Syrup/Sugar Kettle Alternative?

blakeas(6 OH)February 28, 2012

I just had a master plan done for my backyard - I wanted a firepit and a water feature designed for it. The landscape architect came up with a great plan - having a 50 gallon syrup kettle to be used as a water feature along with a smaller kettle to go inside of the larger kettle for a wood burning option. i liked the portability of it - However the cost for an old kettle seems out of this world. Even one with a hole in it (need one like that so I can fish an electrical cord for the pump) seems too pricey. Any suggestions for an alternative? are there new ones that I dont have to pay for the antique price?

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natal(Louisiana 8b)

They make them in fiberglass, but they're still pricey.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2012 at 5:11PM
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blakeas(6 OH)

I guess pricey is a relative term - where do u get the fiberglass ones?

    Bookmark   February 28, 2012 at 6:27PM
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natal(Louisiana 8b)

There's a place near here called BriansFurniture.com that sells them, but I can't get their site to open up.

Here is a link that might be useful: iron and fiberglass sugar kettles

    Bookmark   February 28, 2012 at 7:07PM
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yardvaark

I know what the syrup kettle is, but from your description I don't really understand exactly how the large and small kettle are set up and how they work together. This is a water feature/firepit combination scheme? Have any sketches or pictures?

    Bookmark   February 28, 2012 at 10:41PM
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bahia(SF Bay Area)

Not exactly the same thing, but you might look to see if an industrial size Chinese wok might be worth looking into, and could possibly be more affordable because they're more plentiful.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 1:05AM
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natal(Louisiana 8b)

Looks like the fiberglass kettles are about half the price of the iron and cast aluminum.

I think my neighbor's is fiberglass.

Here is a link that might be useful: kettle prices

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 12:49PM
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