i want to use recycled cans to build a safe fire pit. Do you have and style ideas?
Like tin cans? Fire will burn those up quickly. Need to stick to brick, stones or rocks. Look on you tube for 1000s of fire pit ideas and directions.
Nope not safe! Must be brick, stone, rocks. Check your local fire department for local safety regulations. In some areas they are not permissible. If you can build one, here are some really cool ideas.
Lots of folks in the West use old washing machine tubs for a fire pit. Dig into the ground to set it down at least halfway. Get a piece of landscape wire mesh cut to fit over the top. Can usually pick these up at appliance store or dump.
We used these camping out in the desert when I was young.
Or you can use fire brick to line it. You can generally buy individually and the business across the street sells them for about $2 each. Hubby bought some to replace the old fire bricks in our wood stove. But my point was that is you don't have enough money to get all of them at once you can buy them over a period of time.
Agree with Naomie to check with your local fire department as to what type of fire pits are deemed safe. Also check with your county or town office first, as some areas municipalities have bylaws regarding back yard fire pits.
Bottom line is if you're building a pit or adding a stand-up one, remove all debri and burnable material 6-8' back. Then add sand or pea gravel around it. Cut any tree limbs hanging nearby.
Looking to build my own fire pit but not sure what to use or how to start the bottom. Any suggestions? Tracy