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Flat Pack Fire Pits for Camping
« on: September 20, 2019, 08:31:37 PM »
I have been making these Flat Pack Fire Pits for awhile now and have had nothing but good feedback from people who have bought and used them.
$195.00 plus postage.  Can deliver Brisbane, Toowoomba area within reason.

The Fire Pits are precision laser cut, folded and fabricated from 3mm Australian/NZ Steel.
Although primarily designed for camping and caravaning, your fire pit will create a great mood setting for family and friends to gather around in the back yard entertainment area as well.  It is designed to pack flat and to take up very little room so it can be easily taken anywhere and is suitable for camping, caravaning and use at home.

Imagine sitting outside with family and friends on a beautiful night under a cosmic sky covered with twinkling stars and enjoying the magic of a crackling fire, while giving off a warm glow from within your fire pit.
Unique Features:
•   Designed to be strong, lightweight and transportable, while taking very up little room.
•   Use for camping or at home in the back yard.
•   Folded edges are designed to maximise strength to avoid bucking under heat and weight of firewood.
•   Can sit around all 4 sides to keep warm on those cool or cold evenings.
•   Use anytime for light and ambience.
•   No tools, bolts or screws required.
•   Sets up in less than 30 seconds.
•   All Australian designed and made from 3mm Australian/NZ black steel.
•   Steel is left untreated illuminating the risk of toxic fumes or contamination of food.
•   Fuel efficient design burns wood very economically using less wood than an open fire on the ground.
•   Unique ventilation contains all ash within the fire pit, so no ash falls on the ground.
•   Can be used for cooking by placing frying pans, camp ovens, rotisserie, jaffle iron, billy’s, kettle, grill or a hot plate onto fire pit.
•   Comes with a canvas bag to keep fire pit from contaminating surrounding camp gear during transport.
•   Has cooking capabilities with integrated cross bar slots.
•   The fire pit is supplied with 5 cross bars for placing cooking utensils on top of fire pit.
•   2 cross bars have specially designed hooks on one end which can be used to lift and move the assembled fire pit around by the 12mm hole in either end of the assembled fire pit.  Suitable gloves must be worn when moving Fire Pit around.
Specifications:
•   620 x 400 x 40mm when flat in canvas bag.
•   590L x 320W x 340H when setup for use.
•   Weighs 14kg.
•   Comes with 6 cross bars and canvas bag as standard.
Accessories Available:
•   Rotisserie Mounting Brackets.  $40.00
o   Rotisserie is not included and can be purchased from your local hardware and BBQ store.
•   Cast Iron BBQ Grill Plate approx. 415 x 320mm.  $40.00
•   Cast Iron BBQ Hot Plate approx.. 415 x 320mm   $40.00
•   Personalised sides with names, nick names or logos are available at additional cost and lead time.  $100.00
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Re: Flat Pack Fire Pits for Camping
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2019, 08:39:49 PM »
Couple of more photos

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Re: Flat Pack Fire Pits for Camping
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2019, 09:18:26 PM »
Ive got a similar design, theyre great.
Not a criticism, but dont worry about getting your name laser cut, you need as much rigidity in the plate as you can get, cause they will warp a bit over time.


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Re: Flat Pack Fire Pits for Camping
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2019, 07:45:20 AM »
Hey Glenm64, and that’s the truth, especially when a numb nut relative puts the fire out with a bucket of water 😢😢
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Re: Flat Pack Fire Pits for Camping
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2019, 10:26:22 PM »
Thanks for the comments guys.
bmwfreak - You would be right about adding water to a hot metal fire pit.

FYI - The Wazza and Tigerland fire pits have been used extensively throughout QLD/NT over last 6 months by 2 different groups and are still assembling and unassembling as easy as.  The folds are designed to provide strength and prevent buckling under heat and/or load of wood.

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Re: Flat Pack Fire Pits for Camping
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2019, 04:07:40 PM »
Hi Wartim,

Have you any of these available still?

Also, approx. postage to Melbourne?

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Re: Flat Pack Fire Pits for Camping
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2019, 05:54:21 PM »
Yes will have another batch ready is a couple of weeks.  Delivery to Melbourne will only be $40.00

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Re: Flat Pack Fire Pits for Camping
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2019, 07:14:22 PM »
Yes will have another batch ready is a couple of weeks.  Delivery to Melbourne will only be $40.00
Excellent, keep me posted.

I’m interested.
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Re: Flat Pack Fire Pits for Camping
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2019, 09:38:49 AM »
Ive got a similar design, theyre great.
Not a criticism, but dont worry about getting your name laser cut, you need as much rigidity in the plate as you can get, cause they will warp a bit over time.


Cheers Glen
Hi Glenm64,
Do you still have one of my old ones?
I've had to open the slots a bit with an angle grinder to make it easier to assemble and take apart but it's still working well.

