Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




Mad Scientist
19623 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2604

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

Topic # 131082 8-Oct-2013 12:47
Send private message

Am I allowed to build a fire pit on my section?

What do I need?




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
2385 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 286
Inactive user


  Reply # 909797 8-Oct-2013 12:49
Send private message

It depends where you live, council restrictions etc ...

Everything you will need to build it can be found here

I have been toying with the idea for a while now



Mad Scientist
19623 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2604

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 909799 8-Oct-2013 12:50
Send private message

Dunedin just out of metro not rural




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


 
 
 
 


2210 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 679

Subscriber

  Reply # 909800 8-Oct-2013 12:52
Send private message

Why not ring the DCC

http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/cd/rural_fires/fire-permits

Or their website for that matter. 

"A fire permit must be obtained for any fire in the open at any time of the year in the rural part of Dunedin, as there is a 365-day restricted season in force."

1332 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 152
Inactive user


  Reply # 909857 8-Oct-2013 13:46
Send private message

I'm pretty sure the DCC will have restrictions on anything burning in or near the city. I mean... Scarfies...

3598 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1056


  Reply # 909871 8-Oct-2013 14:01
Send private message

lxsw20: Why not ring the DCC

http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/cd/rural_fires/fire-permits

Or their website for that matter. 

"A fire permit must be obtained for any fire in the open at any time of the year in the rural part of Dunedin, as there is a 365-day restricted season in force."


That page also notes that

 

 

 

 

Gas brazier

 

Allowed in any area and during prohibited fire season.

 

 

 

 


and 

 

 

 

 

Solid fuel brazier

 

 

Permit required in rural areas.

 

Bylaw applies in urban areas.

 

Banned in prohibited fire season.

 

 

 

 

 



So if your fire pit is gas its probably going to be OK, but if its solid fuel ( i.e logs) you are going to face restictions, 

Best to call them and have a chat..

3598 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1056


  Reply # 909872 8-Oct-2013 14:01
Send private message

lxsw20: Why not ring the DCC

http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/cd/rural_fires/fire-permits

Or their website for that matter. 

"A fire permit must be obtained for any fire in the open at any time of the year in the rural part of Dunedin, as there is a 365-day restricted season in force."


That page also notes that

"Gas brazier|Allowed in any area and during prohibited fire season."
and 

"Solid fuel brazier|Permit required in rural areas.| Bylaw applies in urban areas.| Banned in prohibited fire season."

So if your fire pit is gas its probably going to be OK, but if its solid fuel ( i.e logs) you are going to face restictions, 

Best to call them and have a chat..



Mad Scientist
19623 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2604

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 909876 8-Oct-2013 14:04
Send private message

I guess burning twigs from the garden for fun counts as solid fuel?




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


2101 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 514


  Reply # 909879 8-Oct-2013 14:10
Send private message

I can give you the details of my couch supplier if you like, top quality air dried.  

2385 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 286
Inactive user


  Reply # 909899 8-Oct-2013 14:33
Send private message

lxsw20:

"A fire permit must be obtained for any fire in the open at any time of the year in the rural part of Dunedin, as there is a 365-day restricted season in force."


I always find these rules odd.
Because most warehouses sell these

http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/catalog/product/Indoor-Out-Steel-Brazier?SKU=1706738





Mad Scientist
19623 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2604

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 909940 8-Oct-2013 16:05
Send private message

That link is awesome!

Not sure if it can support a couch though. ..

Now let's see what DCC says lol




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


4123 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 842
Inactive user


  Reply # 909948 8-Oct-2013 16:16
Send private message

If you only use it at night they will never be able to tell where the smoke is coming from, therefore no permit required :)

1959 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 394

Subscriber

  Reply # 910088 8-Oct-2013 20:27
Send private message

Except that the downwind neighbours are likely to be able and willing to help with the location!!

2139 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 405

Trusted

  Reply # 910096 8-Oct-2013 20:35
Send private message

ORC enforce air quality standards, so check out where you fit in relation to this.

I know that in Christchurch, which has had a big problem with air pollution from domestic burners, they rarely send around regional council staff with thermal imaging cameras to spot breaches

Edit: the DCC's role here is more in relation to rural fire, hence they are concerned with the fire aspect of things, whereas ORC is more concerned with smoke.



Mad Scientist
19623 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2604

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 910099 8-Oct-2013 20:40
Send private message

I might just get a $20 30cm bbq pan and do a very small fire ... :)




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


21823 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4566

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 910111 8-Oct-2013 21:14
Send private message

Friend got a big-ass "gas" outdoor fireplace put in to their house. I dont think it has ever seen gas go thru it and had no problems so far. But that is in suburban auckland.

Actually I think the gas gets used to get the wood going and then is turned off.




Richard rich.ms

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.