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Old 09-24-2010, 10:33 PM   #151
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I wouldn't think those stones will sink perfectly flush to the ground. I've laid stone paths out out of necessity to overcome a muddy path to my house and they do settle somewhat and stabilize. However, by spring you will have a better idea of what you do want to do with them between setting them on earth or settling them into some sort of paving substrate. The main consideration is that they are not hazardous to walk on. Elderly visitors to your place may want to walk alongside the stone path on the grass until you are sure they are stable and not a trip hazard.

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Old 09-26-2010, 10:06 PM   #152
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Today I was able to rearrange the stone walking path and split the wood







Now I just need to put together those adirondack chairs and put a fire in there!
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Your firepit looks awesome! You have inspired me to re-do my firepit. I did mine about a year ago & it looked only OK. I have since busted off all of the stone & flagstone on top and am in the middle of re-doing it now.

I LOVE the look of your flagstone & was able to fine something somewhat similar here in California at Silverado Building Materials (Sacramento). I purchased it today (Sonora Gold, I believe), and was able to lay down the flagstone (top) today. It's been a long day, but it's going to be SO worth it when I'm done.

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OK then...now you're talking! That path looks excellent.

You know, when the Japanese lay rocks for pathways in their gardens, you need to look down at the rocks as you walk. You may arrive at a junction in the pathway where you can stop for a few seconds to look up. It is usually at these locations that there is something special to view.

I know your path is wide open...but you never know what interesting landscaping you might introduce in future. Just a little tidbit to keep in mind.
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Great job!!! I love it!
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Your firepit looks awesome!

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Thank you and you're welcome! You'll have to post up some pics of yours when you get done
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Awesome.
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Are you ever going to light a fire in it.
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Thank you and you're welcome! You'll have to post up some pics of yours when you get done
Just finished the fire pit today! I am so happy I found this thread as it gave me great ideas & finally pushed me over the edge to re-do my fire pit! The old fire pit had 3-rivers flagstone and river rock on the sides. Here's a couple of pix

(before and during demolition):



During demolition:



And now - the new and improved fire pit! With Eldorado Bluffstone (Bodega) on the sides, and Sonoran Gold flagstone on top:




Can't help it... the "wet-look" is awesome.. Love the colour of the stone!



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Are you ever going to light a fire in it.
One of these days. Literally the day I got it finished, the county went under fire ban and that wont be lifted until there is some rain. Theres is absolutely no rain in the 10 day forcast so...

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And now - the new and improved fire pit! With Eldorado Bluffstone (Bodega) on the sides, and Sierra (or Sonoma) Gold flagstone on top
That looks really good I like that stone you used for the outside wall, it looks pretty sharp. Man you sure got that together in a hurry! As you can see, it took me quite a bit longer lol.
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agbrisco, the new one looks far better. Good job!
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Very nice fire pits
One day I may build one
I like the stone look
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Does a fire pit like that need draft ventilation? And what do you do for drainage?
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Does a fire pit like that need draft ventilation? And what do you do for drainage?
I dont *think* ventilation will be a problem, but I havnt had a friggin fire in it yet to tell

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I used a 12" masonry bit and drilled through the wall at the very bottom on the low side, then ran that tubing through another hole in my retaining wall. In hindsight, I would have probably put a drain and pipe in the center of the pit that would run under the footer, but before I had even thought about it, I had already poured the footer and let it set up.
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I haven't noticed any issues with ventalation or drainage. My fire pit is about 44" wide, so as long as I don't have a couple of tree trunks in there, my bundle of wood has plenty of air. Not only that, but it's only about 12-14" tall.

As for drainage - hasn't been a problem for me - it's just dirt below. We don't get torrential rains here in CA. Each night I use the fire pit, I use a garden hose to put out the glowing embers. By the next night, it's dry enough to use...

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