Jon Sarriugarte's fire pit kits

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7 Responses to “Jon Sarriugarte's fire pit kits”

  1. Brother Phil says:

    Gas is only greener than wood if it comes from biochar, fermenters or similar sources.
    The carbon in wood has been there for decades or less, and so has little or no effect on atmospheric CO2 levels.
    The carbon in natural gas or coal gas has generally been there for a few million years, and so raises levels on our timescale.
    Gas produces less smog and soot in your garden, but heats up the planet in a way that wood doesn’t.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Environmentally friendly! *cough*

  3. Anonymous says:

    They’re pretty cool looking.

  4. dculberson says:

    Wouldn’t it be more green than a wood fire?

  5. eti says:

    Gas fire, wood fire; BAD, BAD!

  6. Mitch says:

    I’m skeptical about that. If I burn enough wood to produce 10 pounds of CO2 or burn enough gas to
    produce 10 pounds of CO2, I’m putting 10 pounds
    of CO2 into the atmosphere either way.

    If I want to have a fire of a certain intensity
    for a certain amount of time, burning gas from a
    tank with a regulator will give me a lot finer
    control over the amount of fuel burned than
    guessing how many logs to put on a fire. I don’t
    have statistics to back this up, but I would guess
    that a 3 hour gas fire is going to generate less
    CO2 than a 3 hour wood fire, because the wood fire
    is going to burn a lot more than is really needed
    when the fire is first started and every time wood
    is added, whereas the gas fire is going to burn at
    a steady rate.

    That’s not even considering the particulate
    matter, nitrogen oxides, and other emissions from
    a wood fire.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Jon’s firepits are amazing! I own one for my backyard and it is way more green than *cough* *cough* a smokey wood fire!

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