Designing Your Space Around a Gas Fire Pit

white fire pit with blue sofas and beautiful starry night sky

Fire ignites something deep in our souls that is ancient and powerful. There’s something undeniably magical about sitting around a fire pit, telling stories and roasting marshmallows.  And while traditional wood-burning fire pits can be a great addition to any outdoor space, they do require a bit of work to maintain and can produce a lot of smoke. That’s where a gas fire pit comes in – it’s easy to use, requires little maintenance, and there is no smoke blowing in your face. You may or may not need a permit to install a gas fire pit in your area. Make sure to check local code requirements before you get started. If you’re thinking about adding a gas fire pit to your outdoor space, here are the top 5 factors to consider. 

Whether you are starting from scratch on an entire back yard project or just looking to add some ambiance and a community gathering space to your yard, this guide will set you on the right path to achieving your fire pit dreams.


The first step in planning your gas fire pit is to choose the location. You’ll want to find a spot that’s flat and level, and at least 3 feet away from any structure or combustible material. You’ll also want to make sure the location is convenient for seating and entertaining. If you are starting from scratch on an entire backyard project, consider laying out different zones such as dining, lawn activities, outdoor kitchen/grill area and of course, a conversation area based around your gas fire feature. Consider the flow of traffic around your fire pit and throughout your outdoor area and create pathways to connect each space.

Choose a level area in your yard away from low-hanging trees, structures, and potential wind gusts. A fire pit can work in a variety of locations around your property. Place it in your backyard, on a deck, patio, pool area or courtyard. Even a wood or synthetic deck is perfectly safe for a gas fire feature. There’s no need to protect the material the fire feature is setting on; nearly all the heat rises above the burner plate. You can even place it under a pergola as long as you have at least 120” of clearance above the fire pit. 

Consider mapping out your entire seating area to see if it meets your needs before committing to anything. Bring a chair or two to sit in and see if you like the views from your planned fire pit location! 


Not all burners are created equal! If you love the mesmerizing, roaring fire and the heat of the Warming Trends CROSSFIRE Burner, make sure that you will have adequate gas supply to achieve this. Most fire pits on the market put out between 10,000 and 60,000 BTUs. Our burners start at 60,000 BTUs and go up to 470,000+ BTUs, with 180,000 being common. 

You can buy a high BTU burner, but if you don’t have adequate fuel supply, your fire will be small and sad. A great rule of thumb is: fuel equals flame. That basically means that if your fire is small and weak, it is because your fuel supply is inadequate. Even if your burner’s BTU rating is higher than your line can handle, you should be ok as long as it supplies 70%. In order to know what your capabilities will be, call up your local gas professional and get their advice.

You should also ask yourself what type of fuel is best for you, whether natural gas or propane, and how to incorporate it into your plan. One is not necessarily better than the other. It all comes down to your unique situation. Like we always say, every fire pit is different! If, down the road, you need to convert from LP to NG or vice-versa, you can do so by purchasing replacement jets from us at $25 each. Let’s talk about the pros and cons of both types of fuel available in our gas fire pits. 

Natural Gas

If you are planning a natural gas fire pit, you will need to call a local gas professional (plumber or HVAC specialist) to supply fuel to the fire pit area. Is natural gas available in your area? Do you already have a natural gas line running into your house, powering other appliances? If you are able to excavate your yard to run a natural gas line to your fire pit, this might be the best option. 

Since your gas will be hard piped in, there will be no gas line or hose to hide. It is generally less expensive and won’t require trips to swap out or fill up propane tanks. It also burns slightly cleaner, so the inevitable soot buildup takes longer to accumulate on your fire media (lava rock, glass, logs, etc). That means less time lugging propane tanks around and cleaning your media, leaving you more time to enjoy your fire pit. 

Some cons to choosing natural gas over propane include possible necessary upgrades to your gas meter and larger diameter fuel lines to provide adequate BTUs. You can check the rating of your gas meter by looking on the side. Most are rated at 250,000 BTUs. Our largest burners can get up to 470,000+ BTUs, so just be aware of this if you are planning for a large fire pit. 

You will also have to have the line installed by a professional, which means digging up your yard and possibly some added expense. If you are already planning a landscaping or whole yard project, this is probably not an issue. The last downside to natural gas would be that your fire pit would be hard to move to another location down the road if you change your mind. The gas line would need to be moved as well. 


Propane tank

In many places, natural gas simply isn’t available. Since propane comes in tanks, you can transport it to your location easily or have it delivered in large quantities. Propane fire pits are usually a bit more portable, since they run off a tank. This means you can move your fire pit around if you want to change up the view later on. If you want a high BTU fire pit, and are planning to use propane, take into consideration the larger tank size needed. 

For burners up to 180,000 BTUs, a standard 20 lb./5 gallon BBQ propane tank may work. A 40 lb./10 gallon tank will work for burners up to 200,000 BTUs. Anything above that will probably require a larger tank. 

If you want to hide your tank from view, get creative! There are a ton of great looking covers on the market and tutorials online for DIY solutions. 

Decorative propane tank cover/end table


There are a few drawbacks to propane. It is a bit more expensive than natural gas and the tanks need to be swapped out and refilled. It also tends to build up black soot faster on your fire media (logs, cannonballs, lava rock, etc). Don’t worry too much about this though. It’s easy to clean off. Learn more here. For more information on fuel, check out our Fire Pit Guide

Another important consideration for planning is type of ignition. A match-lit is most common, but if you want to be able to flip a switch or use your phone to light your fire pit, you will need to make sure there is electricity supplied to the fire pit area. 

Furniture & Layouts

Once you’ve chosen the location and fuel for your gas fire pit, you’ll want to add seating. This can be anything from chairs and benches to built-in seating or even a sectional. Make sure there’s enough space for people to move around comfortably and that everyone has a clear view of the fire pit. We recommend about 18″ – 24″ between your fire feature and your furniture. 

Consider what you will use the fire pit area for most. Do you want space to have a nosh or two around your fire pit? Mostly just deep conversations with your significant other? A circle of friends chatting and playing some tunes? Here are a few seating layouts to consider: 

Round Layouts 

Round fire pits are a great way to get a lot of chairs around your gas fire pit. They are a great option if you are opting for Adirondack chairs! 

Square Layouts 

Square fire pits are super versatile when it comes to furniture layouts. They work great with sectionals, as well as other setups. 

Rectangular Layouts

Group of people sitting on a sectional around a black rectangular fire pit with large flames

Rectangular fire pits look great in a wide variety of furniture layouts.

Space for food and drinks




Once you’ve chosen the location, fuel type, and furniture, you’ll need to decide on the size of your gas fire pit. This will depend on how many people you plan to accommodate and the size of your outdoor space. How many people will regularly be enjoying the fire pit? If it’s a smaller number, say two, then you obviously do not need as large of a fire feature to accommodate them. If your yard is the community hub for parties, you will probably want a larger fire pit. 

Common round & square standard opening sizes are 18″, 24″, 30″, 36″, 42″, 48″ and 60″. Most of our fire pits are 16” inches tall and feature ledges for feet, drinks, etc. from 7″ to 12″. As a general rule, you need about 18” – 24” of space between the edge of the fire feature itself and your furniture. Most furniture will be about 24” deep. You will probably want to be able to walk behind and around the furniture, so add some space for that as well. 


Collage of 4 styles of gas fire pits

After you know your dimensions and furniture layout, all that’s left to choose is the style! Are you a DIYer looking for a Ready To Finish Kit that you can add your own flair to? Or would a finished complete system be more up your alley? You could even build your own from scratch with one of our Warming Trends CROSSFIRE Burner systems.

Ready To Finish Kits

4 Shapes of Ready To Finish gas fire pits 

The options for Ready To Finish Kits are only as limited as your imagination! Stone, granite, tile, steel, stucco, wood… get creative! We have 4 standard shapes (round, square, rectangle & octagon), but if you have a custom request in mind, don’t hesitate to reach out. Tell us what size you’re looking for and we will put a quote together. You can even upgrade the burners for more BTUs in some of our RTFs. Check out some photos that we’ve gotten from creative customers! 

Ready to Finish Gas Fire pits that have been customized

Build Your Own

Collage of 4 custom gas fire pits

If you truly want to build your own one of a kind fire pit, we can help. We’ve helped add dazzling fires to some fabulous spaces. We can even do custom burner sizes, including long “walls of fire”. Just tell us your inside dimensions and how many BTUs you have available. To learn more or to start a quote, click here

Complete Systems

Collage of 4 styles of Venture Series Complete System Gas Fire Pits

The simplest way to bring fire to your home is a Complete System. We’ve got shapes and colors to match any décor or taste! Our steel Venture Series comes in a wide variety of beautiful powder coated colors that stand the test of time. The Gather Series of GFRC features seven gorgeous colors that are integrated into the concrete itself, not a painted finish. Whatever style you are looking for, we have a fire feature for you!

Collage of 4 Gather Series Complete System Gas Fire Pits

In conclusion, a gas fire pit can be a magnificent addition to any outdoor space. By planning ahead and following these tips, you can create a cozy and functional outdoor focal point that you and your loved ones will enjoy for years to come. And as always, if you have questions about how to choose the best fire pit for your space, don’t hesitate to reach out!

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Which Gas Fire Pit Media Is Right for You?

Whether you love to entertain guests or just enjoy outdoor spaces, a fire pit is essential. If yours is a gas pit, here’s some advice on your choice of media.

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        Your local gas professional (plumber, HVAC, propane supplier, etc…) needs to know these requirements

        1. BTU rating of the burner 
        2. Fuel Pressure recommended at the Burner
          • Natural Gas: 7″ Water Column
          • Propane: 11″ Water Column

        Fuel Requirements

        Fuel = Flame

        Your local gas professional (plumber, HVAC, propane supplier, etc…) needs to know these requirements

        1. BTU rating of the burner (read more under “Gas Line Sizing”)
        2. Fuel Pressure recommended at the Burner
          • Natural Gas: 7″ Water Column
          • Propane: 11″ Water Column

        There are various pros/cons of Liquid Propane (LP) and Natural Gas (NG). The difference between LP and NG Warming Trends burners are the “jets”. If, down the road, you need to convert from LP to NG or vice-versa, you can do so by purchasing replacement jets from us at $25 each. 

        Propane – pros

          • Flexibility/portability
          • Opens up new location possibilities
          • Sometimes NG is not available

        Propane – cons

          • More expensive to burn than NG
          • Heavier than air, so it sinks down. This makes ventilation more important.
          • Requires refilling the tank
          • Hiding the propane tank can present new aesthetic challenges
          • Black soot tends to build up faster on fire media such as ceramic logs and cannonballs (it can be cleaned off)

        Natural Gas – Pros

          • Cheaper to burn; you probably won’t even notice an increase in your gas bill. Clients of ours have reported $0.25 – $0.75 per hour
          • You won’t run out, so burn to your heart’s content without the dreaded “we’re out of gas”
          • Since it’s lighter than air and rises, there’s less likelihood of unwanted fuel accumulation in the vessel
          • Slightly cleaner burning; less soot build up

        Natural Gas – Cons

          • Limited to what’s available in your area
          • May require upgraded meter or larger diameter fuel lines to provide adequate BTUs
          • The volume and pressure can be affected by other appliances
          • Might require a longer gas line, depending on where your fire feature will live  
          • Would be difficult to change the fire feature’s location after installation
          • Check the side of your gas meter for a BTU rating. Most commonly they are rated at 250K BTUs

        Even though the standard key valve inlet is 3/4″, you may need a larger gas line to span long distances.

        In order to get the proper volume and pressure of fuel, you need a gas line that is large enough in diameter to carry it sufficiently. For the most accurate assessment, consult a fuel professional. For a rough estimate, utilize our gas line sizing charts below. 

