You asked: How do I keep my fire pit from rusting?

What causes fire pits to rust?

Fire Pit Rust: Carbon Steel Fire Pits

Once that coating starts to burn off (and it will burn off) the exposed carbon steel is most likely going to start rusting. Some fire pit manufacturers have stopped using any type of heat-resistant coating altogether on their fire pits, basically saying there is no point to it.

How can I make my fire pit last longer?

8 Simple Tips to Make Your Fire Pit Last

  1. #1) Choose a High-Quality Fire Pit. …
  2. #2) Watch What You Burn. …
  3. #3) Don’t Use Lighter Fluid. …
  4. #4) Allow Fire to Extinguish Naturally. …
  5. #5) Clean the Grate Before and After Cooking. …
  6. #6) Keep it Covered. …
  7. #7) Remove Ashes. …
  8. #8) Wipe Off Soot and Residue.

How long do fire pits last?

The average gas fire pit will last from 3 to 6 hours on a 20 lb. propane tank. Depending on your fire pit BTU rating a tank can last you as long as 9 hours, or as little as 1-1/2 hours. A 20 pound propane tank contains approximately 430,000 BTU’s.

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