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nikki6
New Orleans Saints Fan
Jackson, MS
Member since Jul 2011
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I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
I would like to build a fire pit in the backyard. Anyone ever done this?
Not sure on diameter, but nothing huge. Was thinking I would dig a few inches in the ground. Maybe 6" or 8" in. Fill with gravel. Then take some landscape type bricks and ring the hole up to maybe 3 bricks high around.

Does this sound right? Am I making it too simple? Do I need to buy a steel fire ring thing? Or should a hole lined with gravel be enough "protection"? Not looking to catch the whole yard on fire

Once that is done, I'd like a spark screen over it. That metal mesh top that comes with those fire pits you can buy. Anyone have a good idea on how to make this?


Scruffy
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Member since Jul 2011
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re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
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Not sure on diameter, but nothing huge. Was thinking I would dig a few inches in the ground. Maybe 6" or 8" in. Fill with gravel. Then take some landscape type bricks and ring the hole up to maybe 3 bricks high around.
Sounds good to me. My neighbor has one that isn't even that fancy, consisting of a square of bricks 3 high.


shutterspeed
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MS Gulf Coast
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re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
You'll shoot your eye out.


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Lacour
Member since Nov 2009
31696 posts

re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
Dig a hole.

Throw shite in it

Gasoline

Match

Seriously dude, fire ain't that hard. There's a reason why cavemen could do it.


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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47814 posts

re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
If you're capable of stacking bricks, you can make a fire pit. You literally just have to stack bricks in a circle.


NimbleCat
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re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
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You literally just have to stack bricks in a circle.


Good Luck finding circular bricks.


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
I've had good luck with YOUR MOMMA




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FlatTownProdigalSon
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Lake Charles
Member since Dec 2007
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re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
Email me jcmaricle75@yahoo.com. I Have. Great set of instructions.


LouisianaLady
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Mar 2009
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re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
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Sounds good to me. My neighbor has one that isn't even that fancy, consisting of a square of bricks 3 high.


That's what mine is too.


PurpleandGold Motown
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Birmingham, Alabama
Member since Oct 2007
18242 posts

re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
Dig a hole.

Fill it with fire.


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drunkenpunkin
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Louisiana
Member since Dec 2011
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re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
Can I have them too? Would love a fire pit. Tdpunkin@gmail.


mametoo
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Louisiana
Member since Nov 2008
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re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
How much gravel is needed to allow it to drain?


Boats n Hose
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NOLA
Member since Apr 2011
37239 posts

re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
Make a circle out of big rocks. Ta dah


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WmWallace
Ole Miss Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2012
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re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
Article in this month's Progressive Farmer about it...with instructions. Came across it after I built one. Needless to say mine works but am going to make it smaller and deeper so I can put a grate over the top of it to cook on at our farm..not that I need more places to cook


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Uncle JackD
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Oyster
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re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
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How much gravel is needed to allow it to drain?



I've seen gravel explode when it gets heated in a fire.


mametoo
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Louisiana
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I've seen gravel explode when it gets heated in a fire.


Really? Then what should replace it?


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drunkenpunkin
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re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
I love that!


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heypaul
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The O-T Lounge
Member since May 2008
33037 posts

re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
It not rocket surgery:

Go to Home Depot get some curved landscaping bricks, put in back yard



I use mine all the time




drunkenpunkin
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Louisiana
Member since Dec 2011
6632 posts

re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
Do you have to dig a pit?


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