        *Make sure the BTUs from your line can supply at least 60-70% of what the burner is rated at. (At 60% capacity, your flame height may be more like 18″ high vs. 24″+ at full capacity.)

        Propane Gas Line Sizing Chart

        Natural Gas Line Sizing Chart

        Gas line sizing variables

          • Using angled couplings can reduce the volume/flow of fuel
          • Adding a 90 degree angle in your line adds the equivalent of 5 feet of distance
          • Running different sized lines over various distances is acceptable, but for maximum fuel volume, run larger lines over long distances
          • Number of appliances, whether it’s a dedicated line or not; all these factors play a role in volume and pressure
          • Pro Tip: if you haven’t installed your gas line yet, consider running it in conduit so that if you ever need to repair or change it, you won’t have to dig it up

        You can have great gas pressure, but if your line is too small, you may not get the desired flame. Think about it like filling up a swimming pool. If you reduce the nozzle size significantly, you may have a ton of pressure, but it’s going to take longer to fill up the pool. You need both pressure and volume to get a great flame. This is why the size of the gas line is so important. 

        Now that you understand the importance of volume (BTUs), let’s talk pressure. 

        Optimal Pressure for Crossfire burners:

        • LP: 11″ water column (w.c.)
        • NG: 7″ water column (w.c.)

        Water Column is the term used to measure pressure. There are 27.7 inches of water column pressure in 1 PSI of pressure. So 7″wc is about 1/4 PSI. This is the normal pressure that household natural gas is delivered.

        The device used to measure pressure of this type is called a Manometer

        Pressure too High? You may experience unwanted noise, usually a hissing sound. You might also find it difficult to dial in the desired flame height using the key valve.

        Pressure too Low? The flame will not be as tall and hot

        Location of Gas Stub

        • Most commonly the gas stub is positioned underneath the fire feature so that you don’t see it
        • It can be off-center or on-center, depending on the size of your fire feature
        • You may want to go off-center if you’re using electronic ignition
        • The key valve is generally located on the side of the fire pit, so if it makes sense for your build, place the gas stub off-center to reduce the distance of gas stub to key valve
        • Most often, the plumber will use hard pipe to connect from the gas stub to the key valve. However, if they decide to use a flexible line, most lines are 36″ long, so it makes sense to try and keep the gas stub within 36″ from the key valve location
        • Instruct the contractor to keep the gas stub as low as possible to make room for electronic ignition, or in the case that the plate sets fairly low
        • On some builds, the plate sits only 8″ off the ground

        You DO NOT need an air mixer with any of our burners. Air is mixed at each jet. 

        LP Regulators

          • For optimal regulation for burners over 250K BTUs, contact a local propane supplier
          • For regulators 250K BTUs or lower, purchase our REGULATOR KIT
          • From the tank, propane is HIGH PRESSURE, so it must be regulated down, because the burners are low pressure
          • For longer gas lines, we often use a high pressure (10psi) regulator at the tank end, and a “2nd stage” regulator on the other end of the line to bring the pressure to 11-13″wc

        NG Regulators

          • Consult a professional (plumber/HVAC)

        Standard 20lb Tank

        • A standard 20lb/5 gallon BBQ propane tank can be used for burner systems 180K BTUs and under
        • The Canyonlands Fire Table is a complete unit that can have a self-contained propane tank
        • Burn time varies from 6-12 hours, depending on how hot you run it
        • Results may vary, and it is common for the fuel to “freeze up” with burners 180K BTUs and up. What that means is that after 45 minutes or so, the flame only goes to about half. Remedy this by using two tanks connected together

        40lb Tank

        • This is a better option for most of our burners from 100K to 200k BTUs
        • It will give you longer burn times
        • Still relatively small and easy to move

        High Volume Tanks

        • Contact your local propane supplier

        Hiding the Tank

        • You can always run a larger diameter line and hide the tank in an inconspicuous location
        • You can purchase 20lb propane tank covers that make hiding the tank a cinch

        Gas Consumption

        • All of our burners burn with incredible efficiency due to the engineered jets. They mix fuel and oxygen at the flame which makes it taller, brighter, and hotter using less fuel
        • Read all about how much fuel you might be burning at full capacity – Learn More

        Compliance with the following standards:

        • ANSI Z21.97/CSA 2.41 Outdoor Decorative Gas Appliances
        • The burner system is certified nationally, however, it is up to the customer or contractor to verify local requirements

        Certified Burners


        Effective May 5, 2021 over 100 Warming Trends CROSSFIRE burners will be approved for use in Massachusetts. 

