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TimNNJ
09-21-2009, 08:33 PM
Hey my father in law wants to put in a fire pit and extend his excisting patio with pavers...I have never made one and was wondering what your experiences were...and what is the best way to go about it?..I talked to a guy at the supply yard and he gave me some suggestions..

I wanted to see what you all thought..and if you have any pictures or ideas that would be great...

cudaclan
09-21-2009, 09:27 PM
A DIY for beginners.

http://www.idealconcreteblock.com/walls/tumbled_scapestone_fire_pit.html

S&MLL
09-22-2009, 07:00 PM
Do you want a natural fire, or do you want a gas fireplace with remote control? If it’s gas give me a pm and I will steer you in the right direction. Just finished one up in Middlesex area.

DVS Hardscaper
09-22-2009, 11:59 PM
Techo-bloc has one of the most simple fire feature kits. A cinch to build, even for beginners. Check 'em out.

Twitchy
09-23-2009, 02:59 PM
Cambridge paving stones also has a simple fire pit kit. It comes w/ a grilling rack and ring insert that doesn't allow the the block to get hot. I finished this one off w/ a 3'' wall cap. (Not as nice as the Techo though).

Moneypit
09-24-2009, 09:51 PM
What do you do for drainage in one of those?

Twitchy
09-25-2009, 11:10 AM
What do you do for drainage in one of those?
There is 12'' of gravel in the pit and a core hole in the center that is filled w/ 6'' of sand for drainage. But all that is really not necessary because Cambridge makes a nice metal cover. What part of Long Island you from?

Danscapes
09-25-2009, 12:07 PM
Here is one that I built in my yard, I built it one course higher than it should have been to keep the kids out of it.

TimNNJ
09-25-2009, 01:32 PM
nice...great ideas!...back to work

TimNNJ
09-25-2009, 02:04 PM
There is 12'' of gravel in the pit and a core hole in the center that is filled w/ 6'' of sand for drainage. But all that is really not necessary because Cambridge makes a nice metal cover. What part of Long Island you from?

I checked out your website..you guys do some awesome work

Twitchy
09-26-2009, 02:04 PM
I checked out your website..you guys do some awesome work
Thanks for checking out my website. I gotta update it w/ some new project pics.

TimNNJ
09-27-2009, 12:16 PM
For sure...I am looking forward to doing some work like that in the coming years...good stuff