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Sunken firepit and BBQ

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Sunken firepit and BBQ

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Bought my first (and probably only) house a couple of years ago and it needed a good yard cleanup (amongst alot of other stuff lol)

 

I discovered some old water mains cutoffs that I didnt know what to do with underneath "the jungle" behind the back sheds, and I always wanted a firepit / wood BBQ - so I worked out somthing just with what I had laying around. I just laid the pipe on the ground sitting upright, and started using the shovel around the outside of the pipe to make sure I got a nice circle

 

I also made a dodgy cover so somebody doesnt fall in, and i can just mow over the top (its already actually saved a small car from falling in also lol - dont skip the cover)

 

I was a little worried about airflow for the fire (its 60cm+ belowground) and was prepared to install a "breather" metal pipe from the bottom of the firepit to ground level if required to allow airflow to the bottom  - but it didnt seem like it was required after trying it out a few times
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Re: Sunken Firepit/BBQ

Hey @Prawns,

 

Thanks for sharing. Looks like a great project - fire pits are always popular with the Workshop community! We look forward to reading about some of your other projects and plans. 

 

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Re: Sunken firepit and BBQ

Hey @Prawns thank you so much!! I have been trying to visualise how to create my backyard fire pit. I purchased one of those cheap fancy put from @Bunnings last winter and have been using it in the front yard, but it ruined my not so perfect lawn...All I need now is someone to dig the put hehe  

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Re: Sunken firepit and BBQ

Awesome job mate thanks for the idea, my above ground is now going below ground !! Cheers 

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