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    Building an outdoor BBQ/Kitchen over PVC pipes?

    Hi,

    My pool is about 30 years old. I have been thinking about putting an outdoor kitchen in at the pool for a few years. I had my mason start digging out the area that I wanted to put it & we discovered some pipes.

    Here is my pool.

    http://i.imgur.com/hsej8EH.jpg

    The plan was to put it in the back left corner which was a 'planted' area - basically it would grow weeds in the summer & get out of control.

    So our plan was to have a BBQ / Bar facing the pool house (something similar to this: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...751b6c670e.jpg)

    Going say 8' x 8'.

    However now i found this:

    http://i.imgur.com/eb7r5uu.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/uV43C7f.jpg


    The discussion with the mason was to make the entrance into the 'kitchen' with a 5" step up (covering / encapsulating the PVC pipes) in concrete (digging a few inches below the pipes). Then raise the whole area inside the kitchen 6".

    My concerns are

    1. If the new slab moves & breaks all my pool pipes - that would be a big problem.
    2. The extra weight of the BBQ on the slab (which the existing pvc pipes are sitting) - damaging the pipes.


    Any thoughts or comments?

    Thanks,
    Rich

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    Re: Building an outdoor BBQ/Kitchen over PVC pipes?

    How about changing it over toward the larger right side area where there seems to be a large cement square area?

    Yip

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    Re: Building an outdoor BBQ/Kitchen over PVC pipes?

    Personally, I think my bigger concern would be needing to access those pipes to fix a leak or other problem and having to tear up the kitchen to do so. I think Skippy has the right approach.
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    Re: Building an outdoor BBQ/Kitchen over PVC pipes?

    So I think I am leaning towards something like this:

    http://i.imgur.com/ttekkVf.jpg

    Line each side with a footer / Belgium block then get a 5'x2' piece of bluestone to lay over the blocks creating a cover but still having it accessible.

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