By karriven thomas. fire pits design. Published at Friday, November 10th, 2017 - 10:24:14 AM.
There are still many who are fascinated by fire pits and would go through a lot of efforts to find and purchase the right kind of pit for their home, many use an indoor fire pit. With many new and modern designs the fire pit has changed the way we think about fire featured elements indoors, like the fire place, traditional old world design items are now moving and shifting to adjust to the new way houses are built and family rooms are designed by interior designers. The great thing about the fire pit is that it has the potential of replacing most of the fire featured items in the house as well as out of the house, and it is easy to build and maintain, and not expensive to purchase. Even if you have only little experience in product designing and building your own furniture you stand a very good chance to enjoy building your very own fire pit and using it later. Many people who build a fire pit do that because they intend on cooking with it and they need a non standard size or shape to fit their cooking needs, in these cases the fire pit design should be one that will allow use of the item for other purposes and provide flexibility of use.
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.
A fire pit is the most basic, but also the most attractive, type of garden heater and it can be built very simply with a limited amount of DIY skill. What is a fire pit? In its simplest form, a fire pit is nothing more than a hole in the ground into which wood or coal can be placed and ignited. Most fire pits are however more involved than this and their design takes account of aesthetics and a more permanent structure. Generally some form of seating or benching, along with a hard landscaped area, are also part of most fire pit projects.
If your fire pit’s source is wood, there are excellent types of wood to burn but the best is eco logs. They are made from the dust of hardwood and compacted into logs at 80,000 PSI. They are affordable and burn slower and better. Red cedar, scrap lumber, apple, pinion pine, Alligator Juniper, and Hickory are also pleasing to burn. Just a word of caution - never burn pressure treated wood for they emit toxic gasses that are harmful to your health. Further, you can seek the assistance of your local fire Marshall if you plan to purchase an outdoor fire pit. These fire pits should never be burned indoors. Keep them away from flammable materials to avoid catching fire. For safety purposes, you must install fire extinguisher near the fire pit. In addition, never leave the fire unattended. Finally, be cautious of your surroundings. General maintenance tips for use of fire pits mainly concerns common sense, you should avoid placing anything other than wood into the fire pit, if you have pets or young children you should make sure that they can not, in any way, reach the fire pit body or have access to the flames, you should keep your pit clean and clear while not in use, and if you are using gas you should consult an expert regarding the pipes and safety of the fire pit.
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