Here is the fire pit turned up so you can see that we installed one of our FPPK (fire pit propane kit) The tank was under the deck. Richard may of had a few flex lines that were a bit too long. though.
Yes, we can convert anything!
A Fire Pit Built & Installed By Kevin Smith
This is a simple but clever idea for utilizing an untraditional area for an outdoor propane fire pit. We used a stainless steel pipe, which we always recommend for outdoor use. You can see the cinder block hollowed out. You don't need a pan, the block is the pan! Below you see the stainless steel burners on a bed of crushed pea gravel. -The burners were calibrated to the Copreci Valve to insure a clean burn.
Be warned there are so many companies out there who sell propane without addressing the issue of using fireglass and they will leave you holding the bag. Too many times we see this situation and the customer is told they need a pan, why? Ohhhh, because the dealer needs your money more than you do!
Below you can see the Copreci and air mixer mounted to a bracket on the end of the pit. Remember, the air mixer and Copreci have to be calibrated to the burner or it won't work! There is no magic bullet, it's pure and simple knowledge. Propane Burners have to be dealt with great care. The glass that was installed was Ford Blue base glass.
Done, simple but effective at creating a great outdoor atmosphere.
Propane Fire Table
Below you will see how simple it's to convert / install a propane into an ordinary outdoor table. This is our FPPK box with controls and air mixer calibrated to the burner we are using. Theis underneath view gives you a good idea of what it all looks like.
The burner on the top side with the thermo coupler, pilot light and battery operated ignitor exposed. Pour the filler lava or fireglass, then get ready to drink some beer! You're done!
Another Custom Outdoor Fire Pit
The fire pit below was constructed by Andrew Jordan in Miami Florida, www.BuenaVistaFlats.com. We build a 16" x 16" aluminum pan with a 1/2" lip on top. The propane tank was mounted below the table top. Nice and simple feature! If you're in the area, send them a line or stop by www.BuenaVistaFlats.com.
Propane FPPK Kit with Black Magic / Blue Flames
The burner and pan below was for our customer Scott Spector. Below is one of our FPPK's (fire pit propane kit). With this FPPK we set it up for Black Magic
! This was table tested for the pictures. Hopefully the customer will send us pictures after and during installation. We first sent these pictures for the customers approval. The pan below belongs to and he finally installed the fire pit in his back yard, WOW, one really nice backyard! This is one of our propane pan burner
with slight modifications.
As you can see around the lower edges it was leaking and yes we did fix this.
Christina's Propane Fire Table
The fire table below was built by Christina aka "Stina" in the San Francisco area. With a little ambition, imagination and our help, she now has one very nice fire table. Here is where it started. She made a template of the pan and where the mounting tabs would be located. Then we built the aluminum pan and propane burner for Stina to install.
Below is how the teak table started. We just brought it into the future. Below the pan was installed with Galaxy Green base glass.
Below you can see the top installed and what a difference, great job Stina!
Yard Crashers Fire Table
The Fire Table below was installed in Sacramento California by and for Yard Crashers. The finished pictures will be posted on the Yard Crashers page when this project is installed after 01 20 10. This episode was to be labeled "Outdoor Shower" on HGTV and the DIY Network but somehow it was labeled "Modern Fire Wall" go figure? It is episode 302 on HGTV or DIY Network. The details will be shown on the DIY page when and as soon as we receive them from the producers.
We built a square aluminum pan with an 18" double stainless steel ring and used one of our FPPK kits for the propane fuel. This will be shown on the episode coverage as well. Here are the pictures of the back yard and the finished fire table using propane.
Outdoor Propane Ribbon Burner
The fireplace below is on the water in Florida. We built a Ribbon Burner
for this Propane Burner
and equipped it with an Electronic Ignition
. All parts that were used were #316 marine grade stainless steel.
The media that was used was a very fine crushed lava.
Mark Cotter was the contractor in Florida who is responsible for this wonderful addition!
A STAR of a Fire Pit
The next fire pit below has one of our FPPK's
installed. We didn't supply the star burner bur we did get it to burn correctly with a Ford Blue base glass
. Then it was Topped with Clear
and Blue Diamonds
. Below you can see the gas shut off on the left and our FPPK
box on the lower right.
It was a bit windy the day we took the photo, but you get the idea.
Outdoor Stacker Stone Fire Pit
This next fire pit was built by our customers Tim and Sarah, they simply built this with stacker stones and a bit of ingenuity. The used a crushed lava base This was done with a propane valve that we supplied. They used a wood burning fire bowl for the pit. The tank was accessible from the back of the fire pit. You can use the larger lava and then over it with the crushed lava to save some cash! Note we do not use the 3/4" size, why? Way to large for the glass as it will fall through1
Below you'll notice that the pilot light and thermo couple are inside the ring. This is a must for safety reasons when working with propane. The Aquatic Glassel used was Black Base glass topped with Black Reflective base glass, and Light Amber Topping to create the Fleur De Lis.
And you're done!
A Wine Barrel Fire Pit
Steve Hinojos (S.B. County Sheriff) built two fire pits using propane. One of which was a Wine Barrel Fire Pit
. We supplied the know-how
and all of the parts to make his Wine Barrel Fire Pit
We also supplied Steve with all of the propane parts to make his fire table work properly. But it wasn't until we received his photo that we noticed three were rocks in his Fire Pit!? You can't burn ROCKS, they EXPLODE! You can see this on our Famous "How Not To Do It" page.
Initially there were no problems but once the rocks took on moisture, the problems began. And sure enough Steve contacted us again to replace the center rocks with some safe and sound Aquatic Glassel. All in all, great job Steve!
Conceal Your Propane Controls with a Flip Top Box
If you are building a fire pit or fire table and did not plan for and where your controls will be located, we have a solution! We can build a Flip Top Box to conceal your controls for propane or natural gas. We can modify these is dozens of ways to fit your fire pit project.
This is just the Copreci Valve and Air Mixer installed in the box. We can build a box to hold the FPPK with auto start as well.
A Traditional Mexican Fireplace
This next fireplace was installed in Mexico by Roy Quick. It turned out amazing.
The base glass that was used is: 1/4" Clear White, and Scarlett Toppers, accented with Gold on top of it all.
The propane pan has a removable front skirt/ cover to conceal the controls.
he next Wine Barrel Fire Pit was built be Shaun Ibe.
We supplied all of the parts, knowledge base and Shaun built one really nice Wine Barrel Fire pit! We will explain as we move forward
Shaun used up all of his old corks to line the top with and then he had a piece of glass made to cover the corks. Be sure you have the top made with tempered glass! Teh glasss that was used was
1/4" Clear Base Glass
Platinum Base Glass
Gold Ruby Topper
See the Wine Barrel Parts Page!
We supply you with creativity, parts, support, imagination and give you license to be creative on your own, after all, that's what we do and who we are!
Click on the picture above or "HERE" to see the before and after pictures. Corten Steel Propane Fire Table.CLICK HERE" or on the pictures below to see what John Lehman did and how he built this table!
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