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Outdoor Fireplace Questions

Posted by sugarchalet (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 30, 08 at 0:24

Hi all, we just built a pergola in the back yard and want to add an outdoor fireplace at the back of the pergola. Can someone take a look at my plan and see if it sounds feasible?
First, I will build the frame with cinder blocks and mortar them together. I will line the firebox with firebrick using refractory cement. And finally will use mortar and stone to finish the outside. Does this sound like an ok plan?
If you take a look at this website you can see the fireplace that I am trying to achieve, something very similiar to this...
http://www.wayraycontracting.com/images/upload/1159500921Fireplace outdoor 5.jpg

I just want to make sure that I don't make mistakes because I have never done anything like this before, it's all new to me. Is there anything I need to know about the dimensions of the firebox to be sure the smoke draws up right? Any other hints and tips you can tell me would be appreciated.
Thanks


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RE: Outdoor Fireplace Questions

Here is a great link to a blog that highlights outdoor fireplaces - Great photos for ideas.

Here is a link that might be useful: Outdoor fireplace Photos


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RE: Outdoor Fireplace Questions

I couldn't open yours, but here's a photo of ours that we built when we built our home last year. Design was a combined effort of the homebuilder, landscaper and my husband. We have enjoyed the heck out of it and are looking forward to cooler nights (especially here in Mississippi!)

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