brick firepit

Old 10-20-08, 09:28 AM
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Unhappy brick firepit

I have built a dry stacked brick firepit on a sand base that is probably 12 inches deep that is level on 3 sides and no matter what I do I can't seem to get the 4th side level. My questions are: do I need to cement it together and does the sand base have to be completely level to do so and does it need to be lined with fire bricks? Can I line it with fire bricks without cementing it together?
Old 10-20-08, 06:29 PM
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For a temporary fire pit on sand, just stack them. It doesn't matter if it is perfectly level, it is a fire pit. Using loose firebrick to line at least the bottom is a good idea, but the whole concept should be considered to be extremely temporary.

There are permanent fire pits:

And temporary ones, like mine. I just used loose pavers to make a 6' circle with a 2' skirt at ground level with a dirt bottom. I dig the dirt and ashes out to make a slight concavity a couple of times a year. I burn an acres worth of leaves and 5 or 6 bonfires a year in it.
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Thumbs up Brick Fire Pits - Base Preparation

You really only need 2-3 in. of sand (4 max.) for an appropriate brick fire pit base.

It's easier to work with that depth and will not shift.

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