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Fire Pits & Chimeneas

A fire pit is an open vessel that can be used to burn wood or charcoal for warmth, atmosphere and cooking. Available in a wide range of materials and sizes most sit up off the ground, contain the fire and allow for 360 degree viewing. Increasingly popular for casual outdoor get-togethers fire pits offer inviting warmth, style and usability. Whether you want to entertain family and friends, plan a romantic evening, cook a meal "open pit" style or roast marshmallows and tell campfire stories there is nothing more inviting than a crackling fire. So warm up your nights, promote good times and great memories and get the most out of your outdoor living and entertaining spaces with an outdoor fire pit. Fire Pit Use
  • When selecting a location for your fire pit there are a few things to consider. You want to find a firm, level, and immovable surface to set your fire pit on. Be sure that this location is away from any structure such as your home, deck, overhangs, tree limbs or anything else that could potentially catch fire. You should also keep it away from heat sensitive plants and trees and dry grass, bales of hay, open firewood, and other materials that could ignite.
  • There are several types of wood which work great in fire pits and a few that are detrimental to your health. Never use pressure treated wood. It emits toxic fumes when burned. A good rule of thumb for spotting pressure treated wood is that it has a greenish tint. Also old railroad ties or any wood treated with paint, stain, creosote etc should not be burned. Types of wood that work well in a fire pit are; scrap pine or spruce lumber, mesquite, red cedar, pinion pine, hickory and eco wood.
  • The size of the wood you use will vary depending on the size of your fire pit. We recommend using wood which fits within the unit and does not protrude out of the top. Be sure not to overload the fire pit with wood - you don't want the flames to get too high.
Fire Pit Safety
  • Fire pits are for outdoor use only!
  • Always have a fire extinguisher handy when burning.
  • Never leave your fire unattended.
  • Be aware of children and pets.
  • Do not touch the outside of your firepit while it is in use.
  • Do not burn on a wood surface or any surface which is flammable.
fire-pit-accessories After choosing the perfect fire pit or chimenea you will want some accessories to enhance your outdoor experience. From fire starters - to make it easier to start your fire and fireside tools to make it safer to control the fire to log holders to keep your wood dry and organized. The right accessories help you to build and maintain a warm and inviting fire. Fire-pits Extend the outdoor season with the natural warmth and beauty of fire. A wonderful addition for those cooler nights fire pits and chimeneas help to add a warm glow and create an ambient setting for your outdoor gatherings. Whether you want to entertain family and friends, plan a romantic evening, cook a meal "open pit" style or roast marshmallows and tell campfire stories there is nothing more inviting than a crackling fire. Chimeneas Chimeneas, derived from the Spanish word for chimney, are similar to fire pits, but look like small fireplaces with an opening in the front and a short "chimney" that directs the smoke up and away from you and your guests. Traditionally made of clay more durable versions are available in iron, copper and stainless steel. Intended for outdoor use only chimineas offer a great way to enjoy a contained fire on a cool evening, provide the same kind of ambience as an indoor fireplace and extend the usefulness of you outdoor living space.

Chimenea Use
  • Position your chiminea a safe distance from any combustible material, and remember the smoke will rise through the chimney, so be aware what is above it.
  • It is important to insulate the chimenea bowl so the fire is not directly against the surface. To do this you can add sand or pea stone to the bowl until it is about 4 inches below the lower lip of the mouth.
  • If your chimenea does not have a fire grate you can use two bricks placed on their side about 6 inches apart to keep the wood elevated
  • Make the first fire you set in your chiminea small in order to season the material. You can burn any type of wood normally burned in an indoor fireplace.
  • If you won't use your chiminea during the cold winter months, it's best to cover or store it.
Chimenea Safety
  • Despite their appearance, chimineas are for outdoor use only and should never be used indoors.
  • Make sure the adult operating the chiminea understands how it works and how to properly operate it.
  • Always have a fire extinguisher on hand when using your chiminea
  • Always have a fire extinguisher handy when burning.
  • Be aware of children and pets.
  • Do not touch the outside of your chimenea while it is in use.
  • Be aware of your surroundings!