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Select the Perfect FirePit
  We sell a large variety of Fire Pits through eBay and our online store. While researching and selecting vendors we learned a thing or two about these products. We hope this page will help disseminate some of what we learned to help you find the perfect Fire Pit.

When looking for a Fire Pit, one of the most important considerations is your space - and not just size and location. Do you have a physically large space or a small one? Are you considering a Fire Pit for ambiance, warmth, or for a multi-purpose solution - like a fire and a grill or a fire table? Do you want a personal Fire Pit for indoor use? Do you like metal, ceramic, stone, or glass? Do you want a portable unit? What type of fuel do you want to use?

First evaluate the location itself and determine what size (diameter) best fits your location, fuel type, requirements, and seasonal usage. Some important considerations are listed below.

How large of an area can your Fire Pit occupy?
When sizing your Fire Pit, look at the dimensions of the Fire Pit and your physical space. Fire Pits should include size measurements and weight. The primary measurement used by most manufacturers is the width - so look at your space and see if the width of the unit will accommodate your selected location. If you have trouble visualizing space, get a piece of newspaper, measure a circle or square based on the diameter of the unit you are considering, cut it out and place the newspaper in your location. Once you've figured out the width, then evaluate the height. Fire Pits have a wide array of heights - ranging form short portable units to Pagodas. Look at your space and determine if the height is appropriate. Additionally, don't forget to look at the base - FirePits have a variety of base designs and you should make sure you like the base too! What are some of the Fire Pit Shapes?

Fire Pits come in a wide range of styles and sizes.
* One convenient model is a Table Top Fire Pit - the fire pit resides in the center and a table encircles the firepit. This style encourages everyone to gather around the fire, possibly cook dinner (based on the model) and enjoy the ambiance. The tables often have a tiled mosaic pattern, and the Fire Pit can be fueled by gas, gel or wood - look at the model to determine the fuel source.

* Another popular style stand alone unit is a Pagoda Style Fire Pit. These are aesthetically stylistic and may even double as a grill.

* Chimenea's are an increasingly popular portable outdoor fireplace. They were traditionally constructed from terra-cotta but can now be found in assorted finishes including steel, iron and copper. Chimenea's were typically used to burn wood but an ever increasing number are equipped with gas. Do you have a material preference - do you want Metal or Stone?

FirePits come in a wide variety of materials - look at your outdoor space and determine which style fits best. Evaluate your flooring and make sure it will be safe for your FirePit. If not, you may need to purchase a Fire Mat and ... we always suggest keeping a hose on hand. Fire Pits come in metals including copper, iron, steel, aluminum - natural stone, manufactured stone, and ceramic.

Does it need to provide heating?
If your Fire Pit needs to provide heating then you may want to not consider a Gel. Gels will often crackle and pop, but the heat they provide is not as significant as wood or gas. Gels do provide some heat, but it is less significant than wood or gas.

Do you need to be able to move the Fire Pit?
Some Fire Pits are portable fire pits , and others are quite tricky to move. If you are looking for a portable Fire Pit to take camping or tail gating, a portable fire pit may be the perfect fit for you. Additionally, if you like to be able to rearrange your outdoor space regularly a FirePit weighing a few hundred pounds or a Natural Gas powered firepit may be a little cumbersome.

Do you need to have LP Gas, Natural Gas, Gel, or Wood?
If you have Natural Gas already, this may be the best bet for you. LP is also easy. Gel will snap, crackle and pop, but you need to purchase the Gels separately. Gels come in a canister, and we suggest carefully stirring each container (unless the box states otherwise) to ensure the mixture is evenly dispersed. NOTE: Some Gels may not fit other Gel units. With wood, well, wood is pretty easy as long as it is easy to procure. With any FirePit we suggest using a screen for safety.

Would you like to be able to cook on your Fire Pit?
If you would like to have your Fire Pit double as a grill , there are a number of available models for you to select from. Some look like a grill, and others are quite stylistic in shape.

Price: Prices can range from just over $100.00 to over $3,000.00 for more of a Customized Fire Pit . For the upper end Fire Pit, they are usually made on a case by case basis - so be sure to understand there is a waiting period of usually at least 40 days from order to delivery.

Safety and Other Concerns

* Place your unit on stable ground.
* Keep a hose or fire extinguisher nearby in case of an emergency.
* Be aware of your local fire ordinances - some local governments will not allow a Fire Pit in certain locations. Others have specific installation requirements and it is your responsibility to ensure your unit meets these specifications. * Use your screen - screens are imperative.
* Look at your flooring - if you have wood - or wood nearby - be careful. Add a fire mat to your purchase.
* For Chimeneas and other units: Spark screens and a fireproof mat are imperative if the unit is placed on a wooden deck or patio. Chimeneas must be "cured" before use to insure longevity and safe burning.
* Children - keep them away - the Fire Pits are hot, and a burned child will ruin the day. * This includes some of the most common safety concerns - this list is by no means complete, and we are not responsible for any accidents.
 
FirePit Safety Concerns:

  1. First and Foremost: Never leave a fire unattended – not even for a second. Always leave an adult by the fire to make sure it is safe, and be attentive while the fire is active. Ensure there are no stray sparks and that the fire is safe. Keep a fire mat around the fire pit, and keep a fire extinguisher or hose nearby in case of an emergency. Don’t forget, a single spark can turn into a fire. I’m sure you remember that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
  2. Keep the deck clear of clutter. Fire pits will spark, and a spark can easily hide. If you keep the area around the fire pit free of clutter, you will be much safer.
  3. Maintain a good distance from the bottom of the fire pit to the floor of the deck. This will help minimize missing a stray ember.
  4. Purchase a fire extinguisher and fire mat. Keep the fire extinguisher nearby in case of emergency. Don’t forget – fire extinguishers will expire, and you need to make sure that yours works!!
  5. Do not get too close to the fire. Clothing can catch on fire – especially polyester materials. Keep children away from the fire and be cognizant of their proximity to your fire pit.
  6. Do not place your fire pit under a roof. It is for outdoor use, and will be unsafe if used under a roof or inside a closed location.
  7. Once you are finished with the fire pit, make sure the fire is completely out. A single ember can relight and this can be a very dangerous scenario. Fire pits are wonderful and will offer years of enjoyment. Just be safe.