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Old 05-14-2011, 03:34 PM   #1
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I'm starting to plan out my deck and want to put a masonry fire pit on it. I would like to build it on top of the deck. Is there a way to insulate it from the wood, or would there be enough stone that it wouldn't matter?

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Smarter to build it through a big hole in the deck... with an air gap between the stone and the wood. But it really boils down to your local codes. Ask the Building Official.

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OK. I was just wondering because the deck is about 6' off the ground. I didn't know if there was enough heat that would be transferred through for it to be a problem.
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They do make metal pan type liners that can be hung from a hole in a deck like that..... or just elevated above the wood with plenty of ventilation below.
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You can use something like this.

http://www.dancingfire.com/chimineas-deck


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I'm starting to plan out my deck and want to put a masonry fire pit on it. I would like to build it on top of the deck. Is there a way to insulate it from the wood, or would there be enough stone that it wouldn't matter?
Is it just me or is putting a fire pit on a wood deck, next to a house seem like a marginal idea?
Have you asked your insurance carrier about coverage on this?
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I found these as well:

http://www.ufpi.com/product/latitude...deckstones.htm
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cut through the deck, you dont have to pour a complete slab under it, just a perimiter footing and leave the middle soil and put about 6 inchs of gravel in it for drainage so the rain dosnt fill it up with water. make sure you bring the sides up about 8 inches from the deck or higher. this really isnt a good idea to put in a deck that is attached to the house though. without a spark screen its a recipe for disaster.
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