To ensure your fireplace is up to code and safe to use in your outdoor living space, we highly recommend you have a certified gas professional take care of the installation process.
Although either choice is an excellent fuel source for your fireplace, there are some differences in both cost and efficiency:
A BTU (British Thermal Unit) is the term used to measure the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of water by one degree Fahrenheit; it also tells you the amount of gas pressure needed to run your appliance. The higher the BTU, the more fuel you use. It is always a good idea to check with a certified gas professional to find out if you have enough pressure to supply the BTUs recommended for your appliance.
NO. Never put wood in your gas fireplace. Wood burns at a higher temperature than gas, and can cause irreparable damage to your fireplace.
Fire glass can be used with natural gas burning features ONLY. Fireside Expressions is adamant about this for the safety of our valued customers.
Because propane is heavier than natural gas, it will sink to the bottom of your feature. Small pieces of fire glass will not allow propane to circulate, and this could can lead to explosion of this particular media. Even with larger fire glass pieces, there is still not enough room for the gas to dissipate from wind and other factors. Lava rock allows propane to dissipate and is the safest choice for propane features. (In addition, it is always a good idea to incorporate lava rock into the bottom portion of natural gas burning features.)
Our tempered fire glass is tumbled to help round off any rough edges, but there is always a possibility that some pieces may be a little sharp. We recommend wearing work gloves when touching fire glass. Pleasure make sure not to touch the fire glass when it is still hot from a fire!
No. Fire glass does not melt, let off any smells, leave behind or collect soot. It will leave no residue in your fire pit.
Always check your installation manual. Some of our fireplaces use a simple On/Off switch. All fireplaces should have a gas valve that will allow you to shut off the gas flow. NEVER pour water your gas fireplace to extinguish the flames. This could cause your fireplace to crack.
Yes. Your gas burning fireplace is made to be a permanent addition to your outdoor decor. It is made to withstand the weather, no matter the season.
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