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back yard firepit ideas

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by pudge151, May 30, 2011.

  1. May 30, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    pudge151

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    the wife is bugging me to make a firepit, i have a few ideas but wondering what you guys have done or if you have any input?

    i have seen a few nice ones with a washing machine drum as the pit and rock stacked around it, just an idea

    i am leaning towards concrete block but prefer a more natural look, i may go with block and cover it in stone veneer
     
  2. May 30, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    I haven't finished mine yet,but I'm basically putting down a layer of sand in my firepit area,then regular brick on top of it,and putting rocks of all size around it in a circle since I have so many rocks on my property. I'm keeping it simple yet effective.:D
     
  3. May 31, 2011 at 5:48 AM
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    Concrete will spall and crack from the heat. Bricks will do the same, but not as easily. Fire bricks(for fireplace lining) would be the best for the hot side of the pit.
    Old truck rims work well for small pits.
     
  4. May 31, 2011 at 6:01 AM
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    I just dug out a hole in my back yard. But I'm Redneck like that....
     
  5. May 31, 2011 at 6:07 AM
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    We have a little "fire basket" thingy :notsure: what its called.

    its a more simple version of this
    http://www.lowes.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&cId=SEARCH&productId=3276037&cm_mmc=SCE_gps-_-gps-_-gps-_-UniFlame%2034%20Steel%20Firepit%20with%20Slate%20Tile%20Surround%20WAD931SP

    then you could add stones to make it look like this


    [​IMG]

    Stone fire pits
     
  6. May 31, 2011 at 6:20 AM
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    Dug down in a circle, added some sand & used all size rocks collected from my travels around my property and/or out exploring on the backroads w/ the tacoma. They outline the circle.

    I found a large metal whiskey barrel at the landfill & use that in the bottom.
    It gets used every just about every weekend & sometimes in the winter.
    The Christmas tree always goes in the first one of the season :thumbsup:
     
  7. May 31, 2011 at 6:36 AM
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  8. May 31, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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    Christmas trees are the best!
     
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    Thats a wally world for real? I like that, class the joint up a little.
     
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    He drinks Dos Equis too, when he drinks beer:p
     
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    Here is a cheap bbq slash chill fire pit

    [​IMG]
     
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    Jeez, we just dug a shallow hole and put rocks around it.
     
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    that works to ^
     
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    Nothing like a death star fire pit to bring out the nerd in a redneck
     
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    That is pretty bad ass.
     
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    This is my first attempt at uploading an image with the new site, so please forgive if it turns out to be just an attachment or super huge. My wife and I built this fire ring, then a few months later decided to build a patio around it (lots of work, but fun). We used the trapezoid shaped brick, about 100 of them built the ring five courses high. Its about 3 years old now and the bricks have not cracked or spalled.0511131814.jpg
     
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