How to Fix a Broken Fire Pit Screen

Fire pit
  • 1-4 hours
  • Intermediate
  • 0-50
What You'll Need
Tape measure
Pit grill guards

A fire pit screen is a very important thing to consider if you are having a fire pit in your backyard. The fire pit screen prevents any spark from spreading and going out of the pit. The fire pit screen must be in good shape so it gives total protection and keeps you anxiety free. After extended use the fire pit screen might be damaged or broken. In such cases it must be repaired or replaced immediately. Fixing a fire pit screen takes very little effort and you can do it on your own in a very short time.

Step 1 - Estimate the Damage

First check which part of the screen is damaged and how extensive the damage is. The fire pit screen might be damaged in several ways. Wires might be broken or the frame might be bent. In any case you need to take the screen out of the pit; make sure you are taking it out when the pit is cold and the screen is also cold. After this you can start the repairing work.

Step 2 - Measurement

If few of the wires are broken then measure the length of the wires you need to attach with the screen for fixing it. In case the frame is broken then you have to put a little more effort into fixing the screen. Measure the entire length of the frame, as a part of it cannot be replaced. You need to replace the entire frame. If the screen is damaged badly then it is better to have a new fire screen instead of trying to repair it.

Step 3 - Fix the Broken Wire

Due to continuous exposure to fire, a portion of the fire screen might develop fractures; this usually happens when the wires are broken. Before fixing the damaged wires make sure you remove the portion of the screen using the wire cutter that shows any sign of damage. This is done so that after a few days you do not need to repair the less damaged parts again. Remove the broken wires from the frame and cut new wires according to the measured length and fix it to the frame.

In many cases the wires are soldered into the frame while in other cases the wires are wrapped onto the frame. You must do it according to the other wires. In many fire screens metal nets are used in place of wires. If the metal nets are damaged then remove the portion of the net from the frame or you may need to remove the entire net and then fix the new net accordingly.

Step 4 - Broken Frame

In case the frame is broken it is better to replace the fire screen and get a new one. Not all fire screens with a broken frame can be repaired. In case it cannot be fixed, remove the broken frame and put the new frame in place, soldering it with the wires or net that forms the screen.