By karriven thomas. fire pits design. Published at Friday, November 10th, 2017 - 10:28:33 AM.
When looking for a Fire Pit, one of the most important considerations is your space - and not just size and location. Do you have a physically large space or a small one? Are you considering a Fire Pit for ambiance, warmth, or for a multi-purpose solution - like a fire and a grill or a fire table? Do you want a personal Fire Pit for indoor use? Do you like metal, ceramic, stone, or glass? Do you want a portable unit? What type of fuel do you want to use? Evaluate the location itself and determine what size (diameter) best fits your location, fuel type, requirements, and seasonal usage. Other considerations include: How large of an area can your Fire Pit occupy? Evaluate the dimensions of the Fire Pit and your physical space. The primary measurement is the width - so look at your space and see if the width of the unit will accommodate your selected location. If you have trouble visualizing space, get a piece of newspaper, measure a circle or square based on the diameter of the unit you are considering, cut it out and place the newspaper in your location. Once you’ve figured out the width, then evaluate the height. Fire Pits have a wide array of heights - ranging form short portable units to Pagodas. Look at your space and determine if the height is appropriate. Additionally, don’t forget to look at the base - FirePits have a variety of base designs and you should make sure you like the base too.
Maintenance - This depends on the material it is made from and the fuel it uses. Gas fire burners and valves must be cleaned regularly to avoid blockages by insect nests and dirt buildup. Although this is easy to do, its is advisable to get them inspected every so often by a professional. A well built wood burning fire pit should require very little maintenance over the years other than emptying it of ashes. If you are using it for cooking then additional cleaning may be required to remove build up of grease and residue. Some metal fire pits will require further maintenance to keep them rust free and looking their best. Using a weather resistant cover is a good idea to increase longevity. Aesthetics - Fire pits of any kind are an attractive addition to any back yard or patio. Gas fire places are great if you are leaning toward a more contemporary look. You can cover the burners with lava rocks, treated tumbled river rocks, fireplace logs or fire glass. Fire glass comes an amazing array of colours, it can provide the impact that takes your fire pit to a spectacular level. Ecological impact - Fire pits may be magical but there is not avoiding the fact that they are used more for pleasure than necessity. So if their ecological impact is important to you, choose natural gas and propane as they are clean burning. After all there is no doubt that wood smoke is a pollutant.
Wrap Up Sounds fairly simple doesn’t it. Well it is, except for the work involved to do it. This guide is about a 2 day project as far as the actual building of it. In the title of this guide I mentioned a Multi Purpose Fire Pit. Not only does this pit make a cool addition to your backyard, but you can also have a custom made grill grate or rack created for it. So you can use it to grill out on as well as a fireplace. Not to mention it works great for the kids to roast marshmallows on to. Enjoy your new Fire Pit.
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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