How to Plan for Building a Fire Pit
Make your backyard a hot spot with these helpful hints on how to plan for building a fire pit.
Fire pits are becoming more common features of outdoor living spaces, and they can add real flair (and flare!) to your backyard. You can make sure you fire pit is designed safely and correctly with these tips on how to plan for building a fire pit.
Your first task when planning to build a fire pit is to choose a location. You'll want to ensure that it's a fairly open space, free and clear of overhanging obstacles like tree branches or shrubs. Ashes from the fire pit will tend to float upward, and you wouldn't want to create a fire hazard by placing your fire pit too near any flammable flora.
Next, you'll need to determine whether you're going to build the fire pit yourself, hire a contractor to build it, or purchase a ready-made fire pit or chiminea.
Before setting up a fire pit for your backyard, deck or outdoor living space, be sure to check with your local fire department to ensure that you'll be in compliance with outdoor fire codes. You'll also want to make sure you've set up a sturdy fire pit that's not at risk of tipping over and causing a dangerous situation.
Lastly, whenever using a fire pit, keep a water source nearby in case of an emergency.
See also: Deck and Patio Design Ideas
- Best Fire Pit Solutions
- Modern Fire Pits
- Fire Pit Options for Patios
- Fire Pit Covers, Screens and Grates
- Fire Pit Tongs and Pokers
- In Ground Fire Pits
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