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Old 03-29-2008, 11:33 AM   #15
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I went cheap and durable.

I took an inner washing machine tub and drilled some holes in the bottom so the fire could get air. I then used two used skillsaw blades and a bolt to close the large agitator whole in the bottom center and added three legs to the sides to keep it about eight inches off the ground. I also have a oven rack from an old stove that I use on top for BBQ'n.

Works great and even huge fires have not caused heat warp or any other damage.

When your done for the night you flip it upside down and the tub contains the fire and sparks even in high winds.

Total cost was under $2.00 for the hardware and I've been using it for about three years.

P.S. Make sure you put legs on it as it will melt asphalt otherwise.
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Old 03-29-2008, 11:50 AM   #16
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I love the washing machine tub idea! What did you use to make the legs?
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Old 03-29-2008, 11:58 AM   #17
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Yeah, I saw it, and it would be good for making coals. On the other hand, I want something to build a campfire in and maybe put the dutch oven on.
Actually, I'm going to try that with my Volcano. It can definitely be used as a small wood campfire pit, but with emphasis on "small" at 12.5 inches across. I'm also hoping the propane attachment will emulate the propane-fueled type portable fires. That will take some experimenting with ceramic logs.
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:18 PM   #18
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I love the washing machine tub idea! What did you use to make the legs?
1/2" or 3/4" steel pipe. Three legs keep it from rocking, 4 legs makes it rock on uneven ground.
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:32 PM   #19
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I love the washing machine tub idea! What did you use to make the legs?
I used some 1/2 square tube. Flat sides are easier to drill and attach.

Dave hit it on the head. Three legs have better balance than four.
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:21 AM   #20
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some of my r.v. friends havve these Campfire In A Can | Portable fire pits | Propane fire pits | Portable camp grill - Home Laurel
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:27 AM   #21
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We've got several of those kinds from Camping World here at the park. We haven't taken them on trips because they ARE bulky. Instead, we might consider something along the lines of the pit-2-go, albeit homemade.

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Old 08-19-2008, 09:59 AM   #22
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I love the washing machine tub idea! What did you use to make the legs?
I used plumbing flanges 3/4 " ,bolt to bottom of tub ,screw in 3/4 nipples to desired length [I used 12" nipples] be sure to add caps to keep from sinking in sand also set at a slight angle for more stability.and yes 3 legs is the way to go.
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Here's one I just built. It has a copper tube with 1/8" holes drilled in it. I fill it with some water to cover the tube, so it does not overheat and melt the soldered connection. I may cut this down so the water is right at the top of the tank and the fire will dance on top of the water.

It was made from an old out of test 100# propane tank that I cut in half.
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I have been tossing around the idea of getting a portable fire pit to take on the road. First, it would be good for no trace camping when boondocking. Second, it would be nice to have the fire pit where I want it instead of where someone else put it. SO, who among us takes one of these along on the road?

Anyone using one of these from camping world? other ideas?

I saw the same at Camping World for about $100 and picked it up on a whim. We really like it and take it on just about every trip, even boondocking. Easy to set up, take down and takes about the same room as a small spare tire. Light too. Just enough space to put the standard 16" logs in. All in all a good investment that the wife likes too.
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We also bought the "Pit to go" and love everything about it except... its heavy! My wife cant pull it out of the truck even though they show a nice lady in the add walking around with it all folded up. Its a really great concept and stores away nicely. Overall we are happy with it..
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we went to the rally in Ptown in October and one the members had a portable fire bought from camping world....it was perfect!! the campgound did not alow fires but did allow this thing. It gave off perfect heat and when we were done......after alot of wine of course.... we shut off the gas and went to bed..... Amazing!
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:07 PM   #28
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Does anyone know who has the best price on the Fire Dancer?
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