Jun 16 , 2020

DIY Fire Pit

How to Build a Fire Pit Overview

Build a DIY fire pit masonry expert

Getting Started on Building an in Ground Fire Pit:

Advice From a Masonry Pro:

Doug Montzka, of Montkza Concrete & Masonry in St. Paul, Minn., has been in the concrete and masonry business for 23 years. He’s seen the popularity of fire pits but it’s possible to create a DIY fire pit. “I started getting requests for brick fire pits a few years ago. It isn’t rocket science, but there are a few tricks to doing the job right. A well-built masonry fire pit is rock solid, safe to use, and will easily last for as long as you own your house.”

Set aside several days to complete your fire pit:

First you’ll pour the footing and let it set up. Then you’ll mortar the bricks into place.

Before Digging, Call Utility Companies

Before digging out the space for your in ground fire pit, call your utility companies (dial 811; for more info, go to call811.com) to check the location of buried utility lines.

Also, check the fire pit code in your area. Most require a fire pit to be 25 ft. away from any structures and overhanging trees. Think about how the prevailing winds blow through your backyard.

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