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Homemade concrete blocks for fire pit and starfire direct DYI propane fire pit

Im Buying concrete molds for a DYI landscaping projects. I want to use some of the same bricks for a DYI starfire direct propane fire pit in the back yard. Ive heard this can be dangerous? Would this ...
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If I have a firepit on my screen porch, how high does the ceiling need to be? [duplicate]

I'm building a large screen porch. The roof is held up by wooden trusses and there is no ceiling. There will be ceiling fans attached to the joists on the trusses (but they won't be run when we have ...
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How weather resistant are Fire Bricks?

I’d like to build an outdoor cooking area and use wood as fuel. This area would be an elevated platform, 2-2.5 feet off the ground and about 6 square feet in surface area, to use with a grate and/or ...
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Safety concern building a fire pit out of reclaimed bricks

I have a bunch of reclaimed (broken) bricks left over from building a patio. The bricks are from an old home that was knocked over and buried for some time. I would like to use these to build a fire ...
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What Kind of Wooden Beam is this

My wife and I recently purchased our first home. We'd like to make a flattened area in our backyard (which is somewhat sloped) for a firepit. My thinking was to dig out a shallow area and fill it with ...
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exterior pe gas line - shutoff valve type

Running a PE gas line in a trench to a fire pit. Straightforward, permitted and will be inspected. (I understand the concerns many express about gas line work, but i'll have a licensed plumber to ...
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building a fire pit starting with a steel ring

I am going to build a fire pit, and ran into a few difficulties with conflicting things I have read online. When looking up various DIY projects or 'how to' videos on building a fire pit, a galvanized ...
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Will a fire pit damage my patio's ceiling?

I just got a portable fire pit and some new furniture for my back porch. The fire pit is 3' in diameter, and the porch is 10'×10', with a 9' ceiling. It would be nice to be able to have a small ...
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Advice on what kind of paint to use on metal fire pit

I'm in the process of building this fire pit made of 4x4 angle iron and rebar. I know I will have to use some kind of hi temperature paint, my questions are what kind of hi temperature paint? There ...
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Will connecting a 1/2“ natural gas line to 3/4” line for a fire pit cause issues?

I have a 3/4" natural gas line coming in to the house. Before the manifold there is a 3/4" line directly to my furnace. Also there is a manifold that splits into 4 1/2" lines that go to appliances ...
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Is a gravel layer necessary under sand for a paver fire pit base?

I'm getting ready to start a DIY fire pit using pavers in a circular design. I've read that the first step (after the obvious digging) is to lay down around 5 inches of gravel or crushed stone. Then, ...
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Fire table surface disintegration over winter

So last summer we bought a fire table from Ace hardware for our new deck. In late October we covered it up along with the other deck furniture, and left it for the winter. We uncovered It a couple ...
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Fire Pit on Pavers?

I have a paver patio with a natural gas fire pit made of stone. The bottom of the fire pit is pavers. The burner ring will sit approximately 6" from the pavers, maybe a little more. The pavers were ...
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Underground Propane line to fire pit

I'm building a propane fire pit in my backyard patio with a pea stone surface. I want to have the LP tank located 12 feet away from the fire, and I don't want to trip over the line. What can I do ...
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Fire pit inner ring. Purposes and can I make my own from a barrel cut out?

I've seen metal rings for fire pits advertised for around 100 dollars on various sites, more or less, and I was wondering what the advantages of having one are? I think one is heat distribution to ...
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Natural Gas Ventless Fireplace fittings in a fire pit and switch it to LP

I have an old Natural Gas ventless fireplace that I never used. I now want to build a fire pit and am wondering if I could take the working parts out of the fireplace unit and use those for fire pit. ...
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Pure concrete hollow cylinder

My intention is to build a hollow concrete cylinder for a fire pit like this: There are a few people who have done this by using steel sheets bent in to shape with supports between, but I would ...
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What can I use as a bowl for a DIY fire bowl/pit?

I'm looking at creating my own fire bowl, as I would find it more fun and satisfying instead of just buying one and plonking it down. I haven't decided if I want it standing or sunk, but that doesn't ...
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Is it okay to build a fire pit with concrete?

I want to put a small fire pit (3ft x 3ft) into backyard. I checked the stone options at home depot & lowes and just the material will cost around $250. I was thinking about building a mold and ...
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What's the recommended distance of a fire pit from a building?

I'd like to know if there's an argumentation-/science-based recommendation regardless of the specific laws in different countries. Boundaries/parameters of my question: fire pit for making a(n open) ...