Outdoor Fire

Outdoor Fire

Next Up Fire Pit Safety Brush up on basic fire pit safety before you build your next fire. Discover what steps you should take to keep your family safe. Outdoor Fire Pit Designs Learn about your design options for an outdoor fire pit. Outdoor Fire Pit Accessories Finesse your fire pit by adding key accessories. Some are stylish; others are safety-minded. All enhance your burning experience. 9 Fire-Safety Tips Think you’re ready? Take every precaution by consulting our checklist. Fire Pit Tongs and Pokers Keep your fires burning strong with the proper tools. Discover tips for choosing well-made, safe fire pit tongs and pokers Copper Fire Pits Learn about copper fire pits and explore the possibilities for these stylish outdoor features. Fire Pit Inserts: Options and Ideas Explore options and ideas for an insert for your backyard fire pit. Fire Pit Designs and Plans Thinking about adding a fire pit to your yard? Discover great design ideas to make your fire pit a favorite gathering spot. Fire Pit Covers, Screens and Grates Make the most of your fire pit with the right accessories that protect your investment and family. In Ground Fire Pits Create a fire pit where flames seem to burst from the earth. Discover design ideas and tips for success with in ground fire pits.
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Fire Pit Safety Brush up on basic fire pit safety before you build your next fire. Discover what steps you should take to keep your family safe. Outdoor Fire Pit Designs Learn about your design options for an outdoor fire pit. Outdoor Fire Pit Accessories Finesse your fire pit by adding key accessories. Some are stylish; others are safety-minded. All enhance your burning experience. 9 Fire-Safety Tips Think you’re ready? Take every precaution by consulting our checklist. Fire Pit Tongs and Pokers Keep your fires burning strong with the proper tools. Discover tips for choosing well-made, safe fire pit tongs and pokers Copper Fire Pits Learn about copper fire pits and explore the possibilities for these stylish outdoor features. Fire Pit Inserts: Options and Ideas Explore options and ideas for an insert for your backyard fire pit. Fire Pit Designs and Plans Thinking about adding a fire pit to your yard? Discover great design ideas to make your fire pit a favorite gathering spot. Fire Pit Covers, Screens and Grates Make the most of your fire pit with the right accessories that protect your investment and family. In Ground Fire Pits Create a fire pit where flames seem to burst from the earth. Discover design ideas and tips for success with in ground fire pits.
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Stay Comfortable Year-Round With Fire Pits and Patio Heaters From Lowe’s There’s something magical about sitting around a fire. Do it safely and stylishly with outdoor heating and accessories from Lowe’s. We have a wide selection of fire pits and accessories, outdoor fireplaces, gas patio heaters and chimineas to add ambiance to your outdoor space. Bring a spark to your evening with outdoor propane fireplaces, an electric fire pit, outdoor fireplace kits and fire starters. Want to bring the party to the patio? Choose from natural gas patio heaters, gas patio fire pits and propane patio fire pits. Want to forfeit the flames? Explore our electric patio heaters, and enjoy a different kind of heat.
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There’s something magical about sitting around a fire. Do it safely and stylishly with outdoor heating and accessories from Lowe’s. We have a wide selection of fire pits and accessories, outdoor fireplaces, gas patio heaters and chimineas to add ambiance to your outdoor space. Bring a spark to your evening with outdoor propane fireplaces, an electric fire pit, outdoor fireplace kits and fire starters. Want to bring the party to the patio? Choose from natural gas patio heaters, gas patio fire pits and propane patio fire pits. Want to forfeit the flames? Explore our electric patio heaters, and enjoy a different kind of heat.
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First things first, your fire pit should be at least 10 feet away from any structure or combustible surface. Before lighting an outdoor fire, check the weather forecast. Avoid windy conditions that can blow embers. Also stay up to date on any burn bans or burn ordinances that might be in effect at different times during the year. Doing some house cleaning, like picking up leaves and other combustible materials, around the pit is important to ensure the fire doesn’t accidentally spread. Always have a container of water nearby and a garden hose on standby before starting the fire.
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This fire bowl is the perfect size for a patio. The top prevents rain from getting into the fire pan, and its open sides allow you to add wood easily. Plus, you can get a stick close to the fire for roasting marshmallows. During the summer, these fire pits make great planters.
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To get a fire started, put a crumpled piece of paper or a store-bought fire starter in the pit, and cover one or both with small sticks — the smaller, the better. As the fire begins to burn, add larger and larger sticks until you’re finally able to add a log or two. But whatever you do, don’t try to start a fire with gasoline. It’s way too dangerous.
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There’s no getting around the fact that wood smoke is a pollutant and that outdoor fire pits and fireplaces are completely unnecessary. In fact, in some cities, both indoor fireplaces and outdoor fire features of any kind are illegal. This isn’t just because of the potential for fires, but because of the pollution they produce. That said, the decision to burn or not to burn becomes, for many people, a personal rather than legal one. Regardless of how you feel about the subject, we can all agree that fires are far more decorative than functional.
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When it comes time to actually start a fire, there are a few things to keep in mind, the most important of which is to keep your fire small. There’s no need for a blazing bonfire, and the bigger the fire, the greater the potential for disaster.
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The best way to extinguish a fire is to take the ashes, spread them over a larger surface area and let them cool down for a little bit. Then take your small container of water and gently pour it over the ashes, but monitor it. Don’t just throw some water on it and go to bed because it can flare up in the night. If you have a fire that escapes your fire pit and moves into a nearby pile of kindling or a combustible surface, immediately call 911.
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According to the American Society of Landscape Architects, fire pits, or outdoor fireplaces, are the No. 1 requested design feature today. Why not? They add ambiance to a cool evening, and it’s nice to just sit and stare at a burning fire. Plus, you can have one for a lot less than you might think.

This fire pit also has a drain. It’s designed so that the fire actually sits below the level of the stone patio, and the sight of flames shooting up from below is very cool. During the summer, the pit is a great place for a large potted plant.
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Fireplaces are a different matter. They can get rather pricey, especially for custom models, but modular kits are available as well for less than a third of the cost. And there’s no getting around the fact that they add a special touch to outdoor living, with or without a fire burning in them.
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This private backyard patio renovation includes gray stone and boulders throughout, including the cozy fire pit area. An outdoor dining table with a neutral umbrella provides a lovely place for enjoying afternoon lunch, while long wood steps lead to a deck area that overlooks the surrounding tree-lined property.
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Good firewood includes pinion wood, alder, cedar, oak, hickory, mesquite, pecan and even fruit woods, such as apple and cherry. Don’t burn pressure-treated wood in a chiminea or any other fire pit or fireplace because it may contain harmful toxins.
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Fire pits can be very simple and inexpensive to install. This one, from start to finish, took two people just a couple of hours to complete, and the cost of materials was less than $100.
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Take a dip in the hot tub, then cozy up by the fire pit for a view of the magnificent waterfront sunset. This British Virgin Islands home’s patio offers ample space and seating, making it an ideal setting for entertaining guests.
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This patio was made for entertaining. On those cooler evenings, four geometric wooden armchairs circle a stone fire pit, while warmer evenings allow for a dip in the glowing infinity pool.
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Chimineas arrived on the scene back in the 1980s, and they remain as popular as ever. They don’t give off much heat, but the smell of burning wood adds a certain something to outdoor living.
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Although they provide heat on a cold winter night, there are alternative sources for outdoor heating. The most popular are gas-powered heaters, which burn propane or butane. They look nice, and they heat a fairly large area, although if it’s windy outside, the heat seems to blow away in the wind.

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