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Smokeless Fire Pit with a twist! // Camphouse Shed Build Part 6


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  • Out Here Doing Things
    Out Here Doing Things 2 ай бұрын +32

    Coming from a landscaping background I'd suggest laying out a couple trails of gravel or pavers to get from the shed to the fire pit and then mulching everything else. That way you can plant in the mulched area later if you want

    • A New Leaf Gardens
      A New Leaf Gardens 10 күн бұрын

      I 100% agree. clear pathways of permeable materials is always the way to go. And feeding your soil with mulch can only be beneficial in the long run.

    • A New Leaf Gardens
      A New Leaf Gardens 10 күн бұрын

      @Myron Perish Yeah, I have to agree with you. Plus the natural mulch will feed your soil microbes over time and since the plan is to have a desirable space for your kids and family stay away from petroleum whenever possible.

    • Myron Perish
      Myron Perish 15 күн бұрын

      @PaganWizard I disagree with that for 2 reasons, first it takes away from the nature look and second recycled tires still give off a petroleum smell which I think would be very unpleasant to sit around. Have you ever been on one of those recycled rubber playgrounds for kids? Stinks horrible and I am sure the chemical isn't very good for our systems.

    • PaganWizard
      PaganWizard Ай бұрын

      I agree with you, but rather than using real wood chip mulch, I would probably go with the rubber variety. It's made from recycled tires, which keeps them out of landfills, and it holds it's color a lot longer than tree mulch. The rubber mulch is also friendlier to the skin when your kids are running around acting like, well, kids, and they fall, no splinters.

    • spmac101
      spmac101 2 ай бұрын

      This… pavers will be more kind to lawn chairs and kids and less mud in the shop…

  • David Paige
    David Paige 2 ай бұрын +28

    Looks good! Only thing I'm wondering is if the fire is not getting enough air. I think you need to remove a couple blocks at the bottom. Which might be hard at this point with them being glued together. Good luck, again looks great.

    • Colton Dunkle
      Colton Dunkle 2 ай бұрын +2

      Breeo says as long as you have it resting on the insert ring, there are four holes located North, East, South, and West on it that allow air to travel down to the bottom of the pit. No need to make extra ventilation at the bottom unless you really want to.

  • Tim Ooten
    Tim Ooten 2 ай бұрын +5

    Found your site a few weeks back and have been following this project since the beginning. I too am an engineer (ME) and have been doing woodworking as a hobby since I was young since my dad's hobby was wood working. I turned my hobby into my fulltime job (leaving the business world) until my primary contractor filed bankruptcy on me and I had to go back into the regular work force to support my family. Several years ago I bought a small hobby farm, and my son and I have built several complete buildings (animal shelter, storage barn, workshop, wood barn, etc), and I am thoroughly enjoying watching your thinking processes as you are going through exactly what I went through several years ago. Thank you for this great series, and I am now subscribed and will be following all your projects.

  • Jay Eckhart
    Jay Eckhart 2 ай бұрын +1

    For the area around the fire pit, I say go with gravel with a curbing of some sort to keep it out of the grass. Kids and mud mix very well, you just need to have a place to hose them off before going into the house.

  • WE Reno
    WE Reno 2 ай бұрын +1

    Have to admit, I cackle like a loon, EVERY TIME at "construction mediocrity." 😂 Thanks for the laughs. The project is turning out great!

  • Bay McGhee
    Bay McGhee 2 ай бұрын +1

    Hey man, loving your project. I've been following you along.
    As for the smokeless ring, when I look on their site, it states that the secondary combustion takes place with air coming up between the double wall. However with yours inside the rings, I think you might be blocking off some of the air that needs to come from the bottom. Look under LEARN / HOW WE'RE SMOKELESS

    • Shop Nation
      Shop Nation  2 ай бұрын

      Yes, however these pits are designed to be put in stone surrounds like this. There are enough cracks in the stones plus the ring around the top is nowhere near air-tight

  • ronald chapell
    ronald chapell 2 ай бұрын +2

    Love the backyard concept. Don't over do it on the landscaping. Flagstone would look nice around the pit and I guess would be easier with chairs. Then just get some natural playground mulch for the rest. Keep it looking like a forest floor and not some hardscaped patio.

