the picture below and support the middle brick above the door with a bracket.Create a table to dump the countertop.Before pouring, connect your wires and water pipes to where they need to go and make sure everything is OK before pouring concrete.Make sure the formwork has good support and does not bend with the weight of the concrete.Also make sure that take into account anti-suspended problem.Try to get the bubbles and pockets out, but it doesn't matter because it will be covered with tiles later.Be sure to use a lot of steel bars.Additional steel bars outside the extension block can be bent to glue to the countertop.Create a form for the upper table top.Since it stands out a few feet on the barbecue, it's a good idea to hold it up.This may be a bit overdone, but more secure than ssorry.We made three brackets out of wood.Stick them on one side of the barbecue and pour them first.Make sure to add steel bars to them before they dry.These braces will stretch up through the bottom in the form of a countertop.Create that shape with wood.We're hanging around 1 feet.Make sure this is well supported and includes steel bars.Pour the concrete into the mold.Even before trying to delete the form, make sure it is set up completely for a few days.I'm not around when this part is done, so I don't have a photo.This is a photo a few days later.Make sure it's completely level.The bubble is not important because it will be tiled.After pouring, drill some thick rebar and fix the column of the cover with epoxy resin.Mix the plaster mixture and add any color you like.Wipe it out of the block.Don't put it on the countertop.Go and choose what tiles you will use.Select the tile you will use and get the tile cutter.Mix the tile glue.Apply glue, apply the tiles to the countertop, and in the short tailgate area between the upper and lower counters on the front.We first apply the edge tile and then place the tile around the top.Then we laid the heart-setting brick diagonally.After installing the sink and side burner, it can be installed.Create the decoration around it with steel if needed.The barbecue is for you.You can open the door with any wood.We made the door with some of the wood we got free from the tray to make the door look a bit rustic rough.To achieve this effect, we used some hinges and handles that looked antique.We decided to adopt a more open roof.The column needs 4x4, the side needs 2x6, and the Batten needs 2x2.Stain the wood to match the rest of the barbecue.Use the template to cut the end correctly.Run all electrical equipment onto a box on the post.Use wet position switches and sockets.Paint the tube to match the stain on the wood.Cover the bottom of the column, where they bolt to hide it with decoration.Install at least four lights to make it possible to have a barbecue at night.Backfill this area with soil, covering dry wells and drain pipes, or covering with paving materials, or with cement.We are still doing this, so there is no picture yet.Soon I will update this based on our progress.** Update ** a few months later, I added these new images to the structure.Since then, we poured new concrete around the barbecue and used it heavily.Especially in the heat wave we 've had in Scotland recently.This is great for us.All we need right now is some patio furniture and bar which is placed on the terrace behind the BBQ.If I do this project again, I will make the countertop above about 1 feet higher.It looks high enough, but it's actually close to the bar.Also, do not use a thickness of 1/2 to block large areas of concrete as they bend under pressure.This happened behind the actual BBQ slot where the concrete was bent.