For years, we have been holding our "bacon fry" events
around a beat-up Coleman grill. Not that anyone had a
problem with this, but I wanted to build something more
permanant where we could build our wood fires. The idea
was to build a stone firepit surrounded by a stone wall.
The first task was to build the wall. To get an idea of
the wall's patch, I staged a bacon fry scenario and dug
the footing around it.
I had the local building
materials place deliver a few tons of stone.
weight of the
At intervals, I
installed drain pipes in the wall for
Then the long process of laying the stone
begins. The process involves mortaring in rows
of "dragon's teeth" and then filling in the
void in the center with concrete.
Still in progress as of Spring/Summer 2018 ...