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racsan 05-15-2009 08:01 PM

patio fire ring
youve seen those outdoor patio fireplace things that go from 50-100 bucks, ive built my own out of a heavy truck rim and some metal lying around the farm. welded a disc blade to the inside to cover the hub hole and lug holes. the "hand holes" are 50% covered to let air in for the fire. could also be filled with dirt and used as a planter. the legs are cut-down fence posts with flat washes welded to the bottom for feet. its heavy, about 104 pounds.

nukes00 05-18-2009 08:43 AM

Looks good! You might be able to stack red brick around it just leaving an inch or so air space so the brick won't get too hot and pop, to dress it up in the yard. Might want to try a good hot fire and not stand too close, I don't know how hot a brick can get before it will pop. As a planter, the brick could be set right up tight. My welds look like a chicken pooped things together, and pecked a few holes for good measure.

Blue Jay 05-18-2009 11:11 AM

When is the cook out scheduled??

racsan 05-19-2009 11:49 AM

as soon as my "fire starter" pinecones get soaked up with enough K-1 to be effective.

homefish 05-22-2009 06:26 PM

Looks pretty good. A campsite that I use has something very similar to what you made. Works great.

inspectorD 05-26-2009 11:35 AM

lThat there looks like something I would make too.
The rim you have also happens to be the ones they sell grates for cookin on. I got mine at a campground for 8 bucks...dual purpose.:D

jimmy50 06-05-2009 11:12 AM

Great Idea! Give the same reults as the exspensive ones. Let's get cooking!

BigSis 06-18-2009 08:35 PM

that is awesome! i love using scrap for projects. i recently made a coat hanger out of a sprocket, u joints, and some diamond plate i had lying around..

Zappo 06-18-2009 09:58 PM

Not that I particularly care to hear other peoples' safety warnings myself, but I'm not sure I'd want to eat marshmallows roasted over any fire that could be burning that white paint. Does look neat though, and would make a nice fire for warmth outside in the fall/winter.

slownsteady 06-22-2009 05:50 PM

I guess the paint will be gone in just a little while.

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