Footings for brick BBQ

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Footings for brick BBQ

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We have finally decided where we want to install our brick BBQ. The area is currently gravel . As these BBQs are very heavy what depth and type of footings will we need to support it.
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EMM wrote:We have finally decided where we want to install our brick BBQ. The area is currently gravel . As these BBQs are very heavy what depth and type of footings will we need to support it.
You are joking!
Footings? If you want a flat base, clear off the gravel, and lay a couple of paving slabs.
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Re: Footings for brick BBQ

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As they can weigh up to 500kgs, I think I would need more than a couple of slabs to keep them stable and level.
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Re: Footings for brick BBQ

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If I were you, I would get a builder to do this work for you. If you want the name of a good reliable builder who will not rip you off, give me a PM and I will let you have his name and number. He is the one we always use for building work.
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so, the bloke who knows more about fish than Rick Stein, more about car insurance than Aleksandr Orlov, more about airlines than Richard Branson & more about music than Simon Cowell doesn't know how to dig a hole in the ground & pour a bucket full of concrete into it :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

a 500kg bbq to cook chicken wings for Mr & Mrs EMM????

I haven't the faintest where this thread will end up but I think it'll be entertaining following, I'm hooked :shock:
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Re: Footings for brick BBQ

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At least EMM will be able to advise would be BBQ builders the ins and outs of barbecue building when his supa dupa barbie is up and running :D
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Re: Footings for brick BBQ

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Sunman, even you probably have more musical taste that Simon Cowell.
Where we want to put the BBQ is on a slope and the soil is very very sandy hence the need for pretty substantial footings.
It probably would be a good idea to get a builder in but I did think that some one on the forum might have done this sort of thing themselves.
PS Sunman here is one for you.
Our car was run into , nothing serious but you have to call the GNR.
They arrived no problems took all the details etc. Then one commented that we were lucky it was not a UK reg car that hit us as they would probably have driven off without giving us any details or for the police to arrive.
Obviously all tarred with the same brush.
Actually Bruce I have built them but she who rules says she wants a proper BBQ this time, not one that uses foot scrapers and large baking tins ( but they worked ).
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Re: Footings for brick BBQ

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if it's going to be that subsantial i think you may need planning permission ? have you applied to the camera ?
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Re: Footings for brick BBQ

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Oh come on EMM only wanted some advice and you all take the piss, no planning needed just some concrete.

But I think the reinforcing rods for the piles should be 1 inch thick at least. :roll:
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Re: Footings for brick BBQ

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No footings needed for this model, just a smear of cement to stop it moving !

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I suggest you look for a Chinese individual to advise and build, they have a reputation for erecting very substantial brick buildings. 8)
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Re: Footings for brick BBQ

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Hi Emm if you give me a call I will have a look at this for you and give you free advice on what's needed.
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Re: Footings for brick BBQ

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davethegreat wrote:Hi Emm if you give me a call I will have a look at this for you and give you free advice on what's needed.
You should change your username to "Dave the Grate" :lol:
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Re: Footings for brick BBQ

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You see, at the very end..........some kind soul will come to the rescue and help out. Well done, DaveTheGreat! :)

EMM, you building a traditional Portuguese-style barbecue or the plain normal slightly rectangle shaped one?
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Re: Footings for brick BBQ

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James Faro wrote:You see, at the very end..........some kind soul will come to the rescue and help out. Well done, DaveTheGreat! :)

EMM, you building a traditional Portuguese-style barbecue or the plain normal slightly rectangle shaped one?
Why James? does it affect the finished product? :roll:
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