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The Fire Pit Thread

Iowawoodguy

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Tested out some pine I split about three or four weeks ago. I am surprised at how well its burning since it was literally squirting out water when I split it. Not a whole lot of smoke, but a lot of popping.
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Then I decided to throw some cottonwood on it and it burned as well. It was a dead downed tree, and full of water about 2 months ago.
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hoskvarna

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Tested out some pine I split about three or four weeks ago. I am surprised at how well its burning since it was literally squirting out water when I split it. Not a whole lot of smoke, but a lot of popping.
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Then I decided to throw some cottonwood on it and it burned as well. It was a dead downed tree, and full of water about 2 months ago.
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thewoodlands

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I split two smaller dry pine that I felled for kindling for the fireplace and another five loads that was bucked up last fall, it's all at the fireplace. I'm hoping we get the rain they're calling for tonight and tomorrow so I can start burning.
 

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thewoodlands

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The rains came in after three and stopped around supper time so tonight I burned some pine, the rains came in again so I called it a night. It's still burning pretty good with a steady rain coming down.
 

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thewoodlands

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Are you burning it to dispose of it?
Yes, we burn it for shoulder season wood but we just have more than we need. We always have two years worth stacked but because of the clearing I did for the new garage in 2018 we have a good 6-8 years worth which I don't think it will last that long.

We also have 136 acres that I do most of my cutting on that has all sorts of shoulder season wood down.
 
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Want to rebuild the hardscape for my firepit area, but I have a firewood lean-to to build first.
The area is just a square of patio stones right now of 12'x12'
I'd like to do a nice circle with nicer stone and incorporate it into the gravel driveway and garden area.
I had a few contractors out to take a look but I never heard back from any.
Maybe Corona scared them off.
First pic shows the area with the Muskoka (Adirondack) chairs and firebowl.
Next ones are ideas.
Chime in with the one you like and why you like it.
The house is in the last pic to show the style I'm working with.
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Cowboy254

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Want to rebuild the hardscape for my firepit area, but I have a firewood lean-to to build first.
The area is just a square of patio stones right now of 12'x12'
I'd like to do a nice circle with nicer stone and incorporate it into the gravel driveway and garden area.
I had a few contractors out to take a look but I never heard back from any.
Maybe Corona scared them off.
First pic shows the area with the Muskoka (Adirondack) chairs and firebowl.
Next ones are ideas.
Chime in with the one you like and why you like it.
The house is in the last pic to show the style I'm working with.
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I like this one with the stone slabs. Maybe it's the way the strata of the slabs contrasts with the circularity of the paving. Or something.

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thewoodlands

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Want to rebuild the hardscape for my firepit area, but I have a firewood lean-to to build first.
The area is just a square of patio stones right now of 12'x12'
I'd like to do a nice circle with nicer stone and incorporate it into the gravel driveway and garden area.
I had a few contractors out to take a look but I never heard back from any.
Maybe Corona scared them off.
First pic shows the area with the Muskoka (Adirondack) chairs and firebowl.
Next ones are ideas.
Chime in with the one you like and why you like it.
The house is in the last pic to show the style I'm working with.
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We built ours so it would blend in with our lot, we have a stacked stone fireplace which fits in perfect back here. Whatever your wife wants or what best blends in for your lot.
 
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