Brick BBQ Build

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  1. Feb 18, 2018 #1

    Tucsonboy

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    Hello Everyone, new to the forum. I want to thank everyone for your advise ahead of time.

    my project is to build a brick bbq. A concrete slab already exists in my backyard which apparently used to have a shed on top.

    The slab is sloped 2 degrees and from onside to the other there is about a 3 inch drop.

    Do I have to level it before I lay the brick or can I level it with the base layer of mortar?

    I apologize if this is a stupid question but I am new to brick laying.

    Thanks again,

    Fernando
     
  2. Feb 18, 2018 #2

    Snoonyb

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    Welcome.

    It sounds like the slab was a garage in Los Angeles, given the slope.

    Depending upon the size of the BBQ you could simply level with mortar or, or over pour it with mortar.
     
  3. Feb 25, 2018 #3

    slownsteady

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    3 inches is kind of steep, but without knowing the length & width of the slab, it's hard to tell just how steep it is.
     
  4. Feb 25, 2018 #4

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    @ 2° it would take roughly 7ft. to drop 3".
     
  5. Feb 27, 2018 #5

    nealtw

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    Cut the brick so the bottom row is level.
    3" does sound like a garage if it is close to 20' across.
     

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