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Fire pits are the new backyard essential —serving a dual purpose of functionality and aesthetics. But the range of fire pits available today can leave anyone furrowing their brows in confusion

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Smokeless Fire Pits

A smokeless fire pit is essentially a normal fire pit that’s been outfitted with some nifty features to reduce the amount of smoke it produces. Typically, these features take the form of extra ventilation holes and “hidden” air spaces around the perimeter of the pit.

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Fire Pit Accessories

Just as additional features can transform the user experience of a device or software, investing in top-notch fire pit accessories can elevate your outdoor entertainment to new heights. It is not all about warmth and ambiance.

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I do all the research, reviews and comparisons so you don't have to

When you come to Fire Pit Zone, you can expect well-researched and helpful information, buyers guides, reviews and  comparisons for fire pits of all styles and brands. Hi! I am Jason Hahn a fire pit enthusiast who loves to research the details and bring you easy to read summaries so you can fully understand the products and make smart buying decisions to save yourself time and money. 

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How I Compare & Choose

Expert knowledge to help you buy smart

I provide expert knowledge about fire pits and accessories including ratings and data about how they measures up in various categories. I explain what sets a product apart from its competitors, and suggest other comparable products based on price or use.  I also look at how the fire pits have been designed, and what type of situation they are targeted to – so you can make your decision based on what is right for you and your lifestyle.  

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Fire Pit

When you search “fire pits” on Google, you’ll find a stunning array of images of
different shapes, sizes, and styles right at the top— it is nearly impossible to refrain from
buying any of those charming, not-so-small items.

But choosing a fire pit is more than just scouring through Google or Amazon, keeping
an eye for the ones with high ratings and reviews. Although not exactly a wrong move,
weighing other factors will help you make the best choice and enjoy your outdoor living
space to the fullest.

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FAQ's About Fire Pits

Remove any grass or weeds from the area. You can choose to use dirt as the base of your firepit. You can also add a layer of sand and then a fireproof material. Gravel, Lava rocks, fire pit glass or silica, paving stones, or bricks are all safe options.
Using silica sand is highly advisable when placing the sand at the bottom of a fire pit for an additional layer of heat protection. Silica sand is also known as the most affordable type of sand available for purchase, making it optimal for those who enjoy plenty of fire year-round.

No. The intense heat generated by a wood burning fire could damage your fire pit. If you want to burn wood, look into getting a wood burning fire pit.

No. Gas fire pits cannot be used in any enclosed area. Under ANY circumstance!!

Usually, that annoying whistling sound is caused by the flex line. Make sure that it is routed where there are no major bends or kinks in the line. If you have determined that your flex line isn’t the issue, the next thing to look at would be the gas supply pressure. We recommend that you call in a professional to check the pressure and make necessary adjustments.

How long does a 20lb propane cylinder last with a fire pit.

How long it will last will depend on the btu/h of the burner. A full 20lb tank has approximately 430,000 btu/h worth of gas. A fire ring that is 18” or smaller is recommended with a 20lb tank.

NO. OF BTUS

LB USAGE PER HOUR

NO. OF HOURS

10000

0.5 lbs

40

20000

0.9 lbs

22

30000

1.4 lbs

15

  • Never place a fire pit directly on grass (place it on a level, non-combustible surface such as pavers or concrete).
  • Place the pit at least 10 feet away from any structure or combustible material.
  • Never leave the pit unattended while it’s alight.
  • Always keep a fire extinguisher or sand close by.
  • Choose the right size and fuel type for the intended area of use. For example, if you’re buying a fire pit for a balcony, choose a small model and possibly gas to prevent excessive flames/heat.
  • The best way to extinguish your fire pit is to use a metal lid (which you’ll need to buy separately). Otherwise you can use sand or dirt.  You can also use water, although it can create a lot of smoke and mess. Water and ash can also form a corrosive liquid that can damage steel fire pits.

When building a DIY fire pit, popular materials include fire pit stones like sandstone, limestone or granite for the outer structure and fire bricks made from refractory ceramic materials for lining the inner walls. Use heat-resistant mortar for stability and safety.

Yes, many fire pits offer cooking capabilities. Fire pit grills, for example, allow you to grill meats, seafood, vegetables, and more over an open flame. Some fire pits also have built-in cooking surfaces or attachments for grilling or rotisserie cooking.

The best type of fire pit for cooking is a wood-burning fire pit.

  • Use a steel lid or sand to extinguish a fire pit fire. Do not use water as the sudden drop in temperature can cause the bowl to crack. 
  • Yes it is possible, however I advise that you should place a heat resistant or clay tile and raise it on breeze blocks between your timber decking or non-heat resistant tiles and your fire pit.

 

  • While many fire pits come with bases or stands, these too give off residual heat that may damage sensitive materials such as timber patios or non-heat resistant tiles, however the taller the base the less heat will transfer. 

 

  • You can also place your fire pit in your backyard or outdoor area on a heat resistant surface such as gravel, crushed rock or sand.

 

  • Placing your fire pit on grass will burn your lawn, so don’t make that mistake!

 

  • Please consult your insurance company and local building regulations to ensure local laws are adhered to.  Here is a link to find out your State law.
  • First, decide where outdoors you’re going to place your fire pit.
  • Find the diameter of the fire pit you are considering.
  • Measure and cut out a piece of cardboard matching the diameter of the fire pit you’re considering i.e. 40 inch. (If you don’t have cardboard, rope or string can work).
  • Now, place the cut out where you imagine your fire pit going. Ensure there is at least a 5 feet radius from the edge of the fire pit to the seating area. Obviously the larger the fire, the further away people will need to sit to avoid overheating.
  • Double check that the area around the fire pit is clear of any flammable materials, trees or overhead structures.

It’s always good to support US manufacturing but if you are on a budget don’t worry so much about where it is made be concerned about the thickness of the steel. 

  • If it is a good quality fire pit typically made from steel that is at least 3mm thick it will outlive any cheap imports that are 1mm thick .  Of course it doesn’t matter how thick the steel or where it comes from if you don’t maintain your fire pit properly.  Also it depends on how much you use it and where it is stored.
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What Makes A Good Fire Pit?

If you’re on this page, it means you’re asking the right question, and will definitely get the right answers here to make an informed decision. 

 

Quality is indeed one of the crucial factors to bear in mind when shopping for a fire pit. After all, if you buy a good quality fire pit it will last longer and save you the expenses of replacement. So, what do you look out for to ensure you don’t end up with a fire pit that quickly buckles to heat, elements, or warps in a short time?

 

  • Material Used
  • Sturdy Construction
  • Safety Elements
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Materials Used:

Fire pits can be made from various materials such a steel, cast iron, copper or stone – all of which have their advantages and disadvantages.  The quality of a fire pit is as good as the material from which it’s made. The quality of a fire pit is as good as the material from which it’s made. 

 

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