What does it take to design and build your own fire pit?

Written by Nicole Martins

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Once you have finished building, be sure to keep safety in mind. An in ground hearth is a permanent outdoor fixture. You may want to keep it covered when not in use; you can find inexpensive scrap metal and have it cut to fit. Another option is to buy a basic fire pit which should include cover, spark screen, log grill and such and then build your stone or brick wall around it (see http://www.outdoor-fireplaces-and-patio-heaters.com/outdoor-fire-pit.htm ). This limitsrepparttar chances of children or pets accidentally running into an exposed fire pit and getting burned.

If you want to build a gas fire pit, shop for either gas fire logs with or without embers or choose a simple metal fire ring: both ideas will allow you to designrepparttar 146026 housing forrepparttar 146027 fireplace and come up with your own plan.

Whatever you decide, either to build your own or buy one manufactured, a fire pit is a beneficial addition to your outdoor space, allowing you to grill outdoors or to stay warm on cool evenings.

Nicole Martins is a contributing author and publisher to http://www.outdoor-fireplaces-and-patio-heaters.com, where you can find information, articles of interest and reviews on outdoor fireplaces, patio heaters and fire pits.

Protecting Yourself from Miter Saw Hazards

Written by Kaitlin Carruth

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6) Use miter saw safety guards. The miter saw should come with an upper hood that coversrepparttar top half ofrepparttar 145823 blade along with a lower blade guard. Do not operate machinery without these guards.

7) Make sure that blade is securely fastened. Loose blades haverepparttar 145824 ability to fall off. Take care to make sure thatrepparttar 145825 miter saw blade is securely fastened and aligned correctly. To do this, unplugrepparttar 145826 miter saw and carefully spin blade with finger. The blade should not hit any ofrepparttar 145827 other components ofrepparttar 145828 saw.

8) Keep work material secure. Do not attempt to cutrepparttar 145829 material freehand. Always make sure thatrepparttar 145830 material being cut is secure againstrepparttar 145831 fence ofrepparttar 145832 miter saw. Ifrepparttar 145833 work piece is unstable, then use a clamp to hold it in place. Also, remember to check thatrepparttar 145834 miter saw is on a smooth and stable surface before beginning a project.

9) Leave miter saw unplugged and inrepparttar 145835 off position when not in use. Following this guideline will protect you from any accidents that could occur when turning on your miter saw. Never leave a power tool on while unattended. It is also advisable to wait until your miter saw is completely warmed up and come up to speed before starting a project.

10) Be Alert! Always be alert when operating a power tool. Ifrepparttar 145836 work becomes monotonous, take a short break. Accidents are prone to happen to those who are not paying attention.

Be sure to follow these miter saw safety tips in order to keep yourself safe. Remember that these are only general guidelines and that you should stop operation of a miter saw at any sign of abnormality. Always be cautious while operating a miter saw in order to avoid any possible accidents.

Kaitlin Carruth is a client account specialist with 10xMarketing - More Visitors. More Buyers. More Revenue. For more information about miter saws, please visit Tool America.

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