Everything You Need to Know About Outdoor Fire Pits


Autumn often brings cooler weather, crunchy leaves underfoot, and evenings in front of a toasty fire pit preferably with marshmallows nearby. Having a fire pit in your backyard is a great way to spend more time outdoors in the cooler months while enjoying the company of family and friends. There are a few things you need to consider before your outdoor fire pit installation begins, however. 

Are outdoor fire pits legal?

With droughts and extreme weather conditions throughout much of the United States, fire pits may or may not be legal in your area. Each municipality has its own rules and regulations regarding the safety of fire pits in their immediate vicinity. Contact your local municipality for further details. 

Where should an outdoor brick fire pit be located?

Building regulations often dictate that outdoor fire pits should be located at least ten feet away from your home, your neighbor's home, your fence, and any overhanging branches in order to avoid a dangerous fire situation. Additionally, be sure to have a hose or bucket of sand nearby to douse the fire in an emergency, especially if you live in a fire-prone area. 

Is a portable or permanent fire pit a better option?

While you can choose a portable fire pit, many people prefer custom-built, outdoor fire pit installation. Your contractor can build a fire pit that matches the style of your home and includes a built-in seating area as well. 

Do you need a permit to build a fire pit?

Whether or not you need a permit depends on what part of the country you live in. The rules vary from county to county throughout the United States, but drought-stricken states are more likely to need a permit. When you hire an outdoor fire pit installation contractor part of their bid will include going to the county and getting the permit for you. 

What fuel is best for a fire pit?

While both propane and natural gas allow for an instant fire, nothing can replace watching and listening to the sounds of a fire made with natural wood. The type of fuel you use, however, depends on your personal preference. 

What material is best for a fire pit?

Fire pits can be built with a variety of materials including brick, stone, concrete, and even metal. Choose a design that complements both your home and your design aesthetic. 

Having an outdoor fire pit can be a relaxing way to enjoy the evening with friends and family. Talk to a contractor today about getting an outdoor brick fire pit.


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