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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
Propane – cons
Natural Gas – Pros
Natural Gas – Cons
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.
Gas line sizing variables
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.
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
Pressure too Low? The flame will not be as tall and hot
Location of Gas Stub
You DO NOT need an air mixer with any of our burners. Air is mixed at each jet.
Standard 20lb Tank
High Volume Tanks
Hiding the Tank
Compliance with the following standards:
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:
Click “Find Products” and see the listing of accepted products.
Most metropolitan areas in Canada will require an automatic shutoff for fire pits over 65K BTUs in order to get a permit or certification.
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.
What’s it made of?
Is it ALWAYS necessary?
Plates (No Sidewalls)
Pans (2″ or 3″ Sidewalls. 2″ is Standard.)
Drop-In Pans (2″ or 3″ Sidewalls + 1″-2″ Lip)
Does the plate attach to the burner?
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
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
Make your plate bigger
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
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.
Push Button Battery Operated Control Module + Spark Igniter Rod and Wire
Push Button Ignition Kit + Mounting Bracket
Dimensions of bracket:
24 Volt Spark Ignition System – High Capacity: Spark Igniter + Control Module + 24 Volt Transformer + up to 400K BTU
If your climate is damp or windy, you may consider the hot surface ignition instead
Hot Surface Igniter with Dual Pilot Tubes + 50VA/24VAC Transformer
If your climate is damp or windy, this is the BEST ignition option
Mercury Ignition Spark Igniter with Internal Safety Shutoff + 3 FT Pilot for use up to 240K BTU
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