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Old 07-14-2012, 09:15 PM   #1
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Hi guys & gals,
I am in the process of building a patio and I wanted to add a fireplace.
The fireplace would not be next to the house, but on the other end of the patio. I do not have a concrete footing to allow for a traditional fireplace, but really want one. Is there anything I can do to have a stone looking fireplace?

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Old 07-14-2012, 09:44 PM   #2
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Without a proper set of footings I think you are out of luck--I'm not a mason so we will see what a mason thinks--but even the artificial stone is heavy--and a water resistant frame work is too---

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Old 07-16-2012, 07:09 PM   #3
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we also put in a cement stamped patio which by the way came out awsome,
we had the contractor made a curve with the form so we could put a fire pit.
just have to shut the windows on the house or you'll smoke it out.....lol
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we also put in a cement stamped patio which by the way came out awsome,
we had the contractor made a curve with the form so we could put a fire pit.
just have to shut the windows on the house or you'll smoke it out.....lol.
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sorry for the double
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If your looking for an "outdoor fireplace" made out of any type of masonry then you will need at least 8" of concrete to support your structure. You can always go with a "fire pit" which you could build out of splitface landscape block which you can burn in. A simple DIY project. You could also run a gas line to it and burn that way.
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What is a proper footing for a fireplace?
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if your looking for an "outdoor fireplace" made out of any type of masonry then you will need at least an 8" footer of concrete placed 3"-4" below grade and 4" wider on all sides of outer perimeter of actual structure dimentions. .

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