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Postby TX Sandman » Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:30 pm

Great job! Looks like a successful cook to me!
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Postby antaean7 » Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:58 am

I wanted to share the latest add on. I built a 4 x 8 pad for the pit yesterday. It has ground grant and slate rocks (left over from a pool). The pictures are not of it completed since it will take a few days of watering and standing on to get the grant to settle and become hard. BUT, I could not wait. Had to send some pics.
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Picture of it completed just not totally cleaned and ready for pit
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Postby nascarchuck » Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:31 pm

Looks nice Antaean...

I am putting up a fence and is is a very slow going project. I have the holes already dug and have bought a bunch of those 12X12 concrete stepping stones to cover the holes until I can get the posts set.

What I am doing is when a stepping stone becomes available, I am making an area that will be about 7X7 to put my CG on.

Wont be near as nice as yours though.
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Postby antaean7 » Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:08 pm

Thank you Nascar, but it sounds pretty nice so far. Mine, well thanks but looking at the pictures, looks a mess. hahahaha. But it should turn out pretty nice. Then I want a second so to speak slab so I can stand on it, instead of the grass. THEN, I want to build a BIG deck. BUT, I need to do this a step at a time. At least I started with was was important. THE PIT. Reminds me of a golf commercial that showed a guy with his own driving deck that will be in the back yard. BUT, the house has not even been started. HUM, maybe you should see the commercial it is pretty funny.
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Postby nascarchuck » Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:16 pm

Yeah, being 7x7, I have plenty of room on the sides and in front to step on for when it gets muddy...
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Postby antaean7 » Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:23 pm

sounds great for the 7 x 7. I decided to have two different sections since I wanted it to contrast and match. I am thinkin of going with a white rock.
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Postby SteerCrazy » Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:43 pm

looks like a fine setup to me.......when that tree grows you'll have some fine shade!
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Postby antaean7 » Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:09 am

to be honest, I wanted the pit RIGHT where the tree is. But, I just could not bring myself to cut it down. I am hoping it will not cause any problems with the slab I made as the tree grows. The shade should be nice, if the heat from the pit doesnt harm the tree in some way. we will see.
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Postby antaean7 » Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:44 pm

Here is the newist pic of the pit area. I need to was it down one more time then I will remove the extra to show the rock pieces. You can see the "latest" area for the new deck in the corner. I say latest since it is allways changing.
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Postby SteerCrazy » Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:09 pm

looks great, now all you need is a prep table next to the pit
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Postby hornian » Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:12 pm

You guys are all making me jealous. When I graduate law school and start making the big bucks, a LyfeTyme smoker is high on the list of things to buy.
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Postby OSD » Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:43 pm

That looks good. :D Nice pit and yard :D :D
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Postby antaean7 » Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:32 am

Steercrazy, that is next on the list ( a prep table) I am thinking it will go to the left, so it will not be close to the fire box. My plans are to add another pad to stand on, I am thinking a cresnt (sp) moon shape infront of the pit. so it will be close to the corner of the "to be" deck which you can see the corner of in the left bottom of picture. Going to add a Herb garden behind pit, in the pic you can see a few potted plants, garden goes there. This is a Blast, BUT it is pulling me away from finishing the hardwood floors in the house. A man has to have priorities! Right?
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Postby nascarchuck » Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:12 am

Looks really nice! Wish that mine looked like that!
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Postby DATsBBQ » Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:41 am

That tree is far enough away, don't sweat it. Looks like a great set up. Hardwood floors? Isn't that why rugs were invented? You got your priorities straight. :D :lol: :wink:
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