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Fire Pit

Fire Pit
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February 10, 2014
danieltp wrote:
Pea gravel - How did you install the pea gravel? Are there anything under the pea gravel? Thank you.
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Rick O'Donnell Architect
I don't recall but you can contact the landscape architects, David Bost and Beebe Gray Pickens of The Bost Group in Round, Rock, Texas (512) 924-2955. Very talented architects.
    Bookmark   May 16, 2014 at 7:39PM
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April 29, 2013
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Pea gravel.
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September 17, 2012
bornecd52 wrote:
What type of stone is best for the "cap" stone around fire pit? - Wanted to use flagstone, but was told that was not a good choice?
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So many questions on this question:)!
- Where do you live? Is there going to be a lot of freezing and thawing that might result in water getting into the mortar and freezing, resulting in the stone popping off?

- what did you build up the firepit with? Block, stone, brick, poured concrete?

- how big is it and what type of look do do you want - formal, rustic, etc?

- how close will the fire be to the stone?

The big thing is how close will the fire be to the stone and how hot will the stone get?

Couple of homework questions!
    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 5:15PM
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It is smooth saw cut native Texas limestone, probably 2-1/2" to 3" thick with chopped rough edges.
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8. Create your own camp experience. A built-in fire pit is the perfect gathering space for late-night chats, family campouts and post-dinner-party drinks. For a more rustic look, chop your own old logs into DIY seats and set them up in a ring around the fire pit in a remote corner of your yard. Of course, s'mores are mandatory.How to make a stacked-stone fire pit
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