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Old 04-09-2018, 06:09 PM
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Any experience building a backyard firepit?

Wondering if anyone has ever built a firepit in their backyard for? Looking for general tips/ideas to get started, some pictures, or some things you'd be glad you learned if you did it a 2nd time.
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Old 04-09-2018, 07:24 PM
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What kind? This is what I did. Wife wanted stamped and stained concrete, so it was expensive.

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Old 04-10-2018, 06:07 AM
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I own a hardscape supply center. If you find one in your area they usually will have an option for a kit that will be pre cut and will just need to be glued together on a level usually stone dust surface. It will be a 20 minute job to build. It is more expensive then buying block which will need to be cut into shape, but if you dont have a demo saw i would not recommend it.
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Old 04-10-2018, 09:59 AM
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I built this. Fabbed the ring from sheet steel, built the outer frame using treated 2x6's, filled with rocks and then added the cut stone to the outside. Turned out pretty good.
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Old 04-10-2018, 10:02 AM
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Basic landscaping stone. I dug out the grass, sank the bottom stone six inches, and threw in some wood with a news paper and a match. Five years and fifty fires later, it works like a champ. Thirty minutes to build.

The only thing I regret is over-thinking it for a year before making it happen in a single Saturday morning. I looked at all of the kits, but then when I was camping at a USACE campground one evening I realized that all we ever used on our site was a circle of rocks with the grass removed from the area. Two weeks later, I made a fire pit.

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Old 04-10-2018, 10:11 AM
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Wondering if anyone has ever built a firepit in their backyard for? Looking for general tips/ideas to get started, some pictures, or some things you'd be glad you learned if you did it a 2nd time.
Buy a kit from the local supply center, as stated above.

Taking the time to prep and level your area is the most important part of the process. I spent more time prepping my space than I did putting the kit together. Use limestone fines or ODOT 304 equivalent with some water and a compactor or tamp of some kind.
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Old 04-10-2018, 11:36 AM
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You guys keep posting pics, I'm getting ideas too. I put down pavers and use a portable firepit, but I would like to have a more permanent solution.
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Old 04-10-2018, 12:26 PM
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Old 04-10-2018, 01:28 PM
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We pretty much did FoggyNogginz's method. We had some spare landscaping stone laying around -- same kind as in his pic -- so we just stacked it up in a ring and dug a shallow hole inside it just to make it deeper. I also spread some gravel around the outside. It works and looks pretty good.
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Old 04-10-2018, 01:29 PM
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Any experience building a backyard firepit?

I couldnt possibly contain mine to a fire pit, lol. The daughter says “its to hot dad....too!!!! hot dad”.....I say ok, go wait in the house for a bit. After about four hours, two singed eyebrows later, and some singed knuckles, she’s good to go! Lol.

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