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What to weld a stainless steel fire pit.

Postby Tim1982 » Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:32 am

Just have a few questions about what gauge of stainless to use and what weld procedure to use. Was thinking of tig or stick. Your thoughts on this?
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Re: What to weld a stainless steel fire pit.

Postby Farmwelding » Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:41 pm

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1. I would do tig if you have it for aesthetics purposes.

2. I would look at other regular carbon steel fire pits on youtube and see their thickness and see what they have.
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Re: What to weld a stainless steel fire pit.

Postby Poland308 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:26 pm

I have a SS fire ring that was made out of sch 40 pipe pieces. About 1/4 inch thick. Just remember SS in an application like a fire ring will warp and bend in lots of odd ways when subject to fire pit use.
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Re: What to weld a stainless steel fire pit.

Postby Olivero » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:43 pm

I don't know why you would use stainless for a fire pit... ITs gonna get discolored brown and ugly, if your lucky the exterior might stay pretty but if what your looking for is a nice exterior, I would either do a tradiitonal brick one and plaster some stainless sheets on the outside but I would not build it out of stainless.

That being out of the way, IF I was to do it out of stainless I would do 3/16" or 1/4" I don't know how else you will avoid the warp, you could also frame it with 1" square tubing and put one plate on the inside and another on the outside but its a lot of work to do it. Never done anything like that, just putting my thoughts down.
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Re: What to weld a stainless steel fire pit.

Postby Olivero » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:45 pm

WAAAAIt a minute, did you mean a fire put inside with a chimney type thing or like a fire put for wood burning and grilling outside?
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Re: What to weld a stainless steel fire pit.

Postby Poland308 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:15 pm

Mine is just outside rings for burning and grilling.
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