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How big is the market for fire pits?


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How big is the market for fire pits? Have you ever been asked to make one?

They seem like a really nice addition to a yard.

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I think you could probably sell them to a few high end customers. I know when I can afford one (and get into a house that has better land attributes) I will want one.
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So often we see house flippers that basically do the work on the inside of a house. Have you ever seen much in the way of house flippers that redo the outside like doing such projects?

If not, why do you think that is the case?
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Easy stuff to do. I did 3 last year with my buddy. We charged between $1000 to $2,500 but we did ours with real stone and blue stone caps. One we did was electric start no matches needed. It sucks I dont have pictures but I could always go back and take some pics.

They add a nice touch to the back yard but only higher end home will go for this luxury piece.
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I'd love to see the pics.

What kind of a profit margin should a lawn care business owner shoot for when bidding such a job?
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Just check w/ the local fire department to see what the distance from structure requirement is. In my town it is 50ft
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Certain towns seem to have ordinances that ban open burning. Does this consist of open burning?
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Well im an emt on my towns volunteer fire dept and if you burn w/ out a permit we show up w/ the big red trucks to put it out. You can get a season long burn permit for fire pits but cant burn construction debris.
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Interesting!

Does it make any difference if you are burning wood in the fire pit vs. natural gas?
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Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ Nov. 16 2007,9:02)]I'd love to see the pics.

What kind of a profit margin should a lawn care business owner shoot for when bidding such a job?
Bidding jobs like this you have to know how much materials you will need. And how long it will take you.

Square foot of stone.
How much sand
How much cement
Prices on diff stones
Prices on other stones around the pit.

Then after we added all the material then we added another $200 on top for labor per man.

It usually takes us 2 to 3 days to finish a job. Very simple work if you know how to work with stone. O have experience in stone masonry.
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