Do you make burners larger than 60cm?
The standard size of our round, square and hexagonal burners is 60cm, the rectangular is 100cm x 30cm. By installing 2 or 3 burners together the size of the FirePit would be increased.
Does my FirePit have to built to a specific size?
The round, square and hexagonal BrightStar Burner™ needs internal dimension of 60cm, the overall external dimension should be no more than 1.5m. The minimum height should be around 30cm as this is dictated by the gas pipes connecting the burner to the control valve.
Can the control box be installed away from the FirePit ?
Yes, the burner can be supplied with longer gas connections as a special order if needed.
Can the FirePit be constructed out of any material?
You can use any concrete, natural stone, brick or metal to build your FirePit as long as the materials used are not combustible.
Does the concrete or stone need to be heat proof?
No, it does not, any stone will do.
Can I build my FirePit on my terrace with a decking base?
A FirePit could weight as much as 1/4 tonne. As this may be too much for your deck to support we recommend removing the decking and building concrete foundations to support the FirePit base from the ground up.
Does the FirePit need an electrical supply to light the burner?
No. The push button piezo igniter does not need an electricial power supply or batteries.
Can I install your BrightStar Burner™ indoors?
No! Our burners are only for external use.
Can I install a burner outside under an open canopy or roof?
No. Our burners should not be installed under any roof covering as they produce a lot of heat, you might be able to install a chimney or cowling above the FirePit to extract the heat and fumes through the roof.
Can a burner be installed flush to the ground in a sunken pit?
Installing any LPG gas appliance below ground is illegal. Although there are major obstacles to overcome( drainage, ventilation and the location of the control box!) this type of installation using natural gas may be possible.
When I lay the gas pipe, where should it be brought out of the ground?
The gas pipe MUST NOT be brought up under the burner in the center of the pit as this would be far too hot. Bring the gas pipe up directly under the control box, which is installed into the side of the pit.
Are ventilation and drainage holes needed in the FirePit?
As firepits need rain water to escape and air to enter under the burner for correct combustion holes drilled at ground level around the base or a few airbricks are needed.
Does the burner need to be covered when not in use?
The burner can easily stand up to European weather as it is manufactured from marine grade stainless steel! However if there are trees in the vicinity we recommend covering the burner to stop falling leaves from blocking the burner jets.
Are gas FirePits expensive to run?
Once your guests are settled for the evening around your nice warm FirePit, staring into the flickering flames, and finding no real reason to leave. It will cost you far more in wine and beer, than it will in gas.
Can I use the burner for cooking?
No. Our BrightStar Burner™ is only approved as a heater. The odd marshmallow on a stick wouldn’t hurt but make sure nothing falls into the burner as it could block the burner jets.
Can I use the FirePit during the winter?
Yes! On a frosty evening, weekend or over Christmas it is great sitting around you FirePit with your family, friends and a glass of mulled wine. Keep children well back as the flames are invisible in normal daylight.
Is there any other advice on safety?
We recommend installing a cut off valve in a locked shed, garage or in the house. This is to stop unauthorized use and will ensure your neighbors do not have party’s round your FirePit when you’re away on holiday.