By melisa elkins. fire pits design. Published at Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 - 09:41:17 AM.
Maintenance - This depends on the material it is made from and the fuel it uses. Gas fire burners and valves must be cleaned regularly to avoid blockages by insect nests and dirt buildup. Although this is easy to do, its is advisable to get them inspected every so often by a professional. A well built wood burning fire pit should require very little maintenance over the years other than emptying it of ashes. If you are using it for cooking then additional cleaning may be required to remove build up of grease and residue. Some metal fire pits will require further maintenance to keep them rust free and looking their best. Using a weather resistant cover is a good idea to increase longevity. Aesthetics - Fire pits of any kind are an attractive addition to any back yard or patio. Gas fire places are great if you are leaning toward a more contemporary look. You can cover the burners with lava rocks, treated tumbled river rocks, fireplace logs or fire glass. Fire glass comes an amazing array of colours, it can provide the impact that takes your fire pit to a spectacular level. Ecological impact - Fire pits may be magical but there is not avoiding the fact that they are used more for pleasure than necessity. So if their ecological impact is important to you, choose natural gas and propane as they are clean burning. After all there is no doubt that wood smoke is a pollutant.
By placing the fire pit away from the flow of traffic and raising the fire pit from the ground you will make it hard for anyone to accidentally walk or fall in. Choose a location for the fire pit that will reduce as much as possible the effect of smoke on neighbouring properties, or even you own or that matter. If this an issue then go with a gas burning fire pit as they do not emit smoke. If children are a factor, incorporate a barrier such as a low wall surrounding the pit that will ensure they are kept a safe distance from the flames. Some portable fire pits are designed with a protective glass or Pyrex shield. This also helps limit the wind’s affect on the flames.
Today backyard family get togethers and parties have multitudes of choices for not only things to do, but also ways to get the fun times done. One of the things that families can do together is to build a fire and sit around playing music or chatting and even have grandpa tell a scary story or two for the kids around the fire. Talking about building a fire is one thing, but it should be done safely. Having a fire pit is one safe way to have that fun we’re talking about. Fire pits come in many different sizes and shapes. You can purchase them just about any where there’s a discount store.
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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