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Fire Pit

Fire Pit
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mn4566 wrote:
ground cover - What material is used for ground cover surrounding the firepit?
     Comment   April 29, 2013
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Pea gravel.
July 24, 2013 at 7:31pm     
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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?
   Comment   September 17, 2012
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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!
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.
September 19, 2012 at 4:48pm     
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danieltp wrote:
Pea gravel - How did you install the pea gravel? Are there anything under the pea gravel? Thank you.
   Comment   February 10, 2014

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In lower zones, fire pits are a great way to illuminate and warm an intimate space under the stars. In higher zones, they can provide warmth during the day as well.Of course low-voltage landscape lighting can be used to great advantage. Keep it subtle and avoid adding unnecessary light pollution, which would affect the views of the night sky for you and your neighbors.
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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