What to do when your outdoor hearth gets too hot to handle
This article by Natalie Rodriguez was published in This Old House.
A blazing fire pit is a delightful comfort on cool nights—unless the fire flares out of control. For safety’s sake, take these precautions before striking the match:
- Never place a pit closer than 10 feet from anything flammable, including your house and overhead tree branches.
- With gas pits, make sure all vents are clear to avoid smoky ...