Back before the 4th of July, my son helped me clean-out the old fire pit we've been using the past 23 years. When that was finished, a better, more convenient spot was chosen off the back of our covered concrete patio. I laid out small Cottage Stone Landscape Blocks to form a natural ring, based on the size of the blocks, marked the circumference, and we began removing the sod. The soil and sod went to the previously cleaned out fire pit to put it back to a grass area. Once this was done, we laid out the Cottage Stone Blocks to form the new pit. It worked great for the 4th of July gathering.
This is what I had laid out for the time being.
A few days ago I was browsing OfferUp, and I found my holy grail. The ideal solution. A section of 5/16" wall x 36" diameter x 20" tall, Stainless Steel pipe that was already cut perfectly for a fire pit ring.
The seller (metal scrap guy) had it listed for $300 OBO. It was a 2-1/2 hour drive one way to get there, so I offered the seller $200. He accepted, I drove to get it. Some of you may think I'm nuts for driving such a long distance for a piece of pipe. Good assumption. Because finding something like what I got could easily sell for a grand. Finding a piece of stainless like what I got, is rare in my parts.
Anyway, here she be for the time being. It's off my truck. It's time for a beer.
Now I'll be figuring dimensions for the concrete slab/sitting area around the ring, and a concrete pathway adjoining from our patio to the fire pit.
Plans are to have a stainless grill attached to a stainless rod, so it will rotate around over the fire for cooking.