Are you interested in installing a fire pit or wood-burning stove on your deck or patio? The good news is that you can easily install a fire pit using the help of a contractor or professional. Of course, this means that you have to invest your own time and money, but it will be well worth the effort.
Generally, yes, you could install a wood-burning stove on a patio as long as you follow manufacturer guidelines. But your local fire laws and local construction codes will govern how you can build your Fire Pit. Make sure that you check the local building code and make sure that you are following the proper procedures before you begin with your project.
Another important step in the fire pit installation is that you have to choose a location that will work best for you. The most common place is on the front porch of a home. This allows for the ease of access and for the potential of attracting the attention of passing people. However, if you do not want the front of your house to be the only possible site for your pit, you may opt to place it on the back of a patio table or an outdoor table set.
Before you proceed with your design, it is important that you first figure out the amount of space you will need. You also have to determine whether you will be using the fire pit indoors or outdoors. If you decide to use it outdoors, you will want to consider where the fire is going to go and what type of wood you will use. In order to determine which wood you should use, it is best that you consult with a contractor who is familiar with the specific kind of wood that you want to use and to also discuss other considerations like the amount of heat that will be generated by your fire.
Many fire pits are available for purchase in various sizes and shapes. If you are a beginner, choosing a small portable pit may be more appropriate for you. Some manufacturers allow for easy installation, such as pouring a foundation and then fitting a fire pit box or cover. You can also find portable fire pits that come with their own fire boxes, which will allow you to simply set up your pit inside the patio or deck and then bring the cover out when not in use.
Some gas fire pits will provide you with a permanent flame, whereas others will allow you to simply place a candle in the middle of the flame to give off an artificial glow. Others come with their own fuel source, which will require you to provide your own wood and fuel. Most gas pits are very inexpensive and will only cost you a couple of hundred dollars. If you plan to use your pit outdoors, a small portable fire box is best because you will not have to worry about the size or location of your fire box or if you have to cut down your trees.
There are also outdoor fire pits available, but you will have to consider if you would prefer one that is permanent or portable. A permanent fire pit is a lot easier to clean up when the wind starts blowing, and if you live in a temperate climate it will provide you with a much more pleasant experience than a portable pit that has to be watched for the winter months. However, a permanent pit is also more expensive, especially if you want a traditional fireplace pit. It may also be difficult to find a company that has a high enough skill level and expertise to build a large, portable pit that will provide you with the type of experience that you need.
It is also a good idea to talk with someone about any electrical components you will need to keep your pit running when you decide to move around and use it outside. If your pet is permanent, you may need a ground-source electrical system to run the heaters, lights, and other accessories. If you are using a portable pit, you may choose to buy a portable firebox or cover that will allow you to bring your pet indoors without having to bring in an electrical line. There are even companies that will install your pit and cover for free.