By magaly basler. fire pits design. Published at Monday, November 13th, 2017 - 12:01:31 PM.
Wood vs. Gas burning Convenience - The advantage of gas is that you can have instant flames with no effort. There is no preparation required and best of all, nothing to clean up afterwards. Burning gas does not produce smoke so it is ideal for locations where this may be an issue. Unless you have gas lines to your fire pit you will have to change the gas tanks when empty but if you are burning wood then you will require a stockpile of logs. You will also have to build a fire before lighting it, keep it stoked, extinguish it and then finally clear out the ashes. More work perhaps, but for some people, the smell of burning wood, the sounds of a crackling fire and all the memories these evoke more than make up for it. Safety - Gas burning fire pits do not produce sparks or flying embers and have a flame which you can control. When you switch off a gas fire pit at the end of the evening you know the fire is completely extinguished. Wood burning fires require a bit more care and attention before retiring to bed with peace of mind. Many gas burning models come with glass or Pyrex shields. This safety feature not only helps protects those gathering around from the flames by creating a barrier it also reduces the effect the wind has on the flames. As for wood burning fire pits, use a safety screen to reduce sparks and embers and only use dry seasoned wood.
Fire pits can be as simple or as elaborate as you want, or can afford. You may want create a stunning landscape design feature or just recreate the campfire experience of childhood memories. Perhaps you just want to enjoy the use of your outdoor area when the nights get a lot cooler, after all, there is nothing like the warmth of a fire along with flickering flames to provide a cozy gathering place. The two main decisions to make are whether to build a permanent fire pit or buy a portable one and whether to burn wood or gas. Choosing the style, material and size of the fire pit may seem straight forward but its by taking into account the smaller issues such as functionality, convenience, maintenance and safety that will ensure you end up with the perfect fire fit for you. The pros and cons are listed below in order to help you achieve this and avoid any pitfalls! sorry, just could not resist it.
Why Choose a Fire Pit? With the forgoing in mind think of how the flame of your fire pit will enhance your evening. Yes the rich tones of the patina evoke the colors of a warm blaze making Outdoor Fire Pits a centre attraction for any gathering, even on those cooler evenings. In sunlight, the designs, on the sides of Patina Fire Pits, or the actual design of the Artisanal Fire Bowls themselves, cast intriguing shadows both inside and outside the bowl. When lit, the flickering shadows from fire pits are as lively as the fire within. Keeping in mind the essentials for fire, would it not be a good idea to take a look around your home or place of work to see if you may not be giving destructive fire a place to start? And remember - Fire Pits are a great way to control your outdoor fire. Yes, whether fire is our friend or foe depends a lot on the way we treat it and our having a basic knowledge of its causes. It certainly is the course of wisdom to treat fire with respect, and fire pits are a great way of doing just that!
For wood burning fire pits always use a safety screen. They come in various shapes and sizes and will help contain sparks and flying embers. Some models are sold with them, however if you are building fire pit make sure you incorporate a screen into the design. Materials used in fire pits should be carefully considered. Porous stone, non treated river rocks and even cinder blocks should not be used inside a fire pit. When placed near intense heat, they can explode. Standard building bricks will eventually crack and need replacing over time. In order to prevent this fire pits should be lined with fire rated materials such as firebricks or thick steel rings. Use fire rated mortar. Adhesives are not advised as when heated they can give off unhealthy fumes.
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