  • JewDd* 89
    JewDd* 89 2 ай бұрын +1

    Nice! I can’t wait for custom build furniture, shed organization, etc.

  • Manny Torres
    Manny Torres 2 ай бұрын +1

    Love watching you create this shed project come to life. Can’t wait to see it done. What I would do is mount small outdoors speakers underneath your roof for your tv via Bluetooth when your watching the games outdoors.

  • Drew Bossert
    Drew Bossert 2 ай бұрын +1

    I think my choice for the ground around the fire pit would be a thin layer of gravel. I feel like pavers would just give too many hard lines to look at. Gravel would also probably be a lot easier to lay down

  • Paul Hume
    Paul Hume 2 ай бұрын +1

    Another great video. Project is really coming along and looking good.

  • Bill Kiessel
    Bill Kiessel Ай бұрын +2

    Love my Breeo X24, be prepared to have a lot of firewood on hand for the x30, love this series on the build!

  • Ron Brothers Jr.
    Ron Brothers Jr. 2 ай бұрын +1

    This is great. I have really enjoyed all your content. Love the TV. I made one in my shop that is flush to the rafters and drops down when I want to watch. Advantage of having an unfinished ceiling.

  • Matthys Loedolff
    Matthys Loedolff Ай бұрын

    Great job! This shed is coming along nicely.
    Gravel around the fire pit would be a very easy option, but if you ever want to walk barefoot or with thin sole shoes, it will hurt a bit.
    One option I would suggest is large flat stones you can also use which some people use for paving. It looks a bit better than pavers (more natural) and it doesn't hurt your feet when you walk on it.

  • Erik The Viking
    Erik The Viking 2 ай бұрын

    Love the project! I would put some pavers and gravel around the fire pit (18" or so) just in case of some hot embers getting out of the pit, and then mulch or similar material everywhere else.

  • Joel Adam
    Joel Adam 2 ай бұрын +1

    Great video. I am really enjoying the series. My vote for ground cover is pavers around the fire pit for chairs and wood chips everywhere else

  • Joshua Grafton
    Joshua Grafton Ай бұрын +1

    Being honest I would love a shop greatness blanket to cover up in while sitting outside at camp watching the games. So don’t say no one would want one. Keep the videos coming

  • v3c7r0n
    v3c7r0n 2 ай бұрын +1

    I would think about doing 3/8" or smaller gravel around the firepit and up to the shed, it'll be a lot less work to do than pavers, and provide a level of drainage / erosion control.
    Pavers would look really nice. It's hard to tell how much of a slope you have from the videos. Depending on how bad it is, it may require a lot of digging on one side and building up / retaining on the other to get and keep the area level, and problems that do arise may take a few years to show up.

  • RionE23
    RionE23 2 ай бұрын +1

    One thing that came to mind is venting for the tv.. I imagine the heat from the tv being on in an enclosed box might damage it. Maybe it needs a couple of vents or holes at the top just to allow for air to circulate.

    • Shop Nation
      Shop Nation  2 ай бұрын

      Yeah I'm going to keep an eye on it during the warmer months to see how warm that box gets, won't be a big deal to add some vents to the top/back

  • CommentsOnTheTube
    CommentsOnTheTube Ай бұрын +1

    I've always wanted to run a metal pipe underneath the fire pit with a fan in the shed on a smart dimmer switch so I could control the airflow to the fire. It would make it easy to get it less smokey even as it's burning down and make sure the wood burns completely to ash. Or restart a dying fire.

  • Mr XenoSith
    Mr XenoSith 2 ай бұрын +1

    nice video. now i know where i got my idea for my wall with wall design, or maybe my wife wanted it when she saw me once watching one of your videos months past. so i complied. anyways, as for the mud and flooring, how about a larger perimeter of rocks, you can purchase or sift from your property, which ever yields better. then around the rock diameter, you can wood chip it up. it should be far enough from the firepit. just a thought, something I would do. i wlll need to show this video to my wife so i can buy one of those breeo pits. this way i don't have to spend time making holes and sanding metal for smooth safe finish. thanks for the video bro.

