Categories for Outdoor Fire Pits

The Cost of Operating a Gas Fire Pit

October 15, 2020 10:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A gas fire pit is a beautiful, fun backyard feature that makes it possible to enjoy your outdoor space all year round. Naturally, most customers want to know how much it costs to operate a gas fire pit in Seattle, WA before they take the plunge. There’s no universal answer for how much your gas fireplace will cost you to operate, since it varies with size, usage level and your utility costs. However, the good news is that gas fire pits tend to be relatively inexpensive, even if you use them pretty frequently. Read on to see what factors into your operation costs: Size of the fire pit: The more gas your fire pit uses, the more it will cost to operate—although it may be a fairly negligible amount. When you’re shopping for a gas fire pit, consider how you plan to use it. Will you be hosting large parties for your home or business, or do you want a small residential fire pit so the kids can roast marshmallows on occasion? Choose a size that makes sense for your needs, keeping in mind that as your family or business grows, you might wish you had sprung for a bigger... View Article

How to Put Out a Wood-Burning Fire Pit

October 1, 2020 10:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Fire pits are great for spending quality time with family, entertaining guests or relaxing on your own, but it’s important to take some precautions to make sure your fire pit is used safely. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t know much about proper fire pit care or use, and this can lead to some serious safety risks. With this in mind, keep reading to learn more about fire pit safety in Seattle, WA. Putting out a fire in a fire pit in Seattle, WA might seem straightforward enough, but there are actually a lot of things you need to consider when it comes to extinguishing a fire pit. There are four different ways to extinguish a fire, and each has unique advantages and considerations to take into account. Here are the different ways to put out a fire pit fire: Let the fire die out: One of the most common ways to put out a fire pit is to simply let the fire extinguish on its own. If you stop adding logs to the fire pit, it will naturally die out on its own, as long as it doesn’t reach any other fuel sources nearby. Because there is still a... View Article

Yes—You Can Cook on Your Fire Pit!

September 2, 2020 6:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Many Seattle, WA homeowners ask us, “Can you cook on your fire pit?” Of course you can! With a little extra equipment, fire pit cooking can replace your barbecue set up anytime. You can set up a grill, rotisseries or any other gear that helps you create the food you desire. Here are five advantages to fire pit cooking that will inspire you to find the needed tools now: More fuel choices: Most barbecue grills cannot accommodate a wood fire. That is not an issue with a fire pit. You can use wood or charcoal to fuel your cooking fire, and some propane fire pits can also offer cooking heat. Many customers use specific wood fuel to transfer flavors to meat or enhance cooking fragrances. The social atmosphere: You can huddle around a grill for conversation as cooking occurs, but it does not offer the same atmosphere as an outdoor fire. Fire pits also allow more space for people to hang out as their food cooks, which enhances the sociability factor. While we may be sheltering in place now and staying safe, that will not be the situation forever. Consider this the year you remodel your outdoor spaces for more... View Article

Are There Any Burn Bans in Effect?

April 29, 2020 11:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

You might not expect fire pits and coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) to be mentioned in the same sentence in Seattle, WA, but there’s a good reason to exercise caution when using your fire pit during the coronavirus pandemic. Fire pits and COVID-19 If you have a wood-burning fire pit in your Seattle backyard, you might not be able to use it during certain times of the year. That’s because anytime you burn wood or other substances, you risk releasing smoke and other types of pollution into the air. In normal years, burn bans go into effect when the air quality is too low or the risk of wildfires becomes too high, usually due to high temperatures, dry air and a lack of rainfall. Today, the state of Washington is asking its residents to use caution when using outdoor fire pits, as well as wood-burning stoves and fireplaces indoors. Why? COVID-19 is a highly contagious virus—which is why we’re currently sheltering in place to reduce strain on the healthcare system—but more importantly in this case, it causes severe respiratory distress to those afflicted. That’s why the state of Washington is asking us to consider the potential impact that wood burning... View Article

Five Reasons Why Backyard Fire Pits Are So Popular

April 15, 2020 11:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Now more than ever, people are spending a lot more time in their homes and backyards, which means it’s the perfect time to make your backyard into your personal haven. Fire pits have always been popular, thanks to the time-honored tradition of gathering around bonfires for recreation (and warmth). Whether you want to roast marshmallows or spend a relaxing evening under the stars, fire pits in the backyard in Seattle, WA are a great addition to any home. Today, backyard fire pits can be traditional wood-burning varieties, but many homeowners love the modern gas-burning type. They’re cleaner, turn on and off with the flip of a switch and look just as beautiful as wood-burning pits. Whichever type you choose, they’re a great way to improve your outdoor space—here’s why: Add value and ambience to your home: First and foremost, fire pits are beautiful—there’s really nothing quite like a crackling fire to make your backyard seem even cozier, no matter the season. They can also add value to your home. Buyers are attracted to functional and fun amenities, so a backyard fire pit can put your house over the top. Use your backyard longer: When you have a fire pit, you... View Article