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Discussion in 'Landscaping' started by kishmalik, 18th Jul, 2016.

  1. kishmalik

    kishmalik New Member

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    Hey all - I'm looking for fire pit ideas for a house we just bought. We have a big backyard, and we're looking to build a gazebo or pergola with a built-in fire pit so we can use the space year-round. The thing that's always bugged me is how much heat gets wasted as it emanates upward more than outward. Any suggestions for a design that traps the heat or positions the end-users slightly above (not in a "cooking" position of course) the fire pit?
     
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    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    I like the simple stones with with a metal fire pit.
    Can be done pretty easily, but can throw as much money as you want at it I suppose.
     
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    They can be a money pit from my experience :p
     
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    Greyghost Well-Known Member

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    What ever happened to the 50 gallon drum with a few axe holes in it??
     
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    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    You can get vb logos and others cut into them now too! Pretty flash:cool:
    Or use an old washing machine tub ;)

    But pintrest would have ideas for the fully sick ones. It'll be on my radar next year for one i think
     
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    I've built a basic brick one, haven't ever felt the need to put myself further 'over' the flames, if anything I seem to get too hot! Plus smoke would be an issue.

    Perhaps you could arrange the seating in a way that had some spots closer to the fire?