It definitely will last a long time for sureSMOKIN JAY wrote:well you can open top door for the food and the side door for stoking wood.
the grates are stackable you can use 1 or booth depends on how much u need to cook
as for the shell its all mine iam a brick layer8x8x16 split face and its solid grouted with concrete
and rebar couldnt get 1/4" plate so i used 3/16" because everything was donated for the vol. fire dept.
i dug a 8" footer with concrete and rebar so it isnt going anywhere and then decided the natural ground inside was to shallow
so i dug down 12" and laid patio pavers down to give a solid floor so
it actually is 12" deeper that it looks.