What To Know About Building A Gas Fire Pit
Do you want to add a fire pit to your backyard, but don't like the idea of having to supply firewood? If so, you'll want to look into a gas fire so that you don't have to deal with getting the fuel for your fire. Here are a few things to know about gas fire pits.
Determine The Outside Diameter
The first step will involve determining the outside diameter of your fire pit. You likely have a specific space that the fire pit is going to go into, and you'll need to look for the blocks to build up the fire pit. Once you've selected your blocks and know how large the fire pit will be, you can determine what the inside diameter is of the fire pit. You'll need to make sure that the burner system you select will fit within that inside diameter, which is why picking your bricks and size first is crucial.
Select Your Fuel Type
You'll next need to make a decision about what kind of fuel will be used to power your gas fire pit. If you currently have natural gas running to your home, you likely want a fire pit that uses natural gas. However, those without natural gas services will want to use propane.
Purchase A Gas Fire Pit Kit
There are actually kits that you can purchase specifically for creating a gas fire pit in your backyard. They have all of the gas-related components that you need to create the fire pit. This includes the spur burner, the base plate, and the ignition system. It is essentially everything you need aside from the construction materials for the fire pit itself.
The base plates for gas fire pit kits come in various shapes and sizes, such as a circular or square base plate for either style of fire pit. Since you know the inside diameter of your fire pit, you can pick a kit that will fit perfectly within your bricks. You'll also need to pick a kit that is designed to use the fuel source that you selected.
Hire A Professional
You'll need to hire a professional to make sure that the gas line going to the fire pit is installed correctly. You may not feel comfortable doing the installation of the gas components on your own due to the nature of building a structure with gas and an open flame.