Tips & Advice

  1. How to Clean Your Patio Furniture

    How to Clean Your Patio Furniture

    If you’ve invested money in a quality patio furniture set, the last thing you want to do is let that money go to waste by not maintaining your products properly. Although this furniture is built to withstand the elements, the key to keeping it looking nice is cleaning your products regularly.

  2. How Do You Light a Gas Fire Pit?

    How Do You Light a Gas Fire Pit?

    Building a fire pit doesn’t have to be a complicated undertaking. With a little planning and preparation, you’re sure to create an awesome outdoor space for you, your friends, and your family.

  3. How to Build a Gas Fire Pit Coffee Table

    Gas Fire Tables are Beautiful and Functional

    A gas fire pit table is the perfect centerpiece for an outdoor space. As the name implies, these unique products provide the beauty and warmth of a cozy fire as well as the added functionality of an outdoor table.

  4. How to Start a Wood Fire in a Fire Pit

    Master this essential skill with ease

    Knowing how to easily start a fire is a great skill to have in your pocket when you have a wood fire pit at home. Fortunately, the process is relatively straightforward and simple. Read on to find out what it takes to start a cozy fire and be sure to check out our selection of wood-burning fire pits when you’re finished.

  5. How to Install a Fire Pit on a Deck, Patio, or Porch

    Installing a gas fire pit on a deck

    You’ve likely come across some impressive fire pit installations if you’ve been researching design ideas. While traditional backyard fire pits are fine for many, others want something a bit more unique. This is why we often get questions about installing fire pits on decks, under overhangs, or inside screened-in porches.

  6. HPC’s New App Makes Fire Pit Installation Easier

    HPC continues to lead the industry

    Think installing a fire feature must be difficult? Think again. Hearth Products Controls has just partnered with the BILT app to help take the guesswork out of fire pit installation. With the new app, using BILT Intelligent Instructions software, HPC is bringing detailed, easy-to-understand instructions to all iOS and Android devices.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. How to Clean Fire Glass in Your Fireplace or Fire Pit

    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.

  10. 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 require professional installers to ensure a satisfactory outcome. For this reason, many consumers choose to fuel their fire pits using a standard propane tank.

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