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  • JGo37
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    Growing up, when I was 8 my spider bike and I were generally 15 miles away in a cornfield somewhere, or sitting in the cockpit of a cropduster's biplane. In other words, growing up, we all would have had our parents arrested today, and been assigned to social workers. ROFL

  • Dan Deter
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    We'll probably string some lights in the back behind the pit (there's a nice triangle of trees) and put a table back there for holding drinks, s'mores, etc. That will probably require a real power line out to there

  • Dan Deter
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    Got the path and outside the stone ring mulched today, took almost 3 yards. Almost done, just need to bury the power line for the path lights and get a few more rocks to add another layer or 2 to the fire ring. Then last thing will be tacking the rocks together with some beads of high temp mortar so they don't get knocked over too easily.

    From the top of the path where it starts at the tree line:
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    From the back of seating area looking out towards the yard.

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    At some point my wife will put some plantings and decorations at the entrance to the path. Then sometime in the next few weeks we'll replace the bridge (which is 17 years old and starting to show it).

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  • Dan Deter
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    Also, not much of a breeze there, its actually in a low spot just the other side of a creek that runs between ridges. There's actually a 13" drop between the back side and the front side of the circle (20' distance).

  • Dan Deter
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    Not particularly a worry, although there is always a 5 gallon bucket of water out there when a fire is going. The forest in our back yard actually doesn't have that much undergrowth. Then, the fire ring itself is 4' across, and the seating area stones go another 10' outside of the fire ring. Generally any sparks have cooled enough by the time they have gone far enough to cause any trouble not to worry about it. Growing up we generally just had a ring of stones and that was enough.

  • Huskee
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    Very cool! Thanks for the progress pics. My wife wants to do something very similar in our yard. She also wants to put up 3 poles, 4x4s, about yay-far apart and 8-10' high straddling one side of the area and string lights across them. By "she" I mean she wants me to do all this.

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  • pjlstrat
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    Wow and Wow!! Well done, that look awesome!!!

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  • Mr. Bones
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    Beautimous Job, after Lotsa Toil, Brother!

    Perfeck skyclad destination, now.

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  • JGo37
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    I'd still be worried about embers on the breeze - am I wrong? Did I spend too much time in Ca.? Cuz what you have - I want one. But my backyard backs up to old growth.

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  • FireMan
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    What nice work & a great setting. Hope there’s room fer most of us & ya have lots of marshmallows.

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  • scottranda
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    Nice!

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  • Sweaty Paul
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    Wow! Gorgeous.

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  • bbqLuv
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    Where are you located, rather the Pit located, I will bring the BEER.
    Looks great. Friend Magnet for sure.

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  • DavidNorcross
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    Very nice. Thank you for sharing!

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  • holehogg
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    Cool. Very cool. Nice job Sir.

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