Fire pits… fire pits are a mechanism by which unions are made. No? Really, fire pits are a reason to come together with family and friends. Firing up a fire pit is a great reason for people coming together to enjoy good food, good drinks, great weather and wonderful companionship.
But in order to enjoy those things you are definitely going to need a fire pit. I mean you can’t enjoy all of those things without one, can you? Thought not! So here it is:
This underground fire pit is easy to make. The first thing you must do is to have some idea of how large you want it to be and begin digging your hole according to your measurements. Once the hole is dug, you will need to layer the inside of the hole with fire proof bricks. Here red rectangular shaped bricks are lined in a circle.
To finish off the underground fire pit, you can lay slabs of rock, cement or slate on top. Use whatever you fancy but remember it is going to heat up once you light your pit so you want to be sure the top layer is heat resistant or isn’t easily damage by heat.
You can fill in the layers between the red bricks with a little soil or cement. Which ever you choose, it doesn’t matter. Top off with the larger slabs of rock and finish by filling in between the large slabs with dirt. For a nice finish, you can layer the bottom of the pit with medium sized pebbles.
What’s nice about this fire pit is that it is beneath the ground. So the wind won’t affect it as much as one that is made above the ground. This means your fire will last a little longer.