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The Decorative Gas Valve Key

If you've been reading our blog articles for the month of August, you're familiar with our Gas Valve Assembly series! We've been providing information on the main components of a setup, starting the month off with an informative article on gas ball valves, and then covering all the details on escutcheons - what they are and how they work. Now, we're going to wrap up the series with a blog on one of the more esthetic parts (and must-have pieces) of your assembly - the decorative gas valve key!

What Is An Escutcheon?

Ever wonder what an escutcheon is? What many people are not aware of is that this device appears in many areas all over your home, and don't necessarily have to be gas fire feature related! Let us explain all about what an escutcheon is and how it is utilized!

Gas Valve Check

Before the summer comes to an end, it's a good idea to check for problems and get them taken care of before your local gas professional is up to his/her eyeballs in service calls for heating appliances. Fireside Expressions is here once again to arm you with helpful tips and information on how you can check to see if your gas connections are in safe working order! We'll explain how to perform a simple test to determine if your quarter-turn shut off valve is leaking or not.

Highlight Of The Week: USA-Made Fire Glass

We all know that a fire feature is likely to make quite a statement in your backyard. Whether you are considering the addition of a fire pit to the center of your lawn, or wanting to grace your poolscape with a monumental display of our famous concrete fire bowls, an outdoor living space is only complete with an accompaniment of dancing flames! 

#WednesdayWisdom: What Causes Black Soot From A Propane Burner?

Propane is an extremely efficient fuel source for your outdoor product, but did you know that if you lack the proper components during installation that your feature can display soot over time? Many people associate this black residue with the burn process of a wood fire, but propane is perfectly capable of producing soot if your feature isn't configured accurately. Join us for a special blog post on this matter and get a dose of #WednesdayWisdom!

USA-Made Concrete Bowls

We're sure you've heard of our world famous outdoor concrete bowls by now, but do are you familiar with origin of these unique features? Where they came from or the process that goes into producing each individual piece? We're excited to debut these lovely outdoor creations in our focus on American-made products for the month of July! Let us tell you more about these great products so that you can learn all about what makes our concrete fire and water bowls so popular and special!

USA-Made Fire Pit Screens

Safety should be an utmost priority when it comes to your backyard wood burning fire pit. A great way to protect yourself and your loved ones is to utilize a fire pit screen. It's also really important that you have the right kind of screen for your feature. Fireside Expressions had some really incredible products that meet local fire codes and can also withstand the extreme temperatures from the flames. This week, we are highlighting our USA-Made fire pit screens, and we'd like to tell you why they are such a terrific investment for your backyard fire pit.

7 Easy Steps For Proper Log Lighter Maintenance!

Fireside Expressions has some easy tips to help you with the proper cleaning and care of your gas log lighter! When the bonfire season has come to an end for your backyard fire pit, it is wise to make sure that ash buildup and soot is removed from your log starter. This ensures a well-running device that will continue to be safe to operate in your home!

Why Do I Need An Air Mixer For My Propane Fire Feature?

If you are planning on installing an outdoor fire feature, or perhaps converting your wood-burning fire pit to a gas-fueled option, you'll need to decide if you want to use natural gas or propane. What many people don't know is that there is a big difference between the two. So much, in fact, that additional ventilation and an air mixer are required in order to ensure that your propane accent is operating properly. Fireside Expressions is here to explain the difference between the two gasses, and why it is so important for propane to be properly aerated!

7 Everyday Items To Clean Copper Naturally!

Copper is a beautiful and durable material. We love the fact that so many of our outdoor products are fabricated from this brilliant metal. Over time, with constant exposure to the environmental elements, the natural oxidation process will encourage an aqua-tinged patina to form on the surface of your copper feature. A lot of our customers love the old-world look that this coating exudes. However, there are also those that prefer the shimmery, auburn appearance that this metal is known for. In order to restore copper to its original sheen and maintain its gorgeous look, simply utilize some everyday "staples" that you probably have inside your pantry or fridge!