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have you considered going with an octagon shape ?? would look just as nice if not nicer and could be welded together out of a plate of steel without any special requirements. i have seen square ones in the stores, but figure if you are going to make it your self a few extra welds would be easy and really dress it up.
I considered making it out of plate (like a pyramid), and you're right making it an octagon would really dress it up. I'm getting some good options to choose from. Thanks for the ideas James!
You can also use the disk from an old disking plow and are usualy easy to find
For about 10-20 bucks i found some new and used here for 20.00 each and were 18" and some 24" just another option you might consider.
I'm going to build an out door Tie style wok with this one it will sit on top
Of a pipe chamber/fire pit with a basting ring on top of that and the disk sets on the basting ring steaks and veggies cook on top of the dome, kind of a strange design but great out door cooking fun.
Thanks CH! I'd like to see a pic of yours when you get it done - sounds like a good plan too!
Lots of good ideas for material use and designs out there.
Hi I just built mine about 3 weeks ago anf tested it 2 weeks ago as a fire pit mine is all hand made rectangular 30" long 24" deep and 20 " tall plus 11" for piramyd top and then I added a smoke stack 4" tall a texas on front and a star on each side of piramyd top of stack also has a texas cut out with my Little boys initials as brand Ill psot a pic when I get one all is 3/16 material and expanded metal for 2 sides and door 12 inch legs I like it by the way tank caps around FORT WORTH are high at the scrap yard Ive seen them for 60.00 each
so I decided to biuld me one and one for friend good luck
thanks for the help
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you gotta share some pic's when you finish it up. sounds great and bing out in cow country i should be able to find disks easy.
looking forward to seeing your as well, lots of options lead to interesting end products.
always happy to help.
Hey guys I will start on this project of mine next week bear in mind though this design will be the first for me have all the ideals on how it will go together and how it will work only issue will be how to go about making the basting ring have an ideal on how but I might just get some 1" thick steel the size I need it and have a machine shop shape it like a half a hollow doughnut is the best way I can explain it but got to finish up a smoker pit first.
Thanks for all the good ideas on fire pits. I'm researching building one for my backyard but was wondering if anyone had any recommendations on how best to vent the pit to allow proper air flow or is that even necessary?