        All gas products approved for use can be found on the Massachusetts Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR) website: Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR). To confirm the approval of a product, simply:

        1. Visit the OCABR website.
        2. Select “Product Information” from the drop down, then click “Go.”
        3. Enter Product information.
          1. Select “Gas” 
          2. Manufacturer: Warming Trends, LLC
          3. Model Number: Enter the burner type and BTU output (i.e. CFB180, CFBT290, CFBO140) If you do not have the model information, you may search using only the manufacturer name to bring up all Warming Trends burners that are accepted. 

        Click “Find Products” and see the listing of accepted products. 

        Canadian Customers

        Most metropolitan areas in Canada will require an automatic shutoff for fire pits over 65K BTUs in order to get a permit or certification.

        • Our Premium Electronic Ignition system has the proper fuel and flame censors to automatically shut down the fire when needed. Combine it with a dial timer to increase safety and ease. 
        • You can still purchase higher BTU burners without the premium ignition, and we will ship it with a fitting that limits the burner to 65K BTUs in the case that you’d like to have it certified.


        Plates & Pans

        Do you need one?

        The main purpose of the plate or pan is to hold in the media (lava rock, glass, etc). It also acts like the hood of a car, in that it can be lifted up and out in order to access the gas line or key valve underneath. The plate/pan makes installation easier as well.

        What’s it made of?

        • Aluminum
        • Aluminum does not rust

        Is a plate/pan ALWAYS necessary?

        • No, in some cases a plate/pan is not necessary
        • You may decide to fill up the space with some gravel or lava rock and set the burner on that instead of a plate or pan
        • Using a plate/pan is the most convenient for installation and maintenance

        Plate (No Sidewalls)

        • Appropriate for most builds
        • Sidewalls are not necessary when the burner is in the common position- recessed 3-5 inches below the finished top
        • Use stacked cinder blocks, bricks, or pavers under the plate. This makes for a simple and sturdy plate mount

        Pans (2″ or 3″ Sidewalls. 2″ is Standard.)

        • If the top of your fire table overlaps, or encroaches into your opening, and its thickness is less than 3 inches, you may want a pan instead of a plate (since the pan has to be smaller than the smallest part of the inside diameter) 
        • The sidewalls help contain the fire media/lava rock

        Drop-In Pans (2″ or 3″ Sidewalls + 1″-2″ Lip)

        • Sometimes necessary if you plan on building a portable fire feature and aren’t able to stack up blocks under the plate
        • Bar-height or uncommon builds might benefit from a drop-in pan
        • You will see a brushed aluminum metal band on the top of your fire feature when you use a drop in pan
        • Drop-in pans are available as a custom order – CLICK HERE
        • We recommend 3″ sidewalls with a 1.5″ lip in most cases

        Does the plate attach to the burner?

        • In most cases, yes
          • When you order a package from us, most of the time it will come with a threaded piece welded on to the plate/pan
          • The burner screws onto it
          • It’s very simple to remove or attach the burner (righty-tighty, lefty-loosy… make sure to re-apply pipe dope/tape!)
        • It’s not required that the burner attaches to the plate/pan. You can set the burner directly on the plate/pan. This will reduce the height of the burner by 3/4″. This might be beneficial if you want to cover your fire feature with a flat cover

        There are many methods to mount a plate/pan inside your fire feature. We’re just going to tell you our favorite way to do things because… well, it has worked well so far! With that being said, these methods may not work in all situations, so put your problem-solving hat on and get creative.

