Building a fire pit

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Bob E, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. Bob E

    Bob E LawnSite Member
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    Is building a fire pit (for real wood) as simple as using retaining wall block (on a prepared base) and stacking thme in a circle?

    I'm envisioning a 6' diamter circle maybe 4-6 rows high.
     
  2. The Rookie

    The Rookie LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 296

    The fire pit I built started out as a hole in the ground, the deeper the better. then stack your retaining wall around it. the deeper the hole the bigger fire one can get going
     
  3. PROFESSORRAIN

    PROFESSORRAIN LawnSite Member
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    I am invisioning watching people scream and yell when the block starts popping and cracking.retaining wall block is not made for the heat it will get.Firebrick liner will handle the problem,if i am correct!:drinkup:Good luck
     
  4. The Rookie

    The Rookie LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 296

    i used rip rap rocks and a single layer i guess i should have been more specific
     

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