Fire Pit Inserts

Build your own custom fire pit centerpiece with our selection of high-quality fire pit burner...

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Build your own custom fire pit centerpiece with our selection of high-quality fire pit burner inserts from top brands like HPC Fire. Choose from a variety of sizes and shapes, including the best selling penta, round, square, h-shaped, and linear to fit your fire pit's design. These fire pit burner inserts are made in the USA from premium-grade steel ensuring reliable performance and longevity for both residential and commercial applications.
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Frequently Asked Questions

We answer some commonly asked questions about fire pit burner inserts.

Drop-in pan burners are pre-assembled fire pit burner systems that come with a burner mounted on a pan, designed to be easily installed into a fire pit enclosure. They are available in various shapes, including circular and rectangular, to suit different fire pit designs. Drop-in pan burners provide a simple solution for creating a professional-looking fire pit while ensuring proper gas flow and flame distribution.

Drop-in pan burners offer several benefits for fire pit installations, including:
  • Easy installation: Drop-in pans are designed to fit seamlessly into your fire pit enclosure, simplifying the installation process.
  • Enhanced safety: The pan design helps to contain and distribute the gas evenly, reducing the risk of gas leaks or uneven flames.
  • Improved aesthetics: Drop-in pans provide a clean, professional appearance, concealing the gas connections and fire pit components.
  • Better heat distribution: The pan design helps to distribute heat more evenly across the fire media, providing a consistent flame and warmth.
  • Simplified maintenance: The pan design makes it easier to clean and maintain your fire pit burner, as it collects debris and can be removed for cleaning.

To choose the right fire pit burner, consider the following factors:
  • Shape and size: Select a burner that matches the shape and size of your fire pit enclosure, ensuring it fits properly and provides the desired flame coverage.
  • Fuel type: Determine whether you will use propane or natural gas as your fuel source and choose a burner designed for that specific fuel.
  • Ignition system: Choose between manual ignition, push-button ignition, or electronic ignition systems based on your preference for ease of use and safety features.
  • Material: Consider burners made from brass or stainless steel, which offer durability, corrosion resistance, and high performance.
  • BTU output: Select a burner with a BTU output that meets your desired heat and flame height requirements.

Installing a fire pit burner in a DIY project requires careful planning and adherence to safety guidelines. Here are some general steps:
  • Determine the location, size, and shape of your fire pit enclosure, ensuring proper clearances from structures and combustible materials.
  • Choose a fire pit burner kit or drop-in pan burner that fits your enclosure and meets your design preferences.
  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions for installing the burner, gas connections, and ignition system, making sure to adhere to local codes and regulations.
  • Properly ventilate the fire pit enclosure, especially for propane installations, to prevent gas buildup and ensure safe operation.
  • Install fire media, such as lava rocks or fire glass, according to the manufacturer's guidelines.
  • Test the fire pit burner to ensure proper ignition, flame height, and gas flow.
  • Consider adding accessories like a wind guard or custom cover for added safety and protection.

Yes, many fire pit burners offer customization options to suit your specific needs and preferences. Customization options may include:

  • Custom shapes and sizes for drop-in pan burners
  • Different types of fire media, such as lava rocks, fire glass, or ceramic logs
  • Burner materials, such as brass or stainless steel
  • Various ignition systems and control options

Brass burners offer several advantages over other materials, such as:
  • High corrosion resistance: Brass is resistant to corrosion, making it an ideal material for outdoor fire pit burners exposed to various weather conditions.
  • Heat resistance: Brass can withstand high temperatures, ensuring longevity and consistent performance.
  • Aesthetic appeal: Brass burners often have a polished appearance, adding a touch of luxury to your fire pit.

A wind guard is a protective barrier, typically made of tempered glass, that surrounds the fire pit burner. It serves to protect the flame from wind, ensuring a consistent flame height and reducing the risk of the fire being extinguished by strong gusts. A wind guard also adds an extra layer of safety by preventing direct contact with the flame.

When installing a fire pit burner, it's essential to take the following safety precautions:
  • Adhere to local building codes, regulations, and permit requirements.
  • Maintain proper clearances from structures and combustible materials.
  • Ensure proper ventilation, especially for propane installations.
  • Use a gas shutoff valve for easy access and emergency control.
  • Consult with a licensed professional if you are unsure about any aspect of the installation process.

Yes, fire pit burners can be installed in commercial properties such as hotels, restaurants, and outdoor event spaces. However, it is crucial to ensure that the installation meets local codes and regulations, as well as any specific requirements for commercial establishments. Consulting with a professional experienced in commercial fire pit installations is recommended to ensure a safe and code-compliant setup.

Regular maintenance and cleaning of your fire pit burner will ensure its longevity and performance. Some maintenance tips include:
  • Cleaning the burner and pan regularly to remove debris and prevent clogs.
  • Inspecting and cleaning the gas connections, hoses, and fittings to ensure proper function and prevent gas leaks.
  • Checking for signs of corrosion or damage and addressing any issues promptly.
  • Cleaning fire media, such as lava rocks or fire glass, as needed.
  • Using a custom cover to protect your fire pit burner when not in use.

Yes, it is possible to convert a wood-burning fire pit to a gas or propane burner. However, this process will require modifications to the fire pit enclosure to accommodate the new burner system, gas connections, and proper ventilation. It is recommended to consult with a professional experienced in fire pit conversions to ensure proper installation and adherence to safety standards.

When choosing the right fire pit burner for your project, consider the following factors:
  • Fuel type: Decide whether you prefer natural gas or propane as your fuel source, based on availability and personal preference.
  • Burner shape and size: Choose a burner shape (e.g., circular, rectangular, square) and size that suits your fire pit design and space requirements.
  • Material: Consider burner materials like stainless steel or brass for their durability, corrosion resistance, and heat tolerance.
  • Ignition system: Choose an ignition system (manual, electronic, or remote-controlled) that meets your convenience and safety preferences.
  • Heat output: Select a burner with a suitable heat output (measured in BTUs) for your desired warmth and flame height.
  • Accessories: Consider additional accessories such as wind guards, custom covers, or decorative fire media to enhance the functionality and appearance of your fire pit.

To determine the appropriate size of a fire pit burner for your project, consider the following factors:
  • Fire pit enclosure size: Measure the interior dimensions of your fire pit enclosure to ensure that the burner will fit comfortably within the space while maintaining proper clearances from the enclosure walls.
  • Desired flame height and heat output: Consider the flame height and heat output you want to achieve, as larger burners will typically produce taller flames and higher heat outputs.
  • Fuel consumption: Larger burners will consume more fuel, so factor in your fuel costs and consumption preferences when selecting a burner size.
  • Aesthetics: Consider the overall design and appearance of your fire pit, and choose a burner size that complements and balances the space.
Consulting with a professional experienced in fire pit design and installation can also help you determine the most suitable burner size for your project.