Last of My Cooking Configurations
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Some firebox designs rest on the ground. Others are raised several inches off the ground using legs. Make sure that the manufacturer (or blacksmith) also provides an optional tight-fitting lid to keep the rain out when it’s not in use. That’s a plus! Note that some heavy-duty fireboxes can be extremely heavy and weigh anywhere from 70 – 100+ lbs. based on the size and the metal stock used, but they keep your backyard looking good as the fire pit ash is covered from view when it is not in use.
Tripod Cooking – The tripod cooking configuration is also a classic and has a long history. Again, this proven cooking configuration can be made from wood or metal. It has three legs instead of two side posts. The prefabricated tripod is usually sold with a chain and hook to hold a Dutch oven or cooking kettle. Tripod legs come in a ½” or ¾” metal stock and with a range of lengths from 34”, 41.5", 43”, 60” and even 72” long. When the 41.5” tripod has been set up, the top hook is about 2' 10" (34") off the ground. Use your creativity to design and construct your own tripod once you have had a look at the ones shown on YouTube or listed in the Resources section. To show you just how creative you can get with a tripod, check out two classes of products. The first is the “suspended grill” and the second is the suspended cauldron or “cooking kettle”:’