Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 81
  1. #1
    Ride More, Whine Less
    Reputation: heyyall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    8,669

    Biting off more than one can chew

    Another holiday rolls around and Mrs Heyyall pulls out the honeydew list.

    This holiday weekend--a fire pit.

    No, we can't place a ring of rocks on the grass and go with it. We need to remove 9 inches of dirt, add a base layer, top with sand and then set the stones. In the process move three tons of stone by hand

    We will see how it goes.

    Here we are at the two hour mark.



    Mrs Heyyall has managed to be doing something else important for 119 minutes of the time. The one minute she participated she brought a caramel apple and coke...to keep my energy level up????

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Brewtality's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    5,655

    Biting off more than one can chew

    That's easy stuff. Laborious, but it's really not that hard.
    And it will be worth it when you sit back next to the fire, relaxing with the adult beverage of your choice.
    Its all Shits and Giggles until somebody Giggles and Shits

  3. #3
    check your six
    Reputation: sodak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    4,447
    That is at least a "fun" project. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished result!
    "We can always find excuses if we want to find them, but if we really want to do something, we have to just go."

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Hang 21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    424
    You running tubeless in that wheelbarrow?

  5. #5
    Ride More, Whine Less
    Reputation: heyyall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    8,669

    Biting off more than one can chew

    Quote Originally Posted by Hang 21 View Post
    You running tubeless in that wheelbarrow?
    Nope. Tubes all the way around.

  6. #6
    Front Range, Colorado
    Reputation: DIRTJUNKIE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Posts
    21,389
    Yep a very satisfying project. A project you will sit and admirre with a brew and some good grub over and over for years to come. Hey and Mrs. Heyyall is doing her job some wouldn't even be that polite.
    ----------- __o
    --------- _`\<,_
    BRAAP(>)/ (*)
    ************^^^^^^Rock Garden
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqpcBpSsj1A

  7. #7
    AZ
    AZ is offline
    banned
    Reputation: AZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    19,996
    Go to Home Depot and hire some temps.

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation: cman8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    570
    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    Go to Home Depot and hire some temps.
    I agree +1

  9. #9
    Front Range, Colorado
    Reputation: DIRTJUNKIE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Posts
    21,389
    Ha,ha DS has a point I've done it before. But not quite as satisfying as doing it all yourself. Heyyall I like your landscaping, especially the bicycle pump / bird feeder.
    ----------- __o
    --------- _`\<,_
    BRAAP(>)/ (*)
    ************^^^^^^Rock Garden
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqpcBpSsj1A

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Settertude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    1,341
    Sand base, poured slab, solid block floor with air flow channel and pavers left over.

    Biting off more than one can chew-1.jpgBiting off more than one can chew-2.jpgBiting off more than one can chew-3.jpgBiting off more than one can chew-4.jpg
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

  11. #11
    Gnarly
    Reputation: cyclelicious's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    11,307
    That looks nice 'tude
    F*ck Cancer

    Eat your veggies

  12. #12
    Front Range, Colorado
    Reputation: DIRTJUNKIE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Posts
    21,389
    I agree that does look nice Tude. One question for you. Why are the cinder blocks above ground rather than below and out of sight.
    ----------- __o
    --------- _`\<,_
    BRAAP(>)/ (*)
    ************^^^^^^Rock Garden
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqpcBpSsj1A

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Settertude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    1,341
    I had planned on a stepped skirt and just didn't get around to it.
    Needed to build a 4 season porch for mom and step dad who live on the property.
    I'll get to it after the porch for Toni and finishing the wood shed.
    :-)
    I posted it as an easier alternative to heavy stone.
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

  14. #14
    Ride More, Whine Less
    Reputation: heyyall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    8,669

    Biting off more than one can chew

    The sod out and loaded for removal.




  15. #15
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Settertude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    1,341
    That is a lot of work!
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

  16. #16
    Ride More, Whine Less
    Reputation: heyyall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    8,669

    Biting off more than one can chew

    Quote Originally Posted by Settertude View Post
    That is a lot of work!
    X200000000000000 and 1

  17. #17
    mtbr member
    Reputation: carverboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    556

    Built a few myself

    Ive built a few stone ones myself. It's hard work for sure.
    One small ring I built involved a massive amount of hand digging in a sloped yard. I was prepared I thought. Then encountered a boulder I had to hand break and remove!
    At least it looks like you wont have to do any serious mining with yours.
    UGG boots will germinate Paris Hilton like intellect in your soles!

  18. #18
    Front Range, Colorado
    Reputation: DIRTJUNKIE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Posts
    21,389
    Quote Originally Posted by Settertude View Post
    I had planned on a stepped skirt and just didn't get around to it.
    Now it makes more sense, once that stepped skirt get's built it will look awesome, more so.
    ----------- __o
    --------- _`\<,_
    BRAAP(>)/ (*)
    ************^^^^^^Rock Garden
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqpcBpSsj1A

  19. #19
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Settertude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    1,341
    Yup--but the future is uncertain. Time flies so fast and half finished projects fade away.
    Thanks. It does work and makes for a nice night.
    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Now it makes more sense, once that stepped skirt get's built it will look awesome, more so.
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

  20. #20
    Front Range, Colorado
    Reputation: DIRTJUNKIE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Posts
    21,389
    Quote Originally Posted by Settertude View Post
    Yup--but the future is uncertain. Time flies so fast and half finished projects fade away.
    Thanks. It does work and makes for a nice night.
    Well this thread should get ya motivated if nothing else. Either way you did a great job, what is the breather hole connected to at the surface?
    ----------- __o
    --------- _`\<,_
    BRAAP(>)/ (*)
    ************^^^^^^Rock Garden
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqpcBpSsj1A

  21. #21
    I didn't do it
    Reputation: Mookie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    8,009
    Looks like you're putting the new Chevy to use already.

  22. #22
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Settertude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    1,341
    It just runs out the back and allows air to be drawn into the fire. If you notice the ledge around the inside perimeter--that holds the grate.
    Air can flow from behind at ground level and up.
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

  23. #23
    mtbr member
    Reputation: sfgiantsfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    695
    I see a green dot next to your name indicating your slacking off right now, get to work
    I'm sick of all the Irish stereotypes, as soon as I finish this beer I"m punching someone

  24. #24
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Settertude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    1,341
    Looking forward to seeing your progress, heyall.
    Watch the toes!
    :-)
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

  25. #25
    Front Range, Colorado
    Reputation: DIRTJUNKIE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Posts
    21,389
    Quote Originally Posted by Settertude View Post
    It just runs out the back and allows air to be drawn into the fire. If you notice the ledge around the inside perimeter--that holds the grate.
    Air can flow from behind at ground level and up.
    I understand the concept I just don't see the grate. Apparently it must be below the bucket before it was finished.
    ----------- __o
    --------- _`\<,_
    BRAAP(>)/ (*)
    ************^^^^^^Rock Garden
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqpcBpSsj1A

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Friction study to chew on
    By edley in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-12-2012, 03:58 AM
  2. Ankle-biting shoes
    By beanbag in forum Apparel and Protection
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-25-2012, 06:31 PM
  3. beavers chew a large wooden log by the river
    By singlesprocket in forum Eastern Canada
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 12-01-2011, 06:11 PM
  4. Biting bugs!
    By Dr.Mushy in forum Trail Building and Advocacy
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-02-2011, 02:13 PM
  5. Will I chew up my chainring?
    By GittinSkinny in forum Singlespeed
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-01-2011, 12:28 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •