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The Best Things About Burning Outside In The Summer...

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by BrotherBart, May 20, 2012.

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  1. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Are:

    1. Not having to worry if you overfire.

    2. Chunks and uglys always have a place in the fire.

    3, You don't have to worry about the thing burning till morning.

    4. You don't care if some of the wood is wet.

    Add from here.

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  2. NextEndeavor

    NextEndeavor Burning Hunk

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    Marshmallows and campfire smell in your clothes
  3. fishingpol

    fishingpol Minister of Fire

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    I can fit more friends and neighbors around the fire outside than in the living room... and I don't have to vacuum when they leave.

    The beverage of choice magically shows up too, for some reason.
  4. DexterDay

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    Firebox size can be unlimited! !!

    Drinks always taste better. ;)
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  5. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    All the beer cans laying around ain't gonna stain the carpet.
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    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    Keeps the wolves at a distance.
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    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    1. You don't have to listen to the wife harp on you to tidy up the stove room and hearth.

    2. You pretty much can "relieve" yourself anywhere you want.....even while watching the fire. msp_blushing.gif msp_lol-1.gif
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    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    Throw some burgers and dogs on the fire!
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  9. ScotO

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    you can get tip-a$$ drunk, pee yourself and dance around that fire like a bunch of wild injins ......not that I have ever done that before;)
  10. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    No stinkin window to have to keep clean.
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Pics or it didn't happen. ;lol
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    You can leave the Super Cedar's out in the rain and get em soaked and still know they are going to get that wet wood blazin. "Now is the time for a whole one!!"

    Thomas
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    Our summers are pretty dry so there is usually a local fire burn ban for mid-July through August and sometimes into Sept. I'm thinking of a chimnea with a spark screen, but am concerned about the risk. Things can get tinder dry after a couple months without rain.
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    Marsh mellow cooking contest - I'm the judge
    The Magic Box (cooler filled and within reach)
    If it gets too hot, move back a little
    Star gazing
    using up that pile of punky splits
  15. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Melting the evidence.

    Edit: I refuse to smoke cigars inside.

    Easier to watch the fishing pole from the bonfire than it is from the cabin window.
  16. DianeB

    DianeB Feeling the Heat

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    Could you post pics or your fire pits? Trying to get some ideas. We have some old stone from broken down stone walls and I would like to use those. What are the dimensions of a good firepit? 4 ft or larger? I saw one posted on hearth shaped like a keyhole. The rectangular bottom of the keyhole worked as a barbecue with grill placed on top - thought that was a good idea
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    Another nice thing is that if the fire goes out you don't have to worry about the furnace coming on.
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  18. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Mine is imagination deprived. Think tractor tire rim.
  19. ScotO

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    Diane, here's the keyhole pit. I think you were the one who asked me about the size of my pit, here's the pic of it again. I will post a drawing with measurements later this evening. Sorry I got sidetracked and didn't get the measurements to you yet. Been really busy lately!

    [​IMG] 2012-05-12_18-56-53_842.jpg
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    You can load east/west, north/south, east/north, west/south...
  21. ScotO

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    one thing's for sure, when we are done cooking on it, WE LOAD IT UP BIG TIME!
  22. NSDave

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    Had my first outside fire this year; last night. Burned some wood that I thought was too punky for inside, but it went well. June Bugs were out in full force though

    So "testing" wood samples for burnability :cool:
  23. DexterDay

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    Also no need to mess with "Air Control". Load it up and let er rip!
  24. BrowningBAR

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    Nice fire pit. I am totally stealing this. I already have enough field stone to make one. Thanks.
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  25. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    It isn't cold.
    The ground isn't muddy.
    I'm not grumbling about the draftiness of the outdoors.
    It isn't cold.
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