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How to Prepare Your Ground and Yard for a Firepit

It's the perfect time to add a fire pit to your yard. In fact, outdoor fireplaces are the most requested design feature. Many people remember enjoying a warm campfire in their youth and want to create a similar experience in their yard.

You want your fire pit to be warm and inviting, but it's also essential to ensure it's safe and durable. This guide will tell you all you need to know about preparing the ground for a fire pit. 

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How Do You Dry Firewood Quickly?

Are you struggling to source dry, seasoned firewood? Has rain-soaked your woodpile before you got it covered? Cut down a tree and want to know how quickly you can turn its remnants into a cheerful backyard fire? Knowing how to dry firewood quickly is essential for the backyard firepit boss. 
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What Kind of Rock Do You Put Around a Firepit

Building a firepit in your backyard is an excellent way to step outside of time and enjoy a break from modern-day distractions. Gathering around a crackling fire under a darkening sky is a surefire way to create a relaxing ambiance. Materials matter when determining how to construct your firepit. Rock and brick are the most common materials to secure your firepit, but not all rocks are made equal. Appearance is not the only consideration when selecting the suitable stone for your firepit.
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What Should You Not Burn in a Firepit

If you're new to owning a fire pit, you're probably looking forward to sitting around those burning flames during the cool nights of the season. The subtle smoky smell wafting through the air as you bask in the warm glow of campfire embers with family and friends will surely be the best part of your day. A firepit is something you can feel good about using night after night. It makes for a more festive evening any time of year and can create a welcoming place for gathering in your backyard.
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Is My Backyard Big Enough For a Fire Pit?

The allure of a fire pit pulls most of us towards wanting a fire pit in our backyards. There is nothing like a warm campfire on a cool fall night to keep you and your friends warm. A fire pit contains your backyard campfire for safety and cleanliness. There really is no limit to the type of fire pit for your backyard. However, the size of your backyard dictates the size of your fire pit. While there is not a set size requirement for your backyard, if you want a fire pit, there are some requirements you should consider. 
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How Do You Grill in a Firepit?

There's something undeniably satisfying about food grilled over fire. Walden has you covered whether you are a newbie to open flame grilling or an old hand looking to add some tips to your arsenal. 
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What to Burn in a Firepit to Keep Mosquitos Away

Pesky mosquitos can easily ruin a good time outside around your firepit. Picture trying to enjoy some tasty s’mores and conversation while tiny intruders buzz all around you. A campfire is certainly not as fun with those uninvited guests. The best news is that there are steps you can take to keep those little bugs away from you and your family. 
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What Wood Is Toxic To Burn In A Fire Pit?

Nothing is more exciting than preparing your firepit for a chilly fall night. Sitting around your fire pit with friends is a relaxing way to end the day. First, however, you want to be careful about the firewood you are using in your fire pit. Contrary to popular belief, you cannot burn just anything in your fire pit. 
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Do You Have to Clean Out a Firepit?

Ash is acidic and corrosive to the surrounding firepit materials and can shorten the lifespan of your firepit surround. Ash also builds up as debris over time, making building and maintaining your fire harder. In short, yes. 
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Why is My Firewood Hissing?

Firewood that retains too much moisture will steam, sizzle, and hiss as the liquid inside heats up from the fire and escapes as steam. With larger deposits of water or sap, the heat can cause vapors to expand rapidly, sometimes cracking wood and throwing dangerous sparks or debris out of the fire. 
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