Can you put an outdoor fireplace or firepit right on a deck?

You can build a firepit or an outdoor fireplace right on top of a deck. It is recommended that you build a substantial footing to handle the load bearing weight of the fireplace and make sure you have the appropriate firebox to contain the wood and the ashes. In addition, you need to make sure your flu is designed to draw the smoke up through the chimney and not back out of the firebox. You can check out some design ideas at the following links:  or

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