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  • Southern Trillium LLC Stone Mountain, GA
    I hate to ask this question, but has anyone considered how close this grill is to the vinyl siding? I have heard that a grill should be at least 3 feet from vinyl siding, if not even further away.
  • Southern Trillium LLC Stone Mountain, GA
  • i asked and he said it was good. ???? i thought the same. hey i just make concrete countertops
  • Susan S Fredericksburg, VA
    Well that sure would put a damper on your BBQ. Maybe he could have a piece of metal installed behind the grill for protection. Wonder if he needed a permit - or did he even THINK about that since he was a DIYer except for having Stone-Crete do the top?
  • Southern Trillium LLC Stone Mountain, GA
    And to add more to this can of worms, looking at an instruction manual for a built in grill, it makes it very clear that the structure must be built out of non-combustible materials. Therefore, if the structure surrounding the grill unit was framed with
  • Southern Trillium LLC Stone Mountain, GA
    The custom grills that I have seen or been part of working on and around have been built using block, mortar, and stone, or some of them use metal framing and concrete board. There is a lot here that concerns me.
  • Susan S Fredericksburg, VA
    @ST - yep - they give very clear, precise & specific details on the do's and don'ts of built in grills.

    Somewhere way in the back of my head I can hear Clint Eastwood ask "Do ya feel lucky, Punk"?

  • Southern Trillium LLC Stone Mountain, GA
    Susan, you are very correct. What always comes to mind when I see problems like this is that they usually LOOK very good. But the devil is always in the details.
  • Susan S Fredericksburg, VA
    I think many times Harry & Harriet Homeowner get in way over their heads because of all the DIY programs. Unfortunately, the homeowner doesn't get to see all the parts edited out so in 3 easy steps - wa lah, YOU TOO CAN HAVE A BEAUTIFUL BUILT IN OUTDOOR
  • Clay B Chesapeake, VA
    Also wondering about future siding maintanece/replacement in general. This area is not accessable anymore. I know Stone-Crete just did the countertop; but in this situation, I thinks its sometimes better to say I can't do this job because I'm not
  • Susan S Fredericksburg, VA
    @Clay B. And this is where the sticky wicket came from!! LOL

    I've said this before - But . . . . THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT, (except for when they're NOT) Many times the client is

  • Thistlewood Grand Rivers, KY
    Absolutely beautiful! I need this :)
  • I had the same thought about the closeness to the house....even how are you going to clean or paint the siding behind the stonework unless there are some access panels in the back. Glad that the DIY'er did it and not the contractor. Still this is where
  • Susan S Fredericksburg, VA
    Poor Stone-Crete - all you did was install the beautiful top and look what happened!! ;~} But, heaven forbid that anything would happen, Kevin will take care of you!!
  • Linda E Huntington, TX
    I want one of thse so bad not sure exactly why but I want one.
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