Planning Your Backyard Fire Pit

By on July 23, 2017 in Backyards with 0 Comments

backyard fire pitMan’s fascination with fire seems to date back to the cave man days.   We cook with it, we use it to keep warm, fire is the one thing that man loves.  So why not add a backyard fire pit in your back yard or patio.

There are several things that you need to know before you start digging up your back yard and setting it on fire.

First – Pick your location

So you’ve made your decision, and you’ve decided to add a backyard fire pit to your backyard.  This is by far the most important thing to consider, you need to pick the best  location.    You need it far away enough from your back door, to make sure the wind isn’t going to blow a lot of smoke back through your house.

You need to make sure it’s not close to anything that might get set on fire, like a garden, or lawn furniture.  So make sure your far enough away, so your smoke goes straight up and away from your house.

Yes believe it or not, if you are living in a unit, and have a small landing you can add a firepit to it as well.

Second – Setting up  your fire pit

Once you’ve got the location picked, think about what type of pit you want.  You can dig a hole  yourself and make your own pit, maybe line it with cement or bricks, or visit your local outdoor specialist or hardware, and look to purchase a pre-made one.

Third – Entertaining around your fire pit.

You’ve gone to the trouble of adding a backyard fire pit, you’ve asked your friends around. So do you all just stand around, no of course not.  Make sure you’ve got some chairs or seats that you can use and leave outside.

If you’re really adventurous and a little handy, you can make your own.  Pick a nice hearty timber and knock up some outdoor benches, you can even cement them in.

Enjoying your backyard Pit is all about a little fun, so with your friend or family you can try roasting mushrooms, cooking potatoes in the jacket wrapped up in a little foil.

Maintenance of your back yard fire pit is important, make sure you’ve got a cover for it, so if it rains it won’t fill up.  Also when you are digging out your ash, it goes great in your backyard gardens.

Apart from that just enjoy your back yard fire pit, its there for you and those cold nights out side.

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