Although our firepits are lifted to increase air flow, ALWAYS shut down your gas line when you smell gas! Call a specialist right away, and DO NOT USE your firepit until the issue is solved. Safety first!
Natural gas for firepits are generally hard piped to your home, meaning you won’t ever need to replace an empty gas tank. Make sure a licensed plumber installs the hard piped portion, so the firepit can be hooked up properly.
Natural gas burns cleaner than LP does, meaning there is less potential for soot. Since the flame is cleaner, it does not burn as bright of a yellow color. Financially, natural gas may be a better choice because it costs less to operate.
Natural gas is also lighter than air and can dissipate quickly which leaves less room for any accidental ignition. With this said our firepits are lifted 3/4"-1" to increase air flow, and reduce the risk of accidental ignition.
If you are looking for a brighter flame that can be seen even during daylight with the sun shining, LP is your best option. Since liquid propane does not burn as clean as natural gas, an air filter is added to the firepit to reduce potential of soot.
As liquid propane is heavier than air, it tends to sink to the bottom if there is a leak. Our firepits are lifted 3/4"-1" to increase air flow. This will dramatically reduce the risk of accidental ignition.
When you install your propane fire pit, choose a spot that is at least 10 feet away from your home and other outdoor structures. Make sure there are no pipes underneath and no electric wires overhead. Also keep foliage and trees a safe distance away from the fire pit.
Before using the propane fire pit, familiarize yourself with its functioning and all the parts. You must know how to turn off the gas supply and control a fire that gets out of hand. Keep a fire extinguisher handy and make sure it is not expired and that everybody in your home knows how to use it.
Keeping objects close to the fire pit increases chances of ignition and flames. Such flames can quickly get out of control and start a blaze. Keep the area around the fire pit clean and clear at all times. Never keep combustible substances or liquids in the vicinity. Never leave children unattended in the vicinity of a fire pit.
A blocked or dirty burner or pipe can cause a buildup of gas, which can be very dangerous. Periodically, you must clean out these parts. This is especially important if you are using the fire pit after a gap of several months. Sometimes you may find insects nesting inside the burners, contributing to a blockage.
Before turning on the propane fire pit, rule out any leaks. Check all the connections and valves for any signs of a leak. If you discover one, turn off the gas supply immediately and tighten the connections.
In case of an emergency, the first step to take is to turn off the supply of propane. If the fire is so big that it cuts off your access to the propane supply, try to dampen it by pouring water or putting sand on it. Then try again. If you are unable to do this, call the fire department immediately.
A propane fire pit does not require any starters or accelerators to increase the strength of the flame. Never pour gasoline into the fire pit or add paper, trash or combustible matter. Use a screen to prevent the spread of sparks.
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