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  Reply # 910274 9-Oct-2013 10:40
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joker97: I might just get a $20 30cm bbq pan and do a very small fire ... :)


I built a deck and sunk a fire pit into it. The pit is about 1m deep, made from heavy bricks and mortor and the fire burns in a copper brazier in the pit. About a year ago, I realised the heat was going straight up and the fire was starving, so I half filled the pit to raise the profile of the brazier. The brazier is free standing, made from the old water heater and produces a healthy green copper glow. The pit is about 1.2m diameter and the brazier less than half of that. In the five years it's been there, only the occaisional coal has made it to the deck and then only to simmer out, having said that, there have been some big fires there and some long alcohol fueled nights.

The pit is half filled with rubble, is cleared out after every fire and the deck is the usual 10yo treated stuff, that I have found doesn't burn well at all even if you try. No accidents so far, always have a bucket and hose on hand and only sensible sized fuel goes in the fire. When not in use, the firepit has a matching cover that sits flush with the deck and can hold weight of people (the brazier is removed to the garden to be hosed down and cleaned frequently).

You'de be good with a pan and a brazier on top, but I have a few mates that found them to rust as they gather water or get left outside. The best pan I've ever seen has been a zinc shower floor from a scrap dealer. They are large (about 1sqm), have high sides (about 120mm to catch stray coals) and a drain hole (the old shower drain) plus they are good for outdoor/all weather use. Put bricks under each corner and you'll have a zinger of a fire pan. It'll warp if the fire is in it, so you still need a brazier, the pan is just to catch the stray coals and save your lawn/slab/deck.

Whatever you do, be sensible, keep it away from your house, keep it sturdy and level and check with council AND insurance clauses re: fires.

Good luck and post some pics if you build something yourself.

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  Reply # 911520 9-Oct-2013 17:41
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FYI 1-day have prefab's pits and braziers on sale very regularly.
I picked up one similar to the Warehouse one a couple of weeks ago for $25.
They Also had these ones for about $40

 

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 911532 9-Oct-2013 18:10
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Is that 1-day.co.nz ?

Are they reliable , non scamming real deals?




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  Reply # 913297 10-Oct-2013 21:37
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I've bought tonnes off them. Highly reliable.
I check them almost every day. They have some really good deals.

Just don't buy their big bags of crap.



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  Reply # 914240 12-Oct-2013 22:07
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I'e found out legally i need to be 50m from any boundary which means 100m long section!

So that is no go ... But i guess burning a few twigs should be fine ;D




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  Reply # 914245 12-Oct-2013 22:45
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joker97: I'e found out legally i need to be 50m from any boundary which means 100m long section!

So that is no go ... But i guess burning a few twigs should be fine ;D


105m if you want a decent fire ;-)

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  Reply # 914260 13-Oct-2013 02:47
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If your neighbors can't feel the heat from the fire, then you haven't built it big enough!

Just a shame the rules are so restrictive, presumably due to the few who couldn't do it sensibly in the past

I've experienced truly enormous bonfires (4 story high flames) which were done safely on a farm, so it can be done




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  Reply # 914294 13-Oct-2013 11:12
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Awesome thanks




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  Reply # 914295 13-Oct-2013 11:13
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Does 1 day combine shipping?

Can I collect items to buy overa few days before shipping?




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joker97: Does 1 day combine shipping?

Can I collect items to buy over a few days before shipping?

The name kinda says it all, don't you think?

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