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Old 10-26-2017, 04:29 PM   #21
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Re: Outdoor Firepit Problems


If I'm building a fire pit that will receive a lot of heat from an actual fire (logs) I always line it with firebrick. I even extend the firebrick up into the cap, it doesn't look quite as good, but is much more fireproof.
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Yep, that is a quality firepit, but as an aside, those solid clay brick will withstand the fire just fine.
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Yep, that is a quality firepit, but as an aside, those solid clay brick will withstand the fire just fine.
Yea I thought they would, they are a paver. I just didn't want to take a chance.
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You are right.

you can have something that is purely functional or you can have something that looks nice.

we tried to blend the two and keep the cost down for the customer. giving them what they wanted.
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we had built one for a customer and had a liner built to protect the stone work.
I have a project on the go right now where I need to get a liner made. Did you make the liner or was it made at a fab shop near you? How thick was the steel?
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I’ve built hundreds of fire pits and lined everyone with firebrick, but I think a custom metal liner would likely take care of the issue for you. Also, you want to have the mortar cured before starting a fire and building the fire small at first. If you go right to a full fledged “bonfire” it is likely you’ll see some cracking.
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I have a project on the go right now where I need to get a liner made. Did you make the liner or was it made at a fab shop near you? How thick was the steel?
I got the liner made by Burning Concepts They make steel fire rings so having them make the liner made sense to me.

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