So I picked up this patio table set from HD for $400. The center section is a removeable 12"x36" tile plate. There is about 2' of clearance underneath the slab, with the exception of the X beams which are probably about 6" from the ends of the center section.
So my question is, would it be unwise to drop in a fire pit in the center section?
12"x36" Drop In H-Burner w/ SS Pan:
I would keep the flames pretty low. I believe that the table frame is steel in the center section, at least the tile piece sits on a steel frame. The outer table rim appears to be aluminu. I'm not positive because I need to put it together still.
The drop in pan is around $350. If the project is feasible, I would likely buy my own H-Burner for $85 and weld a drop in pan from mild steel. I can make the pan smaller, and get a smaller burner as well. If I build it myself, and can wrap the pan with cement board or a some type of insulation. Any thoughts?
24" H-Burner with flex connect:
Low Profile Fuel Source under table: