Fire pits are an essential component of any outdoor living space, especially if you enjoy spending time outdoors at night. In addition to providing warmth and light, fire pits also create a focal point for social gatherings, making them the perfect addition to any backyard.
A tire rim fire pit made from a tractor tire rim is a great way to add a fire pit to your yard without spending a lot of money. If you’re looking for a cheap and easy way to add a fire pit to your backyard, consider making one from a tractor tire rim. This project is simple to do and only requires a few materials. Plus, it’s a great way to repurpose an old tire rim.
An old tractor tire rim makes an excellent fire pit because it is made of heavy-duty metal. The metal will hold up well to the heat of the fire, and the rim will contain the flames and prevent them from spreading. All you have to do is find an old tractor tire rim in your local area and have the centre cut out so that you only have the outer round metal.
The Black round fire pit is designed with an outer ledge around the central fire area allowing for convenient access to drinks and roasting supplies.
Find a spot in your backyard where you can lay the tractor rim for your tire rim fire pit. If you have a shovel, use it to dig a hole that is a few inches deep. Place the rim in the hole and then fill the hole back up with dirt, making sure that the rim is level. If you want, you can use a level to make sure that the ground is level before you place the rim down.
Make sure to add some bricks around the perimeter to protect people from the hot metal while your tire rim fire pit is in use. You may also want to consider adding a screen or lid to help contain the fire and prevent embers from escaping.
To install the bricks around your tire rim fire pit, you can use landscape adhesive for a more solid build. This will ensure that your brick wall is secure and will last for a long time. If you’re looking for a more permanent installation, you can use mortar to set the bricks in place. However, this will require more time and effort to complete.
If you want to make your tire rim fire pit even safer, leave a gap between the tractor rim and your brick wall as you are building it. Fill that gap with crushed gravel and sand until it’s level with the top of your brick wall. The gravel and sand will absorb heat first and your brick wall should stay cool to touch even after hours of using the tractor rim fire pit!
This will help to prevent accidental fires from spreading. Additionally, you may want to consider lining the inside of your fire pit with fire bricks to help contain the heat and prevent any damage to your tractor rim.
If you’re looking for some inspiration in building your own tire rim fire pit, then look no further. We’ve put together some tips and ideas to help you get started.
Have a look at our gallery of beautiful tire rim fire pit ideas below to see how other DIY-ers built their own!
You’ll need these materials:
- Old Tractor Tire Rim
- Bricks/Big Rocks
- Crushed Gravel and Sand
- Landscape Adhesive
And these tools:
- Spirit Level
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Thanks to Tractor By Net for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here…