Randy bought a new fire pit this summer. It is smokeless, once you get the fire started. I have been working on Grandma’s table and continuing the front yard/front porch clean up and he asked if I wanted to move it down to the patio/parking pad and try it out.
A little later, he came out to see how I liked it. By then, the fire had burned down a little, so I showed him what this baby can do.
It has a center cone so you can stack the wood around it, like a teepee, to get it started. As it burns down, the coals fall onto a grate that has small round holes that draw air up from the bottom and keep the coals really hot. Adding wood to the coals results in the fire drawing air from the small circular holes at the top, and it blazes up quickly. First time I have ever had a fire that I did not have to add some small kindling or even another piece of fatwood. Once it started, it never went out until I let it go out.
After I let it burn out, I gathered up the table pieces and took everything inside. I told Randy he might have made an error, in that it was so awesome to keep that fire going by just adding a chunk or two of limbs. He said, “So we are not having salmon tacos for supper?” I laughed and said, “It’s your fault! You asked if I wanted to try out the new fire pit.” It turned out to be a good night for pizza.