Do Fire Pits Need Inserts?

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If you're thinking of adding a stone or paved fire pit to your outdoor living space, you might be wondering if you need to use an insert. A fire pit insert is a metal liner that is placed inside the fire pit to contain the fire and protect the surrounding area from heat and sparks. Here are a few things to consider when deciding whether or not to use a fire pit insert.


One of the main reasons people use fire pit inserts is for safety. A metal liner helps to contain the fire, preventing sparks and hot coals from escaping and potentially causing a fire. If you have children or pets in the area, or if you're concerned about the safety of your property, a fire pit insert is a great way to ensure that your fire pit is safe and secure.

Heat Protection

Another reason to use a fire pit insert is to protect the surrounding area from heat. If you have a stone of concrete fire pit, the fire pit metal liner will protect the material from damage. The thickness of the fire pit insert will play a factor in how it protects the surrounding fire pit materials from heat or discoloration.


Fire pit inserts come in a variety of styles and materials, so you can choose one that fits your aesthetic. From classic metal liners to decorative stone inserts, there are many options to choose from. This means that you can choose an insert that complements your outdoor living space and enhances its overall look.

Another benefit of a raised fire pit with insert is the placement of the fire. Fire pits are named because they were originally in pits in the ground. But now, as we sit in comfortable chairs around the pit, the fire needs to be raised so you don't stare down into the pit. After all, you want to be able to look into the eyes of your company while enjoying the warmth and glow.

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Fire pit inserts can be a more cost-effective solution than building a custom fire pit from scratch. Depending on the materials and style you choose, a fire pit insert can cost much less than a custom-built fire pit. The insert will protect your fire pit from damage and help it last longer, which means you may end up saving money in the long run.

Ease of Use

Another advantage of fire pit inserts is that they are easy to use. Simply place the insert in the fire pit and light your fire. The Legacy Series Fire Pit Insert is easy to install and a unique closed system. The interior grate helps ensure that your firewood has perfect airflow for every fire. Once done, you can simply place the Snuffer Lid over the pit and be done - never worry about sparks or embers again! Having the ultimate pit makes every fire, from ignition to clean-up, efficient and easy.

In conclusion, whether or not you need a fire pit insert depends on your individual needs and preferences. If you're concerned about safety and heat protection, or if you want a more cost-effective and stylish solution, a fire pit insert is a great option. With a wide range of styles and materials to choose from, you're sure to find an insert that fits your needs and enhances your outdoor living space.

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