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heypaul
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re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
no diging no gravel

in the spring i'll shovel out the ashes and kinda clean it up a bit


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TheDrunkenTigah
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Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2011
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re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
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Do you have to dig a pit?


No, any pit you dig will just collect water and ash. This really isn't hard people, just use your imagination. Literally anything stone/brick in a circle will keep fire from spreading.


heypaul
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Member since May 2008
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re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
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Literally anything stone/brick in a circle will keep fire from spreading

you saw my pics on the 1st page?

that thing is 5 years old


fightin tigers
Downtown Prairieville
Member since Mar 2008
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re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
You can make it as complicated as you want. What you have planned will work. Just be careful about the rocks in he bottom, hot rocks are not fun to dodge if they start exploding.

Latest fire project at the house, had to do some dressing up still.


George Feeny
Auburn Fan
Auburn, AL
Member since Mar 2011
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re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
Is that water..... on fire?


TheDrunkenTigah
Syracuse Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2011
12044 posts

re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
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you saw my pics on the 1st page?

that thing is 5 years old


Yeah, I think the ones in this thread asking questions are wanting it to look really flashy and shit, but think there's some magic trick to making it functional.

Guys, it's literally what he posted. The aesthetics are all on you unless you want to pay someone to do something this simple.


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FlatTownProdigalSon
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Member since Dec 2007
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re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
I sent you an email


drunkenpunkin
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Member since Dec 2011
6535 posts

re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
Thank you, sir.


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fightin tigers
Downtown Prairieville
Member since Mar 2008
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re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
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Is that water..... on fire?


Result of a few beers and more investment than I should have.

Really want to add a pot that overflows with the fire coming out of the top. Figure it will take another 6 pack of engineering to get that done.


georgia
New York Yankees Fan
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Member since Jan 2007
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re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
Okay, I have to give it to you, that's fricking cool.


Pectus
New Orleans Saints Fan
Internet
Member since Apr 2010
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re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
Just stack bricks in a circle. You'll need a few. No mortar required. And the size matters on how big you plan on making the fire.

I'd leave a few openings in the bottom for air flow.


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fightin tigers
Downtown Prairieville
Member since Mar 2008
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re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
Thanks, still got some kinks to work out. The trick is to get really small gas bubbles. Used some diffusion stones and spread out gas outlets. Not going to lie, lost some arm hair and pine straw in the trial and error part.

In the process of rebuilding the whole structure out of stainless steel.


jerkyboyz
LSU Fan
underground
Member since Aug 2011
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re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
Sand is a great alternative to gravel, fwiw. chimineas require a layer of sand in them


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CtotheVrzrbck
Alabama Fan
WeWaCo
Member since Dec 2007
37173 posts

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

Do you have to dig a pit?


Depends on the look you're going for. I like the ones that are covered. I think a stack of bricks looks kinda shitty, but there are way to do them nicely.

I'd recco to use fire bricks on the inside so your decorative bricks don't crack. Excessive heat can split stone and bricks not cured to withstand high temps.

I prefer them because adding a spit and doing a pig roast, or putting a grill rack on top of the pit is easy to do and gives you another cool option when entertaining.


nikki6
New Orleans Saints Fan
Jackson, MS
Member since Jul 2011
1838 posts

re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
Think I might go with something like this:

Building a Firepit

I like the hole with gravel for drainage. Also like the idea of lava rock. Looks nice and relatively simple.



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LSUsmartass
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Scompton
Member since Sep 2004
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nikki6
New Orleans Saints Fan
Jackson, MS
Member since Jul 2011
1838 posts

re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
That's a good idea too. I'm not worried about mess though, but I think I can incorporate some ideas into my plan.


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Marty McFrat
UCLA Fan
Fayetteville, AR
Member since Feb 2011
14780 posts

re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
I dug a hole about 4 inches into the ground. Went to a junk yard and got a freight truck rim similar to this and put it in the hole



Image: http://i00.i.aliimg.com/photo/v0/533494980/Utility_truck_tube_wheel_rims_8_5.jpg


CtotheVrzrbck
Alabama Fan
WeWaCo
Member since Dec 2007
37173 posts

re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
Yup, you're def. from Arkansas. We like to re-purpose all kinds of shite so long it saves us a load of $ and effort.


Marty McFrat
UCLA Fan
Fayetteville, AR
Member since Feb 2011
14780 posts

re: I Want To Build a Fire Pit...How?
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Yup, you're def. from Arkansas. We like to re-purpose all kinds of shite so long it saves us a load of $ and effort.


All my friends love it and thought it was a great idea



I felt proud. I'll definitely upgrade in the future once I get the salary $$$$


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