Fire Pits!

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Not exactly a fire pit but, this is where we spend most of our Saturdays in the fall.

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No fire pit, but I have a huge fireplace on the deck.
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I’ve got a couple fire pits. The one on the deck runs off natural gas. It’s easy, clean burning and gets used the most.


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My favorite is our wood burning fire pit. I built it on the patio, using concrete blocks from Lowe’s. Added a 6” layer of sand and lava rock to help protect the concrete from spalling and am using a Breeo Zentro smokeless insert. https://breeo.co/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIybn ... gLY2_D_BwE

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For the nights we have the time to relax outside for a couple hours, nothing beats the smell and sound of a wood burning fire. The heat output is far higher which is nice on cool fall evenings and roasting marshmallows and cooking over the open pit is a lot of fun.

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DiggingHoles wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:13 am
I’ve got a couple fire pits. The one on the deck runs off natural gas. It’s easy, clean burning and gets used the most.


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My favorite is our wood burning fire pit. I built it on the patio, using concrete blocks from Lowe’s. Added a 6” layer of sand and lava rock to help protect the concrete from spalling and am using a Breeo Zentro smokeless insert. https://breeo.co/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIybn ... gLY2_D_BwE

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For the nights we have the time to relax outside for a couple hours, nothing beats the smell and sound of a wood burning fire. The heat output is far higher which is nice on cool fall evenings and roasting marshmallows and cooking over the open pit is a lot of fun.

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How well does the smokeless insert work? I love sitting by a camp fire but my wife isn't a big fan of needing to shower after to get the smell out of her hair. The problem is i would have to build a new smaller fire pit to fit one and i'm not sure if it's worth the work.

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Khs2424 wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:18 am
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Not exactly a fire pit but, this is where we spend most of our Saturdays in the fall.

Roll Tide!!
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mattcoughlin wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:44 pm
DiggingHoles wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:13 am
I’ve got a couple fire pits. The one on the deck runs off natural gas. It’s easy, clean burning and gets used the most.


Image

My favorite is our wood burning fire pit. I built it on the patio, using concrete blocks from Lowe’s. Added a 6” layer of sand and lava rock to help protect the concrete from spalling and am using a Breeo Zentro smokeless insert. https://breeo.co/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIybn ... gLY2_D_BwE

Image

For the nights we have the time to relax outside for a couple hours, nothing beats the smell and sound of a wood burning fire. The heat output is far higher which is nice on cool fall evenings and roasting marshmallows and cooking over the open pit is a lot of fun.

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How well does the smokeless insert work? I love sitting by a camp fire but my wife isn't a big fan of needing to shower after to get the smell out of her hair. The problem is i would have to build a new smaller fire pit to fit one and i'm not sure if it's worth the work.
I’d say it’s “good” at reducing the smoke. My wife had the same issue not wanting to smell like smoke. It takes 15 minutes or so to get hot and stop smoking before the reburn gets going. It does reduce the smoke and never have to move seats because of smoke but I still shower afterwards. Kind of have that smokey scent like you went to a restaurant but not strong like a campfire. I wouldn’t say you have no smell but the way we use it, I’m usually wanting to shower after anyways because of being out working or using bug spray, etc.

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@DiggingHoles do you notice a difference in radiant heat output compared to a more traditional fire pit? I've been looking at another "smokeless" system that works the same called Solo Stove. One thing I've read though is that these systems don't put out as much heat.

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daniel3507 wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:31 pm
@DiggingHoles do you notice a difference in radiant heat output compared to a more traditional fire pit? I've been looking at another "smokeless" system that works the same called Solo Stove. One thing I've read though is that these systems don't put out as much heat.
It has the double wall so I’d guess there is a possibility of less radiant heat horizontally but I wouldn’t say it’s noticeable. The fire overall is supposed to burn hotter due to the reburn effect. Plenty of heat for my 12’ patio. I can put my feet on the concrete blocks but the metal insert on top will boil water.

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I built this one a couple of years ago. It's 6' wide and makes a really handy place to burn any debris around the yard.
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Re: Fire Pits!

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SWB wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:50 am
I built this one a couple of years ago. It's 6' wide and makes a really handy place to burn any debris around the yard.
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That is nice!

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Ware wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:30 am
SWB wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:50 am
I built this one a couple of years ago. It's 6' wide and makes a really handy place to burn any debris around the yard.
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That is nice!
Thanks Ware. Most of the time the fires are small and I joke with my wife that we have the only "walk-in" fire pit around. Several times though we've had it so hot you can sit next to it in 20 degree weather in shorts and a t-shirt.

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