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Fire Pits

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by TimNNJ, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. TimNNJ

    TimNNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    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...
  2. cudaclan

    cudaclan LawnSite Member
    from Zone 5
    Messages: 152

  3. S&MLL

    S&MLL LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 751

    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.
  4. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,527

    Techo-bloc has one of the most simple fire feature kits. A cinch to build, even for beginners. Check 'em out.
  5. Twitchy

    Twitchy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    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).

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  6. Moneypit

    Moneypit LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    What do you do for drainage in one of those?
  7. Twitchy

    Twitchy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    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?
  8. Danscapes

    Danscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    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.

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  9. TimNNJ

    TimNNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    nice...great ideas!...back to work
  10. TimNNJ

    TimNNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 321

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

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