        *Complete & RTF Systems:  you won’t need to worry about plate/pan mounting; they’re designed for simplicity

        Mounting the Plate/Pan

        • Consider stacking up cinder blocks, bricks, or pavers inside the fire feature cavity
        • Place the plate/pan directly on the blocks
        • Adjust the block height by either adding some fill, or by digging underneath
        • Most commonly, plates/pans are mounted 4″-5″ below the finished top of the fire feature

        Plate/Pan Depth

        • 4-5″ below the finished top is recommended
        • Recessing it deeper may make the fire seem smaller, and you won’t see the media as well
        • Recessing it to be more shallow can give it a “proud” look; where all the parts stick up high and make a statement. Though you may have to ‘mound’ the fire media up higher in order to cover the jets. It’s not a bad look, but you won’t be able to use a flat metal cover if that’s your desire.
        • The depth at which the plate sits is really up to you. Keep in mind, the burner sits 3″ high from plate to the tip of the jet

        If your fire feature is already built and you can’t use a standard sized plate, you have a few options:

        Cut your plate to size on-site

          • Use a jig-saw with metal blade, or a grinder wheel with cutoff
          • It’s 3/16″ aluminum and your cut doesn’t need to look pretty

        Make your plate bigger

          • Use concrete board to extend the size of the plate
          • Watch THIS VIDEO to get an idea

        Order a Custom Size

        *TIP: Give yourself about 1/2″ of space around the plate so that it’s easy to insert into the fire feature opening

        Determining What You Need


        Enables easy flame height adjustment as well as the ability to turn the gas on or off.  All flex lines are stainless steel and whistle free.


        • For use with any 121K – 249K BTU Burner
        • Kit Includes: (1) 36” L x 3/4” Diameter Flex Line + (2) 3/4″ Flared Fittings + 3/4” Key Valve + 3” and 12” Key + 1/2” x 2” Nipple


        • For use with any burner 300K+ BTU
        • Kit Includes: (2) 36” L x 3/4” Diameter Flex Lines + (4) 3/4″ Flared Fittings + 3/4” Key Valve + 3” and 12” Key + (2) 3/4” x 3” Nipple + (2) 3/4” Tee + (1) 3/4” x 1/2” MM Reducer Fitting
        FKM1 – Specific to the Mercury Ignition. Allows fuel connection from the ignition to the burner.
        • If the walls of your fire pit are thick, you may need this accessory
        • Closes the gap from the key valve to the decorative faceplate (escutcheon)
        • Can also be made onsite with hard pipe or sprinkler pipe to the length that you need

        Vent Kit

        Recommended Ventilation

        • 18 square inches on opposing sides (for cross-breeze)
        • Keep the vents lower towards the ground
        • Dimensions: 3 7/8″ x 12″

        Types of Ignition

        *NEW* Platinum Ignition System

        The Platinum Automatic Ignition System delivers superior quality, performance, and value. Expertly engineered, this innovative ignition has been designed and built to be the safest and most dependable way to light fire in both residential and commercial spaces.

        • Light your fire with the flip of a switch, remote, home automation, or dial timer.
        • Clean design with no need for any components to be attached to the outside of your fire feature.
        • Auto shutoff for the ultimate safety + fully certified.
        • Made in the U.S.A.
        • 680,000 BTUs of gas output 
        • Unique wind cage design that provides true protection to the pilot components from wind and rain.
        • Customized ignition settings allow for better performance and reduces cycling faults.
        • Robust components provide reliability and durability.
        • LED-based diagnostics provide quick and easy troubleshooting.
        • Design allows for field serviceability.
        • Coupled with the Warming Trends’ WATERSTOP™ fitting provides unmatched protection of the ignition from water and debris. 
        • Warranty: 3 years for residential, 1 year for commercial (burner must be covered when not in use or warranty is null and void)
        • Electrical is required
        • Commonly used is a standard 110 volt GFI outlet located underneath the fire pit
        • For product support, please contact Warming Trends at 303-346-2224

        Match Lit (Most Common)

