Is pea gravel safe for fire pit?
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Consequently, will pea gravel explode in fire pit?
No part of the fire pit should be made with flammable materials (e.g., plywood shipping pallets) or non-porous materials that hold water, such as pea gravel, river rocks, or compressed concrete blocks; these materials can trap steam and eventually explode.
Furthermore, what should be at the bottom of a fire pit? Some metal fire pits recommend you to use an inch or 2 thick layer of sand at the bottom of the pit. So if you are undecided as to whether you need to put sand in the base of your fire pit, check with the user manual first. Some say sand is not required while other brands may recommend it.
Besides, what kind of gravel do you use for a fire pit?
Hard rocks like granite, marble, or slate are much denser, and therefore less likely to absorb water and explode when exposed to heat. Other rocks that are safe to use around and in your fire pit include fire-rate brick, lava glass, lava rocks, and poured concrete.
How do you keep water from pooling in a fire pit?
How to Keep Your Fire Pit from Filling with Water
- Choose the Right Type of Fire Pit. If your fire pit is stationary (e.g. built into the ground), you may have trouble keeping rainwater out of it.
- Cover it with a Tarp. You can protect your fire pit from rain by covering it with a tarp.
- Store it Under a Covered Area. Of course, you can store it under a covered area.