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How to Build a Fire Pit – DIY Belgard Fire Pit Kit


HOW TO BUILD A FIRE PIT

No cuts, no muss, no fuss doesn’t get much simpler than today’s fire pit project but there are a few tips and tricks in today’s video that most people are not aware of so let’s get started. It’s not supposed to do that it’s supposed to stay on but I just screwed up screwing in a light bulb im Polish. How long did you work on that? 30 minutes majority of that by himself and we’re going to show you guys how to do, what to expect and some technical details that are going to make your life a lot easier. Is there a footing on this fire ring? We’re actually using the paver patio itself as our footing so we’re going to be building up with Western Wall Blocks and then we’re going to set the fire ring into that so this fire pits is going to sit on the patio surface. All right one of the things that I want to point out is that there is some contention within the industry about whether you should pour separate footing for the fire ring or if you can use an existing patio when you pour a footing you’re pouring concrete at 3000 PSI and the blocks themselves are a 1000 PSI on these concrete blocks can you damage with blocks for sure you can discolor them but these blocks, patio blocks are going to hold up that’s right they are a lot easier to use and it makes a consistent form of construction so don’t worry about taking the time to form out a different surface in the interior of this fire pit build a paver patio it’s quick it’s easy and then begin Construction of the fire pit. So the reason this looks like it’s going together fast and easy it’s because it is actually a precut pit be the storms are designed to fit together already so all you guys got to do is grab them off from a pallet and put them in place and tighten them around the ring all right the guys dry stack the stones now they are flipping them up they’re going to be putting a bead of glue down to hold this base course in place they know exactly where the stones got to go so once they lay them they’re done make sure you apply adhesive to every brick in every course don’t skip on this step and lay that fire ring right in place now I know I told you to use plenty of adhesive when you are building your fire pit but make sure that you put it further back on the Block so that when you slap it down it doesn’t squish through the face this stuff is messy and nasty when it gets out of hand okay so they use the ring to form the bottom two courses then lift the ring up slide a couple blocks underneath it and then use the ring again as a guide to build it up that is its final height right there. Time for your tip of the day I hope I didn’t break that if you’re going to line the bottom of your fireplace with stone use a grenades or lava rock if you use a river rock it retains moisture inside and the first time you heat it up it can explode the bottom of this ring gets filled this is a granite Stone so we can use this for two purposes we can core fill the columns and walls and we can use it to fill the bottom of this fire pit so as he lays a subsequent course he makes sure that he does not get an even bond on every block he wants to intentionally off set that so that as he goes around that bond is never lining up with each other. Structurally this wouldn’t make much of a difference but I just don’t want to look like an amateur or a hat okay so the last layer of brick is going in place we’re going to fill the bottom of this fire pit with 57 stone but why? Well we want to make sure that we have a dry surface to start our fires if it just rained the day before or if you’re going to come out you may have a wet surface with this layer of 57 stone it allows us to always have a dry surface as water comes in it will percolate down to the bottom leaving you with a nice dry surface on the top. I want to also point out something about the fire ring can we rotate that? so if you don’t like where you’re grate is your not stuck also another thing if you don’t like the grate at all just simply remove pull it out and all you have to do is make fires this great is primarily for cooking and you can cook- now I want to give a big thank you to Bellgard for sponsoring this three parts how to Ministries without them it would have never been possible I hope this has helped you out let me know in the comments down below what you would like to see next God bless go get them and subscribe.

 

 


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