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Old 03-22-2019, 10:57 AM
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Every two years or so we replace our home depot style fire pit simple because they rust out.
They aren't very expensive ($100-150) but the replacement cycle is endless.
Generally we buy something similar to the image below..

I am looking for alternatives. Hopefully something made of Stainless steel.
Anyone know anything about this product: >> Solo Stove Yukon or have suggestions for something similar?


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We use this on our backyard wooden deck so it has to have some clearance.
Please spare me the fire safety lecture, we have been doing this for 25 years.
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Old 03-22-2019, 11:01 AM
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Wilmington Grill has stainless fire pits
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Old 03-22-2019, 11:11 AM
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Wilmington Grill has stainless fire pits
Thank you, I definitely think I like theirs better than the Solo.

Other designs available include “Bear”, “Deer Skull”, “Sun and Moon”, “Turtle”, “Marlin”, and “Palmetto Moon”.

I'm kind of surprised at how few options I have with this purchase.
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Get a thicker steel put. I have a 36” or so I bought for $130 and it’s no where near rusting Out over 2 years
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The Gathering Pot | Custom Metal Fire Pit for Outdoor Grilling

Not stainless, but made out of heavy duty steel and powdercoated.
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Old 03-22-2019, 11:33 AM
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I have one of the Gathering Pots. Definitely heavy duty, but the powder coating didn't last a year.
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Old 03-22-2019, 11:36 AM
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The big, big, big thing with the Solo line of products is their claim to be largely smoke free. I have not personally used one, but they have a laundry list of positive reviews for their products.

It might not be as aesthetically pleasing, but removing smoke from the equation might be attractive.
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Old 03-22-2019, 12:41 PM
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I love my solo stove. Once it gets rolling it double burns like a wood stove and there is minimal if any smoke. 10/10 would buy again. My only thought is I wish it would look as good as the day I bought it but I understand that heat and keeping it mainly outdoors removes a bit of the shine.
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Neighbor had one that was like this one, absolutely the best fire pit when it comes to heat output. His isn't one of these from Sportsmans, he found it at a local flea mall for $25!
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Old 03-22-2019, 01:18 PM
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I saw a Solo at a tailgate last fall. i had a few drinks in me but the owner was trying to explain something about how it draws air and creates more heat. It was cold out, and his fire made me warm.... so i believed him Looked pretty cool to me
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Old 03-22-2019, 01:26 PM
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The only downside to the solo stoves is that you can’t trally see the flame unless you are standing or sitting very close.

That being said said I do like mine.
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Old 03-22-2019, 01:29 PM
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A friend of mine has one and it has lasted for years.
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https://www.woodlanddirect.com/Manta...-Patina-Finish

I got one of these about 5 years ago
Expensive but it will probably outlast me
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Solo stove is cool. Had one for a couple of years. Once they get hot they definitely have reduced smoke vs. other firepits.
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The Double Flame is a stainless, smoke-free fire pit that is made in Pennsylvania. Definitely constructed well and sturdy but is heavier than the solo if that is a consideration.

Company Website - https://breeoproducts.com/collections/double-flame

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You guys are great, thank you for the feedback and suggestions. My only concern with the Solo and others like it as that (as someone mentioned) you really can't see the fire unless you are right one top of it. I like the Wilmington better for that reason. The Manta Ray Fire Pit is awesome & has me now thinking I should be considering more than just stainless.
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What do ya'll do about covers and drainage? I have a cheapo that is OK but we have to cover it or it will gather a bunch of water with rain when we aren't using it and I'm sure the bottom is going to fall apart before too long. I want a quality pit that can sit in the rain without worrying about a cover. Is there such an animal?
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The Solo stove is the real deal.

Simple in design, built very well with high grade stainless steel.

My son bought me a Bonfire Solo for my birthday last November. He included marsh mellows, chocolate and graham wafers. That night our whole family sat around the Solo on the pool deck in 25 degree weather and ate smores.

Incredible heat with very little smoke.

I liked the Bonfire Solo so much that I recently upgraded to their monster unit, "The Yukon". Its a beast and throws off an amazing amount of heat.

Never thought that I would be able to enjoy bonfires safely in my backyard in the middle of DFW.
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Originally Posted by maitman99 View Post
The Solo stove is the real deal. Simple in design, built very well with high grade stainless steel.My son bought me a Bonfire Solo for my birthday last November. He included marsh mellows, chocolate and graham wafers. That night our whole family sat around the Solo on the pool deck in 25 degree weather and ate smores.Incredible heat with very little smoke.I liked the Bonfire Solo so much that I recently upgraded to their monster unit, "The Yukon". Its a beast and throws off an amazing amount of heat. Never thought that I would be able to enjoy bonfires safely in my backyard in the middle of DFW.
You're killing me man, I had just written the Solo off in my mind due to the fire visability concern. We don't always burn for the heat, sometimes its just for the ambiance. I does seem like it is very well made. Decisions, decisions. If I do buy a Solo it will be the "Yukon".

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Thanks for this post Looking into this for our patio as well More for ambiance then heat
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