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Fire Pits

Gas or wood burning, DIY or custom made, Fireside Expressions can help you care for your backyard fire pit!

Everyone loves a good blaze in a safe and beautiful fire pit! Gas or wood burning, DIY or custom made, Fireside Expressions can help you care for your backyard fire pit with valuable tips and information!

Ok, so we know that we've covered this concept in a blog post from last year, but who doesn't like to throw a party now and then? And if you're like those of us who live in the upper northeastern part of the United States, you are not ready to say goodbye to summer yet! While we're still getting plenty of decent weather and warm temperatures, now is the perfect time to welcome fall with a fun weekend bonfire party! We're going to show you how with helpful tips and 3 FREE invitation templates!

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.

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! 

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!

There are so many ways to start a fire in a fire pit. Surprisingly, there are many people out there who have never had the pleasure of learning basic fire-starting skills. The good news is, you don't have to be a scout to know how to do it! Regardless of your fuel choice, there are different methods to get that blaze burning. Let us walk you through the top five most popular ways to starting a fire!

There's nothing quite like the enjoyment of a fire in your own backyard! Gathering close to feel the warmth of the sizzling flames while you and your loved ones reminisce together under the starlit night is the perfect end to a long summer day. What makes your backyard bonfire even more delightful is the ability to experience it safely. We have some terrific safety screens that will keep sparks and embers inside the fire pit where they belong. But is this mesh barrier really necessary with concrete fire bowls? 

You may be thinking to yourself, “What is a log lighter, and what's so great about it?” We're glad you asked! Many of us here at Fireside Expressions have used this reliable time-saving tool and we can honestly say that we wouldn't want to be without it! Let's dive into this topic of discussion and see if we can help you decide if this durable, fuel-operated device is right for you and your wood burning fire feature!

There's nothing better than enjoying a meal that was cooked over a campfire! The delicious, smoky flavor you get from apple, oak, or maple logs is an indulgent treat that many of us look forward to all winter long! Whether you are pitching a tent in the National Forest over a holiday weekend or staying home to show your landscape some love, you can turn a wood burning fire pit into an oven with just one simple item!