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Old 12-03-2020, 01:34 PM   #1
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Thought I would share this recent project of mine, a poorboy fire pit. Was put together with relatively little effort and expense. Seems to work great. I started with an old tractor rim, welded a short piece of pipe to outside edge with a washer welded onto the bottom of the pipe and added a makeshift cap for the top to keep debris out of it when not in use. Then I took a cheap Chinese round cooking grate, built a frame for it with an ell coupling and pipe that would fit inside the stand pipe. It swivels 360 degrees and fits just above the top of the pit. I also put a short piece of 4" pipe under the rim on the bottom as an air vent, but not sure it's really needed.













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Old 12-03-2020, 01:36 PM   #2
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Outstanding. I need to find a tractor rim.
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Old 12-03-2020, 01:38 PM   #3
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looks great
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Old 12-03-2020, 01:39 PM   #4
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why no air vents? Looking more for a smoker pit? Look good.
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Old 12-03-2020, 01:39 PM   #5
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Me likey
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Old 12-03-2020, 01:50 PM   #6
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Looks good to me!
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Old 12-03-2020, 01:54 PM   #7
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I like it too, good job!
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Old 12-03-2020, 03:59 PM   #8
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Old 12-03-2020, 04:21 PM   #9
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That is 100% redneck engineering at its finest. That looks great. Great way to repurpose some old iron
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Old 12-03-2020, 04:31 PM   #10
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Nice work! KJ
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Old 12-03-2020, 04:49 PM   #11
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Like button !
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Old 12-03-2020, 04:52 PM   #12
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Very nice. I like that a lot. Good work
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Old 12-03-2020, 04:57 PM   #13
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Thanks guys! This rim is 4’ in diameter and is the perfect size in my opinion, although I have not used it a lot yet.
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Old 12-03-2020, 04:58 PM   #14
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That dog will hunt. Nice job.
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Old 12-03-2020, 04:59 PM   #15
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If you can throw a steak on it and it sizzles its good.
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Old 12-03-2020, 05:02 PM   #16
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Pretty cool! Ive seen some where people make some out of old dozer tracks and those are cool to.
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Old 12-03-2020, 05:08 PM   #17
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Looks good
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Old 12-03-2020, 05:36 PM   #18
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That’s sweet, great build!
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Old 12-04-2020, 08:51 AM   #19
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Very nice....I like that a lot!
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Old 12-04-2020, 08:54 AM   #20
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Nice!
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Old 12-04-2020, 08:57 AM   #21
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We use 2 of those at the lease. They work great!
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Old 12-04-2020, 09:22 AM   #22
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that's awesome. I gotta start looking for a tractor rim now! LOL
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Old 12-05-2020, 12:13 AM   #23
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That’s awesome. The fire pit at our ranch , is a 36” tractor rim, it’s been awesome.
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Old 12-05-2020, 04:43 AM   #24
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That is some pretty slick ingenuity right there!



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Old 12-05-2020, 08:45 AM   #25
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At the last least I was on we had a couple of them. One of them had a square box with a door welded on it to feed wood into it and we also had a lid so we could smoke on it.








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Old 12-05-2020, 08:47 AM   #26
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Like your idea.
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Old 12-05-2020, 04:57 PM   #27
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At the last least I was on we had a couple of them. One of them had a square box with a door welded on it to feed wood into it and we also had a lid so we could smoke on it.








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Nice touch!
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Old 12-05-2020, 06:22 PM   #28
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Looks like it turned out good. Enjoy.


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Old 12-17-2020, 09:07 AM   #29
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why no air vents? Looking more for a smoker pit? Look good.
I built one just like it and it definitely doesn’t need vents.
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Old 12-17-2020, 10:38 AM   #30
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I built one just like it and it definitely doesn’t need vents.
This one does have an air vent of sorts -- a short section of 3" pipe slipped under the bottom rim, although I didn't capture that in any of the pictures. I don't really notice any difference though in the quality of the fire when the vent gets covered in ashes over time. I think the 4' diameter is large enough to allow enough air circulation normally. I suppose if one needed a hotter fire more air vents would help, but then wood would burn up quicker.
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Old 12-18-2020, 07:57 AM   #31
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Looks good to me.
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Old 12-26-2020, 10:20 AM   #32
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This one does have an air vent of sorts -- a short section of 3" pipe slipped under the bottom rim, although I didn't capture that in any of the pictures. I don't really notice any difference though in the quality of the fire when the vent gets covered in ashes over time. I think the 4' diameter is large enough to allow enough air circulation normally. I suppose if one needed a hotter fire more air vents would help, but then wood would burn up quicker.

Ah, understand now, If it was just a fire pit the air holes would definitely make it burn the wood faster but it's a cooker too so gotta control that fire.
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Old 12-26-2020, 10:24 AM   #33
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Old 12-26-2020, 11:16 AM   #34
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Old 12-26-2020, 12:31 PM   #35
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That looks perfect! You could probably even make s'mores on it!
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Old 12-26-2020, 12:34 PM   #36
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Perfect!
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Old 12-26-2020, 04:54 PM   #37
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McClain, looks awesome. I would also install something like fire pit's spark screen. Few months ago, I've been making a present for my uncle, and got Sunnydaze Outdoor fire pit Spark Screen for him ( found here: https://mygardenzone.com/best-fire-pit-spark-screen/ ). It works perfectly for any kind of BBQ or simple cooking.
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Old 12-26-2020, 07:13 PM   #38
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Ha! If I keep adding accessories ($$$) it will no longer be a poorboy pit!
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Old 12-26-2020, 07:17 PM   #39
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Nothing wrong with that at all.
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Old 12-28-2020, 08:02 PM   #40
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Very nice.
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Old 12-28-2020, 08:22 PM   #41
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Awesome!
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Old 01-04-2021, 07:03 PM   #42
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Good idea and this turned out nice, enjoy cooking on it.
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Old 01-09-2021, 10:37 PM   #43
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Nice!!!
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Old 01-10-2021, 09:54 AM   #44
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