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Necessories 48 in. Grand Concrete Fire Pit in Desert with Cooking Grate
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Necessories Fire Pit with Cooking Grate will make any backyard cookout an instant success. Nothing beats the full flavor of food cooked over an open flame and with 252 sq. in. of area, the 12 in. x 21 in. Cooking Grate offers plenty of room to roast up whatever you're hungry for. This easy to build kit comes complete with everything needed to build (even gloves) and builds in about 30 minutes. The extremely high quality, 10-Gauge steel fire ring insert and grate are the same used by the U.S. National Park Service and will last a lifetime. The swivel cooking grate is specially designed for one handed operation and meets ADA (Americans with Disability Act) guidelines for ease of operation. The high-density Rockwood fire ring blocks are drum tumbled for a rustic old-world look that will compliment any outdoor landscape.
- Assembled dimension: 48 in. W x 48 in. D x 12 in. H, 31 in. I.D.
- Includes a removable 12 in. x 21 in. swivel cooking grate, perfect for any outdoor cookout
- Comes complete with everything needed to build, including fire-ring block, 10-Gauge steel insert, adhesive and gloves
- Includes easy-to-read course-by-course instructions
- Builds in under 1-hour no special tools needed
- Attractive, high-density concrete fire-ring block, drum tumbled for attractive old-world look
- Desert color is a gorgeous blend of sandstone, blush and brown
- Fire ring insert is an extremely durable, single piece, 10-Gauge steel ring (same used by U.S. National Park Service), no assembly required
- 31 in. interior ring diameter is within the 36 in. maximum interior diameter enforced by some community building regulations
- Assembled Height (in.) :
- 12 in
- Assembled Width (in.) :
- 48 in
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- Features :
- 360 Fire View
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- Outdoor Living Product Type :
- Fire Pit
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- Returnable :
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- Fire pit is great but you'll need more materials and effort
February 19, 2013
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I would have given this fire pit a 5-star rating if it were not for the installation and additional materials required that are not mentioned in the product description. It is not until your get and read the instructions that you see what is involved.
So the fire pit itself is terrific. But the amount of materials needed to install it and the amount of actual time to install it is a different story. After spending this much money and finding out there is even more to do, it is a bit frustrating.
You will see in the instructions they inform you that you need a foundation of either stone or concrete, both of which require a significant amount of either material. The stone is supposed to be 6" deep and the concrete 4" and you are making the foundation larger than the pit itself so it could be a bit daunting.
I went the way of the concrete option as I had no way of getting the volume of stone and sand needed for that foundation choice. I wound up digging and pouring a ring instead of a full circle foundation as well. I figured this would save me a little effort and materials.
It took approx. 8 - 80 lb bags of the crack resistant Quikcrete to poor the ring. I tried to dig the ring to about a 5" depth to allow for the pebbles I used for drainage under the concrete; and then I wound up pouring about a 4" depth of Quikcrete on top of the pebbles I had tamped down prior. You want to ensure your foundation is going to end up as level as possible too before you pour.
The concrete ring extends to about 3-4" on the outside of the pit but only about an inch or two on the inside of the pit. This should give you enough room to stack the stones around on top of the ring and have a bit of a concrete edge. The fire pit itself has an outside diameter of 48" and an inside of 31."
I suppose you could just build the pit directly on the ground; but you would need a very level part of the yard to do so and it may not be as sturdy ultimately. I just did what was in the instructions, with a little modification (the ring) of course.
I dug about a 15" hole in the center of the pit using a post hole digger. This is for drainage; and it is an optional choice I made that is not in the instructions.
The drainage hole and the entire center of the pit is then filled with gravel (do not use river rocks or pebbles) up to the top of the first layer of stone once you get the fire pit built.
Then you will build your pit. There are 3 layers of 19 stones that you'll want to stagger each layer as you go. You will see.
Because I wanted the option of being able to take the fire pit with me should I move, I did not use the stone glue that came with the kit. As it turns out, the fire pit is fairly sturdy on the concrete foundation without it. This was just a choice I made. You may prefer to use it.
All told you will need at least eight 80 lb bags of Quikcrete (more if you opt to do a full circle foundation), 6-7 50 lb bags of gravel to fill the drainage hole and center of the fire pit, and about three 50 lb bags of small pebbles for drainage underneath the concrete ring. These items are NOT included with the fire pit; and add an additional 1100 lbs roughly in materials you will be handling and roughly another $150 or so to the cost.
The LTL curb side delivery was efficient enough. You just need someone at home to receive the delivery (be sure to inspect it before you sign for it) and to move it up out of the street or off your sidewalk, as they do not bring it to your house or move it for you. It's around 1100 lbs of materials being delivered.
The gloves that come with the kit look and seem nice but I actually tore a hole in one before I finished stacking all the stones.
The steel ring insert is heavy duty and I think really nice. It's similar to what you would find in a camp ground.
The $430 price tag is steep, even though it does come with the grill. It seems you can get the same pit without the grill for nearly $200 less. Isn't that interesting?
It's a bit of effort to get the thing to come together but the finished product seems worth it.
Now if the weather would be nice enough to get out and have some more fires, that would be great. I'd like to use the thing after all the effort and money I put into it.
High Quality of Material, Sturdy, Looks Great, Durable, Looks High End
additional materials are needed, additional time spent building a foundation, 30 minute assembly time is way off
North Atlanta, GA, USA
35 to 44, Male
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