Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Firepit

Well, we're still working our way across the deck scraping, priming and eventually staining, but at least we can say the new firepit is up and running. And I must admit that it is so much finer than a babbling 'water feature' keeping you company while you're slapping away mosquitoes. I checked around around at various dealers, and we eventually settled on this one from Lowes. Elenka's cousin in New Jersey has the same model at their place, and they love it. It's propane fed, not a woodpit. I don't think it would be prudent to burn wood on a wood deck with a wooden ell that we have attached to the main house. Besides I've built enough campfires in my day to suffice my need to smell wood burning anyway. It can be cool even mid-summer here, when old man sun decides to dip behind the tall trees out back. This is going to allow more deck time in the evenings right through until fall.
That'll be nice.

16 comments:

  1. Sounds like you're going to enjoy the summer. fire. . what is the fascination? Must be primal!

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  2. i've considered a wood-burning fire pit here but i don't trust the texas winds and hot summers so would almost never use it for fear of an errant spark.

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  3. It looks great. Our fire pit days are done now until possibly November.

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  4. Such a nice atmosphere in your photo and story.

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  5. No fire pits here, Thankfully it's cooler today.

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  6. Lovely post, nice image...

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  7. It will be so wonderful on a cool fall evening!

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  8. I've not heard of a propane fire pit. Sounds like a good thing. Enjoy!

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  9. A gas fire pit sounds perfect to me! When can we all come to enjoy it? ;-)

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  10. A good fire's a welcome thing, as long as you're careful not to light things up in dry conditions.

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  11. A pretty shot of the fire. I think you made the right decision by going with the propane!

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  12. This a beautiful, semi-abstract photo but I'm sure glad I don't own a regular house. I grew up in a cramped New York apartment and my wife on a Kansas farm. No interest in outside maintenance. It's the condo life for us.

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  13. Hmm, I think I'm going to buy some wood for our firepit. Meanwhile, burn that danged propane. That's the business I'm in, extracting, ethane,propane, butane,and natural gasoline from natural gas. So keep it up!!

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