By karriven thomas. fire pits design. Published at Saturday, November 11th, 2017 - 07:12:39 AM.
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.
An important note, when looking for a new pit try and buy a fire pit which has reasonable size, and start it small: Some people try to make the fire grow out very large without have control over it. In the fire pit, the fire has to be started small at first. Then the fire maker or cooker has to make sure that the fire is within control. One basic thing while starting the fire pit is- never ever attempt to do it while the wind is blowing strong. Who knows when sparks will fly over the wooden house top? Keep extinguishers handy: No matter how large of small the fire in the pit is- some sort of fire extinguishing apparatus must be near hand. Anything can do- from a bucket of water to a bag full of sand. For those households already in possession of fire extinguishers, the precaution should be to keep it reachable. It has to be made sure that everyone near the fire or the household knows how to use the tool. Keeping a reasonable idea of safety is the first step to buying a fire pit which is safe and fun to use, do not forget to get the accessories for fire prevention along with your new pit, as well as keep the basic rules of fire safety when working on your firepit. It is also advisable to try and buy a fire pit which is constricted with green materials and one that can be used for a long time. When considering to Buy Fire Pit you should keep some important things in mind, safety, maintenance and costs are some of them, check out the fire pit buying advice at the Fire Pits Helper site.
Does it need to provide heating? If your Fire Pit needs to provide heating then Gels many not be the best choice. Gels will often crackle and pop, but the heat they provide is not as significant as wood or gas. Do you need to be able to move the Fire Pit? Some Fire Pits are portable while others are a little more cumbersome. If you are looking for a portable Fire Pit to take camping or tailgating, a portable fire pit may be perfect. Additionally, if you like to be able to rearrange your outdoor space regularly a FirePit weighing a few hundred pounds may be a little cumbersome. Do you need to have a LP Gas, Natural Gas, Gel, or Wood FirePit? In regards to Gas, LP or Natural Gas are both options. Gel will snap, crackle and pop, but you need to purchase the Gels separately. Gels come in a canister, and we suggest carefully stirring each container (unless the box states otherwise) to ensure the mixture is evenly dispersed. NOTE: Some Gels may not fit other Gel units. With wood, well, wood is pretty easy as long as it is easy to procure. With any FirePit we suggest using a screen for safety. Would you like to be able to cook on your Fire Pit? If you would like to have your Fire Pit double as a grill , there are a number of available models for you to select from. Some look like a grill, and others are quite stylistic in shape.
FUEL: Given the right circumstances, most substances will burn or combine with oxygen in combustion, a chemical process that liberates heat. (Remember that fire is the heat and light resulting from combustion.) However, the temperature at which things will burn in fire pits, called the ignition point or kindling point, varies according to the substance. For example, the kindling point of film, nitrocellulose, is only 279 degrees Fahrenheit - not recommended for use in fire pits. For wool it is 401 degrees Fahrenheit - obviously making fire pits hard to light, and for newsprint 446 degrees Fahrenheit - perfect for fire pits. What Fuel should I use in my Fire Pit? Wood or charcoal can be used in most fire pits. Some fire pits run on gas, a great alternative. See Artistic Fire Pits for converting your fire pit to gas.
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