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How big is the market for fire pits?


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Discuss issues dealing with landscapes, hardscapes, exterior landscape lighting and lighting fixtures, lawn irrigation, sprinklers, sprinkler heads, mulch, retaining walls, etc.
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:58 AM
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I've been thinking the same thing after spotting a project in one of the home magazines. I plan to build one on the MN farm from limestone blocks salvaged from the old barn foundation.

As mentioned above, its a good idea to make sure the fire department is happy with the placement, size, and construction of the fire pit. After that, I would think its the homeowner's problem if they burn something they shouldn't.
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you can burn fire wood, they are worried about wood w /lead paint or hazardous waste getting airborn
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Old 12-06-2007, 02:06 PM
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The Market is there for the aggesive business person.

We have done a few pits and as long as you comply with the building code AHJ (local authoriy having juristiction) you should have no problems.

With Hardscape projects Time (labor hours are the most cost)
A fire pit should only take 2 men 8 hours to complete, any longer and you might want to rethink this venture. (if this is a motarless project).

Material need to build a nice comfortable sized pit:
16 face feet of stone= 48 total stones for two layers
approx 100 lbs of base material (we use limestone slag or run off)
approx 100 lbs of paver sand (fine)
approx 50 lbs of lava rock
caps are optional but make for a nicely finished job.

No Equipment required for an exisiting patio just wanting to add the pit, just a some hand tools.

As a rule dont go there bidding $8 per sq ft on any hardscape job. The going rate is between $18 and $24 per sq ft. and this depends on how much tear out you need to do. DONT LOWBALL with the trunck slammers @ $8 or $10 per sq ft.

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