With the warm weather arriving, people like to spend as much time outdoors as possible. After all, there is nothing like a pleasant summer evening spent on the deck or patio. And there is something therapeutic about sitting under the stars and listening to the sounds of nature. To further enhance the mood, you might consider a fire pit.
Fire Pit Construct
Fire pit are portable outdoor fireplaces that can be enjoyed all year round. They offer the benefit of a fireplace without having to light a fire inside the home. Fire pits are generally made from clay, stone, or metal, and come in a variety of sizes and shapes to match all backyard d��cor and budgets.
Most use wood, but there are also natural gas fire pits available. Many fire pits have a large bowl sitting on four legs. Wood is placed into the bowl and lit, creating a fire. A screened dome goes over the bowl to protect those sitting around the fire pit from flying sparks or fire. A glass dome can also be placed over the pit to snuff out the fire.
Fire Pit Usages
Fire pits are easy to use. They are especially handy on evenings when you want to sit outside, but there's a slight chill in the air. Portable fireplaces are also fun for barbecues, tailgate parties, beach parties, and camping trips. Some fire pits come with a grill or skewers for roasting marshmallows or hot dogs.
Fire Pit Maintenance
Fire pits are easy to maintain. Once the fire is out and they are cooled, the soot and debris can be dumped into a trash. The pit can be placed back onto the deck, or wiped out with an old towel.
Safety Considerations for a Fire Pit
When using a fireplace, be sure it is placed away from the house, in an area with plenty of ventilation. Keep landscaping in mind as well. If the fire pit doesn't come with a protective dome, it can singe your patio, deck, or even your plants and trees, if it is placed too close.