First-Time Gas Fire Pit Owners: What to Know and When to Buy

September 25, 2019

When making a big purchase like a gas fire pit table for your home, it’s common to have many questions about a gas fire pit – what is it? How does it work? What should I know? When’s the best time to buy? The questions can be endless, but let’s dive into the basics so you can feel confident in your fire pit purchase. Make sure to take note of these things before visiting a store near you:

What is a gas fire pit table?

A gas fire pit table is a propane or natural gas fueled fire table that acts as a focal point in your backyard or patio. What’s the difference between a fire pit table and a fire pit? Fire pit tables usually have a base and top design, while a fire pit may be a simple base or even an individual burner surrounded by pavers. However, the terms are quite often used interchangeably. With a burner cover, a gas fire pit table can act as an outdoor coffee table when burner is not in use.

Modern composite wood look Brooks Rectangular Gas Fire Pit Table by The Outdoor GreatRoom Company for your backyard, patio, or lakeside space

Safety – Installation and Operation Tips

Safety is typically one of the biggest questions for first-time gas fire pit owners. But did you know that a gas fire pit usually offers more safety features than a traditional wood-burning one? Specifically, Outdoor GreatRoom Company (OGC) fire pit tables and gas burners are UL Listed, meaning they’ve been heavily safety and quality tested by a reputable third-party organization. The new Crystal Fire® Plus burners feature a safety ignition and shutdown valve that will automatically close the connection to the gas source if a flame isn’t sensed.

Tip: make sure to look for a fire pit that promotes UL listing or other safety and quality testing. Your fire table should meet updated safety standards.

Simple, stylish design White Providence Gas Fire Pit Table with Glass Guard by The Outdoor GreatRoom Company for your cozy patio or deck

OGC fire pit also allows you to adjust the flame from low to high with a simple turn of a knob, which puts you in charge of how much gas you use and how cozy warm you prefer your patio space. With a smoke-free design, gas fire tables eliminate that heavy smoke smell on your clothes and are safe for smoke allergies and sensitivities. Yet, an OGC fire table still offers realistic, warm flames – the best looking flames in the industry!

Gas fire pit tables are typically easy to install, especially for a certified technician. With the positive connect of the Crystal Fire® Plus burners, most of the connections are already made for even quicker installation. Gas fire pit tables can also be safely placed on a wood deck, concrete or paver patio, or other backyard area for versatility in your outdoor space design. Once it’s ready to go, operation is easy! Refer to the easy-to-read user manual for full instructions, but ignition is simple: open the gas source, press the sparker, and ignite using the gas valve knob. No match needed!

Tip: Sometimes manuals get lost. Bookmark the gas fire table’s manual on your phone for easy, fast access when you need it.

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Investment – Is it Worth it?

Why are gas fire pit tables commonly more expensive? While some fire pit features range in prices, a quality fire pit table that’s made from durable materials isn’t something to overlook. Consider the value in relation to the price. UL Listed products provide a piece of mind – knowing you can relax with family as you enjoy your safe, reliable fire pit. A fire pit made from strong materials will last season after season and over harsh, unpredictable winters. That alone saves time and money by not having to repeat the buying process every spring. Not to mention a strong, reliable gas fire table will require less maintenance than other options.

Simple, modern design Stainless Steel Key Largo Gas Fire Pit Table with Glass Guard by The Outdoor GreatRoom Company for your patio or deck

For shoppers prioritizing style and looks, an upscale fire table offers safe yet realistic flames that are cozy warm. With so many design options from rustic and modern farmhouse to classic contemporary and industrial, your unique fire pit table will bring your backyard to the next level too.

Tip: select your gas fire pit table first before shopping for outdoor furniture. It’s easier to match outdoor furniture to your favorite fire table look.

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Why Buy Now?

When thinking about bonfires and purchasing an outdoor fire pit or fireplace, spring or summer is typically the time that comes to mind. But fall is the best time to buy, and it’s when many use their fire pit the most! Especially for warmer climate areas, fall is when temperatures finally start dropping to a comfortable range. With autumn mornings and evenings getting chilly, simply ignite your gas fire pit table for an instant fall bonfire. The cozy fire also keeps you comfy and lets you stay outdoors longer into the season, so you can get the most out of your deck or patio space.

Right now through the end of October, receive a free protective cover with your OGC fire pit table at your local retailer.

Tip: Your local retail store may have store-specific specials, discounts, delivery and installation services, and more. Visit a store for the best deals!

Share your fall gas fire table photos and videos with us on Instagram using #BringHomeOutside for a chance to be featured on our social media pages!

Simple, eye-catching design Black Montego Linear Gas Fire Pit Table by The Outdoor GreatRoom Company for your backyard or patio area
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