When shopping for fire pit spark screens, the best options are going to be constructed from stainless steel. Steel is stronger and conducts heat slower than many other metals. It is also rust-proof, lending itself well for outdoor applications. Beware, as many fire pit spark screens are constructed out of coated steel.
Can you make a fire pit screen?
A spark screen should always be used with an open fire pit to both prevent sparks from burning those sitting around the fire and to prevent escaping sparks from starting unintentional fires. A custom fire screen can be made to fit any fire pit with a few basic supplies from the hardware store.
How do you keep a fire pit safe?
Backyard Fire Pit Safety Tips
- Check wind direction before lighting a fire.
- Don’t use flammable fluids (gasoline, lighter fluid, etc.) to light or relight fires.
- Don’t wear flammable clothing (like nylon) or any loose-fitting clothing.
- Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the fire.
What does a spark screen do?
Spark Arresters Categories
Most MSE spark arresters use a screen to trap the exhaust particles. The GP spark arresters are designed for use on engines in a single position, such as tractors, motorcycles, or railroad locomotives. There are a variety of spark arrester designs for general-purpose engines.