Fire Pit Tips
A Guide to using, buying and building a fire pit
Fire pits are becoming more common in back yards across the country – and it’s easy to see why. They are a great way to gather friends and family for outdoor fun. Who doesn’t love a good campfire? Deciding what kind of fire pit to install, however, can be a bit daunting. This quick guide will help you determine whether to buy or build, and keep you aware of important safety considerations.
Before You Begin
The first step is to check with your homeowner’s association to determine if fire pits are allowed in your neighborhood. If you live within city limits, check local ordinances to see if fires and fire pits are permitted. If they are, ensure you follow any and all additional regulations pertaining to fire pit installation and operation.
Buying a Fire Pit
Fire pits come in many shapes, sizes and price tags. Here is a brief overview of the different types of fire pits to help you determine which type of pit is right for your property:
Building a Fire Pit
If you are building a completely custom, DIY fire pit, your building procedure will vary considerably. We recommend you consult with a professional landscaping service for planning and installation. If you have decided to build your fire pit from a kit, here are some general considerations you will need to make: