A fire pit or a fireplace will surely make your outdoor living area more appealing and inviting. But, before you even think of buying one of these features you need to carefully plan where you will place it. The location of the fire pit and the outdoor fireplace is very important. Not only from the aspect of the outdoor décor, but mostly because of the safety when they are being used. There is no playing whit fire, and you should remember this when planning to purchase an outdoor heating feature of this nature.
When deciding the safe location of your new outdoor fire pit you first need to consider your local guidelines and fire codes regarding open and contained fires. There are instructions given by your local authorities on where it is allowed to position these features, how close or distant they should be from the different structures you have in your home, what is the minimum distance between the firepit and the house, etc.
Aside from the firm structures, you must also consider the trees, bushes and other vegetation you have in your outdoor area, and how close they are to the place where you want your fireplace to be positioned. This place must be clear from anything inflammable, including firepit furniture, nearby fences, an above ground propane tank or natural gas lines, etc. Having a water source or a fire extinguisher close to the fire pit or outdoor fireplace is always a good idea.
When you’ll find the safest location for your new firepit or fireplace, you can start contemplating on the decoration style you want for your outdoor area.
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