Firepits are a great addition to any outdoor patio. It is quite easy to get caught up in the beautiful ambience they offer with their warmth and relaxing dancing flames. According to fire pits Corcoran MN providers, you need to make sure that you are properly following all the necessary safety procedures with regards to their proper usage. While it can be safely said that people can install a firepit on their deck or patio, there are certain restrictions that need to be followed. Here are some of them.
Owners of firepits need to place their firepit at least fifteen feet away from any surface or structure that is considered flammable. This only means that you cannot place your firepit beneath a covered porch or underneath hanging tree branches. Tiled or cemented patios are good for placing firepits as long as they are in good working condition. Keep the area where the firepit is located clear of any flammable debris such as grass clippings, dried leaves and twigs.
The fact that wood is extremely flammable, placing a firepit on a wooden surface is a risky act. As a matter of fact there are many locales that have codes and laws that are in place to make such an act a criminal offense. Never place firepits on top of a wooden deck but instead place them on a fire pit pad, bricks and stone slabs over the wood. It is considered safe to use a firepit with these materials in place as long as they extend above twenty four inches over the perimeter of the fire pit.
Children and pets can be a big factor when it comes to maintaining fire safety. The fact that they can distract you from keeping a watchful eye or they may in fact behave dangerously near it, it is recommended that kids and pets stay clear at least three feet away from a fire pit at all times and never ever leave them unattended especially when a firepit is burning.
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