It’s hard to think of a better centerpiece for an outdoor living area than a fire pit. That’s especially true if it is a gas fire pit, as you’ll be able to easily turn the flames on and off as you wish, with no mess or hassle. If you would like to add an outdoor fire pit to complete your patio space and create a comfortable spot for friends and family to hang out, order from CopperSmith today.
Our fire pits are, of course, able to offer you a warm flame that will make any outdoor space instantly more comfortable and enjoyable. In addition, they also have interesting design elements that will elevate the look of the area, even when the flames are off. With those benefits and the impressive durability you would expect from metal, there is a lot to love about the products we have in this category.
Selecting the Right Outdoor Fire Pit
If you love the idea of having an outdoor fire pit on your property, there are some basic decisions you’ll need to make before settling on a plan. Perhaps the first choice that you’ll need to weigh is whether you are going to install a permanent or a portable pit. A permanent one, of course, is a fire pit that can’t be moved – it is built in position and it will stay there until it is taken down one day.
While there are some aspects to like about that plan, it comes with the obvious drawback of limiting your flexibility moving forward. What if you want to redesign the space? You’ll be stuck with the reality of working around that fire pit, or tearing it down and wasting all the money you invested into it originally.
This is where portable fire pits start to look like such an excellent choice. Ordering one of the metal fire pits in our collection will allow you to add a gorgeous piece to your outdoor living area while knowing that you can always move it to a new location, if needed. This takes a lot of the pressure out of the process of planning your project, since you can always fall back on the option of moving the fire pit down the road. And, if you wind up moving and don’t want to leave your fire pit behind, you won’t have to – you could carefully pack it up and take it to your new home.
In addition to deciding between permanent and portable, you’ll also need to think about the size and shape of the pit. Round pits tend to make for a cozier setting, but the dimensional nature of a square or rectangle may be a better match for the space that you are trying to create. Either way, choose a size that is going to be large enough to hold up within the design while still leaving room for chairs and walking around.
Caring for an Outdoor Fire Pit
Properly caring for your fire pit will help it reach a long and reliable useful life, but fortunately, that care is pretty simple. As a starting point, wipe down the exterior of your fire pit from time to time with just a cloth and some warm water. This will help to remove any debris that has built up and should leave the outside of the pit in better condition as time passes.
It’s also important to consider the elements when caring for your fire pit. If you live in a place with harsh winter weather, see if you can find a spot in your garage or another indoor space where the fire pit can live in the off-season (assuming it is a portable model). You should never use a gas fire pit indoors, but you can store it inside while it is off to prevent the conditions from doing damage to important internal components. If you can’t bring the pit inside, look into purchasing a cover that can keep most of the rain and snow out until next spring rolls around.
CopperSmith Will Meet Your Needs – And Exceed Your Expectations
For top-quality metalwork and excellent customer service, you’ve landed in the right place. CopperSmith values each of our customers and we strive to make sure the fire pit – or any other product – you receive is perfect for your needs. Thank you for taking the time to visit and we hope to serve you soon!
Adding a fire pit to your outdoor space is a nice upgrade, but you want to be sure to order the right one for your needs. These frequently asked questions should help you make the right pick, and our team would be happy to serve you if there are other questions you need to have answered. Let’s get started today!
Can you leave a fire pit outside in the winter?
Technically, of course, the answer is yes – you can leave your fire pit outside in the winter months. Is that a good idea? Well, it depends on where you are and the weather conditions you are likely to experience. In a relatively warm, dry climate, leaving a fire pit outside throughout the year shouldn’t do much harm. When adverse weather does arrive, you could protect the pit with a cover just to be safe. However, for those in colder, harsher climates, bringing the fire pit inside (not to be used) is the best bet. This will keep the rough weather away from the parts that allow the fire pit to work, and you can look forward to taking it back outside again next year.
Do gas fire pits keep bugs away?
Most likely, bugs that are hanging around the area where you keep your fire pit are not going to be deterred by the presence of a gas fire. The reason is simple – when you think of using a fire to keep bugs away, it is really the smoke that does the work for you. As you burn wood, a significant quantity of smoke is generated, and the bugs are naturally repelled. However, gas fire pits don’t create smoke, and as a result, the bugs will probably hang around. That’s the bad news, but the good news is that you won’t have to deal with smoke either. Smoke from a wood fire is likely to bother humans just as much as bugs, so taking that variable out of the equation should lead to a more enjoyable experience.
Do fire pits attract rats?
The answer to this question depends on what kind of fire pit you are using on your property. If we are talking about a wood-burning fire pit, the answer may very well be yes – burning wood and then leaving the ashes out may be a cause for rats and other critters to come around and see what they can find. These kinds of scavengers are always looking for little bites of food, so they’ll likely come out and night to forage. Fortunately, this shouldn’t be an issue with a gas fire pit. With gas, everything is contained, there are no ashes leftover when the fire is done for the night, and no mess is left for the critters to explore. Consider this yet another one of the many benefits of opting for a gas fire pit over burning wood.
How much does it cost to run a gas fire pit?
The cost of running your fire pit is going to depend on many factors, including whether you are burning propane or natural gas, and the cost of those fuels in your geographical area. With that said, running a gas fire pit tends to be extremely affordable, especially when compared to acquiring wood to burn instead. Unless you have a source of firewood that you can access on your property, you’ll need to purchase wood to have your fires – and that wood will almost certainly cost more than it would have cost to have a gas fire.
How do you install a gas fire pit?
Depending on the type of gas fire pit you wish to put in place on your property, the installation process can range from extremely simple to rather complicated. If the pit is something that needs to be built on-site – such as one constructed with concrete blocks and a gas insert – you’ll likely need the help of a professional team to finish the project. On the other hand, if you order a beautiful metal fire pit from CopperSmith, you won’t have to worry about any of that. In that case, you will simply take delivery of the new fire pit, put it in place, and follow the instructions to get started. Given the simplicity of the process and the durable, appealing nature of the finished product, this is the way to go for your next gas fire pit.