FAQ - Walden Backyards


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The number of blocks you’ll need will vary depending upon the block size, but will generally be approximately 72-80 blocks total. Tapered concrete blocks (to form a circle) are widely available at home improvement stores and landscape supply outlets.

We recommend a block formation with an inside diameter of 30”-36” and a total stacked height of 16”-20” from ground level to the top brim of the blocks.

The Legacy fire grate allows air to get to the fire from around the fire and under it, which circulates for a hotter, cleaner fire.

No. The blocks are too heavy for most any wooden deck. Fire codes are also very clear that wood fires should be well away from your home and any flammable structures.

Cleaning the Legacy is easy. Once the fire is out and cooled, just lift half of the hinged fire grate to an up position, lift out the ash basin, dump the ashes into your garden (nice compost) and place the empty ash basin back into the Legacy for reuse.

Like any heavy steel component exposed to flame, rust may appear inside the ring. Just like an iron skillet, simply season the steel with vegetable oil from time to time for a lifetime of service.

An elevated fire pit is ideal for ambiance, comfort and safety. Since we usually sit in chairs, rather than cross-legged on the ground, an elevated fire allows us to look across the fire (as intended) rather than down. This way we can also put our feet up – and we’re much less likely to trip and fall into the flames, which would definitely be a party foul.

Absolutely! Made with all natural ingredients (plant fiber cups, Maplewood shavings, recycled paper and clear paraffin wax, these starters are clean-burning, safe and welcome at any barbeque.

Fire grates help the bonfire breath, allowing air to circulate from around and underneath the logs. A well-ventilated fire offers more flame and more heat, with less smoke and ashy clean-up.

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