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Building a fire pit

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

  1. Bob E

    Bob E LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    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
    Messages: 290

    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

    PROFESSORRAIN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    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
    Messages: 290

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

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