Tips For Creating Your Own Fire Pit

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If you have always wanted a fire pit in your own yard, but do not want to spend a lot of money on one, you can always create your own. Take a moment to review the following tips so you will be able to create the best possible fire pit for all of your needs.

Clear A Space Slightly Larger Than The Pit

No matter how big or small you want your fire pit to be, you will want to clear out that amount of space, plus an additional one foot all of the way around the perimeter. This way, should a stick or log fall out of the fire pit while still on fire, it will land in the extra amount of cleared space instead of on your grass. Surround the exterior of the fire pit with sand or gravel so no damage will be done should something fall over the side of the fire pit.

Use Sturdy Materials For The Wall

You will need a wall around the circumference of the fire pit. This way, everything that you are burning in the pit will be contained much easier. You can use small red bricks or concrete blocks. Just make sure that you are overlapping the stones when you place each new level, as this will help ensure that the walls of the fire pit are not going to simply fall over. Also, you may want to refrain from making the walls of the fire pit too high. The lower the walls, the easier it will be for you to maintain the fire, as well as enjoy it. You can get more warmth from it or roast marshmallows if the walls of the fire pit are not too large.

Make It Easy To Clean

It is important to make sure that the fire pit is easily cleaned out with a shovel. To do this, you will want to have the top of the pit wide enough so you can push a shovel through it a couple of times. This will allow you to clean up the old debris that is leftover from old fires. While you may not need to do this after every fire, you may need to do is occasionally so you will not have to worry about old debris staking up in your fire pit.

You can create your own design or follow a pattern that you find online. As long as you are considering the previously mentioned tips, you will have an excellent fire pit before you know it. Contact a local company, like Alpine Fireplaces or a similar business, for more tips and information. 


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