When it comes to selecting the right type of fueling method for your Cleveland, OH, fire pit, you have a handful of options to choose from. We know that it can get a little overwhelming to pick the right fueling method for your outdoor space. The good news is, if you change your mind at any time, for a certain budget, you can easily switch your wood burning fire pit to a gas fire pit and the other way around.
Wood Burning Fire Pit
For homeowners that like the crackling sounds of wood, a wood burning fire pit is an ideal choice. Wood is a great source of heat, it is economical, and provides an authentic touch. However, as much as you enjoy that natural campfire smell, you will also have to take care of purchasing and storing the wood. That means finding a good wood supply that will provide you with dry, split wood.
Also, wood burning fire pits require the highest level of maintenance, which is the biggest downside of this type of fueling method. You will have to go through the process of starting the fire each time you want to use the fire pit and make sure you properly dispose of the ash after a few days of use. Wood fire pits produce smoke that can also be an issue to deal with. You will also need to constantly keep the fire burning and have in mind that the fire will remain smoldering even when you are not nearby.
If wood is your type of fueling method, it’s a good idea to match it with a fire pit design with an authentic look and feel. Create an attractive, heat resistant fire pit that re-creates a rustic setting with Brussels Dimensional System. This wall unit is ideal for achieving a weathered appearance for your fire pit because of its textured surface and the wide range of shades that are available. With Brussels Dimensional System you can enjoy the look of natural stone – without the price – in a warm brown Mahogany Ash or the deep black of Midnight Charcoal. If wood storage worries you, Unilock wall systems are versatile and can be used to construct an effective wood storage space.
The beauty of a natural gas fire pit is the convenience. You don’t have to worry about running out of wood, or buying, storing and chopping it. It requires less maintenance and is virtually hassle free. Your only concern is the natural gas line connection, which can be easily fixed by consulting a Unilock Authorized Contractor. The contractor will also be able to help you find the best position for your fire pit.
Natural gas fire pits don’t produce smoke or flying sparks, and are clean and convenient. They may, however, produce less heat and you will need to regularly check fuel lines to ensure proper gas flow.
The difference between propane burning fire pits and natural gas fire pits is their portability. The size of the storage tank depends on how much you use in a single sitting. The tanks can be attached to the fire pit or a grill and can be moved if you wish to relocate your fire pit. However, you will have to refill your tanks occasionally and may wish to keep spare tanks in storage. If you are going for the easier option for your fire pit, Unilock fire pit kits or a simple fire table design are a great option for a propane source.