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Old 06-11-2013, 10:02 AM   #16
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Those retaining wall blocks will not last long. Repeated exposure to high heat makes them crumble after awhile. If it were me, (and I do understand the boss is looking over your shoulder) I would cut around the circumference at an appropriate point in a fashion that would leave eight square teeth projecting down a few inches. Then bury a block where each leg will sit to keep it from sinking in the ground.
Sorry.... I would still have to suggest holes drilled at varying heights. Holes (or notches) at just the bottom, will very quickly get all clogged-up with ashes left from previous fires.

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Ditch the steel pipe and go firebrick and stamped concrete!!!!!

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(Sorry for the off topic shameless plug, but the one close up pic does show an air intake at the bottom of the pit)
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And Jo will be sending you a check to pay for all this real soon.
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Ditch the steel pipe and go firebrick and stamped concrete!!!!!

(Sorry for the off topic shameless plug, but the one close up pic does show an air intake at the bottom of the pit)
Yeah that looks real nice. I got the steel for free so I'm gonna use it. I'll post some pics of the progress.
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Sorry.... I would still have to suggest holes drilled at varying heights. Holes (or notches) at just the bottom, will very quickly get all clogged-up with ashes left from previous fires.
Yeah, that's what I meant. OP says the boss did not like how high it was so he buried it. My idea was to dig back up and cut it to the length that pleases the boss. And in doing so put notches along the cut to serve as legs so that the bottom of the ring is mostly open.
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Might want to use a cutting torch if it's 3/8" thick
I'm thinking plasma cutter....
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Unfortunately I dont have a plasma cutter so I'm gonna have to go with what I have available. Drill and time. We had a nice fire in the ring the other night and it burned pretty well. plus I'm gonna put sand inside to raise the base up to about 12" from the top of the fire pit. I'm not even sure it will need the ports.

ON the side of the retaining blocks not lasting. That is the reason I got the steel ring. It doesn't get all that hot. Do you still think that they will degrade over time due to heat? Should I hold them off the ring 1/2" and fill that void with sand?
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OIL????? Did you say OIL and oxygen??????
I think he means Oxy-Acetylene?

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So....when is the party? I'll bring the hot dogs...
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The boss is throwing a birthday BBQ on Saturday. Hopefully I can get some pictures of it finished for you guys!
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I think he means Oxy-Acetylene?
A real deal oil / Oxygen cutting torch I don't use them often unless I have super thick steel to cut thru then I use it.

But that thing is very old but it work fine for me., the oil itself is a common diesel fuel then add oxygen then it will be super hot flame and loud as heck sorta cross of ramjet and bad turboshaft turbine engine but that torch do have a deadman lever which it will shut the oxygen when you let the handle go so it will quite down alot ( it will automatically switch over to compressed air during idle mode )

One serious warning .,, not for weak hearted peoples to mess around with this.

But I will not keep this torch much longer due not many peoples can figure it out safe at all so I will dismate it complety so they can not be reuseable when I get back in USA.

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So this is what I ended up with.
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