Bargain Fire Pit

Hi All,
I have been on gumtree for a while looking for a cheap container I can use for a fire pit out the back. There are wheel rims people use, and proper ones. Problem is people are on to this and a wheel rim is up there for $50-60 for a crap one.
Is there some container, saucepan, bowl, piece of crap I can buy for $20-30 so I can have a lovely fire my back yard? It doesn't have to be big - just something I can do this with:
https://www.google.com/search?q=swedish+fire+log&source=lnms...

Yeah and obviously it has to be fire proof and not explode on me.

Thanks for your help.

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  • +3 votes

    Washing machine tub. Go to local scrap yard and you wont pay over $6-7 max lol

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      Yeah if you can get a stainless tub even better, I’ve seen them with chopped down tent poles attached with bolts.
      Have a look on hard rubbish day.

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        Yeah this is the best idea.

        You could also have a look on gumtree for a cast iron chiminea. From a quick browse you can get them for $60

  • +2 votes

    40 gallon drum - the original fire pit before they were cool.

  • +2 votes

    A ozbargainer would dig a whole in the ground or just not even bother

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    You could use free bricks to build one. You don't even need mortar, just stack them in a circle. Otherwise I'd chase down a 40 gallon drum.

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      This is the method I use. I cook over the coals using long metal skewers and balance it on the bricks. Works a treat!

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    Dang I thought this was an invite to a fire pit where we would all discuss some mad bargains going down at the moment.

  • +2 votes

    I have an old washing machine tub i got for free from the local dump. looks great at night with all the holes in it. If you have a stainless one all good or if enamel just paint it with pot belly black paint (spray pack). I got an aluminium pool fence post and made 4 legs out of it and bolted them on. I can use it anywhere in the yard as its high enough not to burn the grass. We even take it to the beach sometimes. best fire pit I have ever had.

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      This… it's best to have it above ground as to not leave burn marks. Also for the brick ones people lay a layer of sand underneath for whatever reason.

      If you want to see more than 350 firepit ideas, I can recommend Imgur app. Download and then search 'firepit'. About 400 posts lots of them with step by step construction guide

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        Thank you both so much.
        Both great ideas.
        Will hlep me fore sure.
        I knew about the washing machine idea but I'm newly moved to the Sunshine Coast and don't know about any, plus I've never really been to a junk yard before I don't know how it works :/
        Thanks again!

        • +1 vote

          on the buy sell sites people are often getting rid of old washing machines that don't work. just ask for a photo of the bowl and if it suits grab it remove the tub and dump the rest. :)

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