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  • Uncle Bob
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    To add onto what Dan Deter said, don't come online and ask a question like that because pretty much nobody knows what language is in your policy. Insurance is like Vegas, it's designed for the "house" to win. That's not really a condemnation of the industry, it's just reality. That question is only going to yield a realistic answer if you ask it of your agent/insuring company, and then you probably should read the appropriate portion of the policy to verify what they tell you (like anyone ever really does that).

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  • Dan Deter
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    That would depend on the policy. Also, the added value of what you're adding may cause you to need to increase the policy anyway...something which is worth checking into every few years anyway. I've known several people who have been caught short because replacement costs and value of the property had gone up since they originally insured it.

  • adamsctt77
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    Oh, outdoor kitchen is such an amazing idea, I've always wanted such a place at home. I know that often outdoor kitchens are affected by different nature phenomena or other everyday problems. Be careful, because there is always a risk to happen some fire situations or flooding, especially in the kitchen. In this case, it will be good to find a home insurance company that will help to keep your new house safe. I remember my friend needed such a company and https://www.moneyexpert.com/home-insurance/ helped him, so, you may try this chance, I hope you will find there many opportunities.
    Last edited by adamsctt77; July 6th, 2020, 01:47 PM.

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  • Mudbeaver
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    Beer fridge!!!

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  • CaptainMike
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    I like that idea, it kind of like a Dutch gable. I'm thinking continuous ridge vents and fans but might incorporate something like this.

  • scottranda
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    Whatever you build, you need some Hokie memorabilia and send an invite to me!!!!! I’ll bring you something hokie!

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  • Alanside
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    I built a covered outdoor kitchen, polynesian style. The ridge extends beyond the truss, in order to provide covered vents at each end of the roof(see photo). The ceiling fan has two directions. When generating smoke during a cook, I make sure that the fan is pulling air up and out of the open vents at each end. Hope this helps.
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  • Centex Hokie
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    Thanks

  • cgrover60
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    I have a similar space that is open (screened in) on one end with a small built in two burner gasser under a very large vent hood. I learned the hard way that when the fan on the vent hood burned out cooking out there while entertaining is difficult since you can no longer see who you are trying to chat with... lol My advice would be to spend every penny you can on decent ventilation. You won't regret it.

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  • Centex Hokie
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    After thinking about it for a couple of days, I would really like to be protected from the elements. I've decided to build the kitchen around the fireplace with the smoker and the gas grill under vents that will vent up the same chase as the Master Bedroom fireplace. That is the plus of thinking through it at this stage as all of the possibilities are possible. Probably going to put the sink in the middle between the two grills. Meeting with the builder tomorrow.

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  • Centex Hokie
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    Thanks. We’re excited and nervous about the build.

  • Centex Hokie
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    RonB yes
    @bten,
    I was thinking about putting the gasser and the smoker at the open edge. The alternative is to pour an extension uncovered

  • bten
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    I have a covered porch and was considering putting a kitchen under it. I moved my grill to where I was going to have the built in, and did a cook. Smoke filled the area up and when we opened the door to the house, smoke went there as well. If you don't have a good cross wind, you will need some sort of vent.

  • RonB
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    Are the three sides enclosed all the way to the 15' ceiling? If not, you might not need a ventilation system. You might need ventilation for each cooker if the space is fully enclose on three sides.

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    I likes

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Digital Thermometers Are Your Most Valuable Tool And Here's A Great Buy!

maverick PT55 thermometer

A good digital thermometer keeps you from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. They are much faster and much more accurate than dial thermometers. YOU NEED ONE!

Click here for more info on the Maverick PT-55 Waterproof Instant-Read Thermometer Review shown above. It may be the best value in a thermometer out there


If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow 'N' Sear

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The Slow 'N' Sear turns your grill into a first class smoker and also creates an extremely hot sear zone you can use to create steakhouse steaks.

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Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet's Dual Tube Burners

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The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King's proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

the good one grill

The Good-One Open Range is a charcoal grill with an offset smoke chamber attached. It is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. The grill sits low in front and doubles as a firebox for the smoke chamber which is spliced on above and behind so it can work like a horizontal offset smoker only better. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

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Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

Griddle And Deep Fryer All In One

The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, and home fries. Or pancakes, fajitas, grilled cheese, you name it. Why stink up the house deep frying and spatter all over? Do your fried chicken and calamari outside. Blackstone's Rangetop Combo With Deep Fryer does it all. Plus it has a built in cutting board, garbage bag holder, and paper towel holder. An additional work table on the left side provides plenty of counter space.

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Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers in the hardware stores because temperature control is so much easier. Best of all, it is only $299 delivered to your door!

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The Undisputed Champion!

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The Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 is considered by the pros, and our team, to be the single best instant read thermometer. Don't accept cheap substitutes.  Click here to read our test results and comprehensive review and why it won our Platinum Medal .


Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater

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Char-Broil's Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you're off to the party! Char-Broil's TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

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The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

NK-22-Ck Grill

Their NK22CK-C Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It's hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the NK22CK-C a viable alternative.

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G&F Suede Welder's Gloves

Heat Resistant Gloves With Extra Long Sleeves Hold The Hot Stuff

If you're using oven mitts at the grill, it's time to trade up. Say hello to these suede welder's gloves. They're heat resistant enough to handle hot grill grates, and flexible enough to handle tongs. The extra long sleeves even let you reach deep into the firebox to move hot logs without getting burned. Our Fave.

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GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

grill grates

GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, keep small foods from committing suicide, kill hotspots, are easier to clean, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily removed and moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke to whatever is above. Every gas grill needs them.

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PK 360 grill

Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it's easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado. Beautifully designed and completely portable. Meathead says it is his preferrred grill.

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kareubequ bbq smoker

Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.

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Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

masterbuilt gas smoker

The First Propane Smoker With A Thermostat Makes This Baby Foolproof

Set ThermoTemp's dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin'.

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Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

fireboard bbq thermometer

With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.

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Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

Green Mountain Davey Crockett Grill

Green Mountain's portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it's also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

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