A poor mans Kliff Kingsbury backyard

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  1. MadCardDisease

    MadCardDisease Moderator Contributor

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    With the Excessive Heat it's been hard to get much done. Even early in the morning it never gets below 90 and I'm drenched in sweat after just a half hour. Just moving the first pallet of those big pavers from the garage to the backyard was a major task in itself and took me 3 days in this heat.

    I was able to finish installing an electrical outlet on the back of the Pergola. Plan is to use it for some LED string lights that I purchased from Costco.

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    I also was able to fully put into place 3 of the "Squares" that lead to the main Patio under the pergola. Just threw some scraps of artificial grass in there to show the color contrast of the final product. It's a slow process to make sure everything is square and level. Only 3 more "Squares" to go and then the main patio.

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    I hear that. Linda looked at the AZ weather a couple nights ago and it was still like 103 at 10PM. So glad we moved... :) It is looking great!
     
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    Just a suggestion on the electric. I would drop the outlet down low (about 16" high) for a general use outlet. Put a switch over that (about 46" high) that works an outlet at the top of the post for plugging in the lights. That way the the lights can stay plugged in and can be turned on and off with a switch. It would look much cleaner.

    Also, I can't tell from the picture if it is or not but that outlet needs to be GFI protected.

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    Yep the outlet is GFCI protected and I have a switch like the one on the left that controls it that is near the patio door. The outlet is on the back of the pergola and the only way you can see it is if you are back by the fence.


    Lowes had these nice all in one weatherproof GFCI outlet packages:

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/TayMac-1-Gang-Rectangle-Metal-Weatherproof-Electrical-Box-Cover/1000394507
     
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  5. Hollywood

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    Ah....a switch on the back patio is clever. Nice job.

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    LOL. With 400+ days of Excessive heat warnings I've hung up my shovel till it starts to cool down.
     
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    This reminds me to post some pictures of the man cave. I will do that soon.
     
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    Man, you ain't kidding! I can't remember the last stretch like this. :help:
     
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    Next Wed and Thurs it's not supposed to even hit 100. :)
     
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    103 saturday and 96 sunday!
     
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    Just to be a jerk, it is 73 and sprinking right now in Longmont Colorado.
     
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    Dude! I don't remember when you moved but holy **** it was the right year. This has been the worst summer ever. By far. Don't worry though, I will let you know when I am shoveling sunshine all morning in December.
     
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    Yep[​IMG]

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    I thought there was a 109 day in there last week but yeah. It is only going to get worse.
     

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