I'm trying to build a fire ring in my yard. My thought is that for the base I will get a run-of-the-mill fire pit insert (maybe something simple, like this). My plan is to dig a hole about half its height deep, place the insert, fill with sand and gravel (lava rock?) to ground level, and possibly place brick around the outside.
- I would like to have the brick cemented in place, is there a particular form of mortar or concrete which would be well suited to higher temperatures?
- If I do not put brick around the outside, what else should I do to make sure the insert does not move?
- Will bricks make it easier to remove ash?