What is the difference between gas fire pits and wood-burning fire pits?
Gas fire pits use propane or natural gas as fuel, while wood-burning fire pits, as you might guess, are fuel by wood. Wood-burning fire pits are often larger than gas fire pits, because they need to accommodate large logs. Gas fire pits have a slightly higher price point, but both are available in a variety of styles and prices to fit your lifestyle.
What type of maintenance does a fire pit need?
Gas fire pits require very little maintenance. Cleaning is as simple as wiping down with a damp rag, and you’ll want to make sure you cover your fire pit when it’s not in use, to protect it from the elements. Wood fire pits require a bit more upkeep. You’ll need to regularly clean out the ash, soot, and burnt wood that accumulates. Keeping your wood fire pit clean will help you avoid the build up of creosote, a tar like substance that is harmful when breathed in.
Can I install a fire pit myself?
Wood fire pits require very little in the way of installation. You’ll need a metal frame, and stone or brick to cover it. You’ll also want to make sure your wood-burning fire pit is a safe distance from your home. Installing a wood fire pit can definitely done on your own. Gas fire pits require a gas line to be run, so you will want a professional to take care of installation. However, once installation is complete, it will be incredibly easy to operate -- just press a button and enjoy!
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