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How to Make a Fire Pit Screen

Updated February 21, 2017

Perhaps you have an old barbecue pit lying around. Perhaps you also want a fire pit or already have one. Instead of purchasing an expensive fire pit screen, make one. The grills from the barbecue pit make good fire pit screens. Make one for your fire pit today.

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  1. Measure the circumference of the fire pit. For optimum coverage, it will be necessary to know the size of the fire pit.

  2. Place one grill from the barbecue pit directly over the pit before starting a fire.

  3. Determine how the barbecue grill fits over the fire pit. Depending on the size of the fire pit, it will be necessary to purchase or find more grills for complete coverage.

  4. Lay the grill over an open fire if only one is needed.

  5. If more than one is needed, bind two or more grills. Measure a small length of wire and cut it with the wire cutters. Wrap the wire several times around the edges of two grills. Lay them over the open area of the pit. This will keep large embers from falling on the ground and setting something on fire.

  6. Tip

    Use metal window screens, as well.

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Things You'll Need

  • Barbecue pit grill guards
  • Wire
  • Wire cutter
  • Tape measure

About the Author

Cathy Conrad has more than five years of newsprint experience as an assistant editor and is a professional writer. She has worked as a virtual assistant and email support specialist, and has more than 20 years of experience working in the medical field. Conrad is currently licensed as a Texas insurance representative and has many years in home improvement and gardening.

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