What Is A Gas Fire Pit Ring Kit?
Gas fire pit burners come in all shapes and sizes. One of the most popular kinds of burners is the ring burner. However, this might not always be the best option for your fire pit or fire feature. It goes without saying that fire pit burners use either natural gas or propane as fuel. If you are looking for a fire pit burner, then a gas fire pit ring kit might be the right choice for you. Let’s look at what can make or break a gas fire pit ring kit.
Standard Stainless Steel Fire Pit Rings
If you do a simple search for fire pit rings, you will likely come across a handful of how-to videos on making your own stainless steel fire pit ring.
While this can be an economical option, you might be disappointed with your choice if you don’t check out professional options. Most of these videos show a simple stainless steel hallow ring perforated with holes at identical intervals. The idea here is simple – pump some natural gas or propane through a gas line and into the ring. The gas pushes through the ring and out of the holes. Yes, you can certainly light the escaping gas for a flame. However, there are a few issues here.
First, the likelihood that the flame from each individual hole will connect to form a larger, single flame is quite small. You will have to push quite a bit of fuel into the ring for that to be possible. Even then, you might still be stuck with a number of goofy-looking small flames.
Secondly, stainless steel is not the best choice for a fire pit burner. While initially resistant to corrosion, over time stainless steel will begin to corrode. Inevitably, a stainless steel ring burner will need to be replaced.
Finally, stainless steel does not retain heat as well as other materials. You will get less heat off of a stainless steel burner than fire pit burners made of other material such as brass.
Better Fire Pit Ring Burners
If you are into a circular flame style, check out radial-style burners. Warming Trends Crossfire Burners offer great radial style options. They are constructed with 100% brass parts and materials, which means they are anti-corrosive. Over time, they will continue to work just as perfectly as the day they were first turned on. They also use jets to propel the fuel as opposed to simple holes. This allows for an air to gas ratio that uses less fuel. Furthermore, the brass piping of Crossfire burners is made to increase velocity. This pushes the fuel through the jets faster and harder for a bigger flame.
Crossfire Radial Burner Kits
There are a number of kits offered by Warming Trends to get your circular fire pit up and running. If you are looking to order something that just needs connection and installation, then check out the ready to finish fire pit kits. If you are looking to do a bit of a more custom build, then consider fire pit kits that you can piece together to fit your build. Just remember when choosing your radial fire pit kit to choose a burner that matches your fuel type given that burners are not fit for both propane and natural gas.