An Introduction to Firegear

Overview

The full line of Firegear products are now available online at FirePitsDirect.com. With this new line comes outdoor fireplacesfire tablesburner systems, and a variety of other accessories to help make sure the best room in your house isn’t in your house at all!

Background

Firegear products may be new to Fire Pit Direct, but they’re no stranger to the market. Since 2013, Firegear has been owned by Skytech, manufacturers of some of the indoor hearth industry’s most popular and most trusted valve kits, remote control systems, and related accessories. Skytech’s knowledge of indoor fireplace products has translated well to Firegear’s product lines, making Firegear a leader in the outdoor hearth industry.

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Contents

Outdoor Fireplaces
Burner Systems
Additional Products
Summary

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Products Available:

Outdoor Fireplaces

Firegear currently offers three different base models of the outdoor fireplace: The Kalea Bay, the OD42, and the Key West. Each of these models features customizable configurations to fit your space.

Kalea Bay

Kalea Bay Fireplace

Highlights

  • Available in four opening widths: 36 inches , 48 inches , 60 inches , and 72 inches .
  • TFS (Thermocouple Flame Sense) battery-operated electronic ignition.
  • Can be wired to a variety of timers and wall switches. Can also be wired to a home automation system.
  • Tested and approved to Underwriters Laboratories standards (UL Listed)

 

Summary
The Kalea Bay series of outdoor linear fireplaces make an excellent focal point in any outdoor space. With clean lines, a contemporary design, and no need for a chimney or venting, these fireplaces can be used in a wide variety of installations. These units can also be converted from a traditional one-sided design to a see-through model by simply removing the back panel.

Looking for even more convenience? Look no further. An included On/Off/High/Low remote gives you flame control at the push of a button. Even better, these fireplaces can be wired to a variety of Skytech timers and switches, including the AF-4000HAT Home/Pool automation transmitter system.

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Burner Systems

Perhaps most notable among Firegear’s line of products are its exceptional burner systems. Their Match Throw (MT), Thermocouple Manual Safety (TMS), and Thermocouple Flame Sense (TFS) offer even more premium choices for Spotix customers looking to complete their DIY backyard fire pit.

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Match Throw Systems

Match Throw Burner System

Highlights

  • Simple to operate.
  • Available in burning spur and linear design.
  • It can easily be converted to a manual spark igniter (MSI) kit.
  • Most economical Firegear burner system.

 

 

 

Summary
If you want simple but effective, a Firegear Match Throw Ignition Burner System may be just what you’re looking for. Turn on the gas, light a match, and enjoy your fire pit—it’s as easy as that. Simplicity also brings reliability when it comes to fire pits. Since there are no electronic components and very few “moving parts” to speak of, it’s unlikely you’ll find yourself with a broken fire pit (assuming you’ve installed everything correctly, that is).

If you’d like to add a bit of automation to your fire pit, check out Firegear’s Manual Spark Ignition Kit. You’ll have flame control right at your fingertips with the push of a button—and you won’t need to track down a lighter or matches!

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Thermocouple Manual Safety

Thermocouple Manual Safety Burner System

Highlights

  • Still offers the simple operation of a standard match light kit.
  • Available in burning spur or linear design.
  • Offers added safety in the form of a thermocouple safety valve.
  • Can be upgraded to a spark ignition system with ease.

 

 

 

Summary
Firegear’s Thermocouple Manual Safety Ignition System offers the simplicity of a Match Throw system with the added peace of mind offered by a safety valve. With its thermocouple safety valve, this fire pit can kill gas flow if it senses a loss of flame. This avoids the potential problems caused by pooling gas—particularly important with a propane system.

Much like the Match Throw fire pits, the Thermocouple Manual Safety fire puts can be upgraded using a Manual Spark Igniter Kit, offering a slight upgrade from manual ignition but without the added cost of a fully electronic ignition system.

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Thermocouple Flame Sense

Thermocouple Flame Sensing Burner System

Highlights

  • Remote control functionality.
  • Compatible with home and pool automation system using the AF-4000HAT.
  • The fire pit industry’s only battery-operated electronic ignition system.
  • Can be operated by up to three controls at the same time.

 

 

 

Summary
If you’re looking for one of the safest and most convenient fire pits on the market, a Thermocouple Flame Sense kit should be near the top of your list. With its battery-operated electronic ignition system, this kit is in a class of its own—there’s truly nothing else like it currently available. This system can also be connected to the AF-4000HAT Home/Pool Automation Transmitter, offering total control over your backyard.

The TFS System can also be connected to the 1332WT, TM-R-AF1TX, FG-WS, or 1001D-AF1TX optional controls for customized control over your fire pit. These fire pits can be connected to up to three transmitters at once.

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Additional Products

Fire Media

Fire Glass
Fire glass offers a great way to give your fire pit a modern appearance and a touch of color. Firegear currently offers a wide selection of fire glass in various shapes, sizes, and colors. This includes colors and shapes unique to the Firegear line.

Lava Rock
If you’re looking for a traditional gas fire pit look, lava rock makes a great media option. Firegear offers both tumbled and natural shapes. All Firegear rock is a genuine lava stone for a remarkably impressive look. As an added benefit, lava rock makes the most economical fire media option.

Log Sets
Ceramic log sets are a great way to give your fire pit a natural campfire look without the mess of smoke and ash. These premium log sets are built to last and maintain the realistic look of natural wood. Choose from a variety of styles to give your fire pit a custom appearance.

Accessories

Controls
Though other manufacturers offer remote control options for their fire pits, few have the industry experience of Firegear. As previously mentioned, Skytech is an industry leader in indoor hearth products. The transition to outdoor hearth products has been silky smooth, and their outdoor products are just as notable. Whether you’re looking for simple on/off control or something more complex like timer functionality or remote control options, there are a wide variety of switches available if your fire pit is compatible.

Installation Components
From vent kits to flexible installation frames, Firegear manufactures all the accessories you need to ensure your fire pit built is as smooth as possible. You can also choose from a variety of lids, covers, and windshields to make sure you get the most out of your fire pit.

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Summary

We hope you’ve enjoyed our guide to Firegear’s extensive product line. For more detailed information, be sure to check out specific product pages as well as individual product reviews. You can also give us a call at 888-977-6849, and our helpful customer service team will be happy to answer your questions about any of the products we offer.

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