Genevieve Parks Backyard November 03rd, 2018 - 07:03:57
What to expect and some technical details are going to make your life a lot easier. Is there a footing on this fire ring we're actually using the paver patio itself as our footing, so we're going to be building up with Weston wall blocks and then we're going to set the fire ring into that. So this fire pit is going to sit on the patio surface. Alright, one of the things that I want to point out is there's some contention within the industry about whether you should pour a separate footing for a fire ring or if you can use an existing patio when you pour a footing you're pouring concrete at 3,000 psi And the blocks themselves are thousand psi on these concrete blocks.
Can you damage these blocks for sure you can discolor them, but these blocks patio blocks are going to hold up better than poured concrete? Is that's right, There are a lot easier to use and it makes a consistent form of construction. So don't worry about taking the time to form out a different surface in the interior of this fire pit, build your paver patio, it's quick! It'S easy and then begins build construction of the fire pit. So the reason this looks like it's going together so fast and easy because it is, it is actually a pre-cut pit.
These stones are designed to match together already, so all you guys got to do is grab them off from a pallet and put them in place and tighten them around the ring all right. The guy's dry stack so now, they're flipping them up there, going to be putting a bead of glue down to hold this base course in place. They know exactly where the stones got to go so once they lay them. They'Re done make sure that you apply adhesive to every brick in every course.
Two courses then lift the ring up a slide. A couple brush moves the blocks underneath it and then use the ring again as a guide to building it up. That is its final height right there. It'S time for your tip of the day, put in brick that, if you're going to line the bottom of your fire pit with stone, use a granite or lava rock if you use a river rock, it retains moisture inside and the first time you heat it up. Couple it can explode. The bottom of this ring gets filled. This is a green experience. This is a granite stone, so we can use this two purposes. We can cor fill the columns and walls, that's right and we can use it to fill the bottom of this fire pit. So as he lays the subsequent courses, he makes sure that he does not get an even bond on every block.
He wants to intentionally offset that so that, as he goes around, that bond is never lining up with each other structurally. This wouldn't make much of a difference, but I just don't want you to look like an amateur or a hat. Okay, so the last layer of brick is going in place. We're gonna fill the bottom of this with 57 stone, but why well we want to make sure that we have a dry surface to start our fires. If it's just rain the day before, if you're going to come out, you may have a wet surface with this layer of 57 stone. It allows us to always have a dry surface as water comes in it'll percolate down to the bottom, leaving you a nice dry surface on the top.