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nikki6
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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?







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Scruffy
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quote:

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.






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shutterspeed
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You'll shoot your eye out.





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Lacour
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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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If you're capable of stacking bricks, you can make a fire pit. You literally just have to stack bricks in a circle.





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NimbleCat
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You literally just have to stack bricks in a circle.


Good Luck finding circular bricks.






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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I've had good luck with YOUR MOMMA








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FlatTownProdigalSon
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Email me jcmaricle75@yahoo.com. I Have. Great set of instructions.





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LouisianaLady
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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.






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PurpleandGold Motown
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Leon, Nicaragua
Member since Oct 2007
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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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Can I have them too? Would love a fire pit. Tdpunkin@gmail.





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mametoo
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How much gravel is needed to allow it to drain?





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Boats n Hose
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Make a circle out of big rocks. Ta dah





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WmWallace
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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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Here ya go








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Oyster
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quote:

How much gravel is needed to allow it to drain?



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






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mametoo
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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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I love that!





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heypaul
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It not rocket surgery:

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



I use mine all the time








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drunkenpunkin
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Do you have to dig a pit?





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