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bdrew wrote:
Firepit - What do you do with a sunken firepit when not in use? My husband is skittish about doing one--does anyone ever fall in? Seriously :)
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Michael Murphy
We have a lot of snow, so we cover in winter months - and when not in use all other times, to avoid falls.
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Would think that just setting a table over it would do.

thehomestress wrote:
How is a sunken fire pit like this one constructed? - What is placed in the bottom to keep it from filling with water, what type of brick is used for the internal firewall, how deep?
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FireFly Design, LLC
We have found the most popular sizes are 36" and 45" diameter and 11-14" deep, but we are handcrafting cast iron bowls and stands. The cast iron radiates a lot of heat. In the pit above typically rock or sand may be used for drainage. Obviously, the overall size will depend on your outdoor living area and how many you are entertaining.
andrab1985 wrote:
Ground - Can you tell me what kind of stone was layer on the ground around the fire pit? And what you use for the joints to prevent weeds?
Barbara Mclean wrote:
What is the standard size of the whole area for the fire pit? - We would like to have our area big enough for about 6 - 8 chairs.
Dave Detloff wrote:
Size of pit? - Size of pit?

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