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ThisOldGarageNJ 08-06-2009 04:17 AM

***Fire Pit***
Hello All,

I know its early to start thinking about winter, But I want to plan my fire pit for close to the oven or maybe connected by a bench.. Does anyone have suggestions ? Is there any special needs for a fire pit, ie:heatstop, fire brick, etc,

Once again thanks for all your help in advance, this website and its people has more knowledge on WFO's than all the others combined.

Modthyrth 08-06-2009 12:09 PM

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When we had actual masons build a firepit for us at our old house, they lined the pit with firebricks, just in case we had a really big, hot fire. In investigating other landscapers, however, I don't think I've seen any others with a firebrick lining. Still, can't hurt. When I built one in the backyard as part of my oven project, I lined with firebrick.

Modthyrth 08-06-2009 12:16 PM

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here are some pictures I took of the pros doing their work:

Modthyrth 08-06-2009 12:18 PM

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Modthyrth 08-06-2009 12:22 PM

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One thing we learned, is if you plan to have pavers near the firepit or walls, you really have to be more precise than they were about pouring the foundation. The foundation extended several inches past the edges of the firepit and bench, so the paver installers couldn't get right next to the hardscape elements. That's why you see a raised extra row of pavers lining everything. It was alright, but an imperfect solution, as my many stubbed toes can attest to.

ThisOldGarageNJ 08-07-2009 06:05 PM

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it looks great,,, hope you dont mind that i steal some of your idea's

Modthyrth 08-07-2009 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by ThisOldGarageNJ (Post 61327)
it looks great,,, hope you dont mind that i steal some of your idea's

Not one bit--that's why I posted them!

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