Fire Pit Burners
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Gas Fire Pit Burners
The Fire Pit Burner is the engine of every gas fire pit, and they are available in a vast range of shapes and sizes, allowing you to design a unique fire pit.
All fire pit burners have a BTU rating, 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.
The burner you select must have a BTU rating that matches the amount of gas your supply can deliver to the fire pit.
For example, if you Gas Technician informs 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 fire pit 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 fire glass level.
During this short journey, the gas spreads out and creates a larger footprint than the gas burner’s size.
What Makes A Quality Fire Pit 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.
A top-quality fire pit burner 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 a smoother gas flow 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 gas’s smooth flow, causing a fluttering flame and possibly some noise.
A Standard Capacity fire pit burner is rated up to 300,000 BTU’s and has a 1/2 inch gas input. High Capacity fire pit burners are rated at 300,00 + Btu’s with a 3/4 inch gas input.
With the high standard of burners available today, all good quality fire pit burners will provide a decent flame as long as you can supply the correct amount of gas and have a big enough gas line.
A round fire pit burner fits equally well in a square fire pit as it does in a circular one. A round fire pit burner is also ideal for hexagonal and triangular shaped fire features.
As the gas flows up through the fire glass or lava rock, it will spread out, increasing the flame’s footprint and creating a natural-looking fire.
We stock a range of sizes from 6 inches up to 48 inches in diameter from several manufacturers.
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 gas settings.
Penta Burners have a Lifetime Warranty.
If you 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 create twice the flame height and interestingly use less gas than a standard burner.
The Bullet burners’ lower gas consumption makes them ideal for commercial installations, where a fire pit may be alight for several hours per day, seven days a week.
An H shaped fire pit burner is the perfect shape for a rectangular fire feature. With their unique ‘H’ shape, they can fill a large area without using too much gas. We stock sizes ranging from 18 x 6 inches to 84 x 10 inches.
A Linear fire pit burner is designed to fill long narrow fire pits. Our range of Linear fire pit burners is 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 fire pit 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 style Fire Pit 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 fire pit burners, contact us on our Toll-Free Advice Line +1 844 631 7638 to discuss a custom-built burner.
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