Having a gas fire pit in your yard is a great way to entertain as well as add an attractive aspect to the overall decor. If you are considering this type of set up in your own yard, then there are a few things that you will want to understand when it comes to installing a gas line for a fire pit.
Find a Spot
Finding the right location whether the fire pit is going to be permanent or portable is important. You first want to speak to your village to see if this is allowed or if you need some sort of permit to install one in your back yard. If so, obtain any documentation or permission that you need before beginning. Also, if you are going to be doing any building, be sure that you may everything out with measurements before beginning. This will help to guide you through the process without having trouble with gas or decor. This is typically more of a common step if you are going to be building a permanent fire pit in your yard as opposed to a portable one, however it is always safer to speak with someone at the village or city hall before many any big changes.
Pick Portable or Permanent
Deciding whether you want a portable or permanent gas fire pit will depend on your lifestyle. If this is something that you are planning on using often with your kids or guests, then a permanent fire pit is a good idea. This decision is important to make so that you can move forward with your plans for the gas lines.
For a Permanent Fire Pit
If you are thinking about a permanent fire pit then there are certain instructions that need to be followed. Once you have found your pit and designed it, you can focus on the installation of the actual gas lines. Begin by installing the gas burner which can be found at many hardware stores and can be sized to your liking. Then, connect the gas burner and the gas line together. Make sure that since this is going to be permanent, that it has a gas line to itself and you aren't trying to share or disconnect another one that is in use. You will also need to install a shut off valve to the gas line if there isn't already one there. This will attach to the burner and connect the fire pit.
For a Portable Fire Pit
When you are installing the gas lines for a portable fire pit, all you will need to do is connect the propane tank to the valve connector and make sure that the seal is tight. Then you can turn it on to be sure that everything is working properly and that the flame and pressure are strong enough.Be sure that when you are not using the fire pit, the tank is shut off completely so that there aren't any leaks or problems.