Cheers & Beers

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Re: Flat Pack Fire Pits for Camping
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2019, 10:16:10 AM »
hey mate,

can you provide a rough estimate for postage to Mackay (postcode 4750)?

thanks...

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Re: Flat Pack Fire Pits for Camping
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2019, 10:55:00 AM »
Ive got a similar design, theyre great.
Not a criticism, but dont worry about getting your name laser cut, you need as much rigidity in the plate as you can get, cause they will warp a bit over time.


Cheers Glen
Hi Glenm64,
Do you still have one of my old ones?
I've had to open the slots a bit with an angle grinder to make it easier to assemble and take apart but it's still working well.
Yeah still going strong. Never been an issue being too tight.

Cheers Glen

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Re: Flat Pack Fire Pits for Camping
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2019, 10:14:22 PM »
Paceman,  Should be $40.00 to Mackay   I should have more ready in a couple of weeks and last batch until after Xmas
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Re: Flat Pack Fire Pits for Camping
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2019, 10:50:08 AM »
These are a great bit of kit and highly recommended.
I have a very similar one that i made about 5years ago and it is still going strong.
This one has been enhanced and is using 3.0mm steel where mine was 2.5mm so it should be even stronger.
I regularly use mine for both cooking and just as a fire.
So easy to set up and packs flat so easy to fit in when room is tight.
Another great feature is that it leaves no impact on the ground and burns to fine ash. You can use wood, charcoal or heat beads.
Cheers & Beers

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Re: Flat Pack Fire Pits for Camping
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2019, 11:24:40 AM »
The best thing I like is when wood is scarce, they throw out a lot of heat using little wood, compared to an open fire.
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Re: Flat Pack Fire Pits for Camping
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2019, 11:43:12 AM »
Hi can you please let me know when the next batch will be available
I will be looking for delivery to Newcastle

Or if you can get it to my work depot in Yatala the boys will send it down on the freight run
Actually scratch that idea as the cheeky buggers will just nick it if they figure out what it is

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Re: Flat Pack Fire Pits for Camping
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2019, 11:47:53 AM »
Steel is left untreated illuminating the risk of toxic fumes or contamination of food.

I'm guessing there is a typo here

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Re: Flat Pack Fire Pits for Camping
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2019, 03:07:55 PM »
I'm guessing there is a typo here


Nah mate, you just have to purchase these as an add on for that "illuminating" effect.  ;D

http://mysticalfire.com/

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Re: Flat Pack Fire Pits for Camping
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2019, 04:07:31 PM »
Nah mate, you just have to purchase these as an add on for that "illuminating" effect.  ;D

http://mysticalfire.com/


Was shown how small bits of copper wire do a similar thing last weekend, you can just cut up bits of about 5cm long old speaker wire/fairly lights etc wire etc and chuck them in for some pretty flames.

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Re: Flat Pack Fire Pits for Camping
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2019, 09:19:30 AM »
Isn't the smell of burning plastic going to spoil things a bit ???

Or do you completely strip it first ???
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Re: Flat Pack Fire Pits for Camping
« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2019, 10:14:53 AM »
I didn't notice any smell from the small amount of plastic that was on them, might vary from wire to wire though.

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Re: Flat Pack Fire Pits for Camping
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2019, 08:01:30 AM »
Please let me know when these are available; I will buy one. Please let me know shipping cost to 2159 as well.

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Re: Flat Pack Fire Pits for Camping
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2019, 10:58:00 AM »
Was shown how small bits of copper wire do a similar thing last weekend, you can just cut up bits of about 5cm long old speaker wire/fairly lights etc wire etc and chuck them in for some pretty flames.

You can get a better effect putting an old VW gearbox on it instead. Takes a while to get going, but when it does...  >:D
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Re: Flat Pack Fire Pits for Camping
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2019, 12:09:50 PM »
You can get a better effect putting an old VW gearbox on it instead. Takes a while to get going, but when it does...  >:D

I am guessing they have magnesium in them? I remember lighting strips of it as a kid.

Was shown how small bits of copper wire do a similar thing last weekend, you can just cut up bits of about 5cm long old speaker wire/fairly lights etc wire etc and chuck them in for some pretty flames.

Here is a pic of it doing its thing


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Re: Flat Pack Fire Pits for Camping
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2019, 08:41:06 AM »
I am guessing they have magnesium in them? I remember lighting strips of it as a kid.

Here is a pic of it doing its thing



You'd be guessing correctly. As for the other stuff, pretty coloured flames, when I was a kid, my old man used to collect scrap and sell it to the scrap merchants. You always got more money for bare wire, than wire with insulation on it. So every Sunday night we'd have a fire like that. Pity about all the crap the burning plastic put into the atmosphere though, but in those days nobody ever worried about things like that.
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