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Captains Landscape
07-23-2007, 07:57 PM
Went for a rustic feel on the fire pit. American Granite thin wall stone (2 ton), Red fire brick (75 units), 1' deep footing, a lot of mortar.

What do you guys think?

I've yet to do a patio this season without a fire pit for some reason, must be "the new thing".....

ChampionLS
07-23-2007, 09:33 PM
Questions:

1) If it's too deep, how does anyone on the patio stay warm? I would think the fire needs to radiate outwards a bit.

2) Is there a vent for air to enter from the bottom? Without one, I'd assume the fire suffocates and causes excessive smoke.

Captains Landscape
07-23-2007, 09:40 PM
Its filled with crushed stone....

DVS Hardscaper
07-23-2007, 10:20 PM
Not to be arrogant,

but it appears to be a cleaning nightmare. How on earth is one supposed to clean it with ease??????? :)


I dunno. This firepit craze bothers me a little. Its my opinion that if you're not a stone mason - then don't do 'em.

nobagger
07-23-2007, 10:35 PM
It looks like the well opening from the movie "The Ring" LOL. This is a prop for "The Ring 3". Looks kinda deep imo. Now all they need is a nice patio to go along with it.$$$$

jbone
07-23-2007, 10:43 PM
it looks great!

Captains Landscape
07-24-2007, 11:20 AM
The more I look at the pictures, it does looks huge. It's only 2' above the grade of the patio. They want to cook over it, so I made it a little taller than usual and have a false bottom (crushed stone).

The Ring 3, yeah kind of, with the fog in the background....:eek:

Dub's Shrubs
07-24-2007, 11:39 AM
looks awesome

ChampionLS
07-25-2007, 02:02 AM
What do you cook on? Or I should say...what do you hang the grill on? I would think to insert some rebar pieces that protrude inwards a bit.

Superior L & L
07-30-2007, 10:39 PM
I never tell people there work looks bad ...........BUT!
:nono:

PROFESSORRAIN
07-30-2007, 10:54 PM
It's a fire pit get it FIRE PIT key word is fire down my way we stack the wood to it and spend most of our time drinkin cold ones talkin smack.I thank it looks good in that setting behind is killer.plus fire will heat stone which will radiate and not fill as if you have to keep turning around to not burn on one side.

P.Services
07-30-2007, 11:04 PM
the third layer down if way to unlevel this is were you need to take more time to pick and chisel stone to fit better, the top looks horrible its not level or uniform i think i would have taken a little more time to lay it

ChampionLS
07-31-2007, 01:09 AM
SEVEN DAYS!



:laugh: