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Fire Pits & Outdoor Fire Rings

Think of fire pits as safer, more controlled campfires. With an outdoor propane gas fire pit on your deck or patio you can enjoy all of the warmth and ambiance of an open fire without having to constantly worry about rolling logs or dangerous sparks. Many fire pits also offer grates for grilling and a surface for beverages and snacks, making them extremely versatile outdoor accessories. Choose from hundreds of outdoor fire rings, iron fire pit rings, and stand alone fire pit tables.
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By Rick from Fremont, IN on April 6, 2016
What unit would you recommend if I wanted to put cultured stone around a 36 or 42 inch natural gas fire pit with electronic ignition and glass embers?
By Brennan W. on April 6, 2016

By Mark from CA on January 31, 2014
I have a fire pit with a 24" x 24" metal insert. The insert is shallow, 6". Do you have inserts that are 1' to 15" deep?

By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 31, 2014

Unfortunately, we do not carry panels that are any deeper than 6 inches. Most of our models are flat, with some of the bowl models being as deep as 5 3/4 inches.

By Roland from Round Lake Beach, IL on May 24, 2013
Do you have a cover for your decorative fire pit rings?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on May 24, 2013

Unfortunately, there are no covers available for the decorative fire pit rings. We apologize for this inconvenience.

By Eileen from San Diego, CA on May 24, 2013
With a gas log fire pit, can you roast marshmallows?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 24, 2013

Due to harmful chemical residue that can be released from the fireplace logs and media, it is not recommended for food to come in contact with the combustion gases.

By Dallas from Richmond, VA on December 29, 2014
I am building a screened in porch for a customer who wants a natural gas fire pit inside of it. What are rules for clearances for flame to combustible ceiling?
By eFireplaceStore on December 30, 2014

A gas fire pit can be installed under a covered opening, but there are hefty clearance requirements that must be observed. Most burners require an overhead clearance of at least 10 feet, which does not include the height of the burner or mounting pedestal itself.

By Lynn from Longview, TX on October 20, 2013
I have a small fire pit similar to the one above. I have been trying to find out the name or what the stuff is that looks like crystal/ice that I see on the HGTV network. Do you have any idea what I am referring to? If so where I can get it?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 21, 2013

I believe you are referring to fire glass, which are pieces of tempered glass that have been broken into 1/4 inch pieces. The clear and reflective glass is very popular for the appearance it gives when the fire is burning. An example is the Ten Pound Bag of Hearth Products Controls Quarter Inch Decorative Fire Pit Glass - Starfire. Other colors are available, if you have a certain shade that you are looking for.

By Harry from Northern Michigan on March 25, 2014
Are all of the parts to this unit fake? Are they weatherproof?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 25, 2014

The entire Peterson Outdoor Campfyre series is indeed composed of artificial logs, a fire pit, and gas burner assembly and is designed for outdoor use. The stainless steel burner and refractory cement logs are indeed very durable and designed to withstand direct exposure to the elements.

By Doug from VA on March 9, 2015
How do I protect my deck from the heat that these fire pits produce?
By eFireplaceStore on March 10, 2015

Ideally, a pad constructed of brick or stone pavers would be used. These usually give sufficient insulating value to prevent discoloration of the decking.

By Adam from New Jersey on April 14, 2014
I had fire pit built in my patio and I need a metal insert for it. It is a square pit that has an opening of 22"x22" and it about 13" deep. Do you have anything that can fit that?

By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on April 14, 2014

The only complete square fire pit burner system we offer is the Hearth Products Controls 24 Inch Stainless Steel Square Flat Pan Gas Fire Pit Burner Kit with Electronic Ignition. The square pan can be trimmed slightly to fit your smaller opening and features a fully electronic ignition system and valve for completely automated operation.

By Jason from Milwaukee, WI on June 6, 2013
I am installing a wood burning fire pit. I would like to run a natural gas line to the fire pit to start the fire. Is there a kit of some sort that I can install?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on June 6, 2013

Yes, we have a variety of fire pit burners you can use for your installation. Please see our full selection below:

Fire Pit Burners

By John on November 9, 2012
I need to light my firepit with some sort of alcohol to start the fire. What kind of fuel do I need to light the fire?
on November 9, 2012

When starting a wood fire in an outdoor firepit, dry pine or poplar kindling is usually the best material to get a good fire burning. If you must use a starting agent to get the fire burning, it is acceptable to use lighter fluid, typically the same variety that is used to start a charcoal fire. You will not need to saturate the wood, as you would with charcoal. A small amount will be sufficient to start a fire burning. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

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