Choosing the Right  Fire Pit Burner

Choosing the Right Fire Pit Burner

Immerse yourself in the enchanting warmth and charisma of a fire pit as you set the stage for an idyllic outdoor setting. No matter the occasion, a Fire Pit can enhance an experience with charm and warming comfort. In this guide, we'll explore how to improve your fire pit experience by choosing the right gas burner for your fire pit. If you are building a DIY fire feature, it is important to make an informed decision!

Choosing the Right Fire Pit Burner:

When it comes to your fire pit, the burner you choose plays a crucial role in determining the quality of your fire. Let's dive into the various options available:

Fire Pit Burner Options:

When considering the burner for your fire pit, you have several options to choose from.

We have a wide variety of Fire Pit burner designs available! If you do not have a pan, we can also assist you with a pan that will accompany your Fire Pit burner. The fire pit pan designs available are as follows:

  • Flat pans
  • Drop-in pans
  • Raised lip pans
  • Lipless pans

We can even work to accommodate certain custom burner and pan designs! Please inquire about custom made-to-order products and we will assist you with your custom needs!

Stainless Steel:

Stainless steel burners last a long time and don't easily rust. They are an excellent choice for outdoor fire pits exposed to the elements. Outdoor fire pit burners come in many sizes.

Fire Burners may be available in both stainless steel or brass. We will assist you in getting the right stainless steel fire pit gas burner that is right for you!

Selecting the Right Size:

Choosing the right size burner is essential for achieving an even and attractive flame. Measure your fire pit's dimensions and consult with a professional if needed to ensure a proper fit.

Gas Type:

The type of gas you will be using is important for understanding your Fire Pit needs. For further reading you may see our "Burning Media and Proper Ventilation" blog post.

It is important to know if you will need a Natural Gas Fire Pit or a Propane Fire Pit. This information will help figure out what type of Fire Pit Kit you will need. If using a propane tank, you must make the distinction between a small propane tank or a large hard piped propane tank.

In using either Natural Gas, Propane (Small Tank), or Hard Piped Propane, each gas configuration has its own setup. Since Natural Gas uses a pipeline, you need a a licensed plumber or contractor to assist you with your gas connections.

Fire Glass & Lava Rock:

Fire glass comes in a wide range of colors and can replace traditional lava rocks or logs. It reflects the flames beautifully, creating a mesmerizing visual effect.

Lava rocks are a classic choice for fire pit fillers. They retain heat and add a natural touch to your fire pit's appearance.

It is not recommended to use Fire Glass that is smaller than 3/4" in size. Small Fire Glass may have a likelihood of blocking the flow of propane. Propane may likely pool below due being a heavier gas than Natural Gas and this can become a safety hazard.

You can calculate the amount of Burn Media that you need by using our Fire Glass Calculator

Creating a DIY Fire Pit:

For those who enjoy DIY projects, building your own fire pit can be a rewarding endeavor. We offer Pan & Burner Kits, Paver Kits, sometimes known as Fire Pit Burner Kits. Here are the basic steps:

Choose a Location:

Select a suitable location for your fire pit, ensuring it complies with local safety regulations.

Select a Right Unit:

Selecting the right outdoor fireplace burner can be difficult. Here is a list of things to consider as you proceed with your DIY Project:

  • Will the Burn Area be round or square?
  • Will you need a Flat pan or a Drop-in pan?
  • Do you also need a gas kit or a gas conversion kit?
  • Do you need a Fire Pit Paver Kit?

Fire Pit Pans come in different sizes and can also be custom-made to fit to your specifications. Gas Kits have all your required fittings, hoses and connections for your preferred gas type. Meanwhile, conversion kits are for when you have an existing fire pit and would like to convert its gas type. The Conversion Kit will convert a Natural Gas Fire Pit into a Propane Gas Fire Pit.

Building Process:

Follow the manufacturer's instructions to assemble and install your fire pit. Ensure proper ventilation and safety measures are in place.

Safety Considerations:

Safety should always be a top priority when using a fire pit. Here are some essential safety considerations:


Ensure there's adequate clearance around the fire pit to prevent accidental contact with flammable materials.


Never leave a fire pit unattended, especially when children or pets are present.

Enhancing your fire pit experience involves thoughtful choices regarding your burner, accessories, and fuel type. By selecting the right components, you can create a captivating and safe outdoor space that you'll enjoy for years to come. We are here to help you explore your project ideas and choosing a gas fire pit burner, fire glass, for your DIY project. Make the most of your outdoor area and elevate your gatherings with the warm glow of a perfectly designed fire pit.

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