What should I consider in a fire pit?

What should you not put in a fire pit?

Avoid burning these dangerous items in your fire pit:

  • Treated wood. Lumber that’s designed for outdoor construction is often pressure treated or chemically preserved to prevent rotting in wet conditions. …
  • Trash. …
  • Paper and cardboard. …
  • Poison ivy, poison oak, and/or poison sumac. …
  • Lighter fluid or gasoline. …
  • Other items to avoid.

What are the rules for a fire pit?

NSW residents do not need approval for a backyard fire pit or barbeque. While fire pits are not specifically listed in the Protection of the Environment Operations (Clean Air) Regulation, they are allowed as ‘similar outdoor activities’.

Do you have to dig a hole for a fire pit?

Fire-pit depth really depends on what you want and how into your project you’re going to get. 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.

How do I get more heat from my fire pit?

You can get more heat from your fire pit by increasing the flame height, adding a lot of lava rocks to your fire pit, and enclosing the area surrounded by your fire pit.

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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.

Can you burn wood in your backyard?

Burn only firewood



Never burn household garbage, painted or stained wood, plastics, or chemically treated paper in your backyard fire. Not only is this practice illegal, it is also hazardous and dangerous to you, your family and to your neighbors.

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