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Old 08-07-2018, 03:45 PM   #1
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Can yall post pictures of the fire pit areas at your camps? Im trying to get some ideas together. Im planning on getting rid of all the metal fire pits and go back to natural stone from the place. Maybe stone pad about 12x12 with a rock fire pit in the middle. Then on one edge built raised stone grill pit.


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Old 08-07-2018, 04:04 PM   #2
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This one works well and is large enough to build a good fire.

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Old 08-07-2018, 04:04 PM   #3
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Travis Berger has an awesome fire pit at their ranch. See if he has any pictures of it.
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:05 PM   #4
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Concrete base with fire brick on it and fire brick walls with brick facade and ledge for resting your dogs
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:16 PM   #5
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Daughter in Law took this pic. Little too close for comfort.
BUT...our fire pit.

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Old 08-07-2018, 04:17 PM   #6
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Following need one for our new lease . Hope we get some rain extremely dry right now
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:37 PM   #7
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following looking for Ideas too.
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:57 PM   #8
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Get a shovel. Dig.
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:40 PM   #9
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A dual spacer of a tractor, or a tractor rim
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:06 PM   #10
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I have wanted to do the same, but love the option of moving the fire around for wind, rain and such. Might ought to keep one ring! Love your set up Brother!!
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:34 PM   #11
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Here is our deer camp fire pit, guess you are looking for something more fancy though . Only pic I have is when we had an unwelcome visitor!
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Old 08-08-2018, 07:50 AM   #12
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Leaning toward a stone pad with round rocks for the campfire ring. Then a raised grill kinda like this.



Trying to get rid of all the rusty pits and just have rock and bricks.


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Old 08-08-2018, 08:28 AM   #13
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Dig a hole bud!! Here is ours. Not as fancy as what youre looking for but weve spent many cold nights huddled around it with no problems.

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Old 08-08-2018, 09:00 AM   #14
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Ours



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Old 08-08-2018, 09:05 AM   #15
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That looks like my kind of camp!
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:15 AM   #16
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I have heard that you can buy cheaply or get for free a rejected concrete culvert from txdot. They make excellent firepits. Bury the stem and fill the culvert with sand to desired height.
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:33 AM   #17
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This is in my back yard but I would do something similar at Deer Camp. The bottom and inside walls are firebrick. I still intend to drill a hole in the bottom firebrick to place a pole/post on which a swivel grate would be mounted for cooking.
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:38 AM   #18
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:54 AM   #19
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What kind of metal ones are you getting rid of ... I am needing one.
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:02 AM   #20
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Here is ours. Had Mitch make it. Just the top part of one of his feeders. I wanted a pit with a top lid

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Old 08-08-2018, 10:07 AM   #21
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This is in my back yard but I would do something similar at Deer Camp. The bottom and inside walls are firebrick. I still intend to drill a hole in the bottom firebrick to place a pole/post on which a swivel grate would be mounted for cooking.
what the diameter on yours?

this is pretty close with what im wanting to do. I have a metal 36" ring, with a swing away grate that I wanted to use, but I'm thinking that I will have to use firebrick anyway.
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:15 AM   #22
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:32 AM   #23
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What kind of metal ones are you getting rid of ... I am needing one.


Its rusted out. You can have it

Main reason Im getting away from steel pits.


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Old 08-08-2018, 11:10 AM   #24
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we dug a hole and buried old tractor wheel ring worked great no pics though
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:11 AM   #25
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we dug a hole and buried old tractor wheel ring worked great no pics though


Too hard to dig out there in the rocks

Yall keep the pictures coming.


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Old 08-09-2018, 09:29 AM   #27
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In that second pic, is the fire pit inside the barn? I hope it was flooding outside...
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:05 AM   #28
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what the diameter on yours?

this is pretty close with what im wanting to do. I have a metal 36" ring, with a swing away grate that I wanted to use, but I'm thinking that I will have to use firebrick anyway.
6 foot inside diameter
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:12 AM   #29
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I bought this one from a TBH'er a couple of years ago and don't use it much at all. It is 4' dia. and can build a great fire. If you are interested, I would let it go for $350.00. I'm in Jasper.

