The propane tank is connected via a gas line to a burner, which is a metal tube with holes that release propane gas at regular intervals. There’s a fuel valve that controls the flow of propane, an air mixer that mixes the propane with air, and an ignition switch to control lighting the pit.
How does a propane fire pit work?
Once the gas line is opened and an ignition switch or flame ignites the released propane, the flame comes into contact with the heating element, and the resulting warmth radiates directly outward.
Do propane fire pits use a lot of propane?
The average gas fire pit will last from 3 to 6 hours on a 20 lb. propane tank. Depending on your fire pit BTU rating a tank can last you as long as 9 hours, or as little as 1-1/2 hours. A 20 pound propane tank contains approximately 430,000 BTU’s.
Are propane fire pits worth it?
They are useful anytime – even if you don’t want to have a fire. In my opinion, you get more value for your money because they can be enjoyed more often. Although you may not plan on (or want to) move your fire pit, for some people this may be a big benefit.
Do you need to cover a propane fire pit?
A cover is not required for your fire pit; it is, however, recommended. You can find a cover for just your burner, or for your entire enclosure; in either case they are a great investment to protect your appliance and increase the life of your fire feature.
Are propane fire pits safe on covered decks?
You can absolutely have a natural gas or propane fire pit under a covered patio if the overhead height of the ceiling meets CSA requirements for distance from appliance. This is usually 80 inches. … Propane or natural gas fires do not give off smoke or embers, making them safer for use under cover.
How do I get more heat from my propane fire pit?
You can get more heat from your fire pit by increasing the flame height, adding a lot of lava rocks to your fire pit, and enclosing the area surrounded by your fire pit.