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Old 02-03-2012, 01:44 PM   #16
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Thanks for all the nice comments!

I only remember sweating a lot...

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Old 02-08-2012, 10:07 PM   #17
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Very nice.
I agree with the comment about the recessed area allowing for better heat distribution to those enjoying it. Seems like that would work well.
We have a small fire pit that we are going to landscape around sometime in the future...no plans for it yet though. I like what you did.

I also like what you did with the retaining wall next to your workshop.
That is very similar to what I have going on next to my workshop. The ground is higher on one end of the building than the slab, so I dug it out and will be putting some rock down and putting in some kind of retaining wall.

Looks real nice!
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:27 AM   #18
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I hope you use green (i.e. environmentally friendly) fire logs because burning regular wood straight up will create pollution.

see: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/gree...roundup-135950

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Old 02-09-2012, 06:09 AM   #19
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I hope you use green (i.e. environmentally friendly) fire logs because burning regular wood straight up will create pollution.
see: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/gree...roundup-135950
Not to worry, I don't burn wood at all. I only burn old tires, discarded plastic bottles that are too numerous to carry to the recycling center, and of course used motor oil.

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Not to worry, I don't burn wood at all. I only burn old tires, discarded plastic bottles that are too numerous to carry to the recycling center, and of course used motor oil.

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Old 02-09-2012, 11:54 AM   #21
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I'm sure wrooster only burns his wood horizontally, its easier to stack, so he is ok.


WROOSTER: Nice place you got there, feels secluded with all the mature landscape.
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I'm sure wrooster only burns his wood horizontally, its easier to stack, so he is ok.


WROOSTER: Nice place you got there, feels secluded with all the mature landscape.
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WROOSTER: Nice place you got there, feels secluded with all the mature landscape.
Thanks, appreciate the positive feedback. It's a work-in-constant-progress.

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Hmmm...I looked this up.
Every article/site that talks about this states the minor concern with burning non-environmentally friendly wood and causing pollution pertains to BURING WOOD INSIDE THE HOME IN A FIREPLACE OR STOVE.

Insisting someone burn environmentally friendly wood in a small, backyard outdoor fire pit becaue of pollution concerns, is pretty ridiculous.

Do you drive an electric car?
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Nice work!
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awesome- thats gotta be the sweetest outdoor fireplace ive seen
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What doesn't pollute the air? I'm sure him burning regular wood wouldn't matter.
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What doesn't pollute the air? I'm sure him burning regular wood wouldn't matter.
He's not burning acres of wood. It's a few split logs every now and then I'm sure.

And the concern from the links the gentleman posted earlier refers to burning logs inside the home and releasing toxins inside the home. It says nothing about burning logs outside.

Nobody says you can't run a generator to power your house when the power goes out...just don't run it in the garage. Same thing.
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everybody stop breathing, you are using up oxygen
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Thats one beautiful looking piece of real estate

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