Building a great fire pit might be easier than you think
People are vacationing at home and putting the money they would have spent on soaring fuel prices to a better use. Fire pits are for those who love to gather outdoors with family and friends; they're the answer to substandard and boring barbecues and a source of pride for people searching for a spectacular backyard project that will be impressive and useful. Fire pit plans are uncomplicated guides to techniques and materials.
Where and when ...
Fire pit plans take into consideration the size of the yard or garden and the amount of unobstructed space. Plans include basic requirements (including city ordinances) and important first through final steps to building a lasting fire pit. Of the many designs possible, a plan includes the features consistent to individual styles of relaxation and entertainment. Fire pits are commonly built on flat ground, but you can adapt them to sloped areas.
Why and how
Fire pits blend in with backyard surroundings to enhance rather than overpower. Choose from shallow pits that rise a couple of feet above the ground, or deep pits that surface just above ground level. Each fire pit begins with digging a hole. A wall is built around the perimeter using blocks or bricks - even marble or decorative granite on exterior walls. The fire pit and inner walls are then lined with fieldstone or firebricks.
You can accomplish a clean and efficient source of heat by adding a fire pit ring connected to a gas feed pipe; a few extra steps allow you to securely install a grilling grate. Gas fire pits are clean and easy to operate and involve specific safety rules. Classic wood-burning pits can be the easiest plans to follow and involve simple materials: pea gravel, sand, blocks, bricks, and stones. What begins with an idea and a simple blueprint develops into a source of warmth, relaxation, and unrivaled enjoyment.
How to Build a Fire Pit