        • To light, turn your fuel valve (most commonly a key valve supplied by us) to a low volume
        • Use a lighter or match to ignite the flame manually
        • Gradually turn up the key valve so that the other jets light
        • Not recommended for kids or VRBO/Rentals

        Push Button Ignition Kit + Mounting Bracket

        • Powered by a AA battery
        • Holds a key valve as well as button module
        • To light, turn the key and press spark button until lit
        • Will work with any size burner, but for large burners over 350,000 BTUs, we recommend the Platinum Ignition
        • The bracket allows for more mounting options
        • Can be used in place of a paver
        • Should be combined with a Key Valve/Flex line kit

        Dimensions of bracket:

          • Width: Adjustable 8″-12″
          • Height: 3 7/8″ 
          • Depth: 5″

        Push Button Battery Operated Control Module + Spark Igniter Rod and Wire

        • AA Battery operated
        • Spark rod is mounted to the plate
        • Spark rod must be within very close proximity to a jet on the burner
        • To light, turn the key valve (separate product) to get gas flow going and press button until spark ignites the fuel
        • Without a mounting bracket, the button most commonly mounts to a metal fire pit

        24 Volt Spark Ignition System – High Capacity: Spark Igniter + Control Module + 24 Volt Transformer + up to 400K BTU

        • Requires electrical
        • Comes pre-installed under the burner plate for easy drop-in installation
        • Must be covered when not in use
        • Can be used with any type of electrical switch, timer, remote, or home automation
        •  Turns fire on/off, does not adjust flame height
        • Recommended: add the Key Valve/Flex Kit if you want flame height adjustability

        If your climate is damp or windy, you may consider the hot surface ignition instead

        electronic ignition for fire pit

        Hot Surface Igniter with Dual Pilot Tubes + 50VA/24VAC Transformer 

        • Requires electrical
        • Comes pre-installed under the burner plate for easy drop-in installation
        • Must be covered when not in use
        • Can be used with any type of electrical switch, timer, remote, or home automation
        • Great for lighting in damp or windy conditions
        • Standard Capacity Version: Up to 290K BTUs
        • Max Capacity Version: Up to 780K BTUs
        •  Turns fire on/off, does not adjust flame height
        • Recommended: add the Key Valve/Flex Kit if you want flame height adjustability

        If your climate is damp or windy, this is the BEST ignition option

        Mercury Ignition (Battery Powered)

        Mercury Ignition Spark Igniter with Internal Safety Shutoff + 3 FT Pilot for use up to 240K BTU

        • Added safety of auto fuel shutoff
        • Great for commercial spaces or if non-homeowners desire to light the fire
        • Pilot assembly comes pre-mounted to the plate
        • Only available with burner and plate combo orders or the Venture Series
        • No key valve required
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        Prices are Changing

        Beginning February 1st, 2023

        Prices for our products will increase about 3% starting on February 1st. As always, with Montana Fire Pits you’ll enjoy:

        • Products made in the U.S.A
        • Highest quality materials and design
        • High customer satisfaction ratings
        • The best fire in the industry

        Thank you for considering Montana Fire Pits!


        Lead Times & Shipping


        Lead Times

        Transit time not included. Expect 1-2 weeks for the shipment to arrive.

        Shipping Costs

        Please add products to your cart and enter your address at checkout to see detailed shipping costs

        *Free Shipping: Applies to most orders over $99 in the continental U.S. with the following exceptions:

        • Burners over 50″: $279.00

        **Shipping to Canada: You may be charged additional border fees and taxes when you receive your product. Montana Fire Pits is not responsible for those fees.

        **Please add products to your cart and enter your address to see more information on shipping costs to Canada, Hawaii, and Alaska

        Sales Tax Applies to the Following States:

        California, Washington, New York, Utah, Colorado, New Jersey, Illinois, Texas, Virginia, Georgia, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Florida

        Our burners and fire features are hand-made in the U.S. and good things take time. These lead times are based on our best estimates and are updated weekly. Thank you for your patience as we strive to ship your fire gear as fast as possible.