Do I have to put rocks and dirt around my fire pit I have an old washtub I want to turn it into a fire pit can I do that
You should have either bare dirt or gravel around the pit just for safety reasons. I would clear the area at least 3 to 6 feet around the tub. Just depends if you want a nice little fire or a ranging bonfire. Safety first. Always have buckets of water, a garden hose or a fire extinguisher ready and handy.
I would put some type of safety barrier around it and if you can enough rocks for free, you could make it look great!
The area around the fire pit should be completly non-flammable, at least a minimum of a yard to even further out. Make sure there is no dead grass, leaves, weeds near the fire pit.
To keep it even safer, be near a water supply whether you have to carry it or be plumbed for it.
Here is what we did https://www.homeroad.net/2011/06/building-firepit.html. You could add the tub inside. You will need some kind of barrier because it will get very hot.
Hi Patricia, you sure can!! Hope these help you out,