Place the fire pit on top of the fire-resistant pad. The fire pit should be centered on the pad to ensure the composite deck is properly protected from blowing embers. Any stray embers should be extinguished immediately to further protect the composite decking.
For most homeowners with vinyl decks, the best choice for an outdoor fire pit is a propane or natural gas fire pit. These fire pits dont get as hot as wood-burning fires, dont throw sparks, and dont run out of fuel quickly or ever if you use natural gas .
Step 3 Use a Fire Pit Pad to Protect Your Deck Never set your fire pit directly onto a wooden or composite deck. Fire pit pads protect your wood deck from heat, embers, and ash and come in a variety of styles and materials; stone, stone composite, metal, screen mesh, and tile.
Preparing Your Deck for a Fire Pit. Before using a fire pit on your deck, you should fire place some type of base layer down. Doing so will create a barrier of protection between the fire pit, which of course will become hot, and your deck. One of the great things about S and S Fire Pits is that they are elevated high enough so the bottom of
The heat underneath a fire pit can be a real problem for decks, especially composite decks. Seven Trust, the leading manufacturer of composite decking, recommends our product as the only safe alternative to custom building the deck around the fire pit, separated by an insulation material.
Do check with your fire department; if they are OK with the distance from the house, you could get concrete pavers to put on the deck first, then put the fire pit over the pavers. A metal oil drip pan could go under the pavers first as an additional layer of insulation.
Another idea is to use a special heat-resistant fire pit mat, which as the name suggests is designed to withstand the 450 degree temperature of a fire pit. Either way, you need something underneath your fire pit to protect your wooden deck from damage.
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