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Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
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Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 11 8:10 pm    Post subject: Patio heater Reply with quote
    

No not really. I really fancy some kind of fire pit on the lawn. We could burn logs, driftwood, pine cones. We sit outside a lot in the summer. A large shallow copper bowl, slightly sunk into the ground would be great and probably prohibitively expensive. Has anyone any other suggestions?

Went



Joined: 19 Mar 2006
Posts: 6968

PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 11 8:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Patio heater Reply with quote
    

Cathryn wrote:
No not really. I really fancy some kind of fire pit on the lawn. We could burn logs, driftwood, pine cones. We sit outside a lot in the summer. A large shallow copper bowl, slightly sunk into the ground would be great and probably prohibitively expensive. Has anyone any other suggestions?


We are incorporating a firepit into our terrace so that on cooler nights we can stay out longer. As the terrace is raised we have built a meter square pit, lined with brick (to be lined with stone) and about 45 cms deep (with drainage). I will build a seat over it that can will adapt into two benches and when not in use will prevent the rain flooding the pit.
That's the plan.....

Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
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Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 11 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

That sounds very good. Can you take photos at each stage? (Pressures on now to get it started. )

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 34535
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 11 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Friends just have an old woodburner outside.

Gervase



Joined: 17 Nov 2004
Posts: 8655

PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 11 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Pile up wood. Light fire.
That's what we do, anyway!

Blacksmith



Joined: 25 Jan 2005
Posts: 5025
Location: Berkshire
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 11 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Cut the top off an old hot water cylinder ?

cir3ngirl



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 4846
Location: Cirencester
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 11 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

We use the drum from a washing machine.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 42787
Location: yes
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 11 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

a reflector is ace if 360 heating is not needed

a pit in the ground ,brick etc absorb and shield heat

for area heating an above ground fire with reflectors/windshields is good

Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
Posts: 19856
Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 11 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Blacksmith wrote:
Cut the top off an old hot water cylinder ?


I kept one with this in mind.

Rusticwood



Joined: 01 Dec 2009
Posts: 2154
Location: All over the South West
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 11 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

cir3ngirl wrote:
We use the drum from a washing machine.

Ditto... just turn the pulley round for a stand

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 9058
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 11 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

What about a chimnea?

Went



Joined: 19 Mar 2006
Posts: 6968

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 11 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Cathryn wrote:
That sounds very good. Can you take photos at each stage? (Pressures on now to get it started. )


Will keep a record but don't hold your breath for it finishing soon....lots of hard landscaping to do first

RichardW



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
Posts: 8443
Location: Llyn Peninsular North Wales
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 11 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Car wheel rim?

Leo



Joined: 25 Feb 2011
Posts: 227

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 11 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

We made a chiminea out of an old calor gas cylinder. Cut a door in front, legs on botton & pipe on top for chimney, all welded together. Has been in use for years & pumps the heat out when fed wood.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 15051
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 11 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

We bought a copper firepit from Costco years ago. Don't recall it being majorly expensive. it discolour horribly though - goes black. Just cut the turf out and spend the money on a witches tripod instead!

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