Buying A Concrete Fire Pit?
Outdoor fireplaces are a practical and classy addition to any deck, backyard, or patio. A fire pit can be the focal point of entertaining, create a soothing place to rest and provide extra warmth during the cold seasons. A well-made fire pit can be a worthy investment so here are five things you have to know when you are choosing a new concrete fire pit. Buying a new concrete firepit – it’s a good idea.
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Shape & Size
A rectangular fire table is a wonderful central showpiece for your guests to gather around and have meaningful conversations. It can be a place to set your glasses of wine while talking to one another. If you are looking for a smaller option, a square fire pit might be better for you.
A round concrete fire pit will require less space and it can function either as an accent or a central focal point. It can also serve as a unique outdoor decoration, placed beside a pool or raised on a pedestal.
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Handling & Delivery
It is recommended that you choose a concrete firepit that is engineered with proper weight distribution. This way, you can place it on your deck or move it around your patio via a two-man lift. You can change up your outdoor layout with ease. Don’t forget about this when you are buying a new concrete firepit.
Consider how your new concrete firepit will be delivered and installed. Will it be shipped securely? You may need help with set-up if the desired location is hard to access. If you are purchasing a gas or propane fire pit, you may require the services of a gas fitter to safely connect the appliance.
Fire Pit Fuel
Today, some concrete fire pits can be lighted with fuel sources like propane and natural gas. This means you can light your fire pit just by turning a knob and clicking the lighter, and even manage the flame height while using it. You can simply turn it off when you are finished, instead of waiting for coals to burn out. Look for a gas or propane fire pit with a high BTU output for maximum warmth.
It is important to note that decorative concrete fire pits are not suitable for directly burning wood inside. If you are looking for a Wood-Burning fire pit, make sure you select one with a smokeless, wood-burning insert that can be easily cleaned. Always check your local regulations for rules on burning wood, as many places have summertime bans on this practice, and a gas fire pit may be more suitable.
Whether for safety or aesthetics, there are many concrete fire pit accessories you might consider buying. These include:
- Glass Wind Guard
- Propane Tank Storage
- Firepit Cover
- Tabletop Lid
- Decorative Fire Toppings
Concrete fire pits are very popular these days but not all concrete is made the same. Make sure to ask about the durability of the concrete being used. Find out how the material is engineered so that it prevents cracking and learn about what you have to do to maintain your concrete fire pit. Sometimes, all you need is a fire pit cover. Finally, ask about how the concrete fire pit will age.
Here at DreamCast, we know it is the small things that make the biggest difference. We create quality products for our customers and promise to always provide the right support for you. We offer a wide range of stunning firepits for your home. After knowing more about choosing a new firepit, you can consider getting one today and start enjoying the benefits of having a firepit. Feel free to contact us for more information.
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If you have any questions about fire pits, need a quote for a custom project, or just want some help planning your firepit layout, give us a call today.