A fire pit is great in your backyard, on your patio, or even at a campsite. You can use them to keep warm on cool nights or cook on, but you should always remember that fire pits are open fires at their core. Because of this, they may be regulated and pose a fire risk.
Make sure you know Outdoor fire pit manufacturers’ rules before installing any open-fire device. Some places, even whole cities, make it illegal to use them, and the fines can be very high. Do not buy a fire pit until you know you will be able to use it. Otherwise, you might be wasting your money. Now that we know there are no legal restrictions, here are some tips on using an outdoor fire pit safely and getting the most out of it.
Read The User’s Guide
Make sure you read everything in the manual. Follow the directions exactly, and if you need more clarification on something, contact the outdoor fire pit manufacturers. Most manuals have a number or email address for customer service. This is important if this is your first time building a fire pit.
Locate The Fire Pit Safely
Place the fire pit far away from things that can catch fire, such as trees and bushes. In an emergency, it would be helpful to have water nearby, like a tap or a fire bucket. It would also be smart to have a fire extinguisher. It should also be put on a flat surface because you do not want kids to trip and fall into the fire.
Some people like gas fire pits, but many like the outdoor experience of pits that use solid fuel. Used hardwood is a common fuel. Green wood tends to spark a lot and make a lot of smoke. Softwoods like conifers burn well, but they can also spark a lot. Keep the wood away from the fire. As with barbecues, be very careful when using gasoline or any other accelerant to start a fire. It is highly recommended that you do not use them at all. Firelighters are better; some people even use paper and kindling to get the fire going, though this can make smoke.
Extinguishing An Outdoor Fire Properly
Make sure that your fire is out completely when you are done. Check with the outdoor fire pit manufacturers to see what they recommend. If you need to, put out the fire with a fire extinguisher or water, ensuring the wood or coals are wet and no longer smoking. Use some lid to make sure the fire cannot start up again and get out of hand. Instead of adding the used wood or coals to your woodpile or coalhouse, put them in an ash bucket. There are many different kinds of fire pits for outdoor use and some beautiful pieces of outdoor furniture made just for fire pits. Some outdoor fire pit manufacturers even sell fire pits that run on gas or wood and come with a set of furniture to put around them. Some patio furniture sets come with a table with a fire pit on the top, two tables, and four chairs with beautiful upholstery. The tables and pits are made to last and can stand up to the weather. The seats, as you might expect, cannot catch on fire.