Add a Fire pit to your Existing Yard
In this instance your layout is already in place, and the only thing missing is that key feature - a fire pit. This is easily resolved as well. Many new homes will already have a quick connect or "BBQ box" installed in the backyard. You might need to add a splitter to this box, to run both appliances at the same time, or you can do one or the other. If you don't have a quick connect already then a gas professional can run a line from your house supply and install one. From the Quick Connect box to the fire table you'll be able to run a nondescript hose which will easily connect and disconnect. Legal maximum is usually around 20' for hose length, but you want to keep the length of the line as short as you can. The longer the hose the higher chance you have for pressure drop. Technically fire pits on a quick connect are "portable" and you will have more flexibility to rearrange your yard layout.
In either set-up, new build or add-on, you will need to have a gas professional set-up your fire pit and leak test it. Our fire pits ship disassembled with all the parts you need for the fire pit hook up: from the valve to the burner. However, the other side of the valve to your gas supply must be done by the gas professional to ensure safe operation of your gas appliance. Why does it ship disassembled? This is to make transport of our concrete fire pits easy and so you can place them on decks or rooftop patios without needing a crane.
Should you do propane or natural gas ? We cover these pro and cons on a different blog post. With this post focusing on natural gas there are a lot of conveniences to be had with this fuel type. Running off natural gas gives you the modern convenience of a constant fuel source. No need to worry about refills. The height of the flame is easily controlled and there are a number of ignition methods available for natural gas concrete fire tables:
1) Manual lit
2) Push button (piezo)
3) Electronic Ignition
Depending on your climate one ignition method may be better than another and each has it's pros and cons as well. Most importantly all these ignition systems and the instant fuel means you don't need to worry about where you'll be getting dry logs and cleaning up the mess of ash afterwards. Convenience and beautiful aesthetic. Concrete fire pit design is not just about delivery of heat, but also the presentation of this elemental force in our yard. This is the world of modern fire pits.
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