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The Fire Pit Thread

CaseyForrest

CaseyForrest

I am NOT a tree freak.
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So.... After sitting at the fire pit and getting tired of pushing wood back towards the center to keep the fire going. Or watching it roll off the top of the pile... I decided I wanted to build some type of grate to keep the wood piled in the center and let the coals fall through.

So I hit up Craigslist looking for free rebar before I go and spend any money. And boy did I score. Mind you I'm the guy that ALWAYS misses out on the free scores on CL.... I had to cut these all in half because they were 30' long. This is the pile I ended up with at my house. Range anywhere from 7/8" to 1.5"....

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From there, I glued together a rough draft of what I was thinking.... Its 2x2 and the legs are 10" long....

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Set it in the fire pit and....

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Backyard Lumberjack

Backyard Lumberjack

" ~ No wood, No fire! ~ "
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very cool thread! glad I found it... "Home of The Pyros!" ... my kinda guys! :yes:

I have a handful of fire pits. and 7 fireplaces, too. not to mention the bbq rigs, also... lol all wood burners, however some of the bbq rigs run charcoal or gas... depending on mood and what's on the grill.

Master over all my firepits is Mr Brutus... my scrounged outdoor fireplace. he will run 10/7-365 at times... middle of summer heat ? no prob... got a fire going... :)

here he is the other evening after a day of splitting. had 2 fires going.

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Backyard Lumberjack

Backyard Lumberjack

" ~ No wood, No fire! ~ "
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Thanks Erik,

You might be interested to know this is just outside of Bandon Oregon, (on the southern OR coast) the town infamous for having burned to the ground... twice. I liked this home so much I had it built twice, this being the second one, the first being in a different town.

Bob
real nice! cool u rebuilt same home. fireplaces? woodburners?.... being from Washington, I like to see those tall pines... I am down here now in the south east of Texas... and I have 12 very tall pines in my yard. one is totally tall and someone recently said they r into trees, see a lot in the town, i may have the tallest! well omg. :D love 'em all, ceptn'... all the pine needles, and hoo~boy do I have a load now!!

that's the bad news -

the good news is I have a family that wants all I can give them -

but the other side of the coin is... I have to rake them... lol

worth it, though... although never ending !!
 
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