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Bring On the Fire
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Bring On the Fire

This time of year, the only way to truly relax and be warm outside is next to a roaring fire with a hot cup of something. As we hope you are enjoying that time, we want to make sure that you are staying safe and maintaining your fire pit. So while you enjoy your nice warm beverage next to a stoked fire, be aware of these helpful hints.

Before You Enjoy

As always, the highest priority is that you stay safe around the fire. Before you light the kindling, make sure that the surrounding area is free of possible tripping hazards. The last thing anyone wants is to have a night ruined by an accident. Also, do not put plastic items into the fire. It can be toxic, gives off a horrible odor, and can be a pain to clean.

No Risks

When you are heading in for the night, make sure that the fire is completely out. You never want to risk an unfortunate accident. Don’t be tempted to pour water directly on to the fire. Bad move. This quick change in temperature is bad for the walls of the pit and may cause it to deteriorate. Let the fire die down and check on it periodically until it subsides.

Clean and Maintain

A couple of days after your fire, it is important that you clear away the ashes and place them in a non-combustible, sealed container. After that, if you have a cast iron pit, coat the pit with vegetable oil. This should be done every 9 to 12 fires. This simple and fast approach will help prevent rust from forming around the pit.

If you are not using your fire pit regularly, you should probably cover it up or bring it inside. Avoiding the harsh winter conditions is best. Protect your investment.

Fires are thing of beauty this time of year. As long as you stay safe and keep your fire pit maintained, you should be able to enjoy your fires with the family for years to come!

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