By melisa elkins. fire pits design. Published at Saturday, November 11th, 2017 - 07:06:31 AM.
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.
In describing the basic essentials for fire, many speak of the "fire tetrahedron." In other words, besides the original "fire triangle" of fuel, heat and oxygen, they add the fourth essential of chemical reaction. Fire pits use all four! It is necessary for us to understand the part each of these plays in producing fire so that we can put it to use in either lighting our fire pit and preventing or extinguishing unwanted fires. For example, to put out a grease fire on the stove, turn off the stove (removing the heat) and cover with a lid (removing the oxygen that feeds the fire). This will also benefit those contemplating buying a fire pit, helping them to decide which fire pits are best for them. So to get a better idea of what causes fire in your fire pit, let’s take a look at these four basic elements.
Find a fire pit with a chimney Use a chimney: A well designed chimney over the fire pit is a good way to make camp cooking. The chimney will provide safety as well as comfort to those sitting around it. The chimney is also good for sufficient amount of airflow. At times, some fire pits pose danger of overlapping and harming others. Buying a fire pit with a chimney could earn you some points. Be aware of the flammables: Some disasters from fire pits occur with burning materials around it. A fire should never be taken lightly- not even during an enjoying a great conversation. Keep an eye (if possible keep both eyes) on the fire pit outdoor. A strong blow of wind or a diverted wind flow or perhaps a pet playing nearby or a bumping-rolling toy can get the fire spread or grow bigger before you know it.
Choosing the right spot for your fire pit and safety concerns. Safety should be your main concern when figuring out where to locate your fire pit. Your local code may have specific criteria so make sure you are fully aware of the details. Generally speaking they must be placed in an area away from overhanging trees, bushes or any other combustible materials, structures, buildings or walls. Debris that can easily catch fire or organic material such as leaves, pine needles, dry grass needs to be cleared from an area at least 10 feet from the fire pit. Both permanent or portable fire pits should only be placed on top of fire-resistant surfaces. A layer of gravel or paved area surrounding the fire pit will also help prevent the fire from accidentally spreading.
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