GARDEN 2013 FIREPIT
Brush up on fire safety. Whether you are building your own fire pit, or hiring pros to install a custom version, it is important to know how to make your outdoor fireplace safe for all. For starters, a fireproof flooring or ground cover (cement, gravel) is a must.
Also be sure to keep a wide area around the fireplace or pit cleared of plantings, fencing and even the siding of your house — anything that could potentially cause a fire to spread. And be sure to check local fire safety codes before starting your project.
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