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Metal Chiminea Outdoor Fireplace

 

If you are looking for a small heater for your patio area, this Metal Chiminea outdoor Fireplace may be what you are looking for.  I just hang around mine with some friends and our favorite adult beverage and enjoy the heat and the glow of the fire.  With the open cage around the entire pit you can view the fire from any angle.

Product: Better Homes and Gardens Cast Iron Chiminea, Antique Bronze

Price when article written: $99

Where to purchase: Walmart.com

 

Poker and Vinyl Cover for ChimineaWhat comes in the box

 

When you purchase this Metal Chiminea Outdoor Fireplace, you will get a Chiminea cage, door, bottom ring, Chimney flue, Chimney top, four legs, Fire bowl, Chimney cover, drip pan, nylon cover, assembly hardware, instructions and poker.

No grate is included in this fire pit, you can still cook hot dogs and marshmallows with a stick with the door open.

The finished antique bronze Chiminea will be about 23 inches across and about 46 inches high.  You will be able to view and feel the fire from any angle. 16 inch fire wood will work best in this fire pit, longer wood will not work very well.

It is not recommended to use the manufactured burn sticks for any Chiminea, as the additional heat will distort the outer metal skin.  Only burn real wood for making a fire.

Assembly of a Metal Chiminea Outdoor FireplaceAssembly of your Chiminea

 

Tools that will be required and not provided are a Phillips Screwdriver and two 6 MM wrenchs.

The loop handle for the cap is secured with a nut.

The rest of the assembly is from the bottom to the top.  The four legs for the base are attached with screws and nuts to the fire bowl.  The ash tray is then attached to the legs with screws and nuts.  Stand the pit on its legs and insert the fire screen and attach.  The chimney top and flue are next to be attached.

Once all of these simple steps are completed you are ready to use your Chiminea.

 

What if I want to use on a Wood or Composite Deck

 

The bottom of this Metal Chiminea Outdoor Fireplace will reach about 1000 degrees fahrenheit when you have a fire going.  The melt temperature for a composite deck is around 175 degrees.  Wood decks at this temperature will likely burn or combust.

To protect your investment, follow this link to look at the review of the DeckProtect system that I have done.  With the proper size pad you can enjoy your Chininea on this type of surface.  Make sure that you follow the advice from the manufacturer, and do not place too close to siding or railing.

Better Homes and Gardens Cast Iron Chiminea, Antique BronzePros

 

Takes up little floor space

Provides 360 degree heat and viewing

Comes with weather cover for storage

 

Cons

 

Must burn wood shorter than a regular fireplace

Manufacturer does not recommend using manufactured logs

Some had problems with parts breaking when being assembled

Cannot use on Wood or Composite Decking without added cost of protection

For current pricing or more information on this Chiminea use this link

 

 

Conclusion

 

Better Homes and Gardens Cast Iron Chiminea Outdoor Fireplace does a fine job of heating an outdoor area on a cool night.  It is very portable if you have several areas  that you want to heat at different times.  The only complaint from the owners of this Chiminea was that is was made of some light weight materials and during assembly the legs were broken.  This could be operator error as only a couple of people complained of this.

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