According to a recent survey, 67% of homeowners said they wanted an outdoor fire to keep parties going as the night air gets nippy. However, fire pits can be very dangerous to homeowners and the environment, especially if they are not properly tended.
Is a fire pit considered an open fire?
Is a Fire Pit Open Burning? The answer is generally yes. However, some municipalities may define open burning differently due to the fact that while fire pits expel smoke directly into the air, many are off the ground and less likely to come in contact with combustible materials that could start a larger fire.
Can you burn wood in your backyard?
Burn only firewood
Never burn household garbage, painted or stained wood, plastics, or chemically treated paper in your backyard fire. Not only is this practice illegal, it is also hazardous and dangerous to you, your family and to your neighbors.
Do you have to dig a hole for a fire pit?
Fire-pit depth really depends on what you want and how into your project you’re going to get. For instance, if you just want a basic fire pit, dig about 6 to 8 inches down and call it good. You can go deeper if you want, but keep in mind that you don’t want the hole so deep you can’t enjoy watching the fire.
Does a fire pit need a ring?
While fire pit rings are always necessary, or even available, it’s always a good idea to have one when you can. Not only do firepit rings help make fires be safer, but they also help maintain your fire pit so you don’t have to worry about building one every time you want to have a fire.
Where should I put a fire pit in my yard?
Your fire pit should be at least 3 metres away from any structure or combustible surface. Your fire pit should be situated on a solid and level surface like stone or gravel. This way it reduces the risk of fire escaping beyond your fire pit.