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Feed the Flames: Outdoor Fireplace Quiz
by Staff
Want to add an outdoor fireplace to your landscape? Take our quiz to find out if you're ready.

What materials should you burn in an outdoor fireplace?

  • dried wood
  • dried leaves
  • Both a and b are correct.

What materials should you not burn in an outdoor fireplace?

  • green leaves and branches
  • newspaper
  • Both a and b are correct.

True or false: You need a permit to build an outdoor fireplace.

  • true
  • false

What is a pad in an outdoor fireplace?

  • the base of the fireplace
  • a decorative feature
  • Neither a nor b are correct.

True or false: You shouldn't use mortar in the bricks of the pad.

  • true
  • false

Where is the best place to build a fireplace?

  • in your yard
  • on a porch
  • on a deck

What kind of woods are best to minimize smoke in your outdoor fireplace?

  • oak
  • hickory
  • Both a and b are correct.

Which of these starters are best to start an outdoor fire?

  • gasoline
  • charcoal fire starter
  • fatwood stick

What is a fatwood stick?

  • a fat piece of wood
  • pine tree fat
  • Both a and b are correct.

What should you do with hot ashes when you're done enjoying your fire?

  • Leave them in the fireplace.
  • Transfer them to an ash bucket.
  • Put them in the compost bin.

What material should an ash bucket be made from?

  • plastic
  • metal
  • wood

What material should outdoor fireplace accessories be made from?

  • brass
  • wood
  • stainless steel

What fire extinguishing methods should you have standing by in case of emergency?

  • sand
  • a water hose
  • fire extinguisher
  • All of the above.

Which way should smoke vents be directed?

  • upward
  • outward
  • Both a and b are correct.

How far away from the fireplace should extra fuel be stored?

  • 10 feet
  • 20 feet
  • 50 feet

What is the standard size of a fire log?

  • 12 inches
  • 18 inches
  • 30 inches

What is the main consideration when choosing the size of your fireplace?

  • budget
  • number of people using it at any given time
  • size of your yard

Which of these types of fireplaces don't require a chimney?

  • gas
  • fire
  • Neither a nor b are correct

True or false: Pre-cast concrete is an ideal material for both gas and wood-burning fireplaces.

  • true
  • false

What material were the first chimeneas made of?

  • clay
  • stone
  • metal