It is really not a big deal if you’re house did not come with a backyard fireplace seeing that in this day and age you could easily and safely build fake one if you don’t have a lot of money to spare. A genuine fireplace will most likely cost hundreds of dollars to fabricate so you’re better off with a make-believe fireplace that will suit your design purposes.
Before I get to the rosy details please bare in mind that safety is an important factor when it comes to building your own fireplace. Be sure to follow step-by-step instructions on how to your own fireplace, this way you will be sure to avoid structural flaws that could turn the fireplace a possible safety hazard.
Although the safety hazard is our main focus and concern another factor we should be looking at is to avoid building the fireplace from scratch. I am thinking that I have just opened up a bag of questions in regards to the previous statement. Well, in fact it is one hundred percent possible for you not build your own fireplace from scratch but by using outdoor fireplace kits. These can either be found here online or at a regular retail store in your area.
The Kit usually contains all the necessary materials such as :
Firebricks that you will be sure to avoid structural flaws that could turn the fireplace a possible safety hazard.
Firebricks that you will be instructed to install with the firebox,
Cement to do all the necessary masonry work And also a Fireplace damper.
A few tips on caring for your fireplace kits:
Regular maintenance is required for fireplace kits in order to ensure good effectiveness and safety. The opening at the top of the fireplace, called a chimney, is concealed by a chimney cap. This prohibits external matter from crossing the threshold.
Cleaning your chimney frequently proves to be an excellent idea as deposits of creosote (condensed flue gas, consisting of steam and vaporized but unburned carbon materials present in the wood) may attribute to a chimney fire. Sooth is also a highly flammable deposit that definitely needs to be eradicated especially if deposited on the chimney walls. At 1/8inches high the chimney must then be cleaned and the deposits removed.
Please keep in mind that fireplace kits should definitely not be used as furnaces and should be used for only a short period of time i.e five hours!
A vacuum cleaner should never be used to absorb the coal from the fireplace as the coal remains hot enough to start a fire up to three days after burning occurs.
Be sure to keep the damper open if there is still smoke coming from the fireplace even after the debris was eradicated.
Backyard fireplaces are simply the best. They are beautiful, affordable, provides heat and an area for entertainment!
Now this is what I call ”backyard fireplaces”, a genuine touch of elegance! For additional resources and or purchases please visit: http://backyardfireplace.notlong.com
Author: Krystal Crumbie
Article Source: EzineArticles.com