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Old 08-19-2019, 01:18 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Firepit for my big bro

Picked up a couple of propane end caps off of CL earlier this summer hoping to turn them into two firepits. One for my back yard and one for a combo birthday/Christmas present for my big bro. Just finished up his this last weekend. All-in-all I think it turned out pretty good considering I used mostly scrap I had laying around. Wall thickness on the bowl is 5/16" and the base is a 24" OD, 1" wall pipe section I had. Its north of 300lbs...sucker is heavy!

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Old 08-19-2019, 01:20 PM   #2
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Oh yeah bud they turned out fantastic!
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Old 08-19-2019, 01:23 PM   #3
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Looks Great!
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Old 08-19-2019, 01:27 PM   #4
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you sir did some great work!
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Old 08-19-2019, 03:42 PM   #5
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Is that pipe, for the base?


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Old 08-19-2019, 03:43 PM   #6
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looks awesome.
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Old 08-19-2019, 03:51 PM   #7
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Great work! One of the best fire pits I’ve seen
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Old 08-19-2019, 03:52 PM   #8
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Those may last a few days!
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Old 08-19-2019, 03:57 PM   #9
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Is that pipe, for the base?


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Yep. 1" wall thickness . I (used to) work in NDE and our bone yard would get culled every few years...what we didn't take home would get sold off as scrap. That pipe section was one piece I salvaged
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Old 08-19-2019, 04:02 PM   #10
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looks good, did you cuts some holes/vents in the very bottom?
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Old 08-19-2019, 04:06 PM   #11
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looks good, did you cuts some holes/vents in the very bottom?
No b/c I used really heavy pipe as the base I didn't want him to have to heft 300 lbs just to clean out from under it. If I had done legs I would've gone that route. I'm going to lay another piece of expanded metal in the bottom he can use to set logs on and get air flow.
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Old 08-19-2019, 04:06 PM   #12
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Looks like a coupon that got looked out then laid in the dirt for a while. Fore pit looks great sir!!
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Old 08-19-2019, 04:09 PM   #13
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Looks like a coupon that got looked out then laid in the dirt for a while. Fore pit looks great sir!!
yeah it was a welded pipe sample that was sectioned and we NDE'd and the customer abandoned in place. We do a lot of those.

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Old 08-19-2019, 06:45 PM   #14
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That came out nice


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Old 08-19-2019, 07:50 PM   #15
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Heck yeah!!
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Old 08-19-2019, 07:54 PM   #16
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Nice
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Old 08-19-2019, 10:53 PM   #17
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Brother Jon where have you been

That looks kick butt
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Old 08-19-2019, 10:58 PM   #18
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Love it!
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Old 08-20-2019, 05:37 AM   #19
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Nice work, love a good fire pit build.
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Old 08-20-2019, 05:49 AM   #20
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very nice, great talent!!
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Old 08-20-2019, 07:14 AM   #21
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I had one like that, and it was always full of rain water. It was like a mini frog pond. I too didn't want a mess under it. I ended up cutting a hole in the center, and made a cover/plug for the hole. Kept the ash/coals from falling out while burning, and after a fire I would clean it out so the rain water could cleanly drain. Worked great.

BTW....yours looks great!
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Old 08-20-2019, 07:20 AM   #22
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Looks great!

Bought dad a new 42" pit but the footprint isn't wide enough. If you rest a foot on the "footrest", the pit wants to roll over onto you. Bet this one wont do that!
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Old 08-20-2019, 07:47 AM   #23
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I had one like that, and it was always full of rain water. It was like a mini frog pond. I too didn't want a mess under it. I ended up cutting a hole in the center, and made a cover/plug for the hole. Kept the ash/coals from falling out while burning, and after a fire I would clean it out so the rain water could cleanly drain. Worked great.

BTW....yours looks great!
Hmmm...me thinks I might have overlooked a small detail. I didn't think about rain water ponding. You've convinced me...gonna have to add a drain and drain cover. Thanks for the suggestion

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Old 08-20-2019, 07:48 AM   #24
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Looks great!

Bought dad a new 42" pit but the footprint isn't wide enough. If you rest a foot on the "footrest", the pit wants to roll over onto you. Bet this one wont do that!
Nope...I can stand on that ledge and it doesn't even wince lol
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Old 08-20-2019, 05:11 PM   #25
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Nice..

one observation I have from mine. If you put expanded metal (even the thick stuff) it WILL warp from the heat. Weld some round stock across it

I also know if you have semi damp wood and stack it under the pit to "dry" it will eventually catch fire


But...both events may or may not have happened with generous amounts of whasky and 6-8 hours of fire time.

We've got 2 that are 5 foot across
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Old 08-20-2019, 05:41 PM   #26
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I like it. Nice work
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Old 08-20-2019, 05:42 PM   #27
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That turned out real nice!
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Old 08-21-2019, 07:47 AM   #28
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Nice..

one observation I have from mine. If you put expanded metal (even the thick stuff) it WILL warp from the heat. Weld some round stock across it

I also know if you have semi damp wood and stack it under the pit to "dry" it will eventually catch fire


But...both events may or may not have happened with generous amounts of whasky and 6-8 hours of fire time.

We've got 2 that are 5 foot across
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Its hard to see from the pics but there are 2 cross braces inside the upper ring and the expanded metal is welded all the way across it in both directions. Hopefully that'll keep it from warping much.
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Old 08-21-2019, 07:49 AM   #29
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Great job!!! Looks perfect!
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Old 08-21-2019, 07:52 AM   #30
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Looks Great.
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Old 08-21-2019, 08:21 AM   #31
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Very nice!
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Old 08-21-2019, 04:02 PM   #32
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Very nice.
Do you build them to sell and how much would it cost if you did?
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Old 09-02-2019, 10:36 PM   #33
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That turned out really nice. Good job
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:35 AM   #34
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nice work!
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:05 PM   #35
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nice work!
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:54 PM   #36
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I really like that. You could built a top for it or even a removable pipe section between the bottom and top for a smoker, grill. That is very nice work.
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