Fire Pit Basics
Are you looking to get started on your DIY fire pit or ready to finish kit? Knowing the basics will be the key to a proper setup and a long lasting fire fit! Below we will cover some of the key components; Burners, Plates, Fuel, Media and Gas!
Your burner is the more important part of your fire feature. It determines how large and powerful of a flame you will produce. We recommend Warming Trends Burners because they are the best on the market. Size, BTU output, style, and shape are all up to the design and fuel source available in your outdoor space.
Recommended for use with all fire pit burners, but required for fire pits that use a propane gas supply. A fire pit pan can be flat or a bowl style to accommodate your specific construction style. Your pan should be installed at least 3" - 4" below the top surface of your fire pit enclosure. The purpose of a burner pan is that in propane applications it separates the air mixer from the burner, and in ALL applications it helps with water drainage and ventilation.
Location can help you determine if liquid propane or natural gas is the best option for your fire feature. If you are not able to run a natural gas line to your fire pit then liquid propane gives you a broader range of location options. They both burn clean and produce a high-quality flame so you can't go wrong!
Fire media puts the finishing touch on your fire feature design. Lava rock, fire glass, and log sets can be used to complete your fire pit. A maximum of 2" - 4" of media should cover your burner and pan. Your choice for fire media is purely aesthetic depending on what you want for a final look and feel.
A gas piping chart can help you determine the ideal gas pipe to purchase for your fire pit. We recommend all gas lines be installed by a professional for safety. We recommend the Warming Trends chart as a good starting point.