The Oil Rubbed Bronze Finish
All American Fireglass Fire Pit Pans and Trays are manufactured from high-quality 304-grade Stainless Steel, and the new Oil Rubbed Bronze range is no different. They are highly durable and ideal for the outdoor environments they are designed for.
The deep and rich texture of the Oil Rubbed Bronze finish starts with a proprietary coating procedure that is then hand sanded and finished by artisans. As such, on each tray or pan, the depth of the color will vary, each item is a unique piece.
The unique color of the Oil Rubbed Range will blend seamlessly into any color theme, but it is particularly suited to rustic style environments
What the Kit Consists of:
This Kit consists of the Drop-In Tray and burner, the Gas Connection kit ( Select Natural Gas or Propane ) which includes a Key Valve with Chrome Faceplate and Key and Gas Hoses ( Propane versions included an Air Mixer Valve and standard Propane Regulator ) and a Push button Spark Ignition System.
Round Drop In Pan
Drop-In Trays simplify the installation process and allow for simple removal if required for maintenance. As the name suggests the tray literally drops into your fire pit structure and sits securely on the generous 1 1/4 inch flange.
The trays have drain holes to allow any water to run out of the tray and a pre-cut plate for easily installing the Spark Ignition probe.
If you are using Propane to fuel your system then it is generally considered best practice to use a tray, and may, in fact, be a requirement of local codes. Why? Propane is heavier than air, so once it is released through the gas ports of the burner, its natural tendency is to sink lower. The tray helps contain the propane gas, reducing the risk of pockets of unburnt gas collecting within the fire pit structure.
The tray is a great container for your fire pit media, be it fire glass or lava rock, holding it securely, and not allowing it to spill over. It also greatly reduces the amount required, which also helps keep the overall cost down.
The Gas Connection Kit
The Gas Connection Kits are supplied with two 4' lengths of whistle free gas hoses attached to either side of a Safety Shut Off Valve. The valve is supplied with a Chrome Cover Plate and Chrome Key.
The Natural Gas version is supplied with 1/2" flair connection ends and a 1/2" flair to 1/2" pipe adapter.
The Propane versions are supplied with 3/8" flair connection ends and a 3/8" flair to 1/2" pipe adapter, an Air Mixer Valve and a Propane Gas Bottle Regulator.
(Please note this Propane system is only for use with Propane Bottled Gas, not large domestic Propane tanks)
Drop In Tray Sizes and Specs:
These kits are available in two standard sizes 19" and 25" diameter. The following chart provides you with all the specifications you need for each size, including the BTU rating of the burner, and the recommended amount of Fire Glass your selected tray will require.
The Push Button Spark Ignition System
A battery powered Push Button Spark Ignition Systems means that there is no need to be running a mains electricity cable out to you fire pits location. Simply bolt the spark probe vertically onto the base of the tray in the provided location, and connect the supplied cable to the back of the push button unit you have fitted into your custom made 'control panel'. For convenience, we recommend installing the push button next to the Shut Off Key Valve supplied with your kit. Turn on the gas, push on the button, and you have fire! No matches blowing out, no damp tapers not lighting. This is the civilized way to light your fire pit!
Pro Tips To Help You Get The Best From Your Fire Pit Kit
- Ensure you have sufficient gas pressure to 'power' your burners BTU rating
- Don't forget to provide ventilation in your fire pit structure, at least 18 sq. in. on two opposing sides
- If using Propane ensure the venting is at the lowest point in the structure
- With Propane it is better to use 1/2" size fire glass
- If possible set your drop in tray at least 2" below the top of your fire pit structure ( to avoid the wind extinguishing your flame )
- Re: Above, if not possible use a fire pit wind guard
- Use a qualified Gas Technician
- Check your local codes regarding gas fire pit usage, it may have to be inspected and licensed
- For a more detailed explanation of any of the above, please see our Tech Tips section