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 3-5″ below the finished top of the fire feature
- 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 a goal.
- 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