Recommended by the Experts When This Old House magazine did a section "All About Fire Pits," they included a write-up on DeckProtect™. Here is what they said: "A fire screen can contain errant sparks and embers on a wood deck, but composite decking needs to be protected from the bowl as well. A metal fire pit can reach up to 800°F, pushing 200° to 400° of radiant heat onto decking; plastics soften at 176° and melt between 250° and 350°. A thermal barrier can prevent high heat from warping composites. DeckProtect (shown) is an aluminum tray, perforated for drainage, that contains flameproof basalt rock-fiber insulation. Choose one the size of the fire pit’s circumference to fit between the legs or, better yet, with all four legs on the mat." https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/all-about-fire-pits
It turns out that a number of fire pits are a little to big for their feet to sit comfortably on our 24" DeckProtect, but not big enough to justify getting the 30" DeckProtect. So we are pleased to announce a new in-between size.
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