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Old 04-11-2009, 11:24 PM   #1
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I think I want to buy a fire pit for my backyard. I have a brick paver type patio and some 6' radius of open real estate for a pit. Other option would have to place the pit on the lawn in the yard.

I am not sure what style I like the best. I really want it to burn some twigs and dead branches that fall off my tree's, and bonus is its fun to have a fire at night with friends over drinking and bbqing.






Those with fire pits what style do you have? How often do you use? Would you recommend your pit to me?

 
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Old 04-11-2009, 11:25 PM   #2
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If I had a yard like EdWort's I would build a sweet built into the ground setup, but this is not an option for the size of my yard and the fact I am in a suburban neighborhood.


 
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Old 04-12-2009, 12:10 AM   #3
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In the beautiful county of stafford, VA you either need a "fully enclosed" fire pit (like the first one you showed... ... or a burn permit.

 
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Old 04-12-2009, 03:17 AM   #4
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You could spend the cash on those outdoor fireplaces, or you could go ghetto like I did. I dug a hole and buried an old Weber grill so it is flush to the ground. Works great.
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Old 04-12-2009, 03:25 AM   #5
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I think I want to buy a fire pit for my backyard. I have a brick paver type patio and some 6' radius of open real estate for a pit. Other option would have to place the pit on the lawn in the yard.

I am not sure what style I like the best. I really want it to burn some twigs and dead branches that fall off my tree's, and bonus is its fun to have a fire at night with friends over drinking and bbqing.






Those with fire pits what style do you have? How often do you use? Would you recommend your pit to me?
I have one like your first pictured one. It makes a mess of the table. My favorite one is an old stainless washing machine drum like this: http://i.ehow.com/images/GlobalPhoto...-main_Full.jpg

 
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Old 04-12-2009, 04:09 AM   #6
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+1 on the old washing machine drum... A bit ghetto if not spruced up, but looks awesome at night and burns hot and clean...
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Old 04-12-2009, 04:14 AM   #7
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They look like hell during the day, but at night with a fire, they heat great and keep the sparks in and look really cool with fire through all the holes.

 
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Old 04-12-2009, 04:42 AM   #8
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Was anyone else hoping this was a thread about Red head SWMBOs?
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Old 04-12-2009, 04:47 AM   #9
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This is my fire pit. I grew up with one of those above ground deals, they're ok.


See, we were trying to cook a hot dog.
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Old 04-12-2009, 07:41 AM   #10
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Was anyone else hoping this was a thread about Red head SWMBOs?
I know I was
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