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Our estate-quality 40" Copper Fire Pit is stylish and made to resist outdoor elements year-round. Don't be fooled by the painted, plated versions our competitors offer. Discover how The Frontgate Difference makes our substantial firepit outperform all others. Thick .8mm-gauge solid copper basin Sturdy iron grate allows for a well-ventilated fire Durable one-piece powdercoated steel base Holds logs up to 2' long Safety tested against extreme heat and weather Not approved for direct cooking uses View safety instructions (PDF format) The Safety Sparkguard (sold separately) is crafted from high-heat painted stainless steel and is perfect to use around children; view instructions for use
 
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3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Copper fire pit & spark guard,
Date:September 18, 2012
ByRushfan
New/Existing Customer:Existing
Date:September 18, 2012
This product is over priced for it's use (although I still bought it!).
Pro's:
1) Large circular diameter for a large group of people to sit around and experience a nice fire.
2) It sits low enough to see and feel the warmth.
3) The internal steel grate keeps the logs up away from the bottom and that is key to proper air circulation resulting in a good fire!
4) A really broad area to stack various sized logs for a really big fire
5) Steel grate seems sturdy enough for long term use
Con's:
1) Price. Even though this is made of copper, I don't feel that the overall construction & materials justify the high cost Frontgate charges (especially since it's made in china)
2) Drain holes in bottom are too small to drain water. I had to drill a hole in the middle of the three small existing holes to get water to drain. The ash in the pit easily clogs up those three small holes. If you need to drill a hole, double the size of the existing ones.
3) The steel grate should sit a little lower inside the copper ring to reduce the chances of logs rolling out of the pit. Because it sits so high, you really need the spark guard screen for safety.
4) Don't expect the firepit you receive to look like what's advertised in the catalog. However keep in mind that you will be burning logs in this and even if it did look like the pictures in the catalog, it wouldn't stay that way.
5) The spark guard does as its supposed to but again, I found the cost to be higher than what it should. Made in China, Main frame for spark guard was not perfectly round as I would have expected (therefore rubs a bit when opening/closing) and could be a result of shipping damage? - (hard to say as the box didn't show any significant impact).
6) The packaging for both products was again, sub-par for the price paid. Both boxes showed punctures in various locations and should be better protected for the cost paid.
As previously stated, I think this is overpriced by about $100.00 for the pit and $50-$75.00 for the spark guard, I am hoping that in the long run, this fire pit is durable enough for many, many years of use. In my situation, the size & style was a perfect fit and I opted pay out more than I wanted (but don't feel like I got a good value for the money spent).
Pros: Appearance
Cons: over-priced
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Our estate-quality 40" Copper Fire Pit is stylish and made to resist outdoor elements year-round. Don't be fooled by the painted, plated versions our competitors offer. Discover how The Frontgate Difference makes our substantial firepit outperform all others. Thick .8mm-gauge solid copper basin Sturdy iron grate allows for a well-ventilated fire Durable one-piece powdercoated steel base Holds logs up to 2' long Safety tested against extreme heat and weather Not approved for direct cooking uses View safety instructions (PDF format) The Safety Sparkguard (sold separately) is crafted from high-heat painted stainless steel and is perfect to use around children; view instructions for use
 

Can this fire pit be used on a wooden deck?

I think you'd be okay using it on a wooden deck. Mine sits over a plastic drain grate and I've stuck my hand under the pit during a fire to see how hot it was. There wasn't any issue. If you want additional protection, you can get a heat resistant pad that can go under it that would ensure the deck would be safe.
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