  • David Ward
    David Ward 2 ай бұрын +3

    I also think you need to vent the TV box, also any sun that hits that black paint or TV early in the day will heat it up when the TV is not even on. A bonus is you can also unlock it the box and swing it inside to watch TV while in the shop in hot or cold weather, or just whenever. As to the ground, I would sod it, but then you have to cut the grass also.

  • NA
    NA Ай бұрын +1

    Hey!! Little kids and mud mix perfectly well, thank you very much. It's muddy kids indoors and parents that don't mix very well.

  • Sam Markman
    Sam Markman 2 ай бұрын +1

    Pavers for around the fireplace with a small half moon retaining wall to keep paver base level and shield from the high ground on the back (front?) side!

  • Eric Henao
    Eric Henao 2 ай бұрын +1

    Plant grass.
    Make sure over head trees are thinned so sunlight comes through.
    Also make sure the area drains well.
    Nice project. What’s the diameter of the fire pit that breeo sent you?

  • Me P
    Me P Ай бұрын

    That is great progress on your project and fun and educational video as always - thanks! I would go with gravel or pavers next to the fire pit and mulch further away. For gravel you want to have a good base with heavy duty landscape fabric and hexagon mesh to keep it from being washed/kicked away. For mulch put heavy duty landscape fabric first so it won't sink into the much. Notice the pattern of doing good base so things don't sink into the mud - don't ask how I would know 🙂.

  • Vee Mack
    Vee Mack 2 ай бұрын +1

    It looks really nice !

  • Austin Stephenson
    Austin Stephenson 2 ай бұрын +1

    I vote gravel! With pavers for a pathway into the shed

  • Marine 7494
    Marine 7494 2 ай бұрын +17

    Real men don't ask for help, they engineer!

    • Jared
      Jared 16 күн бұрын

      He used a pulley, calm down.

    • jcs five
      jcs five 2 ай бұрын +2

      Is this a Kanye/Lex inspired comment? Lol

    • K1SFD
      K1SFD 2 ай бұрын +1

      Right into the ED sometimes. ;) usually saying “well, it seemed like a good idea at the time! No, I didn’t think that… [insert cause of accident here].” I know we aren’t always the best at it, but at least try to be safe in your backyard engineering projects!

  • Brett Porter
    Brett Porter 2 ай бұрын +1

    cover the ground with pine needle mulch. It will still give the "real" outdoor feel and cover the mud.

  • Janis Hall
    Janis Hall 2 ай бұрын +2

    When you pulled the fire pit up using you redneck system, I wanted to grunt like Tim the tool-man from Home Improvement.

  • Benny Hill
    Benny Hill 2 ай бұрын

    I've always thought pavers look really nice. Maybe an area around the fire pit and then pavers leading to the door of the totally awesome shed and another paver path heading off towards the house? Whatever you end up doing, I'm looking forward to watching 🙂

  • David Robbins
    David Robbins Ай бұрын

    Looking AWESOME!!! Yeah maybe a couple rows of pavers around the fire pit, a level space for chairs. Then surrounding area wood chips are great to keep mud down, and kids clean ;)

  • Volk's Wood Shop
    Volk's Wood Shop 2 ай бұрын +1

    I would say for ground cover a thick layer of the large mulch might work. Sorta the wood mulch they use at playgrounds.

  • Dave Rowe
    Dave Rowe 2 ай бұрын +1

    Flag Stone around the fire pit with a walk to the cabin would be both visually appealing and functional

  • Zach Davis
    Zach Davis 2 ай бұрын +1

    Project is looking good! That was a good first game to watch on that TV! GO VOLS!!

  • Danny Compton
    Danny Compton 2 ай бұрын +1

    Little kids love mud! I would say pavers or just decomposed granite with a paver edge. I would look at both and compare the cost. Go with what is cheaper.

  • allgona
    allgona 2 ай бұрын

    Awesome! Are you worried about the TV overheating on warm days?

  • charlie0801
    charlie0801 2 ай бұрын +1

    looks like the TV might overheat in the closed position. You've effectively blocked off all airflow

  • Drew
    Drew 2 ай бұрын +1

    Awesome job!

  • Daniel Peikes
    Daniel Peikes Ай бұрын

    Looks great. Love the cedar.

