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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 12:07 am    Post subject: fire pit in the garden Reply with quote

I am thinkin of putting a fire pit in my garden and im lookin for advice if anybody can help?
Can I put it on the patio or have i to break through the patio.
Are there any restrictions or regulations?
please help me Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mike, is it a store bought fire pit you have or are you planning on making one out of stone and cement. If you are building one, I think you are better off breaking through the patio. The advantages of this are, firstly it will look allot better, also breaking through the patio will help with drainage so that it doesn't turn into a murky water feature.
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also take time to consider the placement of you pit, and be sure to keep it at least 20ft away from the house and any other structures or fire hazards. You also dont want the smoke blowing directly into your house.
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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi sunny thanks a bunch for ur advice. iv already taken out 4 patio slabs and dug down about 3 foot.my plan is 2 put a base of pebbels covered with a layer of sand and concrete the sides back up with a sturdy grill on top so i can place the slabs back on the grill when there is no fire.i am gud with the distance from the house and hazards.do you think that would be a sound plan
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fire pit a huge success
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good stuff Mike. Post a picture for us to have a look at your pride and joy!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:42 pm    Post subject: Fire Pits in gardens Reply with quote

Presume your next project will be a fulach fia?

You should scoot over to Cregganowen Castle in Clare for a look at how it was done 2000 years ago. You could be there in an hour via O'Brien's Bridge. I was living in that area when they built the crannóg over the lake with a 'barbie' inside a straw house with no chimneys and no windows. Half the critics said they'd choke the inhabitants, the other half said they'd burn the thatch.

BTW, you should share with your readers how the fire-pit works. I'm presuming it's not just a street level barbecue but the real mccoy?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Mike, glad to hear it was a success, look forward to seeing a picture!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:13 am    Post subject: fire pit Reply with quote

hi mike ryan, some job,what have you covering the fire pit. yours ponddigger
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job mike, looks really well. I love the cover too, what a great idea!
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