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Fire Pits 101

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Fire pits are a great way to enhance any home or social gathering, from parties with friends to late-night family campfires. The good news is that you can find a fire pit for almost every outdoor space and budget. But with so many options, it can be hard to know what to choose—that’s why Decent Guys is here to help you find the best fire pit for your needs.

Choosing your fire pit:

First, it is important to consider how you plan to use your fire pit. Do you want an elegant and stable structure for house parties or a portable contraption for family camping trips? Do you want the fire pit to provide warmth and ambiance, or will you primarily use it to roast hot dogs and marshmallows?

Once you decide on the purpose of your fire pit, you will want to consider the type of material that will best serve your family’s needs. Some of the most popular fire pit materials include:

• Copper fire pits—these are lightweight, but they require more frequent cleanings.

• Steel fire pits—this material is the most popular choice for fire pits, as it is both lightweight and durable.

• Cast iron fire pits—these are quite sturdy (a great safety feature for families with small children), but they are also quite difficult to transport.

• Stone fire pits—many customers prefer the elegance and easy maintenance of these fire pits (they don’t require frequent cleaning), although the heavy stone makes it difficult to move these fire pits once they are built.

After purchasing your fire pit, you must choose a location, and this can be just as important as selecting the fire pit itself. Wherever you place your fire pit, make sure that you keep 10-20 feet of space around it and ensure that there are no low-hanging trees overhead. After all, safety comes first!

Using your fire pit:

Once you set up your fire pit, you will need to be prepared with your fuel source. After all, you don’t want the night of the big party to come along before you realize that you can’t find the right materials! Many fire pits use the traditional wood-burning method and require you to start your own fire. Other fire pits use gas, and they can often connect to external propane tanks or the natural gas sources for your home. These gas pits are easier to start and control, but they can also be more expensive. Whichever fire pit you choose, make sure that you stock up on your wood or propane fire-starting source ahead of time!

Finally, it is important to clean your fire pit regularly. Leaving ashes inside the bottom of the fire pit will not only degrade the product’s materials, but also make the next fire more difficult to start. By cleaning the fire pit after each use, you can ensure that your new product is the centerpiece of family gatherings for years to come.

Decent Guys is available to haul and install your new fire pit! With over fifteen years of experience in lawn care and home maintenance, Decent Guys is proud to set a standard of excellence in Winston Salem. To get a free quote for our fire pit services, please contact us today!

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