Don’t cut your outdoor stay short when the chill sets in during the early evening. Fire up that fire pit and make your patio or outdoor room toasty and warm just like any indoor room. But which is the best fuel to use for your fire pit? In this article, we’ll go through your top 3 sources for fire pit fuel.
The traditional wood-fueled fire pit is best if you want to also use it as a grill, for toasting marshmallows or roasting some barbecue. However, you’d have to check with your building code, zoning regulations, or community rules to ensure you won’t be violating any rules.
Gas fire pits can be the easiest to install especially if there’s an easily accessible gas line. Gas fire pits can also be used as a cooking stove if you want to brew your coffee or tea, if you have fire pit cover. It’s especially favored because it lights with just a turn of a knob, doesn’t have sparks or embers or ashes to take care of, and goes on indefinitely. However, it won’t feel as warm as a wood fire pit and there may be times when the lines may get clogged.
For those who don’t want to connect gas lines or make new lines feeding into a fire pit, a propane fire pit can be cost- and fuel-efficient. Most propane fire pits have a storage custom-built for the tank. Similar to the gas fire pit, a propane-fueled fire pit will also be easier to use. It won’t give you any smoke, embers, or ashes that need to be cleaned. However, you’d have to take note of your propane levels and refill them.
Whichever fuel you choose for your fire pit, it’s still best to consult an experienced fire pit installer to ensure everything will be constructed without a hitch.