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Old 05-11-2013, 08:39 AM   #1
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I have a large backyard and we have decided to put in a firepit. We have a fence and have isolated a corner of the yard as the ideal location for said firepit.

Our plan is to build the firepit in the center of what will become a 14'x14' paver patio

What kind of clearance should we maintain from the fence and also mulch/shrubs we plan on putting between the corner of fence and the patio

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Make it a gas-fired pit, and don't worry about clearances, nor about smoke or cleanup of the ashes.
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Make it a gas-fired pit, and don't worry about clearances, nor about smoke or cleanup of the ashes.
I had been thinking about that just have no idea what a plumber would charge to run a nat gas line
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One way to find out is make the call.
May lower the price of you dig the ditch.
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I had been thinking about that just have no idea what a plumber would charge to run a nat gas line
Run it off a small propane tank, and you just have to string out your own rubber hose for ten feet, or so.
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What kind of clearance should we maintain from the fence and also mulch/shrubs we plan on putting between the corner of fence and the patio
i would leave enough room to get back there and do whatever may pop up.
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Make it a gas-fired pit, and don't worry about clearances, nor about smoke or cleanup of the ashes.
Disagree with gas firepit. Wood in a fire pit is the way to go. Be a man!!!
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If you go with wood it might be wise to check with your local fire department. They can advise you if a wood fire is legal, and what set back distances to use in your area.
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Run it off a small propane tank, and you just have to string out your own rubber hose for ten feet, or so.
Think I am going to buy one of the square tables with the propane tank stored in it. For how much it will be used. I imagine a couple times per month seems like the most economical

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