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(WTAE)   Homeowner uses their fire pit on their deck. What's the worst that could happen?   (wtae.com) divider line
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2020-05-27 2:30:47 PM  
I know someone who does this. Blows my mind.
But she has awesome parties.
 
2020-05-27 2:50:55 PM  
Hope they had a permit or the insurance company will not be kind.

Our fire pits have to be at least 3 meters from a structure.
 
2020-05-27 3:17:08 PM  
The cable could get fixed?
 
2020-05-27 3:18:40 PM  
Had a buddy who did this.  Caught it before open flames, though.
 
2020-05-27 3:19:33 PM  

grokca: Hope they had a permit or the insurance company will not be kind.

Our fire pits have to be at least 3 meters from a structure.


That's stupid, ours have to be 9 feet.
 
2020-05-27 3:19:59 PM  
"People" like this need to have their voting rights taken away.  Yes, I understand why we can't have poll tests, but we need to have life tests.  This was one of them.  These "people" are too dangerous to be allowed in society without care takers.
 
2020-05-27 3:20:10 PM  

grokca: Hope they had a permit or the insurance company will not be kind.

Our fire pits have to be at least 3 meters from a structure.


I was going to ask.. Seems the homeowners insurance policy might be within their rights to refuse payment.

/my city has similar regulations about how close a backyard fire can be to a structure.
 
2020-05-27 3:22:14 PM  

grokca: Hope they had a permit or the insurance company will not be kind.

Our fire pits have to be at least 3 meters from a structure.


What's that in rods?
 
2020-05-27 3:22:37 PM  

nyseattitude: grokca: Hope they had a permit or the insurance company will not be kind.

Our fire pits have to be at least 3 meters from a structure.

That's stupid, ours have to be 9 feet.


That extra 10.11 inches makes a difference.
 
2020-05-27 3:22:57 PM  

Ambitwistor: nyseattitude: grokca: Hope they had a permit or the insurance company will not be kind.

Our fire pits have to be at least 3 meters from a structure.

That's stupid, ours have to be 9 feet.

That extra 10.11 inches makes a difference.


/ is what she said
 
2020-05-27 3:23:52 PM  
Cable is repaired?
 
2020-05-27 3:24:09 PM  

Ambitwistor: nyseattitude: grokca: Hope they had a permit or the insurance company will not be kind.

Our fire pits have to be at least 3 meters from a structure.

That's stupid, ours have to be 9 feet.

That extra 10.11 inches makes a difference.


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2020-05-27 3:24:32 PM  
I caught my roommate setting up my portable fire pit on my deck one summer.  I threatened to remove his rights to anything involving fire, including the grill.

Wish I had, because he later melted a hole through my plastic table while trying to smoke ribs in my 20 year old propane grill.

He's a smart guy, but just lacks common sense sometimes.
 
2020-05-27 3:26:32 PM  
I have a friend who has had a deck-based fire pit for like 15 years. I believe the key is to put in a fair amount of effort to cover the flame.
 
2020-05-27 3:27:10 PM  
I do this but I also use a fireproof mat underneath it and don't leave it unattended.
 
2020-05-27 3:27:20 PM  
Mt. Pleasant home now not so pleasant?
 
2020-05-27 3:27:57 PM  
Some men just want to watch their deck burn...
 
2020-05-27 3:28:07 PM  
Represent western PA.
 
2020-05-27 3:28:31 PM  
Someone locally put hot ashes into a plastic bucket on her back deck. Fire-arity ensued.
 
2020-05-27 3:28:42 PM  
But were their private property rights infringed by the HOA?
 
2020-05-27 3:29:09 PM  

kobrakai: I do this but I also use a fireproof mat underneath it and don't leave it unattended.


Fireproof Mat?  Didn't he work for the circus?
 
2020-05-27 3:29:48 PM  
What about a chiminea?
 
2020-05-27 3:31:17 PM  

SpectroBoy: I know someone who does this. Blows my mind.
But she has awesome parties.


What else does she blow?
 
