Fire pit construction

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Bleed Green, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. Bleed Green

    Bleed Green LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I built a fire pit in my backyard last summer and it is working fine, but as of now it is just a hole in the ground and I was wanting to dress it up a little bit. What would you guys recommend I do? I was thinking about lining the walls with fire brick because now they are just bare dirt. I think this would just make it look a little nicer and more "finished". Any other suggestions how I could finish it off other than using fire brick?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    can u please explain to the class what this is made out of?

    Any pictures??

    Right now it sounds like it's just a hole dug in the ground and that's it, which we call "A poor mans fire feature".........
     
  3. Bleed Green

    Bleed Green LawnSite Bronze Member
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    well that is exactly what it is right now, a hole in the ground. I want to make it look a little better. I tried to post some pics but they are not working, I'll try again.
     
  4. Bleed Green

    Bleed Green LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Here is one pic of it I have others too.

    IMG_0771.jpg
     
  5. Bleed Green

    Bleed Green LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am wanting to stack fire brick up the walls or something else just not sure what is the best option.
     
  6. Bleed Green

    Bleed Green LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Here is another pic of it when I had just dug it and not put anything in the bottom yet. This one shows more of the area around it a little better.

    IMG_0754.jpg
     
  7. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
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  8. wurkn with amish

    wurkn with amish LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would fill it in and call it a day!
     
  9. Bleed Green

    Bleed Green LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If I fill it in then I would not have a fire pit.
     
  10. yz250fpilot

    yz250fpilot LawnSite Member
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    I'd fill it with water and put some fish in it. Then you have a pond!
     

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