Gathering around a fire pit is a great way to spend some quality time with your friends and family during the winter months. If you have recently added a custom-built fire pit in your backyard, you are probably planning to install a fire pit burner into it soon. Before you call a professional for the job, it would be a good idea to familiarize yourself with some basic knowledge about these burners.
What is a Fire Pit Burner?
A fire pit burner is a piece of equipment that is installed in a fire pit to create flames. The fuel source for a fire pit burner can be either liquid propane or natural gas. You will find many different types of fire pit burners available and they come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and designs. Typically, the device comes with small holes drilled in to it to spark stronger flames. You can have a technician drill these holes across the surface of the fire pit. Make sure the holes are the same in size and distributed evenly along the surface so as to avoid any disparity in the length and size of the flames.
Should I Choose Liquid Propane or Natural Gas?
Many homeowners choose liquid propane over natural gas, because the former option is easily available and does not require a lot of time and effort to install. In comparison, if you choose to use natural gas, you will need to connect the burner to the natural gas line in your home. This will take a lot of time, effort and money. This is one of the main reasons why many people choose propane liquid over natural gas. With propane liquid, you just need to connect the burner through a hose to a propane tank.
Decorating a Fire Pit Burner
You’ll find fire pit burners in a wide variety of shapes, such as: rings, squares, rectangles, and stars. For an even better look, you can decorate the burner with ceramic wooden logs, fire glass, and lava rock. It would be good idea to choose a burner made from aluminum and stainless steel, because these materials are more resistant than the others to heat, rust and the usual wear and tear. Some fire pit burners come with a separate compartment to hold lava rocks or ceramic wooden logs, eliminating any chance of obstructing the flames from the holes.
The Look and Feel
If the look and feel of a fire pit burner is more important to you, you’re perhaps better off choosing a wood burning fire-pit, which produces a more enchanting display of fire. In comparison, a fire-pit burner produces flames that come with a blue hue at the base. However, keep in mind that wood burning fire pits may not completely vent the exhausts and some amount of smoke may be released inside your home, increasing the risk of health hazards.
There are a number of benefits of choosing a fire pit burner over a wood burning fire pit . A fire pit burner is easier than a wood-burning fire pit to maintain. The former is also safer and more environment friendly to use. For the best results, consider cleaning and maintaining your fire pit burner regularly.
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