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Fireplace/Rock Picking

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by thewoodlands, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. ScotO

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    God Bless the stubborn woman. Gotta love 'em!
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  2. thewoodlands

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    The fireplace is done, it took three hours this morning with both of us stacking stone. Attached are some pics.

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  3. thewoodlands

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    A few more pics. I took the rest of the sand with smaller rocks and used it for fill in the turn around we have out front.

    The plans for cooking are some angle iron (shaped like a piano bench) with the front,back and sides closed off so all your heat is contained inside with a grate on top, my FIL used it at camp so it worked for him all those years...good enough for us.

    My wife was a huge help today working on the fireplace, she told me which big stones she wanted on the bottom and the second row.. the back provided everything else, after that we were stacking...taking some off because we would find a better rock :eek: but it went smooth.

    Also a big thanks to our neighbor who provided the Kubota. Pic 5483 was the start, I think that was the only big rock we changed.

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    Let me be the first to say, NICE!!!! Good Work. A C
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  5. thewoodlands

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    We say thank you A C, the bench and the clean up of the area around the fireplace will begin starting Monday. We liked all the firepits we saw on here but thought the rock fireplace would fit the woods better.

    We did it together which we will always remember, can't wait until the first fire.

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  7. thewoodlands

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    I talked with her tonight, to smooth things out I agreed to take back the gift card. I did offer her a boat ride on Higley which I'll find out tomorrow if she will go.

    zap
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    I gotta stop watching Cinemax porn...I was reading this and thinkin' Threesome!;)

    But truthfully. Very nice job on the pit Zap!
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  10. thewoodlands

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    Eatonpcat, thanks. We should get some good use out of it. I have some wood that I never split that should be good enough for the fireplace once we start burning, some of the rounds are pine the other I'll have a better guess once I split them.

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  11. thewoodlands

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    Our neighbor gave us a grate and griddle her husband made which she never uses, I'll stop by the hardware store to pick up some angle iron and some flat steel to build the base.
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    October 10th the New York State burn ban comes off,(I hope) time for the fireplace to see some action.

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  13. DexterDay

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    Very nice work Zap.... Looks great. That pile of rock is gonna throw the heat right back at you! Anything in front of that pile will he warm.

    You have a good neighbor. And you are blessed to have her too.
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  14. ScotO

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    I can't wait to see pics of that thing in action........I can hear the beat of the drums along the Mohawk......and the war cries of the Indians of the distant past.......
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    Looks great zap!! Funny with all the pictures theres none with Deer in them? :)

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    All I can say Loon is the HERD looks good!

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  17. thewoodlands

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    Well I took a run down the road this afternoon to plow some of the entrance to the lane, on my way back I notice Nola was at my neighbors, the plow blade on the back of her Kubota broke the weld so I did the lifting so it was in the front bucket, she tied it down then made it home.

    Do these things break often?

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