Fire Pit Liner: What Is It?
The Fire Ring with Grill or Fire Pit Liner: What Is It?
A fire pit liner is a metal sheet used to protect your fire pit from rusting and corrosion. There are two types of liners available; galvanized steel and non-galvanized steel. Galvanized steel is a high quality material that will not corrode, but it does require regular maintenance. Non-galvanized steel is cheap and easy to work with, but it will eventually fail if not cared for properly.
There are many advantages to using a fire pit liner over no liner at all. The most obvious advantage is that a fire pit liner protects your firepit from rusting and corrosion.
If you have ever had a piece of wood burn down, then you know how quickly rust takes hold. A fire pit liner prevents this problem altogether! Another benefit is that a fire pit liner keeps the heat inside your firepit. When you use a charcoal grill, the heat escapes out into the outdoor air and causes unwanted odors and smells. You don’t want those unpleasant fumes to affect your enjoyment of your favorite campfire! A fire pit liner will help contain those smells to keep your evening around the campfire comfortable and pleasant. Fire pit liners also protect you from getting burns, especially if you have little ones. A child can easily reach into a firepit and get burned by the hot metal. A fire pit liner creates a barrier between your hand and the hot metal so you don’t get burned.
The only disadvantage of using a fire pit liner is that they are not biodegradable.
Sources & references used in this article:
A cross-dated fire history from coast redwood near Redwood National Park, California by PM Brown, TW Swetnam – Canadian Journal of Forest …, 1994 – NRC Research Press
Method and apparatus for removing fire rings from rotary kilns by WR Cliffe – US Patent 2,301,855, 1942 – Google Patents
Head gasket having a staked fire rings and method of making same by TJ Justus, CH Chen – US Patent 5,106,107, 1992 – Google Patents