Fire pits are very popular in Arizona and are a great way of bringing people together. Read on to learn more.
You will need to think about what you want to burn in the pit and what should not be burned! You have many choices but need to take into account, environmental, safety and health reason factors. Everyone wants to have a great time but you need to be sure your fire pit does not impact the environment in a manner that may become toxic.
Burning Natural Wood
Natural wood is by far the best and acceptable material that can be used in the pit. It is natural and not chemically treated in any form. This avoids any form of toxic wastes or fumes from polluting the environment, or for inhalation. Often one makes the mistake of using unseasoned or green wood. It takes a longer time for the fire to burn and the smoke so emitted if it at all burns is enough for one to start having bad bouts of coughing.
Good Wood Choices
- Apple wood
- Red Oak
- Pecan White Oak
Avoid Burning Toxic Materials
You need to make sure you are not burning synthetic materials or plastics. Sometimes they can be thrown into a fire pit inadvertently. Also for the sake of the greater environment please make sure you remove fuel or chemicals of any kind.