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Decided to add a fire pit down near our blueberry orchard...

Discussion in 'Home Improvement' started by Patriot, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. Aug 5, 2017 at 10:47 AM
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    Patriot

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    Ms Patriot and I noticed Lowe's had this fire pit on sale for $169 normally $200. Got home and started working on it at 11:30. At 1:00 pm we were done with the install. Leveled our soil and sand and used pavers for a base. It will be a nice place to chill this fall with a beverage and tell really tall Tundra tales. Nothing super fancy, but will make a nice fire pit.

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    On the level...
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  2. Aug 5, 2017 at 12:52 PM
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    Very nice!!! Looks like the perfect place to sit back and relax.
     
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  3. Aug 5, 2017 at 1:30 PM
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    That looks really sweet, nice spot!
     
  4. Aug 5, 2017 at 2:03 PM
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    Thanks Ray! Much appreciated.
     
  5. Aug 5, 2017 at 2:17 PM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

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  6. Aug 5, 2017 at 3:26 PM
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    After finishing one project, I had (3) steel bowls, about 1/2" thick and 40" across. They were pressure test caps for a water line. Makes a nice fire pit! I welded a shelf on one side and a support in the middle for a cast iron grill.
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  7. Aug 5, 2017 at 6:07 PM
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    @Patriot Dave, for us, sipping a little and sharing a good seegar around the fire pit has been some excellent times. I'm sure you will love it!
     
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  8. Aug 5, 2017 at 6:28 PM
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    Very nice! You guys built that in record time, 1.5 hrs...pretty impressive :thumbsup:
     
  9. Aug 5, 2017 at 7:37 PM
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    Thanks Pvarela07, I am thinking honestly more like two hours. I did have the area partially prepped. I did not glue the blocks in the event I decide to move it. For now it's not going anywhere.
     
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  10. Aug 5, 2017 at 8:17 PM
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    Looking great! I had reservations about using landscaping block for a fire pit, but after building it and running some stupid hot fires in it for a few years, I haven't seen a single issue. Hope your pit brings you many years of outdoor comfort drinking drinks and telling stories of other times you drank drinks.
     
  11. Aug 5, 2017 at 8:47 PM
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    Sweet!
     
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  12. Aug 5, 2017 at 9:04 PM
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    Looks awesome!!!!!
     
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  13. Aug 6, 2017 at 12:09 PM
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    That looks great! Now all you need are a few of these to top it off.

     
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  14. Aug 6, 2017 at 5:27 PM
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    Oh look a Texas Halloween fire pit :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Hell Dave, I never knew Lowes even sold a fire pit. Next home....definitely.

    Awesome work.
     
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  16. Aug 6, 2017 at 10:13 PM
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    I'll b doing this one soon since i have in stock railroad ties on hand (sssssssnake!)...Screenshot_20170807-001036.jpg
     
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    someone say fire pit

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    Nice!! that's definitely on the "mod list" when the doc and I buy a house!
     
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    Had to order a 40" spark arrestor for the new fire pit! Mods I like it!:thumbsup:

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    Should work out fine....the perimeter is 44" (w) This spark arrestor flips up and allows wood to be fed.
    Gotta love Amazon!
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    Thanks Chris! Nothing like the warmth of a fire and cold beverage(s) to keep the stories going!
     
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    Nice! Got it laid out brother!
     
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    Yes sir!
     
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    Spark arrestor for the fire pit arrived yesterday. A good wipe down with alcohol and fresh coat of high heat resistant paint may give us a little longer use. Probably keep it in the basement when not in use. Was happy to see that my measurement and choice of a 44" arrestor was spot on. Gotta love Amazon. I will laying a few rolls of centipede sod around the foundation tomorrow to finish it up.

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    Happy..something just relaxing about sitting next to a fire in the fall and even early winter.
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  24. Aug 16, 2017 at 7:14 AM
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    This looks great and is a must for me at my new home thanks for a great idea
     
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  25. Aug 16, 2017 at 7:24 AM
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    I've had the pit since we moved in, but did the surround this year. Hell of a difference with bugs and debris with the gravel.
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  26. Aug 16, 2017 at 7:57 AM
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    Cleared the way to lay Centipede sod tomorrow morning....it will then be a wrap for now. The bubbler is one of the foundation drainage pipes, been dry since we built our home. (40) Bluberry bushes in the background.

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  27. Aug 16, 2017 at 9:21 AM
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    Looks grate. Use ours a lot.firepit3.jpg
     
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    Very nice Firetech, I like the rotisserie! Necessity the mother of invention :thumbsup:
     
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  29. Aug 17, 2017 at 10:55 AM
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    So I picked a my centipede sod and got busy...felt like the hottest dam day of the summer haha..

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    Picked up sod-
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    Done...lots of water for next two weeks until the sod roots take.
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  30. Oct 27, 2017 at 4:44 PM
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    Awesome Sauce!
     
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