A fire pit’s warmth is just as good as the materials which built it. In this article, we’ll go over parts and materials which best fit a fire pit.
Gas Line & Ring
Whether your fire pit is running on gas or propane, a safe gas line must be prepared and ready even before breaking ground for the fire pit. For a beautiful and even fire distribution within the pit, a gas ring is put in the base of the pit. For this gas ring, a stainless steel is highly recommended. A stainless steel ensures a smooth flow of the fire fuel while also casting an even distribution and last longer than any other material out there. Gas rings come in different shapes. Your gas ring shape will be dictated by the shape of your fire pit.
Leaving a gas ring isn’t as attractive as having a filler cover it up. While a filler material is there mostly for decorative reasons, filler materials also act as a heat conductor, spreading warmth throughout the area more evenly. Filler material can be fire glass, synthetic wood logs and even fire stones.
Inner Fire Pit Wall
The inner wall of the fire pit should be fire-proof and heat-resistant as it will be subjected to the high temperature inside the pit. Your choices for an inner fire pit wall can range from clay, to brick or even copper or steel. Whichever material it is, make sure it’s fire-proof and will last a long time.
Exterior Fire Pit Wall
Mostly decorative in nature, you can use the same material you used for your inner wall. You can also opt to match the exterior of your fire pit to your existing deck or patio for a cohesive look and design.
Fire Pit Cap
Running the perimeter of your fire pit and serving as a counter space where you can set your drinks. You can also have it constructed as a seating area. Heat-resistant material such as concrete, flagstone or bricks are great choices for a fire pit cap.