2020-05-27 3:35:14 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: "People" like this need to have their voting rights taken away.  Yes, I understand why we can't have poll tests, but we need to have life tests.  This was one of them.  These "people" are too dangerous to be allowed in society without care takers.


You seem nice.
 
2020-05-27 3:36:05 PM  

Ambitwistor: nyseattitude: grokca: Hope they had a permit or the insurance company will not be kind.

Our fire pits have to be at least 3 meters from a structure.

That's stupid, ours have to be 9 feet.

That extra 10.11 inches makes a difference.


Ask your mom.
 
2020-05-27 3:36:14 PM  
i have mine away from the house in a large round of crushed rock and i still dont leave it unattended until its essentially out
 
2020-05-27 3:36:44 PM  

Phony_Soldier: SpectroBoy: I know someone who does this. Blows my mind.
But she has awesome parties.

What else does she blow?


Sadly, nothing else.
 
2020-05-27 3:37:56 PM  

neapoi: AmbassadorBooze: "People" like this need to have their voting rights taken away.  Yes, I understand why we can't have poll tests, but we need to have life tests.  This was one of them.  These "people" are too dangerous to be allowed in society without care takers.

You seem nice.


I aint a fire danger to my neighbors.  So I got that going for me, which is nice.
 
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2020-05-27 3:42:37 PM  
That's an awful website.
 
2020-05-27 3:42:51 PM  

grokca: Hope they had a permit or the insurance company will not be kind.

Our fire pits have to be at least 3 meters from a structure.


We are just not allowed to have "wood burning appliances" except for the purposes of food preparation or in a power failure lasting more than 3 hours.
 
2020-05-27 3:44:54 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: neapoi: AmbassadorBooze: "People" like this need to have their voting rights taken away.  Yes, I understand why we can't have poll tests, but we need to have life tests.  This was one of them.  These "people" are too dangerous to be allowed in society without care takers.

You seem nice.

I aint a fire danger to my neighbors.  So I got that going for me, which is nice.


Are you sure about that?  Alcohol usually makes fires bigger, or so I've been told.
 
2020-05-27 3:44:56 PM  

SpectroBoy: Phony_Soldier: SpectroBoy: I know someone who does this. Blows my mind.
But she has awesome parties.

What else does she blow?

Sadly, nothing else.


Sorry. :(

/I'm hopeful for you, bro.
 
2020-05-27 3:48:56 PM  

neapoi: AmbassadorBooze: "People" like this need to have their voting rights taken away.  Yes, I understand why we can't have poll tests, but we need to have life tests.  This was one of them.  These "people" are too dangerous to be allowed in society without care takers.

You seem nice.


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2020-05-27 3:50:54 PM  
Was it the kind that runs propane or wood. Propane kind can be fine if it far enough from any overhangs.

Wood fire no way.
 
2020-05-27 3:58:50 PM  

montreal_medic: grokca: Hope they had a permit or the insurance company will not be kind.

Our fire pits have to be at least 3 meters from a structure.

We are just not allowed to have "wood burning appliances" except for the purposes of food preparation or in a power failure lasting more than 3 hours.


Yikes.

Where's that? And why's that?
 
2020-05-27 4:00:55 PM  
Is "fire pit" a euphemism for anything?
 
2020-05-27 4:04:35 PM  

SpectroBoy: montreal_medic: grokca: Hope they had a permit or the insurance company will not be kind.

Our fire pits have to be at least 3 meters from a structure.

We are just not allowed to have "wood burning appliances" except for the purposes of food preparation or in a power failure lasting more than 3 hours.

Yikes.

Where's that? And why's that?


I'm in the town of Pointe-Claire, a suburb of Montréal. Montreal as a whole lot this rule in about a decade ago and has phased it in gradually. Even set up thresholds for wood burning fireplaces to make sure they were environmentally "clean"

Outdoor pits are propane only

Thankfully, my charcoal grill and smoker are still allowed, as is my wood pizza oven

Been phasing out lots of "elective" pollutants so we can be better neighbours to each other
 
2020-05-27 4:05:49 PM  

SpectroBoy: I know someone who does this. Blows my mind.
But she has awesome parties.


