using a patio heater or fire bowl/pit on a deck

Is it safe to use a patio heater or fire bowl/pit on a deck? In what cases is it safe and when it is not safe? What other safety measures should i consider eitherway? How about the best ways to secure it in place and avoid it causing any issues with the deck? Aside from an outright fire risk, can these sort of heat sources damage decking gradually over time? And if so, to what extent is this possible and how I can do something to stop the problem worsening? Thanks and I look forward to hearing back.

Asked by lauren on 29th Oct 2020
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"Wouldn’t advise it, if you do maybe a concrete surround bricks etc."
Answered on 23rd Nov 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
"This is not recommended even if put on a slab as sparks spit out onto the deck and can mark"
Answered on 6th Nov 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
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