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  1. Nightmare

    Here is my major BBQ project

    I put a Canon digital camera on a tripod for the time lapse. The camera was running a special program (CHDK) that I set to take a photo every 12 seconds. I then stitched all the photos into the HD video. I have several of them on my YouTube page. Here are the guys doing the rebar for the pool.
  2. Nightmare

    Here is my major BBQ project

    I found the Time Lapse video of the project and I also found a photo of the L Bracket I used to reinforce the raised bar. I'm note sure if this will embed into the forum or not https://youtu.be/TtEzSIvP70Q
  3. Better late than never I guess. Here are 60ish photos from my big island. I started researching the island 8 years and 1 house ago. In 2006 We purchased our current house as a repo. There was literally nothing but dirt and 2 half dead palm trees in the entire backyard (and only 1 tree actually survived). As we completed our pool and yard it was finally time to build the BBQ island. I originally planned to do most of the construction myself, but that didn't happen. My wife wanted it done and I was not 100% sure I could do it. It just happens that one of our neighbors does store build outs, so I hired him to build the frame. I hired another company to do the stucco and I hired a third to install the fabricate the granite. I can't find all of my photos or my video. If I do I will post a couple more. We put trex under the entire perimeter of the island to prevent any water from wicking up into the DuraRock. The raised bar is reinforced with 6-8 "L"s formed with 1/4" steel plates bolted together. I bolted these to the inside of the studs. I have not jumped on top of the bar, but it does not move. I don't have a total cost (and I am a little scared to actually add it up), but I would estimate about $18,000. And I still need to figure out a cover. I was originally going to install a Palapa, but now I am leaning toward something industrial looking. Let me know if you have any ideas. The cover will also need to be HUGE (about 20'x30' with about 5 supports). Here is a link to the album: http://s196.photobucket.com/user/Nightmare_pics_999/library/BBQ?sort=9&page=1 Here are a couple pics
  4. Nightmare

    What is new with Steel Studs?

    Sksski, That is a very cool setup. I like the pizza oven.
  5. Nightmare

    What is new with Steel Studs?

    I wouldn't want to build the Island out of wood because of the heat. I would probably question the load on a wood frame too, but I question steel more because I've never worked with it. Has anyone purchased steel studs in the Inland Empire (near Riverside, CA) recently? I can't remember the name of the wholesale supplier I found a couple years ago...
  6. Nightmare

    What is new with Steel Studs?

    If I get bored you will need to get me the specs on the 5,000 lb wall. Maybe I'll construct a 1' tall "stage" and park my 7,000 lb truck on top of it. If that holds, maybe I'll try to back the 14,000 lb Toybox onto it
  7. Nightmare

    What is new with Steel Studs?

    I don't know that you can say there is "No Load" on the structure. My BBQ can barely be picked up by two guys and a 1.5" concrete counttertop could easily weigh 1500-2000 lbs (Granite tiles would be less/granite slab would probably be more). There may not be much of a lateral load on the island itself, becuase I plan to achor the 4 Posts for the Palapa into the ground under the pavers. I would rather pay a little more and overbuild the structure than have any concern that it may sag or bend over time.
  8. Nightmare

    What is new with Steel Studs?

    I'm pretty sure that I will use the steel studs. I'm just wondering if one kind of stud is better than another. Have you priced the studs recently? My local Lowes doesn't carry them any more. I went to an industrial supply warehouse a couple years ago, I can't remember the name. I probably have my 2008 prices around here somewhere
  9. Just about every "Pre-Built" BBQ Island I have seen used the standard steel studs. When I first started my reasearch I found a "new" kind of stud: "Ultra Steel". I checked the Dietrich web site today and they also have a "Pro Stud". A company called Radius Track has some cool tracks that can be curved in any direction. Is there anything out there that will make construction Stronger or Easier.
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