Can You Put a Solo Stove On A Wood Deck?

A backyard fire pit is a great idea if you have a solo stove. It’s like having a fire pit, but without the mess. The solo stove can be used on the deck if you have one, which you probably do if you do.

When using a solo stove on a wood deck, make sure to use the stove stand provided. A fire-resistant mat would provide an additional layer of protection.

Using the solo stove on a wood deck without the Solo Stove Stand could cause damage to the wood.

Should I Use a Stand or a Fire Pit Mat? 

In order to avoid long-term damage to the wood deck, a single stove should not be placed directly on the surface of it.

In lieu of this, a single stove should be supported by a stand and a fireproof mat. Solo stands are essential, but there are advantages to using both.

The firepit can be placed on the stand that comes with a solo stove. The stainless steel stand for a single stove has holes drilled into it to help dissipate the heat from the fire pit.

As a result, the stove’s heat will be absorbed by the stand, rather than the wood deck beneath it. Preventing burn marks or paint stains from being damaged is the primary goal.

The solo stove and stand can also be used with a heat-resistant fireproof mat. With a solo stove, you can also place four 12′′ concrete pavers on your deck and stand on top of them.

You must, however, use the stove stand in order to protect your deck from damage and to ensure your safety.

Can You Use a Solo Stove On a Wooden Deck?

In the event that you have a wooden deck, Solo Stove can be used. Because there is nothing more cosy on a cold night than sitting around your fire pit, sharing stories, and sipping a warm beverage with your friends.

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However, because we’re dealing with a mixture of fire and wood, there are a number of safety precautions to be taken.

Choose wisely in the beginning. Avoid choosing a pit that doesn’t have a place to stand and instead sits directly on the deck.

The Solo Stove stand, which we’ll discuss in a moment, is a simple solution if you choose the right model.

Alternatively, a heat-resistant barrier can be placed on the deck (again, we’ll discuss this in greater detail later).

The primary consideration is the direction of heat flow. Your deck will get warm if the heat is directed downward.

You don’t want your deck to be scalded by a fire pit that can reach temperatures of up to 1000oF.

The distance between the fire and the surface must be large enough for the heat to dissipate.

Sparking is another consideration. To avoid damaging your deck, you should use an extinguisher to extinguish the fire before it has a chance to get out of control.

If the pit is disturbed, red-hot embers could fly out of it. In order to prevent this from happening, you should always use high-quality hardwood, which is less prone to sparking.

In comparison to other types of stoves, Solo Stoves run cooler and produce less smoke and sparks.

How Far Should The Stove Be From My House?

Six feet is the recommended distance between the stove and your home. As long as the flames are kept at least this far away from anything, there is no danger of a house fire.

It is possible to have an accident with a solo stove because it uses open flames to heat up. An umbrella or a lawn chair may catch fire if the flames are picked up by strong winds.

You should keep the stove at least six feet away from your home, as well as six feet away from anything flammable.

The stand and a fireproof mat will keep the flames from spreading to the deck, despite the fact that the wood itself is flammable. A safe distance from any other flammable material will suffice.

Can I Use a Solo Stove on Other Types of Decks? 

Other deck materials, such as hardwood or composite, can be used with a solo stove. The stoves are safe to use if you follow the same safety rules as a wooden deck, so long as you do so.

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In addition to wood, Trex and composite decks are becoming increasingly popular. On decks where a single stove is permitted, the same safety precautions must be taken as with other types of decks.

For your own and others’ safety, you may also need to take additional precautions to ensure the safety of your outdoor items.

Using a Solo Stove on a Composite Deck

This type of deck is made of wood fibers and a plastic film that is bonded together. Using a stand and a fireproof mat on a composite deck is safe as long as you use a solo stove.

Using a solo stove safely on a composite deck requires a solo stove stand and a fire-resistant mat.

Using the solo stand, you’ll be able to keep the deck and the solo stove apart enough to avoid any potential damage.

Protecting the deck from the stove’s heat by putting a fireproof mat under the stove stand will increase the level of protection. You can find the best composite decking here if you want to make the switch from wood.

Using a Solo Stove on a Hardwood Deck

An ipe, cumaru, or garapa deck is made of wood. On a hardwood deck, a single stove can also be used. Hardwood decks have a higher fire rating than most other types of wood because they are naturally dense and resistant to flames.

To put it another way, it is the most heat-resistant decking material available.

Compared to other types of wood and even some composites, a hardwood deck can withstand a greater amount of heat exposure. Only a single stove stand is needed on an Ipe deck.

Does The Solo Stove Get Hot On The Outside?

Yes, there is a fire inside a metal box. As a result of the way it draws cool air in from the bottom and the insulated design, it doesn’t get as hot as some other fire pit burners. You should still exercise caution around children and animals.

Even Solo Stoves warns against touching the fire pit until it has completely cooled. The stove cools down quickly because it burns so quickly. In terms of fire safety, that’s unquestionably advantageous.

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In terms of safety, Solo Stove fire pits produce less smoke than other designs, making it easier for children to enjoy the fire.

Additionally, there are fewer sparks, although you may still want to take precautions. When children are around, it’s a good idea to have a fire pit spark screen in place to keep those little sparks from flying up.

Use a fire guard in the same manner as an indoor wood-burning stove if you’re really concerned about the danger.

You can, of course, keep the fire pit for adults and older children to enjoy at night, when the toddlers are safely tucked into their beds…

Do Solo Stoves Get Hot on the Bottom?

Is Solo Stove’s base going to get hot? Yes, which is why you’ll need the stand.

These 304 stainless steel stands, as we mentioned earlier, are designed to radiate heat between the stove base and the deck.

It’s also possible to use a heatproof mat on your deck to further reduce heat transfer downward.

How Long Does It Take for a Solo Stove to Cool?

If you want to be safe, give yourself an hour to let the Solo Stove cool down completely. If you have children or pets in the area, be sure to keep the fire extinguisher on.

Do Solo Stoves Give Off Sparks & Embers?

Solo Stoves have become a popular stove brand because they don’t produce sparks or embers.

Our real wood fire pits produce fewer sparks than most other types of fire pits, but we still can’t guarantee that there won’t be any.

If you use a stove shield, Solo Stoves are a good choice for family use, as there is a lower risk of sparks flying out and injuring someone.


In order to get the most out of the solo stove, it must be used in conjunction with a wood deck and its stand.

We have the Yukon model and have had no problems using it on our pressure-treated stained deck.

To reduce the amount of heat and sparks generated on our deck, we invested in the Yukon bundle that included both a stand and a shield during a black Friday sale.

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