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    The New Fire Pit!!

    For the last few years we've been using one of the store bought fire pits, actually purchased for us. It was an expensive little model. Well as we all know these things seem to break down pretty fast. The screen cover was completely gone and the legs are rusty. Plus these little guys are not very user friendly when wanting to cook on an open fire. So it was time I built the cinder block fire pit I've wanted. Simple, clean and efficient! All-in all I'm happy and I've spent around $50.

    In this pic, I dug out an area and stacked the cinder blocks in the form I wanted. A lower level for higher heat cooking! I re-used the grate in the bottom of the old pit and raised it up on bricks. The (3) cinder blocks in the back on the bottom are also re-used. I laid (2) blocks on their sides on each side of the pit so the holes were exposed for air to get to the fire. With the blocks like this you can also control your fire by covering the holes partially or all the way. Use them as a damper like on a wood stove.
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    In this pic, Im adding the cinder block caps and digging around the sides to add a few cinder block caps in the ground to kind of neaten up the pit. When I was designing the pit, I decided to go against staggering the blocks. Yes this leaves it a little less stable, but as we all know cinder blocks wont last long with the intense heat. Eventually cracks will happen. Leaving them this way will make for easy replacement for damaged ones. Staggering would have made it a process to change out.
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    So here is the pit, finished up. I used landscapers cloth under the caps on the ground. Filled with tube sand and laid stone for a clean look!
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    Here's the pit in action with it's first burn of the year! Next will be grates for cooking!
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    Thats cool. O like the 2 blocks turned sideways to let in combustion air.
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    That is really nice !!

    I can see cooking a pot of chili on that !!

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    Ditto on the Chili ! Nice job !


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    Nice job Chris! So no mortar? You just stacked the blocks. How will the grates be held up? Mike

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    Nice pit.The caps on and around the pit and the stone clean it up alot.Good work.

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    Thanks for the compliments guys! I really like it!

    Nice job Chris! So no mortar? You just stacked the blocks. How will the grates be held up? Mike
    Mike no mortar. It's only 28" high with the caps. Not real worried about it coming apart unless someone decides to be a jackass and tries to knock it over. Plus once they start to breakdown, they will be easy to replace. Also if I decide to move it, it should be fairly easy.

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    I really like that idea with the blocks sideways for a damper GREAT idea !!

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    Mmmm....I am sensing a pig roast in the near future. That is a nice set up to put in a rotisserie. Mmmmm....barbeque.
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    @MichaelR - Sorry, the grates will have to be special made and will just lay across the blocks when I cook!


 
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