added by dgabe
(24 months ago)
Before we did anything, we viewed our yard from multiple angles to determine the best location for our fire pit. Next, we measured and marked the area with a can of spray paint at the end of a rope tied to a stick. Think of it as a large-scale drafting compass.
Once the yard was marked, we had a guideline for the foundation, which I will just come out and say we did not dig deep enough nor wide enough and will probably have to deal with the consequences later on. We only dug about 8 inches down, but I've read that it's recommended to go as far as 3 feet deep depending on your winter climate.