  • PaganWizard
    PaganWizard Ай бұрын +1

    The first time I seen your solution to raising the fire pit, was actually on the Food Network. It was a show that featured a chef by the name of Alton Brown. He rigged up something very similar to this, to lower a turkey into an outdoor deep fryer. His purpose was to keep you safely away from the deep fryer in case it decides to erupt like Mt. St. Helen. BTW, if you've never had deep fried turkey, you're going to want to try it.

    • PaganWizard
      PaganWizard Ай бұрын

      @Shop Nation Same here!!!

    • Shop Nation
      Shop Nation  Ай бұрын +1

      I think I've watched just about every Good Eats episode by Alton, I remember the turkey frying episode vividly! haha

  • gbear056
    gbear056 2 ай бұрын +1

    I’ve got a paver project coming up in the spring so I vote for you doing pavers so YOU can work out the wrinkles in MY project! 😂

  • Wittworks
    Wittworks Ай бұрын +1

    Smokey would be proud! Good tip on centering on branches.
    “Construction mediocrity”

  • Charles Prevatte
    Charles Prevatte Ай бұрын +1

    Roll Tide! Love the channel and your current build.

  • Woodworks by Grampies
    Woodworks by Grampies Ай бұрын

    Hola! 🖐It's coming together really nice. That is a cool pit. How about woodchips around the firepit area? Take care and have a good one, Adios! 👊

  • Serge B
    Serge B 2 ай бұрын +1

    Nice. Just add some vents (bottom & top) to the TV frame. Even a LCD TV produces heat, plus you basically enclosed and sealed it into a small scale greenhouse

  • Pazmania OH
    Pazmania OH 2 ай бұрын

    you could use playground bark chips on the ground. To keep it from looking like the mother in-law's house.

  • SuperShark
    SuperShark 2 ай бұрын +2

    I used rubber mulch and it works great and lasts a long time.

  • Josh Schramm
    Josh Schramm Ай бұрын +1

    Wood chips around the pit, it’ll keep it w a natural feel but prevent the mud. Downside - might catch fire but meh…

  • Adam
    Adam Ай бұрын +1

    If you angle the glass forward or backward in the window frame you will not get as many reflections.

  • Shawn Howell
    Shawn Howell 2 ай бұрын +1

    Get in touch with a local tree service company and have them dump you off a few loads of mulch. They are always looking for a place to dump their wood chips and will still give it an outdoor look. A good thick layer should last a long time.

  • Colle F
    Colle F 2 ай бұрын +1

    Wow way to go!👍

  • Chris Aylor
    Chris Aylor 2 ай бұрын +1

    Gotta do a putting green around the fire pit!!

  • Dude Sawdust
    Dude Sawdust 2 ай бұрын +1

    I really want one of those fire pits but I don't think there is an HOA in California that would ever allow anything but a gas burning firepit. I guess I'm gonna have to move....some day!

  • TSSolutionsPro
    TSSolutionsPro 2 ай бұрын +1

    Actually Mud and kids mixes really well. They come in covered from head to toe in mud, and then it mixes really good with your carpet, furniture and walls. It is then that you have to decide who your wife is going to kill first. The kids for playing outside in the mud or the father for creating the mud pit in the first place. lol It is looking really good.

    IXIS SV Ай бұрын +1

    Great job 👍 I think fake grass would be good 😁 put some flag stones around the fire pit, but the rest do fake grass

  • User Name
    User Name 2 ай бұрын +1

    Breeo 30” with lid and accessories ~$1750

  • Paul Weinstein
    Paul Weinstein 2 ай бұрын

    i would use a mulch of some kind there. Pine bark might work best, but definitely not pine straw. It is possible that it can catch fire if any sparks fly out of the pit. Extend out the the rock around the pit by another 6-12 inches and then mulch in the seating area around it. Then try and sow some grass around the rest of the area to cut down on the muddy small kids.

  • Rob the Wayward Woodworker
    Rob the Wayward Woodworker Ай бұрын +1

    Most excellent, my dude.

  • Mvieira1976
    Mvieira1976 2 ай бұрын +1

    agree with someone else below dealing with electronics you should vent that tv box to expand the life of it if not it could burn out being in a solid black box and sealed with gasket. could even do a few little cpu fans in the back of it

  • Scratchin' Jack
    Scratchin' Jack Ай бұрын +1

    Funny. The first thing I noticed was the mud. I thought perhaps pine chips/mulch

  • Joseph Hernandez
    Joseph Hernandez 2 ай бұрын +1

    How about 25 feet from the shed? Its combustible. Fire code in your area may be different.

