Gas fire pits are quickly becoming a must have outdoor accessory, providing warmth and charm to any backyard or patio. They are the popular alternative to wood burning fire pits, providing the same benefits without the smoke and fire hazard. They offer a relaxing place to gather with family and friends at the end of a long day, and are easy to maintain, providing a little low maintenance luxury to your back yard.
Bring the Indoors Outside with Gas Fire Pits
All of the comfort and charm of an indoor Denver fireplace can be found in an outdoor gas fire pit. Providing hours of warmth on cool Denver evenings, many of the fire pits also incorporate a table top area, perfect for gathering around and enjoying an evening beverage or snacks. Depending on the type of gas that is used, the fire pits could be portable, or fixed to a single location with a regular supply of gas. Some models offer the choice of using either a propane tank or a fixed supply, offering more flexibility with locating the fire pit.
All of the Benefits of a Wood Burning Fire Pit, with None of the Hassle
The joy of having a fire pit is soon short lived when the cleanup and safety issues become a concern. Flames from a gas fire pit can be extinguished with the flick of a switch, should the need arise. Not so with wood burning ones, whose flames could easily get out of hand in the wrong conditions, leading to possible injuries and property damage. Gas fire pits emit no smoke, and there is no messy cleanup after the fire has been extinguished. They are low maintenance outdoor equipment, operating more like bbq gas grills than messy charcoal ones.
Gas Fire Pits Bring Style and Charm to any Outdoor Space
The coziness of an open flame, paired with a beautiful piece of design, is an unbeatable combination, and gas fire pits combine both to bring inspired elegance to any back yard or patio. Classic wrought iron fire pits are easy, understated pieces of functional decoration that go with almost any decor. Sleek stone fire pits can make great statement pieces, providing style and charm to a patio or garden. Fire pits utilizing a propane tank can be easily moved around the space, allowing the users the freedom to rearrange patio furniture any way they like, without having to take the location of the fire pit into consideration. With many styles available, there is a gas fire pit to match almost any decor.
When cooler weather hits, many people relinquish their outdoor spaces for the duration of the colder months. With a gas fire pit, this is not necessary, since the warmth from the fire can keep the area very comfortable. Convenient to use, easy to maintain, and great to look at, gas fire pits can extend the time spent enjoying the outdoors, with very little work for the homeowner. They bring a little charm, and a lot of practicality, to any outdoor living space.
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With the winter drawing in it’s time to think of the heating systems in your home so you can stay warm during the cold winter months. And if you want something which looks good it’s worth considering a beautiful living flame fireplace. A living flame fire won’t just add the warmth you are after but will also offer a stunning focal point in any room.
When you buy a living flame fireplace you’ll likely have a number of options to choose between regarding which type of fire insert to choose. The real fire option is always a great choice because as well as the needed heat, you also get the beauty of the living flame. You’ll then generally have to choose between a Class 1 or Class 2 fire insert.
The Difference Between Class 1 And Class 2 Fireplaces
Gas fireplaces should always be installed by a Gas Safe engineer. The engineer will assess your property to determine the type of insert which is suitable. However, the choice between a Class 1 and a Class 2 fireplace will normally be taken out of the engineer’s hands as the insert is determined by the type of chimney and the type of flue where the fire is going to be installed.
Class 1 Fireplaces
If you have a normal-type chimney which you should be easily able to recognize by simply looking at your roof, there is a good chance that you will have a flue with a 7″ diameter or larger. In some instances it may be necessary to fit a liner through the chimney due to the chance that leaks will exist. This is normally the case if the chimney is very old.
Class 2 Fire Fireplaces
If you have a pre-cast flue or a prefabricated flue you might need to use a Class 2 fire. The metal gas terminal or ridge vent which is fitted to your roof will indicate that you have one of these types of flue installations. Most pre-cast flues are 5″ in diameter and run through a block work cavity in a similar way a standard chimney is constructed. But due to the small sized diameter they don’t offer a great rate of extraction.
Class 1 fireplaces give you the option of a higher heating output, usually determined by the BTU output of the fire. Whereas in Class2 fireplaces this BTU output will be lower. The BTU output which you need for a particular room can be worked out quite easily using a calculator found online, it is determined by the room, type of insulation and number of windows.
If you find you need a large BTU output but can only have a Class 2 fire you needn’t really worry. As long as you have another source of heating, the fire will still look beautiful and add that je ne sais quoi you’ve been looking for.
Harry Turner wrote this article about Class 1 and 2 fires on behalf of www.creativefireplaces.co.uk.
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Fireplaces, whether they are produced out of stone, brick, or iron, can bring a pleasant, snug, and intimate mood to a place, wherever they are placed in the house. More often than not, they are built in the living room – thus creating the heart of the home.
Many people know that there’s nothing better than relaxing and cuddling up in front of a warm fireplace on a cold winter’s night. As the nights are becoming viciously colder and increasingly darker as we delve deeper into the winter season, home comforts become a necessity rather than a luxury.
For example, just imagine a grand fireplace – the centerpiece of the living room. Imagine it decorated with scented candles and colorful stockings ready for Christmas Day. Imagine the soft light from the fire flickering whilst you’re watching television, wrapped up tight in a fleecy blanket – the fire gently warming the gentle atmosphere. Now imagine the scene without the fire. The cozy, tranquil, inviting picture now becomes a cold, uncomfortable, dark depiction. Where are you going to place your candles and hang your stockings? The feeling of love and peace this fire once brought has vanished, along with the homely touch of warmth. No emotion is left in this image and the excitement has died with it. The picture just doesn’t look right without the fire.
For centuries, fires have brought people and communities together in a truly special way. Fires have been the heart and soul of many religious and non-religious gatherings, creating energy and excitement. As well as bringing a sense of security, people see fires as a beacon of light and warmth. In the olden days, as fire was the only source of heat, it was an essential part of everyday life. The fires were used to cook, prevent predators and insects, and to offer some safety to vulnerable groups. As well as being used for practical reasons, they were also used for entertainment. Toasting marshmallows and dancing around it, camp fires were often seen as a venue for conversation and banter. Unfortunately nowadays, this isn’t the case. Fires are generally used as a decoration in homes – not a vital part of family life. However, it is fair to say that wherever the fire is placed, it is definitely the core soul of the entire house. So inviting and snug, everybody should really have a fireplace in their households.
This blog was written by Keith Jackson, on behalf of Thornhill Galleries UK.