Wood Burning Fire Pits
Fueling a backyard fire pit with wood
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Wood is the most traditional fuel for fire pits. Many homeowners opt to use wood as a fuel because of the experience and atmosphere it provides. Crackling wood and glowing embers remind many people of roasting marshmallows and telling stories with family and friends around a campfire.
However, a wood fire pit comes with some concerns. First, is the problem of smoke. Often it is hard to enjoy a wood-burning fire pit because you have smoke in your eyes. Second, is the problem of errant sparks and flying embers. For this reason a wood-burning fire pit is more of a fire hazard than natural, gas, propane or ethanol. But if all safety precautions are taken, a wood fire pit is fine.
Before installing a wood-burning fire pit call your city planning department. The regulations and codes are strict for wood-burning fire pits and you'll want to make sure you are adhering to all of them. Some areas may not allow wood-burning fire pits at all.
|Puts off a lot of heat||Flying embers and sparks|
|Don't need to run a gas line||Difficult to start and control|
|No monthly costs||Must monitor embers until done burning|
|Great for cooking and roasting marshmallows||Ashes will need to be removed frequently|