How high should a pergola be above a fire pit?

For tree branches and other overhead structures, the general rule is 15-feet. However, most pergolas roofs are built only 8 or 9 feet of the ground. You’ll want to check the gas fire pit manufacturer’s suggested overhead clearance to be sure.

Can you put a roof over a firepit?

Wood burning fire pits should not be used under a covered patio. Wood produces thick, toxic smoke and if there’s not enough air flow, it can build up quickly and deplete the space of oxygen. … It’s best to use a wood burning fire pit in an open area with plenty of ventilation, away from combustible materials.

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