Can You Put a Fire Pit on a Deck?

Adding a fire pit to your deck is doable, but there are steps that you should take to ensure the safety of both your property and yourself. 

Considerations When Placing a Fire Pit on a Deck

The ideal location for a backyard fire pit would be away from your house and any flammable materials in an uncovered location.

Things You Should Do

Always keep a hose or fire extinguisher nearby.

Use a spark screen.

Use a barrier between the fire pit and your deck.

Things You Should Not Do

Do not place your fire pit too close to your house.

Do not leave a fire unattended.

Do not overfill your fire pit.

Although you can put a fire pit on a wooden deck, that doesn’t mean you should. As long as you follow the safety considerations and understand the risks, you can place a firepit on your deck.

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