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Fire Pits

Postby amanda » Mon May 26, 2008 4:47 pm

Outdoor home fire pits (like the one pictured) seem to have become all the rage lately. Has anyone got one, or seen one in use? I'm thinking they would be great in a paved courtyard area where a normal fire would be an impossibility. I also like the idea of sitting around it, rather than sitting under a gas outdoor heater, as far as atmosphere goes. Any thoughts?

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Re: Fire Pits

Postby Troyk » Mon May 26, 2008 6:11 pm

Amanda, My only comment is too check if you actuallt use one. Don't know about GCCC, but some Councils have restrictions on open fireplacs, as they can sometimes annoy neighbours.

I have been thinking doing soemthing like that in the backyard, since I saw the Barby-Q's setup at their place. :grin:

Any idea of how much it costs?
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Re: Fire Pits

Postby mrsbanksy » Mon May 26, 2008 7:04 pm

Hi Amanda Liz here,I have used them not that excact one but the cheaper ones and they are heaps better and warmer then those gas ones if you dont want smoke you can also use heat beads in them their great. Hope this helps.
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Re: Fire Pits

Postby Ozzycamperboy » Mon May 26, 2008 9:06 pm

I guess the old Aussie legacy of a 44 gal drum on bricks with holes in the side, has kinda died :-bang







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Re: Fire Pits

Postby amanda » Tue May 27, 2008 8:47 am

Troyk wrote:Any idea of how much it costs?

That particular one is $164 - though there are far cheaper ones around.
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Re: Fire Pits

Postby Komodo » Tue May 27, 2008 11:11 am

In all honesty an old pot belly is the best of heat.

My brother in law has had the open fire pit (similar to above)

The Gas heater and the electric one and now he has the old pot belly he relocated from the shed.

The pot belly heats their entire (large) out door area so hot that they often leave the sliding door to the house open to let the heat IN
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Re: Fire Pits

Postby Smileandhug » Thu May 29, 2008 3:35 pm

Many types of fires I have and I have had no complaints from neighbours. I just warn them when I use them so all is good. :grin:

Here are the three external ones I have.

One a classic from a old kitchen,

one is made of three semi brake drums, and

the other a air tank off a starter tank off a semi with a white semi exhaust pipe. This one I use when going to someones place for a party.
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Re: Fire Pits

Postby Smileandhug » Thu May 29, 2008 3:37 pm

Have the other pictures of the other fires on my other computer. Will do that at a later date. :(
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Re: Fire Pits

Postby GypsyLady » Thu May 29, 2008 3:42 pm

Smileandhug wrote:One a classic from a old kitchen,

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My daughter has one of these on her back patio and they cook the sunday roast in it often.
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Re: Fire Pits

Postby Smileandhug » Thu May 29, 2008 3:56 pm

Yeah I cook my fish in mine. Seems to come out awesome :)
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Re: Fire Pits

Postby Komodo » Thu May 29, 2008 6:17 pm

My old duck just bought an AGA stove - man its freakin awesome the stuff it cooks. Gotta love cast iron
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Re: Fire Pits

Postby GypsyLady » Fri May 30, 2008 8:48 am

Komodo wrote:My old duck just bought an AGA stove


Well not to sure who your 'old duck' is Komodo, hope you are not referring to your mum or worse still your wife!!!
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Re: Fire Pits

Postby Smileandhug » Fri May 30, 2008 11:08 am

What was that term I heard when I was a kid "Geez the old gizza"
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Re: Fire Pits

Postby GypsyLady » Fri May 30, 2008 11:22 am

There are sooo many and personally I think they are rather rude and lacking in respect.....
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Re: Fire Pits

Postby Smileandhug » Fri May 30, 2008 11:23 am

Three brake drum fire I use outside :grin:
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