You asked: Can you use a fire pit when it’s windy?

Don’t use your fire pit on unusually windy days, as the wind can make it hard to light the kindling and could blow sparks to surrounding brush or structures, potentially starting a fire. … If you have a portable fire pit, consider moving it to a location with a natural windbreak—before you light the fire.

What is too windy for a fire pit?

It is too windy to have a fire if the wind is strong enough to noticeably sway the trees and blow debris around. … Never use gasoline or other flammable fluids to light or relight wood burning fires!

How do I protect my fire pit from wind?

Hook bungee cords onto a large tarp and hook the cords on trees or architectural features in the yard, creating a wall between the fire pit and the wind. Have the tarp touch the ground so a draft is not at the tarp’s bottom.

Do I need a wind guard for my fire pit?

Windy weather is inevitable, but you don’t have to let it spoil your fire pit fun. That’s what flame guards are for. A flame guard is the one must-have accessory for outdoor fire pits and fire tables — and should be the first, if only, accessory you add to your fire feature.

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Can you just dig a hole for a fire pit?

For instance, if you just want a basic fire pit, dig about 6 to 8 inches down and call it good. You can go deeper if you want, but keep in mind that you don’t want the hole so deep you can’t enjoy watching the fire. … These roots can, and do, re-ignite and turn into fires.

Where should I put a fire pit in my yard?

Your fire pit should be at least 3 metres away from any structure or combustible surface. Your fire pit should be situated on a solid and level surface like stone or gravel. This way it reduces the risk of fire escaping beyond your fire pit.

How do I protect my deck from a fire pit?

Never set your fire pit on a bare wood deck. Instead, invest in a fire pit pad to protect the deck from gas, embers and ash. These come in materials like stone, metal and screen mesh and sit right underneath your fire pit with a bit of extension all the way around in order to protect the deck from the fire.

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