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Old 04-24-2013, 06:12 PM
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Steel ring needed for fire pit?

If you're building a paver fire pit, is the steel ring necessary?
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:02 PM
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Not at all. A lot of people like to cook on it, though. It adds about $4oo to the price.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:24 PM
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We always put in the steel ring. Usually the one without the cooking grate. This way the fire won't have direct contact with the blocks. We get them for $100.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:16 PM
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The cambridge kit is around 350 and includes the grate and ring. Don't think it is necessary though
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:45 PM
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We rarely use the rings. Did a pit at my parents with no ring and never had a problem. We have had a few good fires going to.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:47 AM
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Thanks for the feedback. I personally didn't think they were necessary. I called Unilock and they recommended them for their blocks in the event the heat does crack them. When I asked if it had every happened, the person I spoke to had never heard of it.

Another option I was thinking of was just to put lava rock inside the pit, up to about 3" from the top.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:32 AM
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another option is firebrick. This is going to come with a higher labor cost but it gives it a professional look
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:10 PM
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I built an unilock firering at my house and we cracked the block. So all my fire rings get them now
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:26 PM
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Save your 200 dollars now on the steel ring and spend 300 dollars in a couple of years on new block, its your choice. I choose the ring.
Only because I replaced block twice already.
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