It is always exciting when you buy a new fire pit or outdoor fireplace, but where should you set it up? Planning the location of the fire pit or outdoor fireplace is the key. When looking for a place to place a fire pit or outdoor fireplace, there are many things to consider. In this article, we will discuss the safe location of a fire pit or outdoor fireplace and the best entertainment location. Read this article about Best Wood Burning Fireplace Insert
Let us first discuss the local codes and fire regulations regarding open and enclosed fires. After purchasing outdoor heating equipment, the first thing you should do is to check local laws and fire regulations regarding open fires near homes, residences, apartments, townhouses, and other buildings. There is no substitute for local laws and fire regulations. These laws and fire codes will provide you with the distances between different types of structures and fires, and then you can use these distances to determine the minimum distance between the fire pit and your home. For example, many apartment buildings may not allow you to light a fire in a fire pit or outdoor fireplace, or require a distance of 20 to 50 feet between the fire pit and the building, so be sure to check with them first. Another thing to consider is whether there is a fire ban in your area or whether there has been a drought recently. You can check the guide for your county to see if you are in the no-fire zone.
Now, once you confirm that open flames are allowed in your area, we can start discussing the location. Remember, your local fire regulations are only the minimum safe distance; you must also consider the trees, shrubs, and other vegetation in the area. Check whether the local vegetation has been watered, green and healthy, and not rotted or dry. Be sure to control and there are no above-ground propane tanks or natural gas pipelines nearby, as leakage may cause an explosion. Also dealing with safety issues is whether you have a fence or an open backyard. This has played an important role in the safety of others, especially children in the area. If you don’t have a fence in your backyard, you always have an adult supervising near the fire pit or outdoor fireplace to ensure that children or other adults are not injured by accidental touching or playing around the fire. This may become a very big legal issue in dealing with liability. If you do have a fence in your backyard, it is still wise to always have someone overseeing the fire in case something happens. It is also a good idea to have a water source nearby to prevent the fire from getting out of control. Now I know that the above work sounds a lot, but you must have a safe place, because if you are not careful, the fire is very dangerous.
Now comes the fun part! When setting up a fire pit or outdoor fireplace, it is best to place it where you can gather around it safely. It is also an idea to use burning mats or stone platforms to place fire pits or outdoor fireplaces on top of patios or brickwork. After setting up a fire pit or outdoor fireplace in this location, you can start placing chairs about 3 to 5 feet away from the fire. Remember to check the description of the chair to see if the chair is fireproof. Plastic or nylon chairs should be watched closely because if they are too close to a fire pit or outdoor fireplace, they will melt or catch fire when lit. Putting a fire pit or outdoor fireplace under any type of umbrella or ceiling (such as a sun room or a screen in a room) is also a bad idea, because as the heat rises, you may catch a fire.