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    Anyone seen one of these? I got the idea from this website: http://blog.custommade.com/house/mel...que-fire-pits/

    They are making some killer fire pits. But I have never seen a premade sphere. Any ideas?
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    My buddy has 2 of them about 32-34 inches in dia. They were used as channel markers in a big lake close by...Bob
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    • #3
      Wow!

      That second picture is beautiful and tragic at the same time.

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      • #4
        And btw, I would love to have one if there is a source near eastern NM or west TX...

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        • #5
          Here you go http://www.blueoceantackle.com/spher...teel_buoys.htm ...Bob
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jimmydoc1:315677
            That second picture is beautiful and tragic at the same time.
            Firing it up would be too depressing.
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            • #7
              Thanks Bob! Now to find one for cheap.
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              • #8
                elvis,

                Here are some companies who manufacture pressure vessel ends.

                http://www.cmforming.com/tankheads-and-accessories.htm

                http://bakertankhead.com/products/tank-heads.htm


                Of course they are probably more $ than the channel marker buoys Bob found.

                The type you want are the hemispherical ones.
                Non-ASME ones are cheaper.

                There is probably a manufacturer near you.
                Get 2 and make your own sphere.

                King Metals sells steel hemispheres up to 12" in diameter.
                They also have a 12" stainless sphere for around $300.

                A restaurant near me has an outdoor seating area with 4 commercially made wood burning fire pits.
                I looked closer and they were simply 48" steel hemispheres with a drain hole in the bottom.

                More fun to make your own which is why we're all here.

                good luck,
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                • #9
                  Burnt

                  Thanks! The more options the better. I live in the desert so no buoy stores right here... I'll look into some tank ends. I have looked at those for other projects but they can be expensive.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by elvis View Post
                    Burnt

                    I live in the desert so no buoy stores right here..
                    I just watched Hangover the first movie and that wrecking yard outside Vegas where they took the Benz has 3 of those big channel markers in the background...Bob
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                    • #11
                      Nice call. At least there is a big lake by Vegas. I'm in southern Arizona. Lots of rocks here.
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                      • #12
                        Hey Elvis, I have some tank heads from some 1000 gallon propane tanks I cut apart. I could probably be talked into parting with a set. Do you still have my number?

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                        • #13
                          Should have it in a pm. I'll check tomorrow when I'm on a computer. Down in Tucson now and thinking about swinging through Prescott on the way to San Diego at the end of the month. Could make a stop then... I'll look for your number tomorrow and give you a call if I find it.
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                          • #14
                            Also look at round propane tanks. They are usually in the 60 gallon range for size.

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