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Tips for Safely Using a Tabletop Fire Pit

With cooler weather approaching, you might be tempted to extend your evenings on the patio by a few more weeks with a tabletop fire pit.

With cooler weather approaching, you might be tempted to extend your evenings on the patio by a few more weeks with a tabletop fire pit.

Below, our experts weigh in on how you can safely enjoy a tabletop fire pit as summer winds down.

1. It’s no safer than a regular fire pit

People make the mistake of considering it safer than a regular fire pit.

Just because the fire goes on a tabletop, has smaller flames and doesn’t need to be regularly stoked with wood, it doesn’t mean you should lower your guard when using a tabletop fire pit.

Remember to closely supervise kids and pets, too. Since the fire is up off the ground, it’s at roughly their height, making it easy for an errant hand or tail to get caught in the flames.

2. Explosions can happen when re-fuelling

Many tabletop fire pits use highly flammable fuels, like butane and ethanol, so be sure to read the operating instructions on how to re-fuel properly.

Explosions can happen when you try to re-light the fire, because there can still be fumes or low flames that can ignite during the refuelling process.

That can cause the re-fuelling container to ignite almost instantaneously, causing it to explode. The person holding the container may also react by throwing it, inadvertently spraying other people at the firepit with burning fuel.

Don’t re-fuel the fire while smoking cigarettes or marijuana either, because that can also cause the fuel to combust.

3. Plan your exit strategy

Tabletop firepits are often placed close to the home, with people gathered very closely around it.

If something happens, like a projection of fuel from the fuel source, the pathways are blocked and multiple people can be burned.

People may also have an altered awareness of risk and a slower response time due to use of alcohol, drugs, medications or mobility issues.

4. Enjoy responsibly

Using alcohol or drugs around any type of fire is always a bad idea.

Maybe someone’s decision-making ability is impaired by drugs or alcohol, or they didn’t stop to think about the potentially dangerous consequences of a situation. Don’t be that person.

5. If a significant burn happens, call 911

While waiting for help to arrive, don’t put butter, vinegar, oil or lemons on the burn.

The best initial treatment for all burns is cool running water. Don’t soak the injured area, just let the water run over it.

Of course, the correct use of the Fire Pit Table can keep you away from danger and get supreme pleasure. In addition, SMTJOY Fire Pit Table offers Lid and Poker for your safety. If you are interested in our products, please contact us now!

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