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Everything You Need to Know About Installing a Backyard Fire Pit
Fire pits are the new “must-have” items in backyards. There is just something about them that make people relax when a fire is burning. If you are deciding on whether or not to install a backyard fire pit, we're here to answer all of your questions like what are the different types of fire pits, fire pit placement, fire pit size and more.
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Types of Fire Pits
There are two different types of fire pits. Most people are aware of the ones that you fill with firewood and kindling before lighting. However, there is also a gas fire pit, which is much easier to use. All you need to do with the gas fire pit is turn the gas on and a flame appears.
Placement of Fire Pit
Gas fire pits are best placed on patios closer to a home, because a gas line needs to be run. If you plan on installing a fire pit that requires wood, then you must be sure to place it away from your home and other items that could catch on fire.
It is also important to note that wood burning fire pits can make a mess. Therefore, it is best to place them in areas that are easy to clean or where you don’t mind the mess.
Fire Pit Seating Ideas
The size of your fire pit will determine how many people can comfortably fit around it. Bench seats are wonderful options to fit the most people. However, chairs can make the area around your fire pit cozier.
We recommend creating multiple seating options that can be moved around for those nights when you have more people over.
Consider the Style of Your Fire Pit Carefully
You will want your fire pit to match the rest of your outdoor space. Therefore, it is best to consider the style of your fire pit carefully. There are many different fire pits that you can purchase from the store. If you really want to make an impact in your backyard, we recommend designing and building your own fire pit. There are many materials you can choose from and the result will be amazing!
Fire Pit Safety Features
You will never want an accident to happen near your fire pit. Since you never know when an accident will occur, or what will happen, you must be prepared in advance. We recommend creating multiple safety features, so you are prepared for any issue. This can include having access to water nearby and making sure your fire pit isn’t near anything that can catch on fire.
Permanent or Portable Options
Most fire pits that you build yourself will be permanent fixtures once you put them in place. However, there are a few portable options available to you. If you choose a gas fire pit, you can easily move it around to other areas of your patio. As long as the gas line reaches it, your gas fire pit will be considered portable.
Size of Your Fire Pit
There are so many different sizes of fire pits and you are usually only restricted by the size of your backyard. Your budget may also determine the size of fire pit you can construct or purchase.
We probably should have mentioned this one first, but you must be aware of your local regulations before installing a fire pit. Every local municipality has their own rules and regulations when it comes to fire pits. Some areas will prevent you from having gas fire pits, while others will state you can have gas options but not wood. You may also be limited as to where you can place a fire pit in your yard.
These are the eight things you must know about a backyard fire pit. You may have been aware of a few of them, but the others are ones that most people do not know. We are here to help you with all your fire pit needs, so feel free to call us today and let us help you create the fire pit of your dreams in your backyard.
Contact Shai at Green Advisor, Inc. to have your custom fire pit installed in the Greater Los Angeles are including the San Fernando Valley, Thousand Oaks and San Clemente. Call 888-869-0987 or Send us a Message.