By karriven thomas. fire pits design. Published at Saturday, November 11th, 2017 - 07:06:19 AM.
Contrary to popular belief, an outdoor fire pit can be bought from a number of different stores. Many people think that you will have to build your own pit, and this immediately discourages them. Nobody wants to deal with the building and cleaning up of a makeshift outdoor fire pit. But luckily there are many models that you can purchase. Most fire pits have mesh siding that allows for spectators to see into the pit, and for heat to escape. This is a huge advantage on cold nights where you may need a little bit of extra heat to stay comfortable. A fire pit makes a great edition to any yard. A fire pit may be all you need in order to significantly improve your yard. Plan a party around your outdoor fire pit this summer, and show everybody how fun one can be. You may be surprised to find out that you will have a very good time, and end up doing it again and again.
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. This understanding will help us see the practicality and benefits of having a Fire Pit. What Is Fire? Although men had been using fire for thousands of years, its true nature was not known until experiments by Antoine Lavoisier and others in the 1700’s showed that fire marks a chemical reaction involving oxygen. I am sure that if they had put outdoor fire pits to good use, they could have figured this out way earlier! Anyway, they proved that oxygen is actually added during the burning process, although others before that had thought that fire resulted from the release of an imaginary substance called phlogiston. Fire is defined as the heat and light that come from burning substances - essential of course for every fire pit.
Permanent vs. Portable. Portable fire pits offer the most flexibility and versatility and come in a variety of shapes, sizes, materials and can meet almost any budget requirement. They can range from small portable campfires you can take with you on vacation to full size outdoor dinning fire tables. They can be fuelled by burning wood, natural gas, propane or gel. The main advantage they have over a permanent one is that you can reposition them whenever you need or want to. You can even take them with you if you move house. Camping fire pit - Not only can you set one of these up in the back yard anytime you fancy a campfire experience you can also pack it up and take it with you when you go camping for real. Collapsable legs and a carrying case make this very easy. Don’t forget to take the safety screen with you to contain flying sparks. Chimenea - These are perfect for use on patios or in small spaces. They have the advantage of a chimney that channels smoke up and away from guests. The more traditional type only open to one side, ideal for the edge of a patio. More modern designs can provide 360º heat, however purists would not call these chimeras.
Fire Pit Styles and sizes: Table Top Fire Pits: The fire pit resides in the center and a table encircles the firepit. This style encourages everyone to gather around the fire, possibly cook dinner (based on the model) and enjoy the ambiance. The tables often have a tiled mosaic pattern, and the Fire Pit can be fueled by gas, gel or wood. Pagoda Style Fire Pits are generally taller and more elaborately designed. Many double as a grill. Chimenea’s are an increasingly popular portable outdoor fireplace. They were traditionally constructed from terra-cotta but can now be found in assorted finishes including steel, iron and copper. Chimenea’s were typically used to burn wood but an ever increasing number are equipped with gas. Do you have a material preference? FirePits come in a wide variety of materials - look at your outdoor space and determine which style suits your location. Evaluate your flooring and make sure it will be safe for your FirePit. If not, you may need to purchase a Fire Mat and ... we always suggest keeping a hose on hand. Fire Pits are made in many materials including copper, iron, steel, aluminum - natural stone, manufactured stone, and ceramic.
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