Fire by Design HCG High Capacity AWEIS Electronic Gas Fire Pit Ignition System with Commercial Grade Pilot provides a high quality component that can be used to complete a DIY fire pit project. The patented All-Weather Electronic Ignition System (AWEIS) features a reliable blend of technology and components to offer a simple and quick ignition to a gas fire feature. The 316 marine grade stainless steel control box safely houses the electronic components to withstand the elements in some of the most extreme wind, rain, and other inclement weather. The unit operates on either 24 VAC or 30 VDC power to start the hot surface igniter, which ignites the pilot light. After the pilot is lit, the thermocouple senses the heat and transfers the electronic signal to open the main gas valve. NOTE: The power supply for this unit is not included and must be purchased separately if needed.
The AWEIS High Capacity is rated for a max BTU output of 512,000 BTU with a maximum inlet pressure of 0.5 PSI. The valve features 3/4-inch FPT fittings to connect with other gas components. The entire valve box measures 4.5 by 4.5 by 5 inches (W x D x H).
Heavy-Duty Construction - 316 marine grade stainless steel control box safely houses electronic components
Hot Surface Ignition - Glow plug ignites gas for a simple, reliable start every time
Flame Sensing - Thermopile detects presence of flame and safely shuts off gas if flames are extinguished
Beginning in 2005, Fire by Design started offering electronic ignition components for outdoor fire features using the same parts found in indoor units with a simple "weatherproof" box and labeled them as 'outdoor use'. Shortly after experiencing issues with the electronic components, founder Bob Roman realized he could develope a better automated outdoor ignition system. What he discovered was a better outdoor unit had to start with a superior "controller". After working with a local engineering firm and rigorous testing, Roman came up with the All Weather Electronic Ignition System (AWEIS for short) that provdied a unit that will operate in winds in excess of 55 mph and can even opearate when submerged in water - truly an impressive unit for the harshest of climates.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including LEAD AND LEAD COMPOUNDS, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/.