Fire Pit Burners
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Gas Fire Pit Burners
At the heart of every gas fire pit is the burner. Gas Fire Pit Burners are available in many shapes and sizes allowing you to design a unique fire pit.
All gas burners have a BTU rating, which is a unit of measurement that tells you how much gas a particular burner will use. The BTU rating also indicates how much heat a burner will produce.
It is vital that the burner you select has a BTU rating that matches the amount of gas your supply can deliver to the fire pit.
For example, if you Gas technician tells you that you can get 100,000 BTU’s to your fire pit and you connect that to a 200,00 BTU rated burner, you would be lucky if you get any flame at all. Selecting a burner with a BTU rating that matches your available gas supply BTU rating is the best way to ensure you get a good flame on your fire pit.
How A Fire Pit Burner Works
Most burners ( but not Bullet Burners ) are buried beneath your fire glass or lava rock. As the gas escapes from the burner, it does not immediately ignite. Instead, it percolates up through the fire glass, igniting close to or just above the level of the fire glass.
During this short journey, the gas spreads out and creates a larger footprint than the size of the gas burner ring.
What Makes A Quality Burner?
Outdoor gas fire pits operate in a very harsh environment, ranging from extremely hot to very cold and wet. Stainless Steel or Brass are the best materials for the burner pans and fire rings. Good quality burners should have at least a 5-year warranty, and most available on The Magic Of Fire have a Lifetime Warranty.
Drilling the gas ports ( the holes through which the gas escapes ) on a quality burner produces smoother flow of gas and less chance of whistling noise. Punching the gas port holes is the quicker and cheaper alternative to drilling. Punching the ports creates a metal burr on the inside of the burner ring, which spoils the smooth flow of the gas escaping causing a fluttering flame and possibly some noise.
A Standard Capacity burner is rated up to 300,000 BTU’s and has a 1/2 inch gas input. High Capacity burners are rated at 300,00 + Btu’s and have with a 3/4 inch gas input.
With the high standard of fire pit equipment available today, all good quality burners will provide a decent flame provided you can supply the correct amount of gas and have a big enough gas line.
Round burners work equally well in square fire pits as they do in circular ones. As the gas flows up through the fire glass or lava rock, it will spread out, increasing the footprint of the flame and creating a natural-looking fire.
We stock a vast range of sizes from 6 inches diameter up to 48 inches in diameter
Penta Burners have gained almost legendary status among fire pit fans and are very popular. The unique star-shaped design creates a very realistic ‘campfire’ type flame and is especially good at low settings.
If you absolutely have to have the biggest flame, then you have to have a Bullet Burner. Hand-built from brass in a variety of shapes, these burners have a lifetime warranty. Bullet Burners have twice the flame and interestingly use less gas than a standard burner, these Bullet Burners are ideal for commercial installations
H-Burners are the perfect shape for rectangular fire features. With their unique ‘H’ shape, they can fill a large area without using too much gas. Sizes range from 18 x 6 inches to 84 x 10 inches.
Linear burners are designed to fill long narrow fire pits. They range from 24 to 96 inches in length.
Specifically designed for use gas fireplaces, and should not be used as ‘log lighters.’ These burners are available in sizes ranging from 18×6 inches to 36×6 inches.
An alternative to using a round burner in a square fire pit, these unusually shaped burners from HPC Fire are available in 12 x 12, 18 x 18, and 24 x 24 inches.
This range of Rectangular Burners from HPC Fire fills the gas between the narrow linear fire pits and the wider rectangular fire pits that use an H-Burner. Available in 12 x 6, 18 x 9 and 24 x 12 inches.
If you can’t find what you need within the standard ranges of burners, contact us on our Toll-Free Advice Line +1 844 631 7638 to discuss a custom-built burner.