No outdoor living space is complete without a fire pit. It opens the doors to a whole new world of possibilities, allowing homeowners to host parties, backyard barbecues, or simply enjoy a relaxing evening by the fire. But it’s important to create the right area for your fire pit, which is something we’re going to discuss in this blog post.
10′ Clearance from Flammable Structures
When choosing a location for your fire pit, a good rule of thumb is to keep it at least 10 feet away from your house and any other flammable structures, both natural and man-made. Even if the fire doesn’t reach these structures, a stray ember could float over to it, causing a fire.
You should also consider accessibility when choosing a location for your fire pit. If it’s a quarter-mile away from your home, you probably wont use much. Keep your fire pit relatively close — but not too close — to your home so you and guests can easily travel back and forth.
Clean the Ground
Whether you place your fire pit directly on the ground, a concrete/paved area, or a wooden deck, you should clean it. Remove all leaves and debris before adding your fire pit. Once clean, you can then move your fire pit into place, preparing it for use.
Protect Your Deck
Assuming you choose to place your fire pit on a wooden deck, you’ll need to place something underneath it to protect the wood. Some strategically placed brick pavers should do the job, or you can buy a special fireproof mat that’s designed to resistant heat. Either way, it’s important to place something underneath your fire pit to protect your wooden deck from the heat; our rule is to be smart.
Of course, you should also add seating around your fire pit. When you get ready to use your fire pit, you’ll probably want to sit down, relax and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere it creates. There are dozens of different seating options from which to choose, including chaise lounge chairs, foldout “camping” style chairs, benches, Adirondack chairs, teak chairs, plastic chairs, swings, or even hammocks. The great thing about seating is that you can easily add and remove new seats as you please. If you aren’t happy with your current fire pit seating, replace it with something else.
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