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    My Outdoor Fireplace build...

    Well I searched all over the internet looking into options into doing a outdoor Fireplace next to my patio/pool. I couldn't find any real direction to get going on it.

    Talked to my landscaper about my vision...$4,800! I just couldn't see spending that (was budgeting half that). So the excessive price talked me into trying to do it myself.

    I found a nice site Backyardflare.com, they will sell you plans to build your own fireplace...all for $35. Seemed like a great place to start. I found a plan the wife and I agreed on and ordered them up. I can honestly say, it is pretty easy to build these things once you have a step by step break down. I actually modified the plans a bit on the fly and it turned out pretty good.

    If your a handy guy this is something you could tackle easily.

    Costs so far:

    -Concrete pad with Rebarb $400
    -Supplies from Lowes $500
    -Firebrick from Brickyard $100
    -Travertine for Caps and accents $250
    -Stucco from Contractor ~$300ish
    Total: ~$1,500...saved $3k!!!!
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    Re: My Outdoor Fireplace build...

    So far this is where I am at...This picture is After the mantel is hung an waiting for the liquid nails to dry on the steel rods supporting it.
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    Re: My Outdoor Fireplace build...

    Very cool. I assume you're doing the brick work yourself. Do you happen to have a pic of what the final product will look like?

    Also, since it's a wood burning fireplace, do you have minimum height requirements for the chimney? I know this has been an issue during our design discussions on our covered patio.

    Keep it up..

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    Re: My Outdoor Fireplace build...

    http://www.backyardflare.com/pima%20ii.html This is the plans for the fireplace. As you can see I did modify it. Made it a bit taller to conpensate for the mantel and took out the ledges.

    Out here there are no building codes for outdoor fireplaces. Some towns have a minimum clearance from the top of the chimney to the nearest part of the house of 10 feet. Mine easily clears that.
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    Re: My Outdoor Fireplace build...

    That's a nice looking build.
    Thanks for posting the link for the plans as I am wanting to build one myself.
    Sincerely Vic

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    Re: My Outdoor Fireplace build...

    I am really interested in seeing the final product. Please keep posting the pics.
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    Re: My Outdoor Fireplace build...

    Added some travertine to match the decking...
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    Re: My Outdoor Fireplace build...

    Very nice! excellent job. I can relate to the high cost for a pre-cast with a move. I'm impressed and will use this thread for a friends FP build. Thanks for posting.
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    Re: My Outdoor Fireplace build...

    Quote Originally Posted by NoFear95
    Added some travertine to match the decking...
    That looks very nice.
    I have ordered a set of plans for the Santa Cruz.
    Once the arctic blast recedes I plan to get started.

    A quick question when you installed the firebrick or refractory brick how did you secure it to the CMU.
    Did you in-bed any fasteners or clips in the CMU or just use mortar between the two bricks?

    Thanks in advance, Vic

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    Re: My Outdoor Fireplace build...

    looks great, a real inspiration for all of us

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    Re: My Outdoor Fireplace build...

    Quote Originally Posted by cudavic
    Quote Originally Posted by NoFear95
    Added some travertine to match the decking...
    That looks very nice.
    I have ordered a set of plans for the Santa Cruz.
    Once the arctic blast recedes I plan to get started.

    A quick question when you installed the firebrick or refractory brick how did you secure it to the CMU.
    Did you in-bed any fasteners or clips in the CMU or just use mortar between the two bricks?

    Thanks in advance, Vic
    I used a high temperature adhesive. You can use refactory Mortar...but its about $50 for a 80 pound bag. Since I don't have exposed mortar joints I went the route of the adhesive. So far I tried it out twice with no issues.
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    Re: My Outdoor Fireplace build...

    Completed the stucco this weekend to match the house...just need to paint it up and I'll post an updated picture. All in with everything I probably have ~$1,600 into the project. This was a project I got qoutes of $4,500-$4,800....wasn't beyond anyone who is handy...an a $3,000 savings made it worth it!
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    Re: My Outdoor Fireplace build...

    Very cool...in for final pics.

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    Re: My Outdoor Fireplace build...

    Great project and nicely documented!

    Looks fantastic so far and can't wait to see the final pics
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    Re: My Outdoor Fireplace build...

    Stucco Completed today...just need paint!!!
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    Re: My Outdoor Fireplace build...

    This DIYer thanks you for the motivation and information on doing yours. Now at least I can point to this to the wife and go, see.....somebody else wants to do this stuff too!!

    Great job.

    Bob E.

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    Re: My Outdoor Fireplace build...

    I'd post some updated pictures but the file size limits are soooo small, yikes. Onto the outdoor stereo next!
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    Re: My Outdoor Fireplace build...

    That looks awesome. Nice job !!
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    Re: My Outdoor Fireplace build...

    Final Update...Painted an used. Quite a project, but will worth it for the savings!








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    Re: My Outdoor Fireplace build...

    Looks great. I think instead of those small lights, I might of used led strip lights under the overhang.

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