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Building a Firepit

Building a Firepit

In this video, Larry refurbishes an existing firepit, and offers tips on how the shape of the pit can make handling heavy cast iron cookware easier and more convenient.

Typically, firepits are round in shape. However, building an oval or rectangular shape puts you closer to the hanging Dutch ovens, making it easier to lift and move them. A 16″ Dutch oven full of food can be quite heavy, so designing your pit properly can help ensure moving it doesn’t result in dinner ending up in the fire instead of over it!

Using tall standing, or multiple stacked rocks provides a higher level of protection from windy conditions, and helps to direct the heat upward.

Of course, another option is to use a “leave-no-trace” freestanding fire pit made with half a steel drum and our Pit Kitâ„¢. This allows you to cook over the open fire at virtually any location, with no impact on the environment, while being easy on your back! The raised height and rectangular shape puts you close to the hooks and pots, while the rounded shape of the barrel directs the heat straight up, just where you need it.

5 Responses to “Building a Firepit”

  1. Your site theme looks cool. What template did you use ?

  2. Frank Nette says:

    How can I use your grill swing, and dutch oven hook system in my existing fire place?
    Oneonta, Alabama

  3. Webmaster says:

    Depending upon how large the fireplace opening is, you might try building our fireplace frame. CLICK HERE for diagram!

  4. Webmaster says:

    Thanks much – the theme is a customized version of a couple of different themes, actually.

  5. Lizzie Ruhn says:

    I’ve just subscribed to your RSS feed. I love your content.

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