Seating wall and fireplace

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by jgrand, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. jgrand

    jgrand LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    Whats a good distance to set back a seating wall from a firepit? Anyone have any experience with this?
  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,793

    One that i did was a 15' diameter with a 4' diam pit so about 5 feet. Not saying its law but it made sense when i mapped it out.
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  3. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    Close enough so you don't have to cast your marshmallows for smores with a fishing pole.....
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  4. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,588

    Looks good to me.
  5. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    the border in the patio pictured above should have used the large squares (from the field) for the border's corners.

  6. SRT8

    SRT8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CA
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    Is that bench safe? Looks like it could be a domino effect if a part gave out. Just a question, not tryin to bash your work. I think it looks good
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    Again off topic. To answer the question we have done a few at 5 ft and a few at six.
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  8. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    I charged out the butt for that patio

    if DVS knew the material he would take that back, two different textures.

    and no, the bench is unsafe, thats why I installed it. to up the danger factor. (JK, its all glued)

    Try and stay on topic guys, I posted the pic for reference and to visualize my post
  9. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    We like to do 5' on wood burning fire pits and around 3.5-4' on gas fire pits.
  10. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,272

    To the OP 5' is pretty common, here is a few I have done recently. In two of the photos the patios are not 100% finished but you get the idea, all I have here at the house is cell phone pictures.




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