DIY Fire Pit with Adjustable Draft (for under $50!)

DIY Fire Pit with Adjustable Draft (for under $50!)

In this video I’ll show you how to make a fire pit with an adjustable draft for less than $50. I minimized costs by building it below ground with cinder blocks.

NOTE: Although I have had no problem so far, I have been informed that the paver I used at the bottom of the pit could explode under the intense heat from a fire. Thus, I would recommend using something like fire bricks instead. Some concerns were voiced about cinder blocks, as well. Just remember that I’m not an expert, and this video is for information purposes only.

The design is based on a type of fire pit called the Dakota fire hole. Here’s a good video that explains how it works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffldYo4EVCg&t=477s

I have found that the fire pit I built burns very hot and efficiently, and produces very little smoke once it gets going. If you put in the right kindling, it starts right up with no trouble.

Here is a complete materials list:
-1 bag drainage rock
-5 cored concreted blocks (the ones with holes)
-3 concrete cap blocks (the solid ones)
-1 one foot square patio stone (but this can explode, so don’t use this, use fire bricks instead)
-4 6″x9″ patio stone
-8 6″x6″ patio stone
-1 4″x96″ flexible aluminum dryer vent duct
-1 4″ drain grate

Music:
Like Apollo – jimmysquare
Kyoto – Tonez&Re-C
Always – DJ Quads
Something New – Joakim Karud

Check out some of my other videos:
How to Get Into Harvard – https://youtu.be/znM4NZIZJsA
DIY Shoebox Smartphone Projector -https://youtu.be/GcU3dz0VuuU
How to Make a Skimboard – https://youtu.be/cYJobYvqjlU
How to Make Cold Brew Coffee – https://youtu.be/nxLapAnPXPE

Let me know if you have any questions or ideas for future videos!

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Brendan Chapuis says:

NOTE: Although I have had no problem so far, I have been informed that the paver I used at the bottom of the pit could explode under the intense heat from a fire. Thus, I would recommend using something like fire bricks instead. Some concerns were voiced about cinder blocks, as well. Just remember that I'm not an expert, and this video is for information purposes only.

• 4 years ago says:

Maybe have a fire extinguisher station nearby

JoshuaDRD says:

A spade Haha. No.
Love the video though man, good job.

HAWG! says:

Clean up will be a pain

Miguel Ferrer says:

Thank you for the idea! I built mine using your idea and it worked really well.

10GALLEN81 says:

The draft is genius. Great job overall.  People will find fault whether you are an expert or novice, just do your own thing.  If you give a bum a 14k gold brick he will surely complain that it is TOO HEAVY.

David Smith says:

I still think it's a good build..

Ticky Tacky says:

And it was insulting to those Nikes to dig in dirt with them dude

Ticky Tacky says:

Wtf does nobody use geometry any more??? Corner to corner, corner to corner is your center point.

Raymond Garcia says:

So how do you clean the fire pit out? Look to purchase my home and going with this concept thanks!!

Kingdom1 says:

Very nice bro! 😁

Casey B says:

O nothing in danger of catching on fire. Just the house and deck. That's cool. Wait, what? Why not make it in your bedroom.. it better yet in the bed under blanket.. jk good vid not gonna knock young ppl doing good. I mean you could be out doing stuff like burning down porches and houses.. wait…. lol 😉

Jordan Drumb says:

Looks pretty close to the house but still great info

Loki Stillwater says:

I stopped watching as soon as the fratboy socks and shoes came on screen.

ckryegrass11 says:

How is this mud hole doing so far?

brandon bentley says:

Id go ahead and line the whole sand pit with stone…

Joeseph Marasigan says:

how many tools you need to dig that hole lol

rhey simon says:

Is it est to clean ?

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