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#1 of 17 Old 06-13-2005, 10:33 PM - Thead Starter
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What is the purpose of having one? Surely not for heat.
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Its cool

I think to help keep bugs away, make smores (ya know sine some of us have grills that you cant) and for heat on the nights that it's cool out but not cold - just to take the chill off.


I dont have one - thats just my best guesses
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Our good friends have one and it is really nice! We use it to stay warm outside in the spring. Johnny and i really want one!
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Oh I soooo want one for our house. They are really nice. Its great to have a fire going in the spring and summer evenings when you are entertaining friends and such. Heck you can even roast your marshmallows and cook hot dogs without having to be camping
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Ok guess there is too much country hick in me cause we just build a bonfire for that.
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Oh, well we are not allowed to build bonfires out here.
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we aren't allowed to build bonfires out here either. THey must be contained in a firepit....but when i was growing up we had bon fires all the time
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We bought a small outdoor fireplace thingy last year.

We've only used it when we've had people over. We used it for toasting marshmellows and for keeping the bugs away.
Plus, it added a nice feel to the night.

We have had bonfires in the past (little ones), but I wanted to have the fire in the pool area and we didn't have anywhere safe to put a small bonfire... well more like a camp fire.
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Ok thanks everyone for letting me know. I kept seeing them at Target and so forth and just did not understadn....
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Yes our neighbor has one too and I could never understand way, thanks for explaining. How much do they run to have? Kind of curious. Meagan I am a bonfire person too, that is all I know or grill at the park.
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They don't cost a thing after you buy it. Well, at least for us.
We use the wood we have laying around or in the woods.
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Well, I just got one and am looking forward to using it this week!

You can't have bonfires here in the subdivision, obviously. and they are the perfect solution for someone like me who just LOVES fires. They are great in the fall and winter for sitting outside when it is cool. And they are just for looks and atmosphere in the spring and summer (cause lord knows it is hot enough here already! LOL!) It is great when we have BBQ's and such. They are just really fun.

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Brenda since you just bought one, how much do they run?
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they run about $75-100 depends on what kind you get excatly. I'm looking into getting one, since we can't have bonfires in town either. Tech we can't have a firepit either, unless we are "grilling" out. So we gotta keep food handy incase someone calls the cops. It was a cop that told me to keep the food near
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Mel thanks for the cost.
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