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Help with reinforcement in an Outdoor Grill.

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by ROC lawn and landscapes, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. ROC lawn and landscapes

    ROC lawn and landscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    Hey guys... So the thing is Im designing a surround with a built in grill with a seperate door underneath for storage. It is going to be built out of Belgard's Windsor stone 8x12x4. There is going to be a layer of block between the bottom of the grill and the storage door. How do I support those blocks that go across a 28" opening. Wasnt sure if I should use a piece of metal or what? Much needed help. Thanks a bunch!
  2. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,665

    use a piece of angled metal, or aluminum, to bridge the gap.
  3. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,008

    It is called a lintel. It is usually a piece of angle or two. A real mason supply house will have some.
  4. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,601

    Concrete lintel. I have pics. But I'll have to postthem later this evening or tomorrow evening.
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  5. Murphy's Law

    Murphy's Law LawnSite Member
    from NH
    Messages: 174

    A steel shop or sheet metal shop will usually have all sorts of different size angle iron in stock.

    I'm interested in those pics of of how a concrete lintel will work for this application. My brain is having a hard time picturing this.
  6. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,601

    The front of the lintel gets block (thats been sawed) glued to it



  7. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,601

    And now the grill is in place.

    Again, you veneer block to the lintel, so you NEVER can tell it's there :)

  8. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    tht looks awesome DVS!!!!
  9. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,601

    That is actually a Nicolock kitchen kit. Granite counter tops come with it. On this particular job, the counter tops did not line up perfect, and a local granite counter top company who was already onsite for something unrelated to the patio had to make some adjustments. I hope Nicolock has since addressed and corrected the problem, as I made it a point to bring it to their attention.

  10. joes169

    joes169 LawnSite Member
    from WI
    Messages: 236

    Good solution DVS.........:drinkup:

    Another option is to saw a kerf into the back of the block and slide the angle iron lintel into the back of them to conceal the steel.

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