By melisa elkins. fire pits design. Published at Friday, November 10th, 2017 - 10:28:22 AM.
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.
If your fire pit’s source is wood, there are excellent types of wood to burn but the best is eco logs. They are made from the dust of hardwood and compacted into logs at 80,000 PSI. They are affordable and burn slower and better. Red cedar, scrap lumber, apple, pinion pine, Alligator Juniper, and Hickory are also pleasing to burn. Just a word of caution - never burn pressure treated wood for they emit toxic gasses that are harmful to your health. Further, you can seek the assistance of your local fire Marshall if you plan to purchase an outdoor fire pit. These fire pits should never be burned indoors. Keep them away from flammable materials to avoid catching fire. For safety purposes, you must install fire extinguisher near the fire pit. In addition, never leave the fire unattended. Finally, be cautious of your surroundings. General maintenance tips for use of fire pits mainly concerns common sense, you should avoid placing anything other than wood into the fire pit, if you have pets or young children you should make sure that they can not, in any way, reach the fire pit body or have access to the flames, you should keep your pit clean and clear while not in use, and if you are using gas you should consult an expert regarding the pipes and safety of the fire pit.
A fire pit is the most basic, but also the most attractive, type of garden heater and it can be built very simply with a limited amount of DIY skill. What is a fire pit? In its simplest form, a fire pit is nothing more than a hole in the ground into which wood or coal can be placed and ignited. Most fire pits are however more involved than this and their design takes account of aesthetics and a more permanent structure. Generally some form of seating or benching, along with a hard landscaped area, are also part of most fire pit projects.
The burning process can be illustrated by an examination of the flame of a candle. The wax does not burn directly, but, rather, gas given off by the heated wax travels up the wick and burns. Prove this by blowing out a candle that has been burning for some time. Then pass a lighted match through the trail of smoke rising from the wick. A flame will travel down the smoke to the wick and relight the candle. There are three areas in the flame produced by fire pits: (1) the dark inner area of no combustion and (2) an intermediate layer of incomplete combustion, composed of hydrogen and carbon monoxide that gradually work their way to (3) the outside cone of complete combustion.
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