Fire Pit Safety Tips
9 December 2014

Fire Pit Safety Tips

Fire Pit Safety Tips
Fire safety at home should always be top priority. Enjoy your fire pit safely this fall with these smart safety tips from This Old House:

1. Find the right spot

Station your pit on a level stone, concrete, or brick surface that's at least 10 feet from your house, trees, and anything flammable. Unless the owner's manual says it's okay, don't put the pit on a grassy surface, wood deck, or enclosed porch. 

2. Use good fuel

Always burn dry, seasoned wood that was cut at least six months earlier. To keep sparks from flying, make sure logs are no longer than three-quarters of the pit's diameter.

3. Start the flames safely

Never use lighter fluid, gas, or kerosone to light a fire.

4. Have a douser handy

Keep a bucket of sand, a fire extinguisher, or a garden hose nearby in case things get too hot to handle.

Have questions? Contact ADS Customer Care at 1.800.782.8707.