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How much area around a fire-pit

Posted by wayland1985 none (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 25, 13 at 21:40

I'm looking to build a fire pit this year, and I'd like to build a patio around it. I'll be placing the patio in the corner of our yard, and would like to have a semi-circle type of design.

But I'm clueless as to how much area around the fire pit I should have the patio bricks? What's a good distance to allow for chairs?

On one side I was thinking of adding a bench, but again, how far should the bench be from the fire pit?

Any ideas would be great!

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RE: How much area around a fire-pit

We usually have a minimum of 5 feet from the edge of the fire pit. 2 feet of space and 3 feet for a club style chair.
An area of about 15x15 is fine, especially if the outside diameter of the firepit is five ft.

When building in seating it is a good idea to leave about 2'-0" feet min to 2'-6" max of space between pit and bench. This is so that you can put your feet up on the edge of the pit and also leave enough room to walk around the pit.

We usually make the pit height 18 to 20 inches high.

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