Do’s and Don’ts of Fire Pits

Fire Pit Addition

Warm nights around the fire pit with friends and family are a must. Fire pits are a great addition to any backyard, if you’re looking to make your own fire pit, or buy a pre-made one there are a few things you should keep in mind. You should check your municipal fire pit rules, there are some towns and cities that don’t allow open fires within their limits, if a fire pit is fine with your local government, follow this list of do’s and don’ts.


Shop Around

There are many options available when choosing a fire pit. Shop around for the right type and price that best fits what you’re looking for. Purchasing fire extinguishing agents and a spark screen for safety purposes is also a good idea.

Know What You’re Using it For

If you’re looking for more of a portable fire pit that you can use in several places, such as the backyard, on family camping trips, and / or at the beach make sure you get one that can easily be transported. If you only plan on using it in the yard for roasting marshmallows and sitting around

Check Your local Fire Codes

Different municipalities are going to have different restrictions on how you can use a fire pit near your home. You can call your local fire station to find out if your town has any restrictions and avoid any fines.


Go Overboard in a Small Yard

It’s very important you have enough room in your yard to easily maneuver around the fire pit comfortable for you and a handful of guests. You should have 10-20 feet of space around your new fire pit, make sure your area doesn’t get too crowded. Avoid any contact with trees and debris.

Put Safety on the Back Burner

Fire can be dangerous if not handled properly. Fire pits should be handled with care to avoid any potential safety issues. If you don’t feel comfortable installing a fire pit by yourself, don’t hesitate to call a professional handyman.


We hope you’ve found these tips helpful when setting up your new backyard fire pit. If you’re doing more yard maintenance or home improvements and need to rent a dumpster for the mess, be sure to call us at Dumpster Rental Inc! 


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