  • John Maddux
    John Maddux Ай бұрын +1

    where did you find that cedar at that price? I've been looking to do the same thing to my porch, but have put it off because of price.

    • Shop Nation
      Shop Nation  Ай бұрын

      Home Depot, comes in a 6-pack for $28

  • Kitchen Science
    Kitchen Science 2 ай бұрын +1

    Coming from Texas, I realize it may be difficult to follow other CFP teams; O.H.I.O!Have you decided if you are a Buckeyes fan, yet?
    I think watching the Peach Bowl would be a great idea out by the shed!❤🎉❤🎉

    • Kitchen Science
      Kitchen Science Ай бұрын

      @Shop Nation I think OSU will pull you in! Georgia game should help solidify that relationship. Loving the shed series, btw!

    • Shop Nation
      Shop Nation  2 ай бұрын

      I was pretty blatantly only playing University of Tennessee footage - that is where my heart lies.

  • JLSage
    JLSage Ай бұрын +1

    Decomposed granite. Around the fire pit and deck…DG is the way to go.

  • John Jacobs
    John Jacobs Ай бұрын +1

    Pretty cool oven you built and put a TV in it.

  • David S
    David S 2 ай бұрын

    They do make stainless steel finish nails for nail guns. Galvanized nails always discolor and stain the wood over time.

  • Aaron Hooft
    Aaron Hooft 2 ай бұрын

    Definitely pavers. It's much easier to set chairs or benches on and not have the legs dig in. Plus, a quick blast with the leaf blower will clear any leaves or pine needles off that would otherwise get caught in gravel. When it comes to projects around the house, I always say, "Do it nice, or do it twice"

  • don christie
    don christie Ай бұрын

    Experts do it right the first time
    Professionals know how to hide their mistakes

  • Nick Ellermann
    Nick Ellermann Ай бұрын +1

    I personally hate rounded rocks that go everywhere especially with little kids. Go with crushed blue stone that you see in paths at nature centers or go with local mulch. Mulch is great in the woods.

  • Tighe Crovetti
    Tighe Crovetti 2 ай бұрын +1

    I would just throw a butt-ton of 3/4" gravel down for the entire front apron/campfire area and call it a day.

  • jb 1427
    jb 1427 2 ай бұрын +1

    Decomposed granite around the fire pit

  • David McMichael
    David McMichael 2 ай бұрын +4

    This shed is going to be the neighborhood hang out for your son and his friends. The best part of that is. You can keep an eye on them while they think their foot loose and free. Job Well Done Travis.

  • Derek L
    Derek L 2 ай бұрын +4

    For the ground cover, contact a local lawn & plant shop and look for a local/native low-maintenance cover. Usually there is some variety of clover that you can plant or have laid down that does not require mowing since it never grows more than a couple inches tall but the roots will hold the dirt in place, prevent a mud pit, and only requires the occasional watering (if that).

  • David Messersmith
    David Messersmith 2 ай бұрын +1

    I need to take exception to your statement that “kids and mud don’t mix”. They do! It’s kids and mud and inside the home that don’t mix!

  • coy pemberton
    coy pemberton Ай бұрын +1

    Cool video, as always. Q: Where can I get a Panic at the Glueup shirt? I need that in my life, lol.

    • Shop Nation
      Shop Nation  Ай бұрын +1

      Will be available very soon!

  • Jonmac3569
    Jonmac3569 Ай бұрын

    Nice job!

  • Brian Haber
    Brian Haber Ай бұрын +1

    Decomposed granite walking paths and bark mulch for the rest of the area

  • On The Morrow
    On The Morrow 2 ай бұрын +5

    Pavers are always a good option around a fire pit but you should also check out decomposed granite. Compacted gravel base for drainage an then add a compacted layer of decomposed granite on top - should be able to find multiple colors to choose from. You’ll also need edging of some kind (pavers or just landscape edging) to keep it all nice and tidy.

