Curious about fireplaces when outside. How much heat do they really throw out? I imagine that they are identical to inside fireplaces but how much do they vary? I was told building one is not as easy as it looks, but it doesn’t look very complex.
When building an outdoor fireplace, you have to remember that venting is the primary goal. With a good chimney, you can have a relaxing evening in front of your fire. With regard to heat, you have to be a realist and understand you’re never going to heat your back yard. You will however not be able to sit directly in front of a blazing fire for long. Outdoor fireplaces can supply a great amount of heat and you will feel that it’s too much at time.
Fireplaces do involve a bit of work. They are not difficult by any means and with a good set of plans you can be on your way to a great looking structure.