by Alex Fortran
Consider a Stone Fire Pit An Added Investment
Having a stone fire pit may be considered as a great investment and a great addition to your own backyard. To others, the fire pit has been a gathering place for families, friends and even guests as you build a fire to roast your marshmallows, cook your family or guests a meal, or just gaze and enjoy the sound of the flickering flames during a cold and chilly night. Countless stories have been told about how a relationship was mended, or a business transaction sealed because of some pleasant conversations transpired at the stone fire pit.
Choosing The Best Spot For Your Stone Fire Pit
The classy design of a stone fire pit is a far cry from the typical fire pit which when left during day is considered an eyesore. What’s more, when building and designing it, you get to choose whatever stone, the layout or the color you desire. Some stone fire pits use modern colors which matches the color patterns of their houses. Thus, if your house is made of brick, consider building a stone fire pit made of bricks, as long as the type and color of the stone will complement the house. For some, they would want to incorporate traditional and old style pits. Whatever is your liking, the stone fire pit will definitely bring an added value to your garden and to your backyard as well.
The Ideal Place For Your Stone Fire Pit
There are three things you need to consider when setting up your stone fire pit:
• Safety Measures
• Elbow Room
• Cooking Convenience
Perhaps the first and important factor to consider when building a stone fire pit is its safety feature. The location should be at least twenty feet away from anything combustible. A good example is that the pit should not be near a tree with low-lying branches. You don’t want the flames to catch some dried leaves from your tree which could eventually become a fire hazard. If in doubt, try checking the fire codes of your town.
Try to visualize your family or loved ones who will gather at your envisioned stone fire pit. The pit should be ideally set-up in a location of your backyard where people can comfortably flock in together and enjoy the warmth of the fire. Whether the shape of the pit is square, rectangular or oval, just remember that people will be pulled into this stone fire pit and enjoy the fire it brings. They will either be roasting their hotdogs or marshmallows on the sticks, or just enjoying the warmth of the fire during a cold chilly night. Having said that, make sure the size of your fire stone pit is designed in such a way that there will be enough elbow room for a sizeable crow.
Ideally, a rounded stone fire pit is 5 feet in diameter (exterior) and the inner part is 4 feet, but the dimension is just a typical fire pit. The size of the fire pit should somehow complement the size of your backyard and not to make it too imposing if you have a small backyard to begin with.
Chestnuts, marshmallows, hotdogs, fish, steaks. These are just sample of foods that are being tossed to the stone fire pit. Make sure your fire pit is ready to accommodate them. It will be swell if your fire pit has a fire grate which is conveniently set-up for this purpose. The fire grate can cook all these foods without being messed up by the ashes. Match this with a 5-piece barbecue set ( fork, tong, turner, knife and brush) and you’re good to go!
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About the Author
Alex Fortran has been into blog marketing and has created a dozen blogs and submitted a number of articles including this stone fire pit article.