By Ron from Detroit, MI on July 10, 2014
I'm looking for a square fire pit pan and burner (natural gas) to fit a 39" opening. Can you point me in the right direction?
By Will M. on July 10, 2014
By Talbot from St. Louis, MO on April 26, 2013
I'm building a firepit with a 38" inner diameter, should I get a 30" or 24" gas fire ring? Do I need a pan if I'm using natural gas? Do I need high capacity?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on April 29, 2013
Answer:Based on the diameter of your pit, a 30 inch fire ring would be the most suitable size. I do recommend using a pan to support the surrounding media that you may use, such as glass, logs, or lava rock. We do offer pans that measure 36 to 37 inches and can be supported from below or by the surrounding fire pit wall.
A high capacity burner will offer taller flames, but nearly doubles the fuel usage of the burner. It is simply personal preference as to what capacity burner will be used.
By Mike from Napa, CA on October 17, 2013
When would I need a plate underneath my burner?
By Chris on October 17, 2013
Answer:A pan is strongly recommended in any gas firepit installation to provide water drainage of any rainwater. The pan also provides support for the burner and any media that is placed over the burner assembly.
By Jess from Sayre, PA on May 25, 2013
Can I use a 24" burner kit in my custom fire pit? It has a 30" steel ring that goes around it. How much flame would a double ring, 24" burner produce?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 28, 2013
By Dan from Lake Zurich, IL on September 16, 2013
We are working with a landscaper to build a natural gas outdoor fire pit. We have a 30" diameter pit circle in the middle of a larger circle where there is approx 5' between the fire circle to the seat wall. Can you recommend how many BTUs you would potentially target to be able to heat the area in colder weather (we live in the Midwest), and also to roast a hot dog or marshmallow?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 17, 2013
By David from Jacksonville, FL on December 9, 2013
I am having a natural gas firepit built, and am told that there is a requirement (in Florida) that it has to have a gas shut off if the flame blows out. Do your burners come with this?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 10, 2013
Answer:The flame sensing feature that you mention will be dependent on the gas valve, as opposed to the burner. Every match lit burner without an automatic gas valve will not have this feature. However, any of our manual or electronic gas valves will have a flame sensing feature that will shut down gas flow to the burner, should the flame blow out. If you would like to provide the dimensions and shape of the burner that you are looking for, I can provide options that will work for you.
By Mark from Robbinsville, NJ on October 11, 2013
I am looking to install a natural gas firepit burner. The inside diameter of the pit wall is about 37". What size burner do you recommend?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 13, 2013
By Dave on November 9, 2012
Our fire pit has a dual ring burner (rusted) with lava rock and the flame is blue. Should there be an air flow adjustment? Is the stainless steel burner better? We are considering the glass but still might use the logs. What do you think?
on November 9, 2012
Answer:Most likely, the blue flame is being caused by a fuel mixture that is too "rich" or fuel heavy. There should be an air shutter or air valve that can be opened to balance the incoming air to the burner assembly. This is usually located on or near the gas valve for the unit.
Stainless steel is definitely the preferred material for outdoor use, as it not only stands up to precipitation, but can more readily deal with the large volumes of moist air that is drawn into the pit for combustion. Fire glass is becoming increasingly popular, both for the contemporary look and for the low maintenance aspect of the glass. The glass can last for years and requires virtually no maintenance.