I have the exact same chiminea style fire pit.   (What's left of it is shown in news segment.)    I would estimate mine is about 30-40 feet from the back of the house.
 
2020-05-27 4:06:40 PM  

Pextor: Someone locally put hot ashes into a plastic bucket on her back deck. Fire-arity ensued.


A few years ago a grandfather burnt down his house with his grandkids inside doing something similar. Horrible story.
 
2020-05-27 4:08:43 PM  
A few years ago someone in the town I lived in then had a portable fire pit on their wood deck...mistake #1.  They cooked hamburgers on it, then left before checking to see if the fire was completely out... mistake #2.  Then they let their dog out for an unsupervised walk in the yard...mistake #3.  The dog smelled the hamburger grease, knocked over the fire pit trying to get at it, and set the deck on fire, which spread to the house.  The write-up in the local paper was epic.

/Note: the dog was ok, just wanted to make that clear.
 
2020-05-27 4:08:50 PM  

Eli WhiskeyDik: The cable could get fixed?


That will buff out.
 
2020-05-27 4:11:54 PM  

big pig peaches: Was it the kind that runs propane or wood. Propane kind can be fine if it far enough from any overhangs.

Wood fire no way.


Wood.  You can see what's left of it in the news segment.    Like this:

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2020-05-27 4:15:54 PM  
Freaks walking in broad daylight?
 
2020-05-27 4:17:08 PM  

neapoi: AmbassadorBooze: neapoi: AmbassadorBooze: "People" like this need to have their voting rights taken away.  Yes, I understand why we can't have poll tests, but we need to have life tests.  This was one of them.  These "people" are too dangerous to be allowed in society without care takers.

You seem nice.

I aint a fire danger to my neighbors.  So I got that going for me, which is nice.

Are you sure about that?  Alcohol usually makes fires bigger, or so I've been told.


Only above 100 proof.  (Plus or minus).  And I hardly ever set my drinks on fire.  As opposed to these "people" who seem to not understand fire.  I live in CA.  Where the power company regularly murders people with fire.  Where 100 years of putting out every forest fire causes mega fires because the forest underbrush is over grown.  I don't create flames of any kind on purpose between the months of February and November.

We have a known set of people from TFA that are a danger to us all, and they vote?  They can't even control fire, which we learned to do 800,000 years ago.  It isn't like they are guilty of not knowing how to control the highs particle.  It is fire.  One of the basic inventions or discoveries that enable us to exist.
 
2020-05-27 4:47:37 PM  

guestguy: Some men just want to watch their deck burn...


I don't, thats why I use condoms....oh....deck.
 
2020-05-27 4:48:10 PM  

Pextor: Someone locally put hot ashes into a plastic bucket on her back deck. Fire-arity ensued.


I used to manage a rare highrise with wood burning fireplaces in some of the apartments. Just a few months before I took the job someone literally took a bucket of hot coals and dumped them DOWN THE BUILDING'S TRASH CHUTE. Naturally, this damaged the trash chute, set the compactor on fire, and caused a bunch of damage.
 
2020-05-27 5:07:19 PM  
Fire pits belong in the ground. Fire PIT

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2020-05-27 5:51:47 PM  

kindms: i have mine away from the house in a large round of crushed rock and i still dont leave it unattended until its essentially out


I take mine a step further and have my garden hose already pressurized and within easy reach at all times when a fire is going.
 
2020-05-27 6:46:22 PM  
Did no one notice the reporter saying ..."just after his son and friends finished using it."? I was young once. my friends and I were lucky we never burned each others' houses down. I'm just saying, question those kids.
 
2020-05-27 6:56:49 PM  

RoboZombie: Did no one notice the reporter saying ..."just after his son and friends finished using it."? I was young once. my friends and I were lucky we never burned each others' houses down. I'm just saying, question those kids.


The parents didn't teach the progeny about fire?  For generations upon generation, into the before times in the past that is lost, hominids taught their progeny about fire, and it's dangers.  Even if the kids started the fire, the parents are to blame, and are failures.
 
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