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Things to
consider
before
building
a firepit
in your
backyard
A firepit can make your backyard a welcoming place for
people to gather and allows you
to take advantage of your outdoor living space well into the
evening. Here are some things
to consider if you’re thinking
about installing one on your property.
Where you’ll put it
Firepits should be kept at a minimum
of ten feet away from anything flammable. Rethink your plans if your yard
doesn’t allow you to provide this kind of
clearance.
the fuel you’ll use
Most people think of wood when it
comes to firepits, but there are other options available. You can choose to have
it run on propane, natural gas or ethanol
fuel.

What style you Want
Firepits come in many different styles.
You can select a traditional ring of
stones, a rustic brick fireplace or a modern piece that doubles as a coffee table.
Before you purchase or build a firepit,
be sure to check your municipal bylaws.
Some cities have strict rules concerning
backyard fires, and you don’t want to
spend time and money building a firepit
only to find out you’re not allowed to
use it.

Backyard fire-safety tips
•Never build a fire outside of your
firepit’s enclosure
•Clear the area of flammable materials before lighting a fire
•Keep a fire extinguisher nearby
•Don’t put garbage or garden waste
into the fire
•Never leave a fire unattended
•Make sure the fire is completely extinguished before going
inside
•In the case of a wood-burning firepit, allow ashes to cool completely
before safely discarding them

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