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Screenshot: YouTube/Lowe’s If you haven’t already outfitted your backyard to welcome visitors after the CDC eased restrictions , now is the time to add the best yard feature: a fire pit. Most fire pits involve quite a bit of hard labor , including buying bricks or cement blocks, mixing up concrete, or digging out an area for the stones to sit. And while that might be a fun long-term project, there’s an easier way to get the same safe, strong structure in your backyard without becoming a licensed contractor. Follow your local fire codes Before you begin, you want to make sure you’re following your county’s appropriate fire codes when it comes to fire pits on your property. Standard fire regulations include setting up your bonfire or fire pit at least 25 feet from your home, shed, or backyard structures and at least ten feet from your property line and your neighbors. The fire cannot rise higher than three feet and must be tended to at all times. To be sure you’re meeting your local fire code requirements, make a quick phone call to your local fire department for more detailed information on what’s allowed in your area. How much does a fire pit cost? Hardware stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s sell preset kits with easy-to-follow setups. A kit comes complete with a metal fire ring and concrete stones, and on average should run you about $229 and $532 for fancier limestone options. That’s pretty pricey, but no […]