Propane Fire Pits - A Safe & Environmentally Friendly Choice For Your Home
They are being designed in new modern and chic styles to fit stylish outdoor "living spaces.
" While there are many designs that you can choose from, there are only about three makes.
Today, the most popular fire pits are wood burning, gas, and propane.
Propane fire pits seem to get the least spotlight out of the three.
This is typically because some homeowners believe the myths about propane pits and other products being unsafe for homes.
Some people believe that having propane cylinders near their homes is dangerous and that propane cylinders are likely to rupture or explode.
The fact is that propane technology has come a long way over the last decade.
Propane cylinders are made to withstand tons of wear and abuse and are very unlikely to explode or rupture.
They also utilize new technology that makes them even more safe.
The overfilling prevention device has helped revolutionize and greatly heighten the safety of using propane cylinders at home or in a business.
The device actually stops the filling process when propane tanks are about 80 percent full.
This is important because it leaves enough room in the tank to allow for the expansion and contraction of fuel when the tanks are exposed to different temperatures.
Propane fire pits are not only safe to use but they are also environmentally friendly.
They do not produce smoke, ash, or debris, and they burn on a clean fuel that is not harmful to the environment.
They are a safe choice because the propane equipment must pass tough safety standards and also because they are easy to use.
They turn on and off with the flick of a switch, they cool down quickly, and you never have to use lighter fluid or gasoline to start them.
With any fire pit, there are common sense safety guidelines that you should follow.
Propane fire pits have a few simple and specific handling and storage guidelines that you should follow.
- You should never smoke while handling your propane cylinder, and you should never check for leak used a lighter or match.
- Never try to repair any of the mechanisms on your cylinder without the proper training.
- Do not store propane cylinders indoors, in damp places that could rust the cylinder, or in high temperatures.
- Always keep your cylinders in a well ventilated area that does not receive high traffic.
- Make sure that your cylinders are placed on a sturdy and level surface.