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Real Flame Lafayette 34 in. Wood Burning Fire Pit
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Enhance the atmosphere of your outdoor living space with the Lafayette Fire Pit. Classic styling and neutral gray tile top bring functional wood burning ambiance to your outdoor environment. Includes spark screen, log poker tool and vinyl protective storage covers. The Lafayette Fire Pit can be adapted for Real Flame Gel Fuel with the addition of the Real Flame 2-Can or 4-Can Outdoor Conversion Log Sets.
- Burns seasoned firewood
- Heat resistant powder-coated steel frame with natural slate tile top
- Includes: spark screen, log poker tool and protective storage cover
- Made of powder-coated steel and slate
- Basic assembly required
- Can be converted to gel fuel fire pit with the purchase of the conversion log set (sold separately)
- Assembled Depth (in.) :
- 33.6 in
- Assembled Height (in.) :
- 17.9 in
- Assembled Width (in.) :
- 33.6 in
- Assembly Required :
- Color Family :
- Color/Finish :
- Features :
- 360 Fire View,Cover Included,Portable,Screen Included
- Housing Material :
- Outdoor Living Product Type :
- Fire Pit
- Power/Fuel Type :
- Returnable :
Ratings & Reviews
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- It's OK for now, but how long will it last?
September 11, 2015
I should come to expect that most everything produced today is not made to last. So why did I get my hopes up that this fire pit was going to be a sturdy, long lasting centerpiece on my patio? Call it hope, call it ignorance, call it denial, call it whatever you want.
The stamped steel is thin in the main structure, but is sturdy enough when put together. There is already evidence of rust on the legs after the first couple of nights. Dew condensation that evaporated off left behind some rusty dust in some of the crevices on the legs and verticals of the unit. It will take just a couple of years and then I will have to repaint the thing.
The stone inlays on the top are uneven. Like they were haphazardly placed with no care how the finished product looked.
My real issue with this fire pit is the pan in the middle, you know, where the fire goes? They used the thinnest gauge steel humanly possible. I can only wonder how many times it can heat cycle to the point of twisting into itself. They provided a grate to create a flat surface for the logs to sit on, but this also creates a problem. As the fire burns now, the hot coals drop through the grate, down to the bottom of the pan, and away from the logs on top. This causes the fire to go out because the coals aren't close enough to keep the logs going.
To fix this, I filled the bottom of the pan with lava rock, just to the bottom of the grate. The idea behind this is to insulate the bottom of the thin pan from the heat as well as to keep the coals where they need to be.
Lastly there is the mesh fire lid. Again, the flimsy construction of this thing makes me wonder how much heat will it take to make it fall apart in front of my eyes. I would wait until fire dies down to the point where there is a pile of coals or a really small flame before putting it on. Putting it on a roaring fire will most definitely shorten its life.
The instructions say not to build a huge fire, with good reason. The thin metal construction just can't handle it. It says not to put water on the fire. Again, the rapid change in temperature will ruin the pan. This is only for small decorative fires.
Ok, so by now you probably think I really hate this thing, but I don't. I'm not smitten by it or anything, but it will do the job for a while.
Some of the good things about it are:
It came with a cover which I was not expecting.
It is nice to have a movable fire pit instead of a fixed build-in one.
Once the issue of getting a nice fire was solved it does provide ambiance.
Overall it is an attractive design.
In summary, this is an average quality fire pit that may last for 3 to 5 years. May need some modifications and maintenance. I would recommend this to a friend with a lot of warnings along with it. I don't feel it is worth the price of $270 that I paid for it. $175 is more reasonable.
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