I just finished building a nice patio with a firepit and sitting wall. jobe came out beautiful(except for some quality control issues with the Nicolock product) Then yesterday I found out that the town I live in just made it illegal to have a open fire pit. They have even made chimineas illegal. now if you want to burn anything outside you need to have a 20 FOOT CHIMNEY!!!!! firepits, and any type of outdoor fires are against town code. effin town sux!!