Packaged Products - How To: Barbeque

Throw a shrimp on this wood fired brick barbeque and enjoy outdoor living at its finest.  
   
You Will Need:
brickies mud
concrete mix
bricks
screed board
pointed trowel
spirit level
shovel
spade
nails and hammer
   
timber marked with brick and mortar spacings
timber for formwork
fire grill
hot plate
brush
lintels
wheelbarrow
wooden float

Brickies Mud

Concrete Mix
"Brickies Mud is a premixed trade quality mortar, suitable for use in all brick and block work."
 
   
 
Place loose bricks in shape of BBQ design on selected site to determine size of area to be excavated. It is advisable to already know the size of your fire grill and hot plate, so the design can accommodate these items.
 
Nail together formwork for concrete slab, and place in prepared area.
 
Mix, place and finish concrete and leave to cure for 24 hours.
 
Mix Brickies Mud and spread evenly over slab where first layer of bricks are to be laid. Lay first course of bricks onto
the mortar bed, with a 10mm vertical joint and a 10mm horizontal joint. To ensure 10mm mortar joints are maintained between each course, mark on a straight piece of timber the brick height and mortar joint width, and use regularly to check correct vertical spacing is maintained.
 
Use a spirit level to ensure each brick course is straight and level. Lay additional courses of bricks until you reach a height that is suitable for a fire grill. Insert lintels into mortar joints to sit fire grill on.
 
Add a further 3 or 4 courses of bricks then insert lintels into mortar joint on which the barbeque cooking plate will be positioned after the project is finished. A further 2 courses of bricks will complete the barbeque.
 
Mortar joints can be left flush or raked.
 
To create a raked joint finish, hammer a nail through a small piece of timber (protruding by about 5mm) and scrape along all mortar joints before it has totally set.
 
Clean all brickwork with a stiff brush.
 
 
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