I wanna build a fire pit!

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I wanna build a fire pit!

Post by El Gato » November 16th, 2013, 5:16 pm

I am lookin to build a fire pit for my wife.
She has been after me to buy one at lowes, I SAY HELL NO!!! I can build it!!( or i hope i can)


In building a fire pit, what thickness of material is good to use, with out over doing it for
the weight issue of cant move it later,
Do i need to put a breather area in the bottom of it for air?? or not? ( like the firebox for smokers?)

im thinking of a 3ftx3ft size maybe 20in of the floor and a square pan for the fire about approx 10in deep,

Any suggestions?/ ideas?? IM LISTENING!!!!!
too bad no one has plans for these.
I pm'ed some one here on the forum, and got no response, they probably havent seen the got a pm.

hopefully i am posting this in the right place,


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Post by Puff » November 16th, 2013, 6:21 pm

From the commercial decorative fire pits I have seen at Lowe's it looks as though there are about 16 gauge metal they likely need to have a drain hole in the bottom and my friend has one that lasted him about 6 years and could have been longer but the ash clogged his dish style and it rotted away quickly Mine is probably 14 gauge and we have had it 8 years. The door screens are starting to thin out. Exhaust is out thru the top, a small stainless cap... In the winter, I store those led lanterns inside it. Heres what it looks like
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Probably 30 wide by 20 deep and 26 tall
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Post by Big T » November 16th, 2013, 9:00 pm

TQ put some pictures on here about a week or so ago of a couple of fire pits that he built. I think you can get some Ideas from them, there were a couple of pics of the inside of them.


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Re: I wanna build a fire pit!

Post by El Gato » November 16th, 2013, 10:21 pm

im searchin for them, thanks



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Post by noXcuse » November 16th, 2013, 10:36 pm

Dig a hole in the dirt about 12" deep, 4' around, and put some decorative stones around it. Done.

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I wanna build a fire pit!

Post by The Czar » November 16th, 2013, 10:58 pm

If have to say I just take the fire basket out if my UDS and add a chimney of hot charcoal and just keep throwing chucks on that till I'm done with the fire.....


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Re: I wanna build a fire pit!

Post by Gizmo » November 17th, 2013, 8:00 am

I would highly recommend a 3-legged device no matter which way you go. You really want them stable regardless where you use them.

I know it defeats the purpose of designing/building a new project but I bought one from Target and drilled out all the rivets and replaced them with bolts so the panels would sort of "hinge". That way I could fold the whole thing back up and put it back in the box and store it in my camper for camping trips. I think the whole project costs about $40. If someone will remind me on March 14th at the Kearney Comp I'll fire it up and shoot some pics of it.

Course some of the fire-pits I've seen on here are really high class creations - specially if you have a plasma cutter ...


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