How Can I Use a Fire Pit on a Wood Deck?

We would like to use our wood burning fire pit on our wood patio deck. What can we make to put underneath it that will protect the deck from heat and sparks?

By Jean

Ad
Showing: Answers Sort: Relevance
Best Answer

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. If you fire pit has legs on it so it isn't sitting right down on the surface, it will be better for your deck.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Our local fire department recommends that people keep things like that so many feet or yards away from the house. It wouldn't hurt to call your fire department or fire inspector and ask about that. Here this was done after a couple really bad house fires from the pits being too close to the house.

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

I would think the best way to have a fire pit on your pation would be to make a circle of bricks and let the fire pit rest on them suspended above the wood. But redhatterb makes a good point. It may not be safe. But then again grills can be dangerous too.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

I've seen a few of these that were sunken down into the wood patio with a cement foundation and then decorative bricks along the top edge. And also check with your local regulations for open fires and see if they have any policies you must follow as well.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Too risky

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Ad
Answer

In This Article
Fire Pit on a Wood Deck
Using a Fire Pit on a Wood Deck
Categories
Consumer Advice General AdviceOctober 31, 2010
More to Explore
ThriftyFun on Facebook
ThriftyFun on Pinterest
Enter a Contest
Free Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Related Guides
Water on Deck
Homemade Deck Cleaner Recipes
Sealing a Painted Deck
Sealing a Painted Deck
Beautiful Cedar Deck
Removing Sap from a Deck
Man Pressure washing his Wood Deck
Cleaning a Wood Deck
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on April 25, 2016 at 10:43:06 PM on 10.0.1.9 in 706 msecs. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
 
To Top
Loading Something Awesome!