By michele rose. fire pits design. Published at Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 - 09:41:13 AM.
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.
HEAT: Generally, heat is provided from an outside source, such as a match or spark, and then the fire produces enough of its own heat to be self-supporting. If we reduce the temperature of a burning substance below its kindling point, the fire in all fire pits will go out. Sometimes enough heat is generated within substances, such as in a pile of oily rags, to cause them to burst into flames. This is called spontaneous combustion. Certain bacteria in moist hay can cause the temperature to rise rapidly, causing the hay to burn. These sources of heat cannot be ignored when considering fire prevention and safety, and in deciding what to burn in your outdoor fire pit.
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.
The basic design The main functional feature of a fire pit is an excavated hole in the ground. This hole is usually circular and has a diameter of not less than 18 inches. Most fire pits will be between 2 and 3 feet in diameter and the base of the pit will be between 6 inches and one foot below the surrounding finished ground level. In order to make the fire pit more functional, more attractive and more versatile, a small wall is built around the perimeter of the pit. This enclosing wall will usually be between 12 to 18 inches high. It acts to contain the fire, tidy up the appearance and radiate and convect heat outwards from the fire pit. A more complete design also supplements the fire pit with some surrounding hard landscaping and masonry bench seating.
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