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Ahmed and the crew help a couple add style to their backyard pool area.
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Host: Yesterday, Nurob and Jennifer took home way more than what they had on their shopping list.
Nurob: It’s a cute little pool and it’s a nice little space. It just needs to be designed.
Host: Knee deep into day one, with parts of their yard ripped out, this couple isn’t looking back.
Ahmed: Basically, you’re going to have a section of fence, you’re going to have two huge rock columns with a little—on top. Another small section of fence and then a section of fence right over here that hides all this pool equipment.
Host: While they work on that, Casey’s got Jennifer set up for the fire table. They’re already plumbed for the propane. Now they just need to set the base.
Casey: These two tubes are going to form the base of your table.
Casey: This tube will slide over the top. I’m going to have you cut some vents in the bottom because we’ll run on propane. It’s going to be vented at the bottom so I'm going to fill this up and you’ll have a giant Roman candle in your backyard.
Jennifer: Good idea.
Host: They carve a notch in the bottom for the gas line. Make sure the tubes sit level on the ground and add some bracing.
Casey: These are the spaces that keep the center tube centered so I’ll hold the block on here, go ahead, and take a screw. We’re going to start with the inside block. Watch your fingers.
Host: Out front, Dave and his guys start working on the table top cutting two half circles out of thick plywood leaving a hole for the burner. Then they attach concrete board as a backing for the tile.
Casey: I think we’re ready to bring in the concrete.
Jennifer: This is the most awkward thing, it’s so wiggly. Ahmed: There’s still too much to do and they’ve only got about 10 hours of daylight to get this yard done. All right, let’s get to work. Jen, you go with Casey. Nurob, you’re with me this morning.
Host: Casey stripped the forms from the fire table. They tile the base to match the shower and set the top.
Casey: This burner was specially manufactured for propane. It has what is called an air box on it that mixes the gas mixture right. We then try to set this, get this pilot light situated. I’m just going to mount this thing right here so this is where you can turn it up and down. Basically what this thing is it’s a mixer. It mixes the gas and the air. Wow look at that.
Host: Next, they attach the top tiles and grout the whole table.
Male: We’ll wipe it a few more times and we’ll start grouting the floor and then we’ll grout the top.
Nurob: All right, that’s a lot of grouting.
Male: It’s a lot of grouting.
Host: While they’re busy grouting the fire table, Ahmed and Jennifer head out front to unload some plants.
Casey: We’re going to put a layer of lava rocks in here to cover up the burner. And then on top of that we’re going to put some glassalts, across between gravel and glass. This is tumbled that won’t—it doesn’t have the sharp edges so it won’t cut your fingers. That’s it.
Ahmed: So what do you think?
Nurob: It’s amazing and the fact that it came together in two days. This is ridiculous.
Jennifer: I agree, yeah. There’s nothing I would change.
Ahmed: You use that the same expression when I think with two sits. I’ve been stressing out, freaking out, I mean look at this you guys. Look at this. This was like boring, drab yard. You hadn’t had a pool here but look at this, beautiful fence to close off that area, wonderful stone columns. Tommy lights up everything it makes it look good including lights at your shower outside. Is that too cool or what?
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