Yes, you can have a fire pit under a covered patio, but there are some things you should consider before placing one. Safety is paramount, and an enclosed space can be a dangerous place for a fire pit. Here are some guidelines to make sure you still get to enjoy the cozy ambiance of a fire pit and the comfort of your covered patio.
Place the fire pit away from the covered patio’s overhang, and make sure it is at least ten feet away from your home or any nearby structure.
Check your local regulations and fire codes before installing a fire pit under a covered patio. Some cities and homeowners associations prohibit fire pits, and they may have specific requirements for safe outdoor fire features.
Choose a fire pit with a sturdy base that will not tip over accidentally, and consider the size of the pit. A smaller pit will produce less smoke and heat, making it more suitable for a covered patio.
Install proper ventilation, either by keeping the patio area open or investing in a fire pit ventilation system. A fire pit needs adequate air circulation to prevent smoke and harmful gases from accumulating.
Invest in fire-safety tools such as a fire extinguisher, a shovel, or a bucket of sand, and keep them close by in case of an emergency.
By following these guidelines, you can safely enjoy the warmth and glow of a fire pit under your covered patio. Just remember always to put safety first.