michele rose fire pits design, September 11th , 2017. In describing the basic essentials for fire, many speak of the "fire tetrahedron." In other words, besides the original "fire triangle" of fuel, heat and oxygen, they add the fourth essential of chemical reaction. Fire pits use all four! It is necessary for us to understand the part each of these plays in producing fire so that we can put it to use in either lighting our fire pit and preventing or extinguishing unwanted fires. For example, to put out a grease fire on the stove, turn off the stove (removing the heat) and cover with a lid (removing the oxygen that feeds the fire). This will also benefit those contemplating buying a fire pit, helping them to decide which fire pits are best for them. So to get a better idea of what causes fire in your fire pit, let’s take a look at these four basic elements.
magaly basler fire pits design, September 09th , 2017. Permanent vs. Portable. Portable fire pits offer the most flexibility and versatility and come in a variety of shapes, sizes, materials and can meet almost any budget requirement. They can range from small portable campfires you can take with you on vacation to full size outdoor dinning fire tables. They can be fuelled by burning wood, natural gas, propane or gel. The main advantage they have over a permanent one is that you can reposition them whenever you need or want to. You can even take them with you if you move house. Camping fire pit - Not only can you set one of these up in the back yard anytime you fancy a campfire experience you can also pack it up and take it with you when you go camping for real. Collapsable legs and a carrying case make this very easy. Don’t forget to take the safety screen with you to contain flying sparks. Chimenea - These are perfect for use on patios or in small spaces. They have the advantage of a chimney that channels smoke up and away from guests. The more traditional type only open to one side, ideal for the edge of a patio. More modern designs can provide 360º heat, however purists would not call these chimeras.
magaly basler fire pits design, September 08th , 2017. Whether fire is our friend or foe depends a lot on the way we treat it and our having a basic knowledge of its causes. This understanding will help us see the practicality and benefits of having a Fire Pit. What Is Fire? Although men had been using fire for thousands of years, its true nature was not known until experiments by Antoine Lavoisier and others in the 1700’s showed that fire marks a chemical reaction involving oxygen. I am sure that if they had put outdoor fire pits to good use, they could have figured this out way earlier! Anyway, they proved that oxygen is actually added during the burning process, although others before that had thought that fire resulted from the release of an imaginary substance called phlogiston. Fire is defined as the heat and light that come from burning substances - essential of course for every fire pit.
magaly basler fire pits design, September 22nd , 2017. Does it need to provide heating? If your Fire Pit needs to provide heating then Gels many not be the best choice. Gels will often crackle and pop, but the heat they provide is not as significant as wood or gas. Do you need to be able to move the Fire Pit? Some Fire Pits are portable while others are a little more cumbersome. If you are looking for a portable Fire Pit to take camping or tailgating, a portable fire pit may be perfect. Additionally, if you like to be able to rearrange your outdoor space regularly a FirePit weighing a few hundred pounds may be a little cumbersome. Do you need to have a LP Gas, Natural Gas, Gel, or Wood FirePit? In regards to Gas, LP or Natural Gas are both options. Gel will snap, crackle and pop, but you need to purchase the Gels separately. Gels come in a canister, and we suggest carefully stirring each container (unless the box states otherwise) to ensure the mixture is evenly dispersed. NOTE: Some Gels may not fit other Gel units. With wood, well, wood is pretty easy as long as it is easy to procure. With any FirePit we suggest using a screen for safety. Would you like to be able to cook on your Fire Pit? If you would like to have your Fire Pit double as a grill , there are a number of available models for you to select from. Some look like a grill, and others are quite stylistic in shape.
karriven thomas fire pits design, September 19th , 2017. Fire Pit Styles and sizes: Table Top Fire Pits: The fire pit resides in the center and a table encircles the firepit. This style encourages everyone to gather around the fire, possibly cook dinner (based on the model) and enjoy the ambiance. The tables often have a tiled mosaic pattern, and the Fire Pit can be fueled by gas, gel or wood. Pagoda Style Fire Pits are generally taller and more elaborately designed. Many double as a grill. Chimenea’s are an increasingly popular portable outdoor fireplace. They were traditionally constructed from terra-cotta but can now be found in assorted finishes including steel, iron and copper. Chimenea’s were typically used to burn wood but an ever increasing number are equipped with gas. Do you have a material preference? FirePits come in a wide variety of materials - look at your outdoor space and determine which style suits your location. Evaluate your flooring and make sure it will be safe for your FirePit. If not, you may need to purchase a Fire Mat and ... we always suggest keeping a hose on hand. Fire Pits are made in many materials including copper, iron, steel, aluminum - natural stone, manufactured stone, and ceramic.
michele rose fire pits design, September 15th , 2017. When considering which pit to buy, there are some things that should stand out, when you plan to buy a fire pit the first consideration should be safely, a second consideration should be the simple and easy use of the pit, and third would probably be economical (gas or natural, wood or other). We will try and focus on the safety part, mainly with the idea of how to get something safe and secure to use at home, so here is your buy a fire pit safety basics. Fire pit safety is a part of the feast ceremony surrounding it. Cooking in a pit is one of the most original styles of cooking for human being. Naturally, people cook in fire pits just for the sake of enjoyment or a change. So, most people are not used to doing it regularly. As a result, without fire pit safety measures, accidents can happen. Here are some tips to prevent accidents from fire pits.
magaly basler fire pits design, September 17th , 2017. Wood vs. Gas burning Convenience - The advantage of gas is that you can have instant flames with no effort. There is no preparation required and best of all, nothing to clean up afterwards. Burning gas does not produce smoke so it is ideal for locations where this may be an issue. Unless you have gas lines to your fire pit you will have to change the gas tanks when empty but if you are burning wood then you will require a stockpile of logs. You will also have to build a fire before lighting it, keep it stoked, extinguish it and then finally clear out the ashes. More work perhaps, but for some people, the smell of burning wood, the sounds of a crackling fire and all the memories these evoke more than make up for it. Safety - Gas burning fire pits do not produce sparks or flying embers and have a flame which you can control. When you switch off a gas fire pit at the end of the evening you know the fire is completely extinguished. Wood burning fires require a bit more care and attention before retiring to bed with peace of mind. Many gas burning models come with glass or Pyrex shields. This safety feature not only helps protects those gathering around from the flames by creating a barrier it also reduces the effect the wind has on the flames. As for wood burning fire pits, use a safety screen to reduce sparks and embers and only use dry seasoned wood.
melisa elkins fire pits design, September 13th , 2017. FUEL: Given the right circumstances, most substances will burn or combine with oxygen in combustion, a chemical process that liberates heat. (Remember that fire is the heat and light resulting from combustion.) However, the temperature at which things will burn in fire pits, called the ignition point or kindling point, varies according to the substance. For example, the kindling point of film, nitrocellulose, is only 279 degrees Fahrenheit - not recommended for use in fire pits. For wool it is 401 degrees Fahrenheit - obviously making fire pits hard to light, and for newsprint 446 degrees Fahrenheit - perfect for fire pits. What Fuel should I use in my Fire Pit? Wood or charcoal can be used in most fire pits. Some fire pits run on gas, a great alternative. See Artistic Fire Pits for converting your fire pit to gas.
michele rose fire pits design, September 05th , 2017. Fire bowls - The term fire bowl covers a wide range of designs and can be made from many different fire resistant materials. They are not always necessarily round either, they come in many different shapes. Some are designed on a stand or have legs to raise them off the ground. Others can simply be embedded in the ground or a structure or placed atop a plinth or pedestal for maximum impact. Many models even come with a cooking grate so you can use them for grilling. Fire tables - These are tables and fire pits all in one. They combine the qualities of two of the most favoured social hubs of the home. The warmth of the fireside with its mesmerizing flames and the dining table around which families and friends gather to enjoy a meal, chat, laugh, gossip etc. Coffee table fire pits create a centre piece for the more relaxed seating/lounging areas of you outdoor space. The perfect hang out spot. Some fire dining tables can even come with cooking accessories for the ultimate entertainment experience. Outdoor grilling - Using a fire pit for cooking can be easily achieved by placing a grate over the top. However there are fire pits available that are designed to cater for more ambitious culinary requirements while still providing the best qualities of a fire pit for all to enjoy.
magaly basler fire pits design, September 07th , 2017. Maintenance - This depends on the material it is made from and the fuel it uses. Gas fire burners and valves must be cleaned regularly to avoid blockages by insect nests and dirt buildup. Although this is easy to do, its is advisable to get them inspected every so often by a professional. A well built wood burning fire pit should require very little maintenance over the years other than emptying it of ashes. If you are using it for cooking then additional cleaning may be required to remove build up of grease and residue. Some metal fire pits will require further maintenance to keep them rust free and looking their best. Using a weather resistant cover is a good idea to increase longevity. Aesthetics - Fire pits of any kind are an attractive addition to any back yard or patio. Gas fire places are great if you are leaning toward a more contemporary look. You can cover the burners with lava rocks, treated tumbled river rocks, fireplace logs or fire glass. Fire glass comes an amazing array of colours, it can provide the impact that takes your fire pit to a spectacular level. Ecological impact - Fire pits may be magical but there is not avoiding the fact that they are used more for pleasure than necessity. So if their ecological impact is important to you, choose natural gas and propane as they are clean burning. After all there is no doubt that wood smoke is a pollutant.
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