  • TheHkluivert
    TheHkluivert 2 ай бұрын +1

    Little kids and mud don’t mix?! Who told you that? They mix really well, kids just love to play in the mud 😈

  • James Cahill
    James Cahill 2 ай бұрын +1

    You were wrong when you said kids and mud don’t mix they do mix that’s the problem lol she’d is looking good can’t wait to see it finished

  • craig schnier
    craig schnier Ай бұрын +2

    57 stone around the entire building and firepit is the way to go. Cheap and effective to keeping things dry. That's how we did it around here in central NC.

  • Haste Gedacht
    Haste Gedacht Ай бұрын +1

    actually kids and mud mix perfectly 🤣

  • PMD_in_AZ
    PMD_in_AZ 2 ай бұрын +1

    I disagree. Little kids and mud do mix. Just not the ideal concoction for parents to deal with when they go screaming back through the house! haha
    lookin good man!

  • pjbuma13
    pjbuma13 Ай бұрын +1

    Artificial turf around the fire pit and front of the shed.

  • Ken Stone
    Ken Stone Ай бұрын +1

    Personally i'd stay away from gravel - if you try and leaf blow around there you're going to make a mess of the gravel.

    • Shop Nation
      Shop Nation  Ай бұрын

      Yeah kind of what I'm afraid of...tons of leaves in the fall

  • Norbert Davis
    Norbert Davis 2 ай бұрын +1

    Have you seen April Wilkerson’s video on a flip wall? I’m thinking you could do that with your TV. kzclip.net/video/wK2MH1tymjc/бейне.html

  • Joe Ferro
    Joe Ferro 2 ай бұрын +1

    Whatever you choose for landscaping I'm sure it'll be great.....but please, for love all thats "shed greatness", trash the blue plastic Walmart chair and build your own proper wooden Adirondack Chair fit for a backyard hideaway....keep at brotha, always good stuff!

  • Justin Bey
    Justin Bey 2 ай бұрын +1

    More expensive and time consuming, but pavers, with a solid base so they don’t sink or go anywhere over time, I think are a great option. We built a backyard fire pit last year and also built a paver circle about 5’ in each direction of the pit as a seating area. Really happy with it and don’t regret the extra work vs gravel

  • made4anotherworld
    made4anotherworld 2 ай бұрын +2

    Crushed granite is amazing stuff all on its own, but if you want to be super "boujie" you can set flagstone in a layer of it in an ever-widening ring around your fire pit, leaving space between the flagstone so the crushed granite becomes your "grout". I'm having fun watching this build!

  • Anton Brandt
    Anton Brandt 2 ай бұрын +1

    The shed is really coming along. Great job! I would put som bark or wood shavings on the ground 😃👍🏻

  • Project Rebuild
    Project Rebuild 2 ай бұрын +1

    The project is looking great. I would chip a load of wood and put wood/bark chippings all in front of the camp house. As pavers will become real slimy under all the falling leaves. Or gravel as that will lead you down to the camp house nicely.

  • Boinzy
    Boinzy 2 ай бұрын +1

    some kind of wild grass maybe?

  • Brandon LaPointe
    Brandon LaPointe 2 ай бұрын +1

    I LOVE my Breeo Double Flame (don’t think they make that model anymore). Works amazingly and hope to do an insert like this in the future!

  • Golf Expert believe me
    Golf Expert believe me 2 ай бұрын +1

    Dont forget to get smokeless you need to keep the firewood level below the top of your fire pit. Great video.

  • Rudy Schwab
    Rudy Schwab Ай бұрын +1

    You're going to like that swing away grill. I have something similar and I love it. Just like with a meat smoker, but not as intense, you can get different flavors out of your meats with different species of firewood.

    • Shop Nation
      Shop Nation  Ай бұрын

      Hoping to get sone nice construction pine burgers going soon 😂

  • David Hutto
    David Hutto 2 ай бұрын +1

    Watch out, the shed and firepit is starting to get redneckish.

  • Sheila Meagher
    Sheila Meagher Ай бұрын

    Children and mud mix great, they are just a giant make work project.
    Save your marriage, use pavers.

  • dennis carreno
    dennis carreno 2 ай бұрын +1

    That’s crazy having a tv outside….but I love it! Well done…