By melisa elkins. fire pits design. Published at Saturday, November 11th, 2017 - 07:06:28 AM.
Customize It Or, you can build your own and have it customized to your liking. In this guide, rather than calling it an article, I’m going to tell you how to build your own outdoor fire pit. There are 2 types of fire pits: Wood, or Charcoal burning And Gas Fire Pits The type that you will learn how to build is wood. I’m partial to the wood or charcoal pits cause they are just better in terms of the wood smells and it looks better. To me a gas fire outside is just fake. But, hey they serve the purpose so whatever your choice is you can’t go wrong.
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.
One thing most people who are interested in fire pits should know is that you should think about the location of the fire pit even before you start building it, there is great importance to the location, as it will affect the frequency of use and the whole look of the outdoor space in which it is positioned. Many are to eager to have a fire pit and than build one that is too small to use for lighting proposes or for heat generation during cool nights, and unfortunately loss a lot of the potential of their fire pit. There are many reasons to why fire pits are becoming so popular and there have been many answers to this phenomena, but the real fact is the most of us just enjoy fire and like to have it around for cooking and heat, as well as for providing more character and charm to our backyards.
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.
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