Fire pit

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Gold Member
Oct 23, 2007
Ashton, Idaho
JD 3720 cab
So we finally got around to putting in a new fire pit in our backyard over the weekend. The old one was just an old steel rim with center cut out and dirt surrounding it, muddy mess some days, and dangerous as someone always ended up with melted shoe bottoms for some reason;);) lol, and little kids running around always worried us about tripping into the pit.

Anyhow, I got a new/used tractor rim from a local farmer for free, cut the center out, cutout sod and dirt area for new pit, placed rim and leveled it, installed retaining wall blocks 4 high around it leaving a gap between the rim and blocks, once the 3rd row of blocks was in we filled the gap with crushed gravel and sand to absorb the heat and keep it off the blocks. Still need to add more gravel and sand around the top row of blocks and some more gravel around the pit as it has settled and packed down. Even got my girls to help if you can believe that:shocked::shocked:

Nice setup now, as people can actually sit on the edge of the blocks to warm their backside and not get burned. We used it Sat for 6 hrs and the blocks were still cool to the touch.

Thanks to older posts here on TBN for the idea and info!!!!


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  • Thread Starter
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   / Fire pit #3  
That is really nice! Finished off beautifully. The tractor wheel is a good idea.

I made one out of a 4' diameter pipe, weld cap, for the back yard. And I have one made from a stainless steel washer tub.
   / Fire pit #4  
I like that.

Do you have any vent holes near the bottom to let some air in to flame the fire.??
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  • Thread Starter
I like that.

Do you have any vent holes near the bottom to let some air in to flame the fire.??

No vent holes. With the rim being 40" diameter it seems to feed the flame pretty good as is.

Thanks for the comments:drink:
   / Fire pit #9  
Great job and I'll have to inform the boss!
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  • Thread Starter
Great job and I'll have to inform the boss!

Rut Roo!!!! Looks like more work for ya:D:D lol

Used it 2 times since Friday, and can say I LOVE IT!!!! I think total cost into it is MAYBE pushing $120.00.

Thanks for the positive comments fellas!!!