Best Fire Pit Spark Screen
Inch Firepit Spark Screen (IFPS)
The first thing you need to do is decide what type of fire pit you want. You can choose from several types:
1. A Small Fire Pit with a Wood Stove or Charcoal Grill:
A small fire pit with wood stove or charcoal grill will provide great warmth for your family during winter time. These are good if you don’t have much space at home and don’t want to spend money on a bigger fire pit. They are very easy to build and can be built easily with household items like plywood, metal sheeting, nails, screws etc.
2. A Large Fire Pit with a Gas Stove or Charcoal Grill:
If you have enough room and want to use a gas stove then these are ideal. If not, then you can still enjoy the warmth of fire even in wintertime. For example, if you live alone and don’t have any relatives nearby, then building one yourself would be perfect since it takes less than $100.00!
You just need to buy some materials like plywood, metal sheeting etc. to build it.
3. Large Fire Pits with a Natural Gas or LP Conversion Kit:
These are good to have if you want a lot of people around the fire pit since they can sit four of five on each side and basically just looks awesome! They start at about $800 and up to $2500. Most of these are custom made and can be built easily with plywood, metal sheeting, bolts, screws etc.
So now that you know the three types of fire pit, you need to think about the placement. You can either build it in your backyard or patio. If you plan on making a permanent build then you can buy a fire pit ring to keep the space open for the fire pit or if you have the time and money, you can remove some concrete and redo the patio.
If it is just a temporary fire pit that you want then just make sure you have enough space for it.
Next step is to get the materials. If you are going to build a fire pit by yourself then you will need:
Metal sheeting, bolts, screws, metal tubing or schedule 40 PVC pipe (for the frame), keystones, concrete mix, sand and a shovel. You want the metal to be about 1/8 inch thick and the screws should be no longer than 2 inches since they will be going into the ground. You can purchase these from your local home improvement store or get them online.
The next thing to do is organize all the materials before you start building so that the process goes a lot smoother. You should also have your site planned out so that you know how everything is going to go and what tools you will need.
Once you are ready, follow the steps below and enjoy your fire pit!
1. Draw a circle 18 inches in diameter.
2.Dig a hole 15 inches in diameter and 12 inches deep.
3.Put metal screws every 2-3 inches or until they are level with the ground.
4. Put sand and concrete to fill the bottom of the pit.
5. Let it dry before putting on the top layer.
You should wait at least 3 days before using the pit to make sure that it is completely dry. So now you have your fire pit! If you want to get the most out of it and have some fun then follow the tips below.
Have a Deep Tub of Warm Water and Liptons Ice Tea Mix On Hand:
If you or someone in your family really wants to enjoy the fire pit then have a deep tub of warm water with Lipton’s Ice Tea mix before anyone sits by it. It works for whatever aches and pains you might have from sitting on the ground. It is also a great way to keep cool on a hot summer night!
Have a Good Set Of Lounge Chairs:
Nothing beats sitting around the fire pit with a good lounge chair. I personally enjoy the ones that have an attached table and hold enough for the whole family. You can get these pretty cheap at discount stores since they are not in season right now.
Spread them out around the pit and you will be ready to go.
Sit Back, Relax and Enjoy The Fire:
The most important part of the tips. If you have taken the above steps then you will be ready to sit back and relax while the fire pit does all the work for you!
If you want to see some beautiful pictures of various fire pits then go to Fire Pit Ideas and Pictures. You can get ideas for your own backyard from others who have great backyard ideas.
Sources & references used in this article:
Free standing firepit having detachable pivoted grill by H Glass – US Patent App. 10/016,432, 2003 – Google Patents
Firepit by UJP Klemming – US Patent 6,851,423, 2005 – Google Patents
Portable outdoor fireplace and fire screen assembly thereof by J Grady – US Patent 5,836,298, 1998 – Google Patents
Convertible mobile fire pit and cooker assembly by LS Brown – US Patent 9,038,620, 2015 – Google Patents
Ultimate fire pit by L Baccarella – US Patent App. 14/931,835, 2016 – Google Patents
Portable fire pit system by G Miller – US Patent App. 13/351,679, 2012 – Google Patents
Smokeless fire pit by AH Drummond, JN Cedar, TM Connelly… – US Patent App. 15 …, 2018 – Google Patents