I was posting the progress on Instagram (@kyle_with follow me!) as I built the fireplace in my backyard but now it is complete.
Having always wanted a fireplace in the house I lived in I saw my new residents in downtown Yellowknife the perfect opportunity. You can’t just have a fire in your backyard though. We may be accustom to the bush life up here in the north but there are still rules one must follow when in city limits.
Firstly I researched it and land on this page on the City of Yellowknife website, which gives you a downloadable document of the requirements of fireplaces. I then had to ensure my backyard was fit for the pit by measuring it all out.
Once I had found the place that was evenly away from anything combustable and the power lines I started to dig down. I dug aways down and then filled the area with sand.
For constructing the pit I purchased 14 interlocking bricks from the local hardware store and a grate to cover it. 7 blocks made a ring and the first ring was half into the sand making a strong base and the next ring contained it all.
Having constructed the pit I needed to get the guys from the Fire Hall to inspect it to ensure it safety, which took another 4 days as I had to (which I found out after 3 days) get the property manager to sign off on the pit. Finally this afternoon they came by and I was good to go.
Now here I sit perched feet away from the fire in a blissful state. Enjoying the outdoors, the summer and the fire.
Who is coming over to roast marshmallows?