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Fire Feature Installation

For all you DIYers, we have the answers for things you can do to prepare your landscape or patio to receive a fire accent!

For all you DIYers, we have the answers for fire feature installation! Although we always recommend employing the help of a certified gas professional or contractor to safely connect fuel and water lines, there are things you can do to prepare your landscape or patio to receive a fire accent. From fire pits to fire bowls and fire on water features, we'll give you the run down of what's required on your end!

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!

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!

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.

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!

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!

We've got detailed instructions with graphics showing you how to install a gas log lighter into your wood burning fire pit!  You'll never have to mess with stacking kindling into a tee-pee, twisting papers, and considering lighter fluid again once you have installed a liquid propane or natural gas log lighter into your fire pit. With just a twist of a wrist and a tossed in match, flames will engulf your logs and get them burning!

Tempered fire glass is a non-toxic alternative to wood, which can give off smoke and ash when ablaze in your fire feature. When you burn with this everlasting and beautiful media, the glass reflects and radiates heat from the fire, without popping or exploding! Opt for a safer, more economic way to enjoy your fire feature!

The vibrant shades of fire glass add style to any gas fireplace or fire pit. The shiny tempered pieces come in almost every color imaginable, including blue, green, copper, gray, and multi-colored mixes. Ideal for both indoor and outdoor fire features! Find out more about our beautiful fire glass, including how to use it and how much you will need for your fire feature!

All Weather Electronic Ignition Systems (AWEIS) are the most sought after ignition types at Fireside Expressions. They are easy to use and will keep your fire burning during all types of weather conditions. These ignition systems are also ideal for hard-to-reach fire bowls inside columns or fountains, or for lighting multiple fire bowls at once. See why so many of our customers prefer All Weather Electronic Ignition Systems.

As the temperatures outside begin to drop, nights spent around the fire pit go up. Outdoor hearths and fire pits don’t only extend your home outside, but they extend the season so you can enjoy it longer. The Hearth, Patio, & Barbeque Association (HPBA) states that patios and decks are among the top requested features by homebuyers and builders. If your outdoor entertainment space is missing a fire feature, here’s how you can add one before fall.