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7 Tips for Outdoor Fireplaces or Fire Pits

7 Tips for Outdoor Fireplaces or Fire Pits

Fall is the time the fire pits and outdoor fireplaces start to light up the yards across our area as the evenings begin to cool. Sitting around an outdoor fire sipping a favorite beverage, roasting s’mores and quietly conversing is a favorite fall pastime.

We thought sharing a few ways to keep your fire burning for outdoor fireplaces or your fire pits would be helpful for our treasured clients and readers.

1) New Fireplace or Fire Pit Installations Need Extra Care

New installs need a little bit of extra care in the beginning. Wait thirty days before the first fire. After thirty days, keep the fire small for the next fifteen days. That makes it a total of forty-five days before a normal sized fire should be built.

2) Keep Flames at a Safe Height

The flames height should be contained within the fireplace or as high as the fire pit capping. Back drafts or sudden gusts of wind are common and hard to predict. Sparks and embers might go somewhere you do not want. The smaller the flame, the less likely it is the fire will get out of hand.

3) Don’t Use Water to Extinguish the Fire

Unless it is an emergency, never use water to put out a fire. Instead, bank the fire by burying flaming logs and smoldering embers with ashes. This will not completely extinguish the fire but it will cause it to die out slowly.

4) Select Materials Suited to Stand Up to High Temperatures

Build your fireplace or fire pit with materials with a high heating rating. One of the biggest mistakes in fire pit construction is when it is built with concrete block, stones or boulders found around the yard. If not meant to heat up, these materials can crack, splinter or even explode.

5) Keep Fireplace or Fire Pit Clean

A little maintenance always helps. This is true for your fireplace or fire pit. Clean off any debris around the area. Use a clean cloth to keep the igniter and burner holes clear. Logs should be cleaned using a soft brush.

6) Inspect and Check for Gas Leaks

Always check for gas leaks. If you smell gas, turn off the gas supply. Contact your gas company for service. You should also have the igniters and burner serviced by a gas company a minimum of every two years.

7) Protect Your Fire Pit

Use the manufacturers cover or use one that allows moisture to escape. This will protect your fire pit from the elements and prolong its lifespan.

Okay, so there is a little work to keeping your flames burning but it’s well worth it!

DiSabatino Landscaping teamed up with Esposito Masonry creates beautiful custom-designed fireplaces and fire pits for residences in Delaware and the surrounding area. If you would like to find out what we can create for you, please get in touch

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Winter is the perfect time to use that fireplace or fire pit. Letting the warmth of a nice roaring fire bask over you as you sip a hot toddy or yuletide drink while inhaling the brisk winter air is invigorating, yet soothing!

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Here are a few tips to keeping your fire burning this fall and winter.

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Whether you are enjoying the warmth as you listen to the crackling of the fire, sipping on your favorite beverage or toasting marshmallows with the kids, there’s nothing like relaxing in the comfort of your own backyard.

The benefits of fire pits are many –they make the outdoors a year round gathering spot. The winter night sky is a beautiful thing and being able to gaze at the vibrant stars by the warmth of a roaring fire is perhaps the biggest benefit.

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In addition, these harsh conditions have the possibility to draw out even more moisture from the plant’s leaves, causing windburn, sunscald and even casualties. This mainly affects broad leaf evergreen shrubs such as rhododendrons, hollies, boxwoods, aucuba, camelia and certain laurels, especially newly transplanted and young trees.

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As family life has increasingly become a stressful time of rushing from one event to another, many are opting to make the most of their time spent together at home. Building an outdoor living spaces allows you to escape the stress of the day and enjoy nature without the distractions of television, phones and video games.

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