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The Fire Pit Thread

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Backyard Lumberjack

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I think he would have become a Hat Band!
lol, he almost did! but given size and color I suspected it was a juvenile rat snake. they are beneficial! plenty snakes up at the ranch... rats, garter, chpperhead, cotton mouth... etc. constant vigilance is always the 'order of the day!' all the copperheads become owl feed! if I see them. at nite in summer I go on 'snake safari'. mr Brutus, my shovel in hand, at the ready! tactical light... one night I got 5!! :omg:

no, no hat band for this guy. because of 'what it' if I ever found a ch in the house... would I do?? so I have the snake claw at the handy! got it, grabbed him. he didn't like that... and set it free out a bit in one of the pastures.
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I posted this over in the off-topic forum but I've been building/tweaking mine for about a year now. Just added lighting over the weekend:



The whole thread with the "build" of both the sitting area and the pit is here:

 
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I posted this over in the off-topic forum but I've been building/tweaking mine for about a year now. Just added lighting over the weekend:



The whole thread with the "build" of both the sitting area and the pit is here:

Beautiful man


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It's about time the Firepit thread became sticky! Sadly, my firepit has just about gone to the great firepit repository in the sky. Full of holes, stuff falls out of it every time, I'm waiting for the arse to fall out of it completely. We can get a replacement for AUD $200 if we wait a couple of months - why? Because they come from China and deliveries are slow but also I'm not very happy with China atm. Or I can spend AUD *lots more* (like, maybe $2000) and get a locally built, custom made, plasma cut firepit that will last more than the 5 years the last (China built) one lasted. It's a tough one. The local guy produces awesome stuff, though.

 
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It's about time the Firepit thread became sticky! Sadly, my firepit has just about gone to the great firepit repository in the sky. Full of holes, stuff falls out of it every time, I'm waiting for the arse to fall out of it completely. We can get a replacement for AUD $200 if we wait a couple of months - why? Because they come from China and deliveries are slow but also I'm not very happy with China atm. Or I can spend AUD *lots more* (like, maybe $2000) and get a locally built, custom made, plasma cut firepit that will last more than the 5 years the last (China built) one lasted. It's a tough one. The local guy produces awesome stuff, though. [URLunfurl="true"]https://whippsdesigns.com.au/gallery/[/URL]
See my thread about building a pit from a propane tank base above. Not sure if propane is as widely used in Australia as it is here, but here in the U.S. if you can find a tank too old to be re certified you can usually get it for free or for scrap value at most.
 
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We did get some rain but nothing like they had predicted so I couldn't really kick the bigger fireplace into high gear, I did get rid of a bunch of pine today before I shut it down.
 

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Since we had some good rains overnight, I decided it was time I get going on my cleanup of Ash tops. I thought that I had an older before picture of all the Ash tops but I didn't, in picture 0458 the tops started off to the right and ran the length to the other tops pictured.
 

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It's about time the Firepit thread became sticky! Sadly, my firepit has just about gone to the great firepit repository in the sky. Full of holes, stuff falls out of it every time, I'm waiting for the arse to fall out of it completely. We can get a replacement for AUD $200 if we wait a couple of months - why? Because they come from China and deliveries are slow but also I'm not very happy with China atm. Or I can spend AUD *lots more* (like, maybe $2000) and get a locally built, custom made, plasma cut firepit that will last more than the 5 years the last (China built) one lasted. It's a tough one. The local guy produces awesome stuff, though.
interesting link! that's for sure. unique artwork, cutting and design. enjoyed seeing his creative pits, etc
 
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See my thread about building a pit from a propane tank base above. Not sure if propane is as widely used in Australia as it is here, but here in the U.S. if you can find a tank too old to be re certified you can usually get it for free or for scrap value at most.
they often show up down here on CL in BBQ/Smoker section. big propane tanks. $250 - 500 depending. usually closer to lower figure...
 
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I grabbed the old 390 with a 20 inch bar and bucked up more rounds for the fireplace. I'll get some of the smaller stuff bucked up (0469) that's in behind the main trunk.

We should have enough rain today and tomorrow that I can burn a bunch of pine tomorrow.
 

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We did get some rain overnight but with the sun and the wind things dried out pretty quick so I stopped burning. It looks like Friday and Saturday will be our next time we'll get rain unless things change.

I did start cleaning up more of some Ash tops from this year, I should have the rest in picture 0471 over to the fireplace tomorrow.
 

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