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Old 12-05-2014, 02:32 PM
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I'm thinking about building a small brick BBQ pit, and looking for some advice. I want to place it on a small slab of concrete(about 30"X36"). My question is, how thick should the slab be, and is there a specific type of concrete I should use for high heat? Or is it best to use rebar? Maybe it's a bad idea to build a fire directly on concrete-dunno. Fire bricks are probably the way to go, but I'm trying to cut expenses. Also would normal mortar be OK for the bricklaying? Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Old 12-05-2014, 05:53 PM
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Ok here is suggestion. You DID mention saving some money. Ride around your neighborhood almost every brick home has a pile of bricks in back, my next door nieghbor had a pile of cinder blocks and pavers That I been lookin at for years. Use what ya can find for free and all ya gotta do is look and you can find it. put some of what ya find on the ground it aint gotta be perfectly flat or level either alls ya doing is building fire i=on it anyways. Do not morter it solid just lay them together. That way they can expand and contract as needed. They will last twice as long that way. Use what ya can find build it based on what you find. Whis is what I came up with for free.


If it falls apart in a couple years who cares its worth every penny I paid for it.
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Old 12-05-2014, 05:56 PM
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Old 12-06-2014, 08:11 AM
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Thanks, I can do that as in the photo I posted a week or so ago, but looking to actually build a permanent one.
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Old 12-06-2014, 06:29 PM
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cappy, them mirlitons in the back ground?
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Old 12-07-2014, 09:56 AM
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Somebody got the hook up on scaffold boards !
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