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Old 08-09-2018, 10:18 AM   #30
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here's mine made out of left over 6x8 tubing works great and it was free
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:37 AM   #31
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I'd rent a 80lb jackhammer and carve one out of the rock. I hate elevated fire pits, you freeze from the knees down when it's cold.
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Old 08-09-2018, 01:48 PM   #32
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We use an old 36 tractor wheel. Works great.
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Old 08-09-2018, 06:09 PM   #33
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I bought this one from a TBH'er a couple of years ago and don't use it much at all. It is 4' dia. and can build a great fire. If you are interested, I would let it go for $350.00. I'm in Jasper.

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I appreciate the offer Doug, but I'm trying to get away from things that rust and use the rocks that are on the property.

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I'd rent a 80lb jackhammer and carve one out of the rock. I hate elevated fire pits, you freeze from the knees down when it's cold.
Another big reason I'm getting away from the steel pits we have out there. Its going to be ground level or lower.
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:56 PM   #34
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Its hard to tell from the pic but we dug a hole and stacked rocks around it. A agree with the guys about the elevated fire pits...I like to sit by it with a stiff drink and warm my feet up. We have to replace rocks every few trips due to the heat of the mesquite fire cracking them. We were frying oysters it the pot!!! Do it every trip now...
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:17 PM   #35
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:27 PM   #36
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Rocks in a circle.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:01 PM   #37
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Some of you boys are slow learners....
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:10 PM   #38
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If we were to build a permanent pit would Portland cement work or would the heat cause it to crack?
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A few good ideas here. Tagging for later.
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Big ole tractor tire rim. We need to weld some bar stock around it for a boot rail. Heats up really good.
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:37 AM   #41
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This works pretty good for my porch
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80# bags portland cement, All Thread Rod or Rebar, Water Hose or WAIT for Rain!
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:32 AM   #43
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Yeah but they mean well. I still think I'm going to stick with rocks, firebricks and mortar versus steel fire pits



Something Like this:







Keep the ideas a coming!

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Old 08-10-2018, 11:42 AM   #44
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The cement bag ones I like . I have a bunch of rock that came with the house I live in . the are shoe box size and i plan to slowly take them out there to build a pit I have some steel for a rack . Will post pics when I am done got a few ideas from this thread for sure
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This is the only one I could find of the one at the ranch amigo...just making note of the metal ring we use. It's actually part of a caliche grinder. Over an inch thick and narrows from about 5ft diameter down like a funnel to about 2ft & stands 4 feet high. Little overkill but won't rust out in my lifetime.

I'll get the one in the back yard for ya in a bit...
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:06 PM   #46
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This is the only one I could find of the one at the ranch amigo...just making note of the metal ring we use. It's actually part of a caliche grinder. Over an inch thick and narrows from about 5ft diameter down like a funnel to about 2ft & stands 4 feet high. Little overkill but won't rust out in my lifetime.

I'll get the one in the back yard for ya in a bit...
Leaning toward something like this minus the steel. I will leave it open in the bottom more than likely.
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I just dig out a shallow depression in the ground, to make coals for cooking.
We typically don't hang out around the fire.
Usually too hot, unless it's January.
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:31 PM   #48
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Here is a pic of ours, from several years ago. It rains a lot up at our lease, so we have a cover over the fire pit. We did some more stone work last summer, just dont have any new pictures of it. The wash tub draws the smoke out pretty well.


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I am planning a fire pit. Is a concrete pad with a round hole in the middle and short sides of rock a good idea? I am concerned about wind, but don’t want tall sides

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Leave it up to an Aggie to find a use for an upsidedown washtub!! Good job Brother!
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