LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - I built my fire pit in less than fifteen minutes.
It's all about pre-planning. The hardest part was getting Keystone blocks to the back yard, and this is all you have to do. If you want a fire pit, the first thing you do is start off with level ground in an area that drains well because you don't want it wet.
I went ahead and made my own little center grill piece. I just used some re-bar, and I connected it with hose clamps. I took an old grill top, attached that, and put it down in the center of my area because that is going to tell me how big I want my fire pit. Then all I did was go around with all the Keystone until I got to the top layer, which is about three layers high. You may want to go much bigger.
The final thing I did was take my center grill piece out and pour pea gravel in. That allows for good drainage. I also poured the pea gravel around the outside in case we have sparks pop out of the pit.
I prefer a fire pit to a fire place because only those that sit right in front of a fireplace can feel the heat. With a fire pit, everybody that sits around it can feel the heat.