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What to Know Before Installing an Outdoor Fire Pit

Updated: Feb 15, 2023

Fire pit installation is a great way to enjoy your backyard and relax with friends and family. However, there are some things you need to know before installing one. In this blog post, we will discuss the important factors you need to consider before installing a fire feature. We will also provide tips on how to choose the right fire pit for your needs. So, if you are considering installing a fire pit in your backyard, read on!


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Choosing the Right Backyard Fire Pit For Your Needs


Are you looking for a way to enjoy the outdoors even when the weather isn't cooperating? A fire can be a great addition to any backyard, providing a warm and inviting space to gather with friends and family. But with so many different styles and options on the market, how do you choose the right one for your needs?


The first thing to consider is what fuel you want to use. If you're looking for a traditional wood-burning fire, then you'll need a pit that has plenty of ventilation. On the other hand, if you're looking for something that's a little more low-maintenance, then a natural gas or propane portable fire pit might be a better option.


Next, think about your fire pit height and size is crucial. If you're only looking to use it for small gatherings, then a smaller pit will suffice. However, if you're planning on using it for larger gatherings or parties, then you'll need a larger, more permanent fire pit.


Finally, think about the style of the fire pit. There are many different styles on the market, from traditional backyard fire pits to more modern, sleek designs such as fire tables. Choose a style that fits your personality and the overall aesthetic of your backyard.


Now that you know how to choose the right fire pit for your needs, let's discuss the important safety factors you need to consider before installation.


Safety Precautions to Consider


Before you install any outdoor fire pits, there are a few safety precautions to keep in mind. First, make sure that the it's placed on a level surface at least 10 feet away from any structures, including your house. It's also important to clear the area around the fire pit of any flammable materials, such as leaves or pine needles, and ensure to never leave the fire unattended.


Once the fire pit is in place, you'll need to build a ring of stones or bricks around it to contain the flames. You should also have a water source or fire extinguisher nearby in case of emergencies. By following these simple safety tips, you can enjoy your outdoor fire pit without worry.


How to Care for Your Outdoor Fire Pit


A fire pit can be a great addition to any backyard, providing a place to gather with friends and family and enjoy the outdoors. However, it's important to take care of your fire pit to keep it operating at its best. Here are a few tips:


  • Keep the area around your fire pit clean - this means removing any flammable debris, such as leaves or sticks, that could catch fire. It's also important to clear a safe area around the pit so people can move freely.

  • Inspect your fire pit regularly - check for cracks or damage that could cause problems. If you notice any damage, have it repaired as soon as possible.

  • Don't build too big of a fire - a small, contained fire is best. A large fire can cause damage and sparking in many wood burning fire pits, so it's best to avoid building one that is too large.

  • Be sure to check with local authorities and local fire officials to make sure your fire pit size and area do not cross a natural gas line and are up to protocol.


By following these simple tips, you can keep your outdoor fire feature in good condition and enjoy it for years to come.


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Installing an outdoor fire pit is a great way to enjoy your backyard and entertain guests, but it’s important to do your research before you buy. Make sure you know the local ordinances, have a plan for where to put the pit, and choose the right type of fire pit for your needs. Once you’ve made those decisions, give us a call and we can help you get started on your new outdoor living space!



 

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