If you are more of a hedonist, fully enjoying every available moment, outdoor fire bowls are like made for you. Instead of spending time building a fire pit, or installing an already purchased one, you can spend your time relaxing by a simple, low-tech outdoor fire bowl by your choice (wood burning, or fueled by propane, natural gas). But, to make sure you won’t be interrupted by a visit from the fire department, you’ll need to follow few simple safety tips when using your fire bowl outdoor:
- Before installing the fire bowl, no matter the fuel it uses, make sure the building officials, local codes and certified professionals allow it in your area.
- Around the fire bowl allow at least six feet of cleared space of branches or foliage that could catch fire.
- Wind can be tricky when combined with fire. Make sure the fire bowl is placed in a well-protected area, especially if you are going with wood as your fuel.
- Never use charcoal lighter fluid, gasoline or other similar accelerants to light the fire.
- When the fire is lit and has burned down a little, especially in the case of a real wood burning fire bowl, use the screen to protect the surrounding from the flying sparks, and the fire from any flammable debris that can get into it.
- Never leave the fire unattended. Don’t extinguish it with water. This will only raise a cloud of steam and make it harder to light the fire next time. Instead, for this purpose keep a bucket of sand, dirt or cold ashes, together with a shovel or metal rake, close to the fire bowl. Separate the partially burned logs so they can cool down.
Follow these simple tips and you’ll be able to enjoy great moments around your outdoor fire bowl without any worries.
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