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  • The Outdoor Plus Product Guide Part II: Complete Fire Features

    The Outdoor Plus

    A continuation of our helpful guide

    In part one of our guide, we covered burners and components available from The Outdoor Plus. Those products are great options for those looking to build a complete DIY fire pit from scratch to fit a custom vision, but what if you’re looking for something more complete?

    In this article, we’ll be focusing on complete fire features available from The Outdoor Plus. These products, sold under the Top Fires name, include fire bowls, fire and water features, and complete fire pit tables. These products make great options if you’re looking to quickly integrate a fire feature into your outdoor space.

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  • The Outdoor Plus Product Guide Part I: Burners and Components

    The Outdoor Plus

    New at Fire Pits Direct

    At FirePitsDirect.com, our impressive offering of fire pit products continues to grow with the addition of The Outdoor Plus. This massive collection of products opens a wealth of new design opportunities for your outdoor space. In fact, this collection of products is so large, we’ve split our product guide into two parts, so you can more easily find what you’re looking for.

    In this article, we’ll be focusing on burners and other components from The Outdoor Plus. You can find our guide to Top Fire products from The Outdoor Plus in a separate article.

    About The Outdoor Plus

    The Outdoor Plus offers more than 25 years of outdoor design expertise. Whether you’re looking for a simple fire pit or a truly impressive fire and water feature for your space, The Outdoor Plus offers a wide range of design options to meet your needs.

    Headquartered in Southern California, The Outdoor Plus is proud to offer American-made products. The quality of each piece is immediately clear to customers who select these fine handmade components.

    Products available from The Outdoor Plus at Fire Pits Direct

    Whether you’re starting from scratch or you already have some ideas in mind, we can help you find the right products for your build.

    Burners and Kits

    All burners made by The Outdoor Plus feature premium materials and construction to ensure your satisfaction. Choose between 304 stainless steel for a durable design (warrantied for five years) or high-grade brass for a burner designed to last a lifetime (and backed by a limited lifetime warranty). You really can’t go wrong with either option. Each burner is also assembled individually for an added level of quality control to ensure a great product every single time.

    Burners and burner kits from The Outdoor Plus come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes to fit your fire pit installation. For round and square fire pits, check out the patented round “bullet burner.” This unique product features a six- or eight-armed design (depending on size) to offer a full, round flame in your fire pit. Stock sizes are available up to 48 inches.

    For rectangular fire pits, The Outdoor Plus offers linear bullet burners and “H” bullet burners. For the linear bullet burner, stock sizes are available up to 96 inches. For the “H” bullet burner, stock sizes are available up to 72 inches.

    The Outdoor Plus also offers a full selection of stainless steel burners in more than a dozen different shapes and sizes. These premium burners feature individually drilled burner holes to create a more impressive flame and feature raised gas inlets to prevent water from seeping into the gas line. Check out the manufacturer page for The Outdoor Plus on our website to see the stock options available.

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    Ornaments and Sculptures

    Some of the most impressive offerings from The Outdoor Plus are their ornaments and sculpture burners. These unique burner kits feature both traditional nature-inspired designs and more contemporary geometric and abstract designs.

    Like other burner systems from The Outdoor Plus, these products feature premium stainless steel construction and are individually hand-crafted.

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    Ready-to-Finish Fire Pit Forms

    If you’re looking for a simpler installation, look no further than the ready-to-finish fire pit forms from The Outdoor Plus. These forms are built from sturdy steel tubing and sheet rock to offer excellent support for your fire pit enclosure.

    These forms take the guesswork out of designing a fire pit—all you’ll need to do is finish them with stucco, stone, veneer, or a similar material to complete your fire pit install. Since these fire pits come unfinished, you’ll also have the freedom to choose the burner, ignition, and media options you prefer. Although your fire pit may be pre-formed, the finished product will be one-of-a-kind.

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    Ignition Systems

    The simplicity of a match light fire pit is great, but for those looking for an added level of convenience, The Outdoor Plus offers several other ignition options.

    The first ignition system upgrade option is the simple push-button spark igniter. This kit features a battery-operated sparker—much like those found on many grills—to replace the need to manually light your burner with a match or lighter. This system is easy to install and even easier to use.

    The second ignition upgrade option available is the electronic ignition system. While this option is a more complex automatic ignition system, it also offers a wider variety of setup options. These systems can be wired to a remote control system or light switch for simple ignition at the push of a button. These systems also offer increased reliability over more traditional spark ignition systems.

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    Custom Fire Pits

    One of the most exciting opportunities with The Outdoor Plus is their ability to create custom one-off projects for both residential and commercial installations. Since products from The Outdoor Plus are all created in-house in their American manufacturing facility, a greater level of control is available when manufacturing burners. If you’re looking for a special design, contact us to start your custom project.

