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Thread: Is modification of an existing outdoor kitchen possible ?

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    HouTX's Avatar
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    Is modification of an existing outdoor kitchen possible ?

    The kitchen was built by the previous owner. The gas grill is completely rusted out and discontinued (no parts available). I would like to replace it with a smaller grill which better fits my needs, plus new similar sized grills are about $3000 . This one has a cinder block frame with flagstone on top. I do not see any vents or gas shutoff. Ideally I would like to modify the cutout and install a smaller grill and perhaps add access doors and ventilation. Will this be possible or do I have to demo this one and get a new kitchen to accommodate a smaller grill ?

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    Re: Is modification of an existing outdoor kitchen possible ?

    I think you will find plenty of ways to do the work once you remove that old grille. You may have to compromise just a bit on what finished surfaces you see but it can surely be done.
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    Re: Is modification of an existing outdoor kitchen possible ?

    I would agree, once you remove the old dinosaur you will see what/how you can modify. It may require removal of the existing top and modification(s) to the side but with block is certainly doable.
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    Re: Is modification of an existing outdoor kitchen possible ?

    Have you pulled out the cooler? I have seen valves placed behind them to shut them off. I have also seen valves under the grills as well. If not there is the grill close to the garage? If so look into the garage our the most logical location the gas would run from there may be a valve at that location. Tap all over the grill area and listen for a hollow spot could be an access cover made to look like the rock. Once you have the new one its easy to cut block and fill in the gap. You will have to replace the counter top unless there is some of the original granite around and you get some to patch but you will see it.
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    Re: Is modification of an existing outdoor kitchen possible ?

    To add to this, my shutoff valve for my gas line which was run to my kitchen location (no kitchen yet - very soon I hope to rectify this!) is at my pool pad along with shutoffs for my pool heater and also my firepit.
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