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YARDISTRY 12X16 CEDAR GAZEBO FROM COSTCO

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Holy cow, now that is a project... "we'll just pick it up from Costo" - famous last words, hah hah!

Question Al, have you got it anchored to a slab or into the ground? We get some nasty winds here in FL. Working on a project now with some exposed exterior technology elements for a client in Orlando, and we are working to a 144mph wind rating.
 

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Holy cow, now that is a project... "we'll just pick it up from Costo" - famous last words, hah hah!

Question Al, have you got it anchored to a slab or into the ground? We get some nasty winds here in FL. Working on a project now with some exposed exterior technology elements for a client in Orlando, and we are working to a 144mph wind rating.
yeah costco here did not even help us load it in a van, at least some nice guy stopped when he saw my wife and I having trouble. Getting it out of the van took my wife, me and a neighbor lady to slide one box at a time onto a car creeper and move it in the garage.

For me I am anchoring 2 of the posts to my paver patio and the other 2 I poured 14" x 24" concrete footers.
WOW Cliff, so far I haven’t cut myself yet. I can’t do that kind of work with gloves on. And my Son is going to visit us in a couple of weeks & he is a contractor, so he can put the electric, fan & lights up, while I watch & drink a beer! :emoji_sunglasses:
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That will be nice. For to get the electric I have to trench and pipe from the nearest outlet that is at least 20' away....that project is going to wait.
 

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Holy cow, now that is a project... "we'll just pick it up from Costo" - famous last words, hah hah!

Question Al, have you got it anchored to a slab or into the ground? We get some nasty winds here in FL. Working on a project now with some exposed exterior technology elements for a client in Orlando, and we are working to a 144mph wind rating.
Our’s is attached into a 4” slab with 3/8 x 3 “ Tapcons. I don’t think this thing woulld move in a hurricane! Actually it is built stronger than my house,
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Al is this on your driveway?
Well the wood & metal is in my carport, but we are taking the wood we need out to the back yard & building it there. I have to say that it is bigger than you think. I am still a bit intimidated, but we will carry on!
 

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Well the wood & metal is in my carport, but we are taking the wood we need out to the back yard & building it there. I have to say that it is bigger than you think. I am still a bit intimidated, but we will carry on!
I actually wished it was bigger 10 x 16 or 18 would have been great
 

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Roof panels all done, hopefully Sunday I get help to finish up. I bet I could put this together in less than half the time if I had to do it again.
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Looks good Cliff, we are ready to put it up now too, but the guys aren’t available until Sunday afternoon. We almost bought a 12x20, and I’m glad we didn’t. The 12x16 fits perfectly in the space we have. So we are taking today off & resting. I also agree with you, after you build one of these the next one would be a lot easier. Good luck & I guess we will be sitting in our gazebo’s on Sunday!
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Looks like that a feat to put up. Going to enjoy it once done. How did things go with the Hail damage?
 

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Looks like that a feat to put up. Going to enjoy it once done. How did things go with the Hail damage?
I imagine with some of the giant hail I have heard about it would not do well. I don't Al has much to worry about, even here in NY I have never seen hail large enough to damage my jeep.
 

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I imagine with some of the giant hail I have heard about it would not do well. I don't Al has much to worry about, even here in NY I have never seen hail large enough to damage my jeep.
Talking about this:

 

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Talking about this:

Thankfully we don't get big stones, and I think this thing will take 2-3 feet of snow on top
 

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Looks like that a feat to put up. Going to enjoy it once done. How did things go with the Hail damage?

I’m still dealing with the insurance co.. A lot of the people in my community are just letting their ins. companies send out their contractors & saying they will fix everything. But they are out of state contractors & if something goes wrong in 6 months who do you call? So I’m going to have my ins. Co send me a check & I’ll hire locals that have been here in business for decades. You can’t believe the con men that have descended on our small town due to a 9 minute hail storm!
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Well this is a project I would not want to do again, had 3 guys total, luckily one of them has done this twice before. Total PIA, I was 3/4" out of square at the top and it showed by making the roof panels tough to line up. the last ridge vent/cover would not slide all the way to the top so I will have to cut it at the bottom. I hope this does not cause leaking at the top. Well at least we have sun and shade by the pond/pool! Now slamming some beers and going into the hot tub.

Al How did it go on your end?
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Well this is a project I would not want to do again, had 3 guys total, luckily one of them has done this twice before. Total PIA, I was 3/4" out of square at the top and it showed by making the roof panels tough to line up. the last ridge vent/cover would not slide all the way to the top so I will have to cut it at the bottom. I hope this does not cause leaking at the top. Well at least we have sun and shade by the pond/pool! Now slamming some beers and going into the hot tub.

Al How did it go on your end?
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Looking good, nice to have some shade by the pool! I see yours is still covered though - when do you open them up in NY?
 

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I normally would have by now and flipped on the heater but, the oak trees just started dropping the "hairy" things that would over run the skimmers. I am hoping this week to the weekend. I want to crank temp to at least 88 and start to use it.
 

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Well this is a project I would not want to do again, had 3 guys total, luckily one of them has done this twice before. Total PIA, I was 3/4" out of square at the top and it showed by making the roof panels tough to line up. the last ridge vent/cover would not slide all the way to the top so I will have to cut it at the bottom. I hope this does not cause leaking at the top. Well at least we have sun and shade by the pond/pool! Now slamming some beers and going into the hot tub.

Al How did it go on your end?
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Well the guys didn’t show up until 2:00 PM & the sun was out & the temps were in the 90’s with zero wind. So we got everything up that needed to have more than a couple of senior citizens doing it. Now Judy & I can finish it ourselves tomorrow. Ours is a bit different than yours, but it sounds like we had the same problems. I’m with you, this is a once in a lifetime build.
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But I’m glad I did it!!
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Well the guys didn’t show up until 2:00 PM & the sun was out & the temps were in the 90’s with zero wind. So we got everything up that needed to have more than a couple of senior citizens doing it. Now Judy & I can finish it ourselves tomorrow. Ours is a bit different than yours, but it sounds like we had the same problems. I’m with you, this is a once in a lifetime build.
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But I’m glad I did it!!
Al
Very nice. I wish mine was bigger than the 12 x 14 but it is what they stock. Most of the bad reviews were shipping damage so I did not want to order it. I wish Costco offered assembly I would have paid for that.
Glad it is done (almost) for the both of us so we can enjoy it.
 

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Yea, looks awesome and very sturdy. Looks like it will last a long time. We need one of those but for a different reason, rain.
 

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