    Custom designs aren’t limited to just burners, either. The Outdoor Plus can manufacture glass wind guards, steel flame guards, or even stainless steel flame guards to fit any shape, size, or style fire pit.

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    Learn more about The Outdoor Plus

    Ready to start building your fire pit with components from The Outdoor Plus? Give us a call at 888-977-6849 to peak with a member of our team. If you’d like to see even more great products from The Outdoor Plus, visit their manufacturer page on our website or check out the second half of our product guide.

  • What Wind Guard Works with Your Fire Pit?

    How to Determine What Wind Guard Works for You:

    Wind guards are designed to complement your fire pit as well as prevent the flame from blowing around excessively or blowing out all together. Wind guards are also used to prevent loose items from getting too close to the flame.

    All of our wind guards are made with tempered glass which ensures they are durable and built to last. We recommend having 2.5” of clearance on each side (5" total) between your fire pit opening and the wind guard for optimal performance. The wind guards are meant to sit on the outside of your fire pit opening.

    Installation is easy! Simply connect the tempered glass pieces together with the included brackets and support feet then set on the outside of your fire pit opening and enjoy. Continue reading

  • Introducing the Prism Hardscapes Fire Pit Collection

    Prism Hardscapes

    Industrial elegance and a modern aesthetic

    Concrete fire features may not be a new idea, but few companies offer products quite like those manufactured by Prism Hardscapes. These timeless fire pits offer a premium option for any home or business. With their durable construction and widely appealing aesthetics, these concrete units make a great option for many—and they’re backed by a company with a proven track record.

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  • How to Convert a Wood Fire Pit to Gas

    How to Convert a Wood Fire Pit to Gas

    Reasons to Convert to a Gas Fire Pit

    Wood fire pits may be simple to install, but they’re not always the best option for those looking to install a fire pit at their home. Many urban developments restrict the use of wood fire pits due to safety concerns (an uncontrolled fire can spread dangerously). Beyond that, wood fire pits require the extra hassle of always having wood on hand to burn. This requires extra storage space, and because the wood is often stored outdoors, you’ll often find it’s wet and difficult to start a fire.

    There’s also the issue of smoke. Though nothing smells more like fall than a nice campfire, you don’t necessarily want to smell like one all day—which is exactly what will happen if the wind is blowing in the wrong direction as you burn.

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  • How to Clean Fire Glass in Your Fireplace or Fire Pit

    How to Clean Fire Glass

    An Impressive Man-Made Option for Your Fire Pit

    If you’re looking for an impressive contemporary appearance for your fire pit, fire glass makes a perfect media option. This manufactured glass has been treated to withstand the high temperatures found in your fire place or fire pit. This special tempering process means your glass won’t burn, ash, crack, or pop when used, resulting in a product capable of lasting indefinitely—even with frequent use.

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  • What Makes HPC's Hi/Low Electronic Ignition Kits a Great Choice for Your Gas Fire Pit?

    HPC's Premium Electronic Ignition Systems Have Returned

     

    Hearth Products Controls is back again with the impressive new electronic hot surface ignition fire pit kits. The unique high-low kits are the culmination of imaginative design, research, and testing, and they’re now available for you at Spotix.com. Just what makes these fire pit kits some of the most impressive systems on the market? See for yourself with this in-depth look at HPC’s newest creations.

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  • AWEIS Electronic Ignition System Facts and Features

    AWEIS System

    Overview

    Electronic ignition systems offer an added level of convenience when using an outdoor gas fire pit. With the push of a button—possibly even through remote control—you can control the flames of your fire feature and significantly add to the ambiance of your outdoor area. Among electronic ignition systems, the All-Weather Electronic Ignition System (AWEIS) from Fire by Design stands as one of the best. Featuring innovative design and a rigorous testing process, these systems are worthy of consideration for anyone who wants to upgrade their fire pit.

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  • How to Build A Fire Pit Kit with a Propane Tank

    Designing a Propane Fire Pit

    Propane gas fire pits are becoming more common in residential settings given their convenient design. However, running new gas lines can be prohibitively expensive and requires professional installers to ensure a satisfactory outcome. For this reason, many consumers choose to fuel their fire pits using a standard propane tank.

    At Spotix, we’re often asked how long a propane tank will fuel a typical backyard fire pit. This answer will vary based on the size of your tank as well as the BTU rating of the fire pit burner. To calculate approximate burn times for yourself, we’ve put together this helpful guide. Consider grills as a point of reference, as these calculations will work for propane grills as well.

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  • An Overview of HPC Electronic (EI) Gas Fire Pit Inserts



    Electronic ignition systems present a premium upgrade option for all gas fire pit projects – from the DIY backyard gas fire pit to commercial restaurant and hotel projects. Instead of dealing with matches or lighters, you control the flames at the flick of a switch or the push of a button. If you’re looking for simplicity and quality, electronic ignition fire pit systems offer the best option for your project.

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