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Portable fire pits can be as simple or as elaborate as you want, or can afford. You may want create a stunning landscape design feature or just recreate the campfire experience of childhood memories. Perhaps you just want to enjoy the use of your outdoor area when the nights get a lot cooler, after all, there is nothing like the warmth of a fire along with flickering flames to provide a cozy gathering place.
Fire pits or a fire hole can vary from a pit dug in the ground to an elaborate gas burning structure of stone, brick, and metal. The common feature of fire pits is that they are designed to contain fire and prevent it from spreading. Fire pits of any kind are an attractive addition to any back yard or patio. Gas fire places are great if you are leaning toward a more contemporary look. You can cover the burners with lava rocks, treated tumbled river rocks, fireplace logs or fire glass. Fire glass comes an amazing array of colours, it can provide the impact that takes your fire pits to a spectacular level. Fire pits may be magical but there is not avoiding the fact that they are used more for pleasure than necessity.
Not only can you set one of these up in the back yard anytime you fancy a campfire experience you can also pack it up and take it with you when you go camping for real. Wood burning fire pit's collapsable legs and a carrying case make this very easy. Don't forget to take the safety screen with you to contain flying sparks. Pre-made fire pits are the most common form of fire pits and can be purchased from a store. These are commonly made of pre cast concrete or metal or a combination of metal table and stone. They are usually natural gas, propane (LP) or bio ethanol. Wood burning fire pits made of metal are also quite common but under increasing scrutiny due to fire bans and air particulate emissions. Fire pits have recommended clearance to combustibles and require at least 5 feet above the flame and 16" circumference from the exterior perimeter of the vessel.
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