If you’re planning to install a fire pit burner in your home, you may be interested to know how the device works. Broadly, a fire pit burner works like any other gas appliance. Before you seek professional help to install your fire pit burner, it would be a good idea to know about the main components and how they work.
A fire pit burner is designed to fit into a gas fire pit to provide flames. The fuel source could be either natural gas or liquid propane. Many people prefer liquid propane because it is easy to install. If you choose to use natural gas, you need to connect the burner to the natural gas line in your home, which is a time-consuming and expensive process.
Fire pit burners are available in a wide variety of designs and sizes, including: squares, rectangles, stars and rings. Some of these burners are made from aluminum and stainless steel, because these materials are resistant to heat and rust.
A fire pit burner comes with holes drilled across the surface to spark stronger flames. You can also hire a technician to drill or punch these holes. Make sure the holes are all of the same size and evenly distributed across the surface of the fire pit. That way, you can enable the burner to provide consistent flames – quite similar to the flames you notice in a wood-burning fire pit.
A fire pit burner comes with a base plate to prevent propane gas from escaping below the surface of the fire pit. You may choose to fix the plate to the burner. You’ll also find some do-it-yourself kits that allow you to attach the burner to a pan made of aluminum or steel. This helps you to decorate the burner with ceramic wooden logs, fire-glass, and lava rock.
You will find burner pans in a wide variety of designs and shapes, such as: squares, troughs, circles, and rectangles. The base comes with a valve, which allows you to control how much fuel you want to flow to the burner. You can also use other control features, including: ignition switches, air mixer valves, thermocouple, and safety pilot lights. It would be a good idea to keep the controls easily accessible, because it would help to clean and maintain them easily. Different fire pits may have different options for starting a fire. Some popular options include electronic ignition, manual ignition, remote controlled ignition, and ignition by a switch. Make sure you install an air mixer valve following the manufacturer’s instructions.
It is important to choose and buy a fire pit burner that operates safely with the media of your choice. This means that you need to choose your preferred media. It could be porcelain fire balls, fire glass, lava rock, or metal logs. Once you have decided your media of choice, you should select a fire pit burner accordingly. Some burners come with a conversion kit, which allows you to use either natural gas or propane.
It is always a good idea to seek professional help for installing a fire kit. If you choose to purchase a manufactured gas fire pit, it would be easier to assemble the parts. However, for do-it-yourself or custom fire pits, you need experts to assemble the parts or install the fire pit.