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Things to Consider When Choosing a Location for Your Fire Pit

Group shot at Rob BakerswebSo, you’ve made the decision to invest in a fire pit for your family and now you’re faced with the task of trying to find the right location for it. There are dozens of different places where fire pits can be used, but you’ll want to consider the following when choosing a location for it.

Seating Options

Consider the seating options when choosing a location for your fire pit. If you have a garden area with fixed stone benches, then perhaps you should set it up here. Doing so will create a social environment in which friends and family members can gather around your new fire pit. Even if you don’t have fixed seating, however, you may want to choose a location for your fire pit that’s large enough to accommodate your preferred seating.


Of course, you’ll need to choose a location that’s away from trees, overhanging branches, and wooden structures that could otherwise spark a fire. Stray embers are bound to occur anytime you make a fire, which is why it’s important to choose a safe and appropriate location for your fire pit. A good rule of thumb is to give yourself a minimum of 7 feet of clearance space around your fire pit. If you aren’t sure if your fire pit has enough clearance, don’t just “eyeball” it, rather take a measuring tape to see if it’s at least 7 feet. If it’s under this amount, you’ll need to move your fire pit to a new location to reduce the risk of fire damage to your property.

Distance to Fuel

Something else to consider when choosing a location for your fire pit is the distance to fuel. Most people prefer to use seasoned firewood. So, if you have a stack of firewood in your yard, you may want to set up your fire pit close this area — or at least within a reasonable walking distance or purchase a firewood rack which can be placed close to your fire pit.  This will make the process of retrieving firewood just a little easier.

Of course, if you choose a S&S Fire Pit, you’ll have the freedom to move it around between different locations. If you grow tired of using it on your patio or deck, for instance, just pick it up and carry it elsewhere. S&S Fire Pits are completely portable, offering an unmatched level of versatility.

If you have any questions regarding  how an S&S Fire Pit can enhance your outdoor living space; We can help.