Fire Pits - Should I get one?
What is the point of a fire pit?
Fire pits are ideal for creating an al fresco lounge space – an extension of your home where you can relax and socialize. Much like indoor fireplaces, fire pits provide the perfect focal point for an outdoor sitting area, and they look fantastic surrounded by outdoor sofas or built-in bench seating topped with cushions.
Can you have a fire pit in your backyard?
Backyard fire pits are legal as long as they follow the laws and regulations set up by the county they are in. You can even take portable fire pits to campsites or be permitted to build them there. ... Each town has its own set of rules regarding recreational fires, but most follow similar safety guidelines and laws.
Where should you put a fire pit?
Fire pits should be placed at a minimum of ten feet away from your house and also neighbors yards. In addition to placing the fire pit a safe distance away from your home, it should also be in a place where there are no overhanging branches, fences or other structures that could easily catch fire.
What is a good diameter for a fire pit?
The optimal size for a fire pit is between 36 and 44 inches inside diameter. That will create enough room for a healthy fire but still keep gatherers close enough to chat. As an added precaution, the fire pit should be lined with a thick steel ring like the ones used for park campfires.
Why are fire pits so popular?
Backyard fire pits have become much more popular with homeowners in recent years. More homeowners are installing backyard fire pits because they provide warmth while adding atmosphere to your outdoor living space. ... A fire pit creates a warm, central gathering area for entertaining well into the evening hours
Burn only firewood
Never burn household garbage, painted or stained wood, plastics, or chemically treated paper in your backyard fire. Not only is this practice illegal, it is also hazardous and dangerous to you, your family and to your neighbors. Yard waste should not be burned either.
Do you need a grate in a fire pit?
Not all wood burning fire pits use grates, but if one is available for your fire pit, it can be a very useful tool to keep the fire burning much longer.
Can I use Duraflame logs in a fire pit?
Duraflame Campfire Roasting Logs is a versatile product that may be burned in not only wood stoves, but indoor fireplaces, campgrounds, fire pits, beach fire rings, and outdoor fireplaces.
Do fire pits keep bugs away?
An outdoor firepit or fireplace, planting mosquito repelling plants, aided by several citronella candles, can keep the bugs at bay during these tough months. Burning soft woods will help do a good job in keeping the bugs away.