By melisa elkins. fire pits design. Published at Friday, November 10th, 2017 - 10:24:17 AM.
The build 1. The first task is to find a suitable location. This should be away from buildings and other flammable materials and vegetation. The area should be generally flat and well drained. 2. Next, sand or chalk should be used to make a visible impression of the pits shape on the ground enabling the pit to be excavated. The base of the pit should be made of at least 6 inches of concrete, or better still 6 inches of compacted hardcore with a further 6 inches of concrete on top. This would require a dig of about 18 inches. This should require nothing more than a spade. Important: If you intend to build the "fire pit wall" on a concrete base, then the pit diameter should be adjusted to allow for the additional width of the fire pit wall. This will save the need for a separate footing. 3. Once the fire pit base is complete and the concrete has set, it will be possible to build the fire pit wall. The wall will run around the perimeter of the fire pit and enclose it. This wall may be made of loose-laid stone or brick, or of mortar bonded masonry. If the latter is the case, then an additional mortar layer can be used to line the internal surface of the wall. In either case the stones or bricks should be staggered for stability and appearance. 4. Whilst this completes the main fire pit project, pavers, paving slabs, cobbles or brick sets can be used to create a clean and hard wearing surface around the fire pit. Additionally, a simple but attractive seating area can be built around the fire pit by using the same style of stones or bricks to make a basic flat topped bench.
Why Choose a Fire Pit? With the forgoing in mind think of how the flame of your fire pit will enhance your evening. Yes the rich tones of the patina evoke the colors of a warm blaze making Outdoor Fire Pits a centre attraction for any gathering, even on those cooler evenings. In sunlight, the designs, on the sides of Patina Fire Pits, or the actual design of the Artisanal Fire Bowls themselves, cast intriguing shadows both inside and outside the bowl. When lit, the flickering shadows from fire pits are as lively as the fire within. Keeping in mind the essentials for fire, would it not be a good idea to take a look around your home or place of work to see if you may not be giving destructive fire a place to start? And remember - Fire Pits are a great way to control your outdoor fire. Yes, 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. It certainly is the course of wisdom to treat fire with respect, and fire pits are a great way of doing just that!
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.
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.
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