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Does a Custom Gas Fire Pit Increase My Home Value?

The answer seems to be yes. A gas fire pit will increase the value of your home but, you won’t make money on it. However, it’s one amenity you can add for your enjoyment and recoup the majority of your… Continue Reading →

What Components Do I Need to Buy for My DIY Gas Fire Pit?

Planning for your DIY gas fire pit can seem a bit overwhelming at times. The easiest solution is to buy a complete kit, but there are less expensive options too. In this article, we’ll eliminate your uncertainty by thoroughly explaining… Continue Reading →

How to Light a Gas Fire Pit

There are three common lighting options for gas fire pits and tables. Many DIY fire pits are match-lit, which means you use a standard butane stick lighter to ignite the flames.  Also popular with DIY fire pits are spark igniters,… Continue Reading →

Three Must-Have Accessories for Your Gas Fire Feature

As might be expected, there is no shortage of items you can buy to enhance your outdoor living space. And many of them are a lovely addition. But when it comes to your outdoor gas fire pit or fire table,… Continue Reading →

Gas Pressure Fundamentals for Outdoor Gas Fire Pits

Supplying the correct gas pressure for your outdoor gas fire pit will ensure that you get full enjoyment from your fire feature.  When designing and planning your gas fire pit, knowing the correct pressure for the gas type you’ll be… Continue Reading →

How to Install a Spark Igniter to Your Burner Pan

DIY drop-in burner pans are a great way to bring a fire pit to your backyard. However, the bare-bones nature of these burners can be daunting for some people, particularly when it comes to lighting the burner.  While it is… Continue Reading →

Everything You Need to Know About Gas Regulators for Outdoor Fire Pits

Almost as soon as you start researching a DIY fire pit, you’re going to start having questions about gas regulators. What are they? Do I need one? Are they one-size-fits-all? The short answer is – yes, you will need one…. Continue Reading →

The Truth About Drilled vs. Punched Holes in Gas Fire Pit Burners

What makes for a better fire pit burner — drilled or punched holes? You will no doubt encounter this debate when you enter the realm of fire pit enthusiasts. It’s a common question that comes up a lot as people… Continue Reading →

Can I Use a 1 lb. Propane Tank for a Gas Fire Pit?

Technically yes, but it won’t be easy–and you may find it’s not worth it. We always get this question because many people love the idea of taking their fire pit on the road. They want an easy way to enjoy… Continue Reading →

Are Propane Fire Pits Safe?

Propane fire pits are safe to operate if you follow some basic safety practices. If you’re building your own custom propane fire pit or table, you must include important safety considerations in your design.  In this article, we’ll discuss the… Continue Reading →

How Many BTUs Do I Need for My Gas Fire Pit?

This is no right or wrong answer. It depends on your design ideas, available space, and your budget. But keep in mind, more Btu is not always better.  If you have a small space, you don’t want to overwhelm it… Continue Reading →

Why Is My Propane Air Mixer Leaking?

A propane air mixer will leak if there’s reverse pressure – gas being forced backward from the fire pit burner toward the tank.  The good news is that an air mixer is a fairly simple product and easy to troubleshoot.  … Continue Reading →

Can I Put My Gas Fire Pit on My Deck?

Yes, you can put a gas fire pit on your deck.  However, there are some safety considerations you should follow. No Fire Danger With a Gas Fire Pit  A gas fire pit behaves differently than a wood-burning fire pit. As… Continue Reading →

Does a Gas Fire Pits Keep Mosquitoes Away?

The truth is, nobody knows if a gas fire pit keeps mosquitoes away because no research hasn’t been done to that effect. However, the results of a recent study examining the relationship between carbon monoxide and the color red suggest… Continue Reading →

Principles of Combustion for Outdoor Gas Fire Pits

Gathering around a gas fire pit with family and friends, everyone will be enjoying not only the heat it provides but the ambiance it sets.  Both heat and ambiance are the results of proper combustion of the gas in your… Continue Reading →

What is a CSA Certification, and Do I Need One for My Fire Pit?

If you are installing your fire pit in a commercial location, or publicly accessible area you definitely do need a CSA certification.  If you’re installing your fire pit in your backyard for personal use, you might not need a CSA… Continue Reading →

Why Is My Propane Fire Pit Flame So Low?

Judging by how often we hear this question, low flame height (1”-2”) is a big problem for many DIYers. Nine times out of 10, it’s a problem with the propane gas pressure. Fortunately, there are a couple of things to… Continue Reading →

Thermocouples: Everything You Need to Know (and then some!)

Thermocouple. It sounds like a complicated piece of equipment. And it no doubt, plays an important role in your fire feature. When it isn’t working properly, your gas fire pit will not stay lit. So, taking a few minutes to… Continue Reading →

Is Propane or Natural Gas Better for Your Fire Pit?

Before you get too carried away with DIY fire pit plans, you must first determine what you’ll use as the fuel source. Natural gas is not available everywhere. But even if you have access, it may not be the best… Continue Reading →

Gas Principles You Should Know When Building a Fire Pit

Fire pits make a beautiful centerpiece for an enjoyable evening at home with family and friends. And using gas as fuel can make it as easy as pushing a button. No mess. Stress-free. No constant tending of the fire. However,… Continue Reading →