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This is a new venture for HPC. We were looking for another avenue to get information out to our dealers and distributors. Whether it is technical, catalog updates or some information you may just find useful.

5 Plants to keep Mosquitoes off you around the fire pit

Mosquitoes are unpleasant to say the least, they are annoying at best and the scratchy bite they leave behind can drive you up a wall. Understanding how they hatch and hunt can help you rid your backyard of these pests. First things first, get rid of any stagnate or standing water right off the bat. Mosquitoes use pools of non-moving w...
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3 Easy Steps to a Great Fire Pit Design

It's Opening Day which means Spring is upon us. You have probably been looking at home improvement ideas and are gearing up to complete them all Winter. If you are looking into an outdoor fire pit or an outdoor fire feature there are some key points to consider. FuelBefore all else choose your fuel and the atmosphere you want to c...
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How to make money through the winter in the outdoor and pool industries

In the Hardscape and Pool industries, winter marks the slow season in many parts of the U.S. and Canada, but there are still opportunities to pursue. Take this time to catch up with residents and company owners you have done business with in the past. Determine if there are changes needed to the initial design? Have they...
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How to grill all Fall

The pools are closed, the leaves are turning and the days are becoming shorter. That means heartier meals sitting around the fire pit and pulling out the hoodies where I am from. This also means almost everything cooked in my household is done almost 100% on a grill with friends and family taking advantage of the last days we can spend...
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Control Your Fire Pit with your Smart Phone

Our HPC Fire smart phone (only available on the EI HI/LO fire pits) app has great features for end users and installers alike. With all the technology that is available we strived to make the most innovative and easy to use fire pit on the market. With the touch of a smart phone you can turn on your fire pit, turn i...
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Outdoor lifestyles are growing

We have seen many things in the past few years, recession, unemployment and tightened regulations in many areas in the Outdoor Market. If you lay hardscapes, install pools, build fire pits or work with outdoor patio furniture we have seen it. Yet our industry is growing, some ask how can this be?The outdoor industry is more than one sp...
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Is your Patio Smart?

Homes today are more convenient than ever. There are fridges that allow you to see what is in them while you are at the store, just in case you forgot something. Your lights can be controlled by your phone or voice; timers can be set to turn them on while you are on vacation. Your pool will soon be able to self-diagnose via testing and...
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National S'mores Day (Aug. 10)

On national s'mores day there are a lot of people posting pictures of s'mores and exchanging recipes, yes there are many ways to make them. But this is a day of remembering your childhood or making an everlasting memory in a child with those delicious campfire snacks. S'mores have been a staple in American and Canadian culture, like a ...
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Fire-Based Extras for Sensational Impact

Want to give your patio or outdoor room some extra oo-la-la? Consider adding a fire pit dining table or Tiki Torches to make the space --and your evenings -- extra memorable. Fire TablesOne of the emