Speaking On Outdoor Fireplaces
Outdoor fireplaces are the hottest trend of outdoor accessories and there are solid reasons for their popularity. The outdoor fireplaces are not only attractive and serve as the yard’s focal point, but also they are pretty useful. While choosing a firepit, one should take into consideration several things such as style and safety.
Information on Outdoor Fireplaces
Outdoor fireplace types
The original chiminea is made out of clay. But nowadays they are made out of various metals as well, mostly cast iron.
Acopper fire pit is a fancy option for an outdoor fire pit. Copper has a very high melting point, making it very durable and long lasting. The pretty color of the metal also makes these very attractive fire pits.
There are several makers of portable outdoor fire pits. These are generally large metal (some are ceramic) bowls with legs and a mesh lid. Some have wheels on two legs for easy portability. Some also come with a grill grate that can be placed on top so that your fire pit will double as a barbeque! Still others can hold a rotisserie device for roasting meats
If you want the warmth and some of the ambiance of an outdoor fire pit, without the hassles of firewood, lighting the fire and cleaning up the ash, then maybe a gas fire pit is for you! They run off of either a liquid propane tank or a natural gas line.
The Sojoe is a portable fire pit which has a deep basin made of a very thick cold-rolled steel shell. Because it is so thick, these fire pits last a long time. They also look great and have various models with designs on the sides including choices of star & moon, wildlife, willow crane and Kokopelli.
Fire pits come in so many styles and sizes, there will be one to fit any size yard and decor. Some of them are free-standing or dug into the ground. Putting a a fire pit on a wood deck is not a good idea – you’d better put it out in the yard, preferably with paving stones around it.
Gas-burning outdoor fireplaces are like the indoor ones. They do not create smoke and are easy to turn on and off. And they do eliminate the worry about where sparks will fly, since there are none. The one drawback to a gas-burning outdoor fireplace is that gas lines must be brought to the location. This means you will have to dig up your landscaping.
Wood-burning outdoor fireplaces are for those who want an authentic look and feel – the crackling of the logs as they burn, the smell of the smoke. One idea for a wood-burning outdoor fireplace is to make one yourself by digging a pit and lining it with fireproof bricks.
Outdoor fireplace functions
An outdoor fireplace can just be a place to sit with friends and enjoy an after-dinner drink, or a place to sit and reflect on the past day. You can get one that comes equipped with a grill for cooking a meal, just like your regular BBQ. They come in all sizes, for what you want it to be.
Outdoor fireplaces are not allowed in all places. Before you invest, check your local codes. Find out if they are allowed, and if they are, find out if there are any limitations as to size, style, and fuel type. For instance, they may need to be located a certain distance from houses or from neighboring properties. They may also need to be installed on fireproof surfaces.
Outdoor fireplaces can be a benefit in any part of the country. Even in the warmer sections, the evenings can be cool, and a nice fire can make it possible to sit out later and maybe roast a marshmallow or two. In the colder climates, an outdoor fireplace can extend the use of your outdoor space by as much as a month. And maybe the best benefit of all is what a proper outdoor fireplace can do to the value of your property, not to mention the fact that it will make the property more visually appealing.