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Old 10-28-2017, 03:29 PM   #1
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So I am getting a BBQ pit built out of a 250 gallon propane tank at our local high school weld shop and am planning to make a fire pit out of the end of the tank I cut off. Anyone have any ideas or pictures on the best fire pit? I want to make a grill grate on top that I can rotate above the fire for cooking. Should I put some sort of vent in the bottom for airflow? If so, what is the best way to do that?


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Old 10-28-2017, 03:45 PM   #2
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A vent/baffle sounds like a good idea but it’s probably not necessary as the pit will be open. Our fire pit does not have one and have never had a lack of oxygen to the fire. It would be nice to have a baffle on the bottom sort of like the Webber grills to get the ashes out though!
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Old 11-03-2017, 09:53 AM   #3
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I have a large cap fire pit as well. Have them cut 3 holes in the bottom for clean out and some flow. You don't really need the air flow but you do need a way to let it drain. My holes are about 2" diameter, been working fine since 1995.
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Old 11-06-2017, 01:57 PM   #4
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Holes are needed more so to drain the rain water unless you are going to store inside or have a dedicated lid. make several smaller ones so as not to allow embers to fall through and catch something on fire!
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Old 11-06-2017, 02:10 PM   #5
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Old 11-07-2017, 11:38 AM   #6
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:30 PM   #7
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We have a chiminea on the back porch. While I like it, heat only comes out from the front. I prefer that people are able to gather around the pit.
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Old 11-10-2017, 12:55 PM   #8
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This is the one I built in high school, I ran out of time and never was able to rig the grill like I wanted to do I will be altering a few things to include an ask clean outName:  IMG_2451.jpg
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Old 11-10-2017, 01:10 PM   #9
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^^^ very cool, and a ton of surface area to cook!
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Old 11-10-2017, 01:14 PM   #10
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1/2" holes aren't big enough. I need to make some bigger holes, because mine has water in it all the time. I'll try 1" next. I have five 1/2" holes now.
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Old 11-11-2017, 01:06 AM   #11
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I have made them with several 2x3 holes in the bottom for clean outs and drains. I hand draw and cut out things to make them ornamental as well as grills.





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Old 11-11-2017, 11:14 PM   #12
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I have made them with several 2x3 holes in the bottom for clean outs and drains. I hand draw and cut out things to make them ornamental as well as grills.













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Old 11-12-2017, 07:06 PM   #13
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Very Nice Sendit!!!
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:08 PM   #14
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Some ideas here.

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Old 11-13-2017, 12:51 PM   #15
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those are nice!!!!
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:39 PM   #16
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I have 3.

If large enough wheels! yes for drain hole. Two of mine are only about 20" tall, 5' across and just for sitting around. The one at home has a foot rail which is nice, the one at camp doesnt but I want to add one. The 3rd one is for cooking and has an expanded metal ring around the edge and a cook top. The feet are removable for packing it stands about waist height which is great for cooking.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:10 AM   #17
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Sendit, you do that all by hand??? That is sweet!
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Old 11-16-2017, 10:11 AM   #18
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Sendit, you do that all by hand??? That is sweet!
Yes I do (or did).I have always prided myself with hands of a surgeon and a wizard with a torch. Now itís my eyes that are a problem
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