FIRE PITS 101 : BUILDING A BETTER GAS FIRE PIT
Whether you're buying a ready-to-finish fire pit or designing your own outdoor gas fire feature, we have all the information you need to see your dream fire pit project through from concept to completion.
GAS FIRE PITS: BASIC FEATURES
A GREAT OUTDOOR GAS FIRE PIT STARTS WITH SOME CORE ELEMENTS.
Before building a fire pit, or working on the outward design of your fire feature, you should carefully plan the essentials which include a Gas Source, Ignition System, Container, Pan, and Burner. These building basics will set you up for a lifetime of use, dependability, and a sturdy custom fire pit build. We have everything you need to design a custom fire pit perfect for your backyard.
BUILDING YOUR OWN GAS FIRE FEATURE
SHOULD I DIY OR BUY READY-TO-FINISH?
Want to go all out and build your gas fire feature from the ground up? Maybe you have a design in mind but want to work with a contractor. Maybe the only detail you want to figure out is what type of fire media to use. Building your own outdoor gas fire pit will take some know-how. Depending on your level of skill, there are many benefits to choosing a ready-made fire feature.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT BURNER FOR YOUR OUTDOOR FIRE PIT
WHAT SIZE GAS FIRE PIT BURNER IS BEST?
Before anything else, you need to determine your BTU output and fuel source in order to choose the best burner for your outdoor fire pit. The size of the burner is dependent on the space you want to heat, the design of your fire feature, and the capacity of your BTU output. Our Warming Trends burners come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and fuel styles, ready for use in your outdoor fire feature.
FIRE FEATURE GAS LINE SIZING
HOW BIG OF A GAS LINE DO I NEED FOR MY FIRE PIT?
The size of the gas line depends on a number of factors: distance from the gas source and amount of BTU's you want your fire pit to output. Choosing the right size gas line will make a huge difference in the height and quality of the flame from your gas fire feature.
INSTALLING YOUR GAS LINE
WHAT IS A FLEXLINE AND HOW DO I INSTALL IT?
We recommend that all gas lines be installed by a licensed plumbing professional. The overall anatomy of a Flex Line kit can be a bit intimidating but it is very simple and includes everything you need to get your gas running.
CHOOSING YOUR FIRE MEDIA
SHOULD I CHOOSE LAVA ROCK, FIRE GLASS, OR CERAMIC?
Your choice of fire pit media is almost entirely based on design. While lava rocks, river rocks, and cannonballs will retain heat for longer than fire glass, they also have a very different visual appeal. Your choice of fire feature media is up to the overall design and your preferences.
BUYING A FIRE PIT COVER
DON'T FORGET TO COVER YOUR OUTDOOR FIRE PIT!
Your fire feature is an investment. Don't waste it by letting it get rained or hailed on. Buy a sturdy fire pit cover that will protect your outdoor burner, pan, and fire media from the elements.