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Old 08-10-2018, 11:04 PM   #51
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Leaning toward something like this minus the steel. I will leave it open in the bottom more than likely.
May want to look into a precast concrete manhole cone. Our company makes them and they taper from 48" ID to 35" opening. 2' overall height. Could invert it and bury it. Cheap option and 5" thick concrete.
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:05 PM   #52
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Old 08-11-2018, 01:06 PM   #53
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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 donít have any new pictures of it. The wash tub draws the smoke out pretty well.


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The young man looked excited to be at deer camp. Thatís awesome.
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Old 08-11-2018, 01:19 PM   #54
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Yessir, he loves it up there. My little buddy will be 7 next month, gonna try to her him a doe or hog this year. Should be a great season.
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Old 08-11-2018, 01:27 PM   #55
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Yessir, he loves it up there. My little buddy will be 7 next month, gonna try to her him a doe or hog this year. Should be a great season.


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Old 08-11-2018, 01:29 PM   #56
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id rather spend t oj me at a camp like this than some of the ritzy places you see and hear about.
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Old 08-11-2018, 04:39 PM   #57
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Matt,

Here's the set up at home...limestone & crushed granite.

Good luck with your project...I'm dig'n both of yours & Heath's little slice of heaven threads. Thanks for taking us along.
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Old 08-11-2018, 05:52 PM   #58
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Does this count? Javelina camp!
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Old 08-12-2018, 10:25 AM   #59
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Not exactly my deer camp, but I do have more deer around here than you can shake a stick at. I had this built a few years back and I think it serves us well and something similar would work fine at camp. I had them inset 4 fire bricks on each quad about an inch and these support the 36" grate I already had for my tank head grill you see in the clip. Works perfectly. You can see them working the grate in at about the 2:10 mark.

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Old 08-12-2018, 10:43 AM   #60
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That time lapse was neat stuff. It looks great.
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Old 08-12-2018, 10:46 AM   #61
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I use a recovered piece of Keystone XL pipeline that was ran thru our property a couple years ago. Needless to say, I doubt I will ever have an issue with it rusting out and it holds heat well.
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Old 08-17-2018, 11:11 AM   #62
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Not exactly my deer camp, but I do have more deer around here than you can shake a stick at. I had this built a few years back and I think it serves us well and something similar would work fine at camp. I had them inset 4 fire bricks on each quad about an inch and these support the 36" grate I already had for my tank head grill you see in the clip. Works perfectly. You can see them working the grate in at about the 2:10 mark.

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Did they use a special high temp mortar when they laid the fire brick?
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Old 08-17-2018, 11:42 AM   #63
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Did they use a special high temp mortar when they laid the fire brick?


It looks like it. Notice they didn't have the wheel barrow of mortar until they started the exterior. That's because the high temp stuff (fire clay, or heat stop) comes in buckets.


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Old 08-17-2018, 11:49 AM   #64
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It looks like it. Notice they didn't have the wheel barrow of mortar until they started the exterior. That's because the high temp stuff (fire clay, or heat stop) comes in buckets.





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Roger that! I noticed that the fire brick in my outdoor fireplace has a very thin set of mortar between it. I guess it doesn't take much.




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Old 08-17-2018, 12:03 PM   #65
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Thin mortar joints are the way to go. They normally lay those fire brick on their side, so it takes a little more. The way yours is done wouldn't take much at all. I normally send about a gallon of fire clay per 50 fire brick.


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Old 08-17-2018, 12:09 PM   #66
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Thin mortar joints are the way to go. They normally lay those fire brick on their side, so it takes a little more. The way yours is done wouldn't take much at all. I normally send about a gallon of fire clay per 50 fire brick.


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Good information!
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Old 08-17-2018, 12:22 PM   #67
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One of my favorite places in the world is hanging out by this thing...

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Old 08-17-2018, 01:05 PM   #68
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Great ideas!!!
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