By magaly basler. fire pits design. Published at Friday, November 10th, 2017 - 10:28:29 AM.
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. This understanding will help us see the practicality and benefits of having a Fire Pit. What Is Fire? Although men had been using fire for thousands of years, its true nature was not known until experiments by Antoine Lavoisier and others in the 1700’s showed that fire marks a chemical reaction involving oxygen. I am sure that if they had put outdoor fire pits to good use, they could have figured this out way earlier! Anyway, they proved that oxygen is actually added during the burning process, although others before that had thought that fire resulted from the release of an imaginary substance called phlogiston. Fire is defined as the heat and light that come from burning substances - essential of course for every fire pit.
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.
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.
OXYGEN: Although there are other chemicals that can combine with fuels to produce heat, oxygen is the most common. The need for oxygen to sustain a fire in all fire pits is shown by the fact that fuels heated in a vacuum will not burn. Sorry there will be no outdoor fire pits in space! CHEMICAL REACTION: There are certain conditions under which fuels will not produce a flame, even though fuel, heat and oxygen are present. For example, if the percentage of natural gas in air is not between about 4 percent and 15 percent, no flame will be produced; your fire pit will not go!
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