A Solo Stove fire pit can be a wonderful addition to any outdoor space, providing warmth and ambiance for gatherings with family and friends. When you’re looking around your yard trying to decide on the best place to put your new Solo Stove, you might be wondering, can you put a Solo Stove on grass?
You can, but I don’t recommend it, as it will leave you with a burnt dead patch of lawn.
Solo Stove fire pits can reach temperatures over 1000°F, which can cause damage to anything that isn’t concrete or sufficiently heat resistant. Like grass, which burns at 518°F. Additionally, the instability of grass can increase the risk of injury if the fire pit is accidentally knocked over.
To enjoy the benefits of a Solo Stove fire pit on your lawn without these risks, it’s important to follow some key safety tips. This article will provide guidance on suitable surfaces, accessories for stabilization, and precautions for grass use.
By taking these precautions, you can enjoy the warmth and beauty of a fire pit on your lawn without damaging your grass or risking injury to you or your loved ones.
- Green grass is not a suitable surface for using Solo Stove fire pit, unless you use the stand underneath
- Fireproof surfaces like concrete, pavers, stone or gravel are ideal for Solo Stove fire pits
- The Solo Stove Stand and Shield accessories can enhance the stability and safety of the fire pit
- Precautions for grass use of a Solo Stove fire pit include clearing the area, creating a level and stable spot, and reducing the risk of fire spreading beyond the designated fire pit spot.
Can You Put a Solo Stove on Grass?
Suitable surfaces for using the Solo Stove fire pit, include fireproof and heat-resistant surfaces like concrete, sand, and treated decking, while using it on grass is not recommended due to the risk of damaging the grass, escaping embers, and capsizing.
Fireproof options like concrete are ideal for use with Solo Stove fire pits because they can withstand high temperatures without being damaged. In contrast, grass is not heat-resistant and can easily be burnt by the high temperatures produced by the fire pit. The fire pit’s weight may not be evenly distributed on the grass, leading to the risk of the pit falling over, depending on the size and how evenly the wood is burning inside.
Using the Solo Stove fire pit on grass can also cause a potential fire hazard if embers escape and ignite dry grass or other combustible materials. Therefore, it is important to consider the potential damage that may be caused by using the fire pit on grass.
To avoid such risks, using the fire pit on a fireproof surface that is stable enough to support the fire pit’s weight and can withstand high temperatures is recommended. This will ensure that the fire pit remains safe and does not cause any damage to the surrounding environment.
Can You Put a Solo Stove on Artificial Turf?
Even though artificial turf is not flammable, you shouldn’t put your Solo Stove directly on top of it. Artificial grass is, essentially, a combination of plastics and rubber, and is prone to melting.
Make sure you use something between your Solo Stove and artificial turf, such as a fireproof mat, or stand, or place it up on pavers. Use a screen or shield over the top to prevent embers from flying about and landing on your turf.
I’ll discuss these accessories in the paragraph below, how they help, and where you can find them.
Accessories for Stabilization on Grass
The Solo Stove Stand and Shield are two accessories that can enhance the stability and safety of the Solo Stove fire pit while preventing damage to surrounding surfaces. You can also buy stands on Amazon designed to lift your Solo Stove 10.5 inches off the ground. These come in 15 inch, 19.5 inch and 27 inch sizes to suit different models.
The Solo Stove Stand is designed to lift the fire pit off the ground, allowing proper airflow, stabilizing it on grass, and preventing burning. It is made of durable materials and is easy to assemble. The stand can be used on any surface, including grass, and provides a safe and stable platform for the fire pit.
The Solo Stove Shield is another accessory that can be used to protect the grass and other surrounding surfaces. This shield is designed to reduce the risk of ejecting embers, sparks, or other hot material. It is made of high-quality stainless steel and is easy to install. The shield is also heat resistant and can withstand temperatures of up to 1100℉.
Precautions for Grass Use
Before setting up the fire pit, it is important to clear the area of any combustible materials. Solo Stove recommend using a fire pit stand for any size stoves placed on grass. This will help give more clearance between the grass and the bottom of the firepit.
You can also use a fireproof mat underneath your Solo Stove. This is where the stands on Amazon can also come in handy, as they elevate the firepit 10.5 inches off the ground.
Using a Solo Stove fire pit on your lawn can be a wonderful way to enjoy the warmth and ambiance of a fire, but it’s important to take precautions to protect both your grass and your family.
When selecting a location for your fire pit, choose a surface that is made of concrete or is otherwise heat resistant. If you must use grass, consider using accessories like a fireproof mat or a heat shield to protect the surrounding area.
In addition to selecting the right surface, it’s also important to take steps to stabilize your fire pit. Accessories like a stand or a stabilizing ring can help prevent accidental bumps or knocks that could lead to injury or damage to your grass.
Finally, always keep a close eye on your fire and follow all recommended safety precautions to ensure that your fire pit remains a safe and enjoyable addition to your lawn.
By following these tips, you can enjoy the warmth and beauty of a Solo Stove fire pit without worrying about damaging your grass or risking injury.