Finally completed my project for the Texas Longhorn Alum in my RV Park. Actual time was only approx 80 hours but did not work on it full time.
Had my local welding fabricator build the base out of ¼” square tube for the circles and 1” square tube for the legs and attached some decorative feet on it. Also attached some L brackets at the top to install the granite top with. Fabricator also built a 28” diameter by 4” deep pan out of 16ga steel. Later we decided to add a ¾” lip around the top edge. We drilled holes in it to install some retractable handles for easier installation / maintenance. Drilled holes for the pilot assemble to pass through the pan and for the burner assembly to attach. We had another 28.5” diameter 16ga steel circle cut out to create a lid for the pan to prevent rain/debris from disturbing the Glassel bed. Used the longhorn cookie cutter cut out to make a 16ga steel flat longhorn cutout to affix atop of the lid
Had the pan and lid sandblasted and powder coated black to match the base. Had the longhorn powder coated candy copper along with a handle to match.
Cutout a ¾” plywood base to use to attach the granite to. Installed Tee Nuts into the plywood so that we could screw the plywood base onto the base of the table later. Purchased and installed some 110v LED low profile puck lights and affixed to the underside of the plywood to create indirect lighting of the table, routed channels for the cabling to follow and used silicone to keep in place
Had my local granite company cut a ¾” thick 52” diameter circle with a 28” opening in the center to accommodate the pan. Attached the granite to the plywood base using silicone.
Installed Cement Board onto the inside of the table base as a bed for the stone tiles. Installed the Lowes Special Order Solistone 12” x 12” Stone Tiles around the table.
Created a bracket inside the table base to hang the AFVK-SP-MH/L and extended the wiring on the battery box to allow for installation underneath the granite top outside the table base to be able to change batteries later.
All the parts are complete so time for the final install
1. Place base in location, propane line already in place as well as 110v electric with X10 remote socket for LED lights. 2. Install plywood / granite / LED lights onto table base and screw into Tee Nuts 3. Install Pan on top of granite leaving access into the table to complete connections. a. Disconnect Pilot assembly from AF-4000 MOD and run gas line, ignitor and sensor through hole in pan inside the table b. Reconnect Pilot assembly back to AF-4000 MOD ( Be sure to use the correct connections or things will not work J ) c. Attach the battery pack to the underside of the granite base in the routed channel to allow the wiring to move in / out for ease of use. d. Attach the pilot tube to the AFVK-SP-MH/L module. e. Install the burner inside the pan and attach the Gas Outlet connection to the burner. f. Attach the Gas Inlet connection to the gas supply line which has a cutoff on it. g. Test the remote lighting and check all fittings with soapy water for leaks. 4. Once everything checked out, install the pan inside the opening. 5. Install a layer of lava rock under the double burner to lift if from the bottom about 1” 6. Install ¼” Starfire Glassel on top of lava and covering the burner while leaving the pilot assembly exposed to be able to function. 7. Tested the remote again to verify operation 8. Install the Longhorn cookie cutter and fill with Pimento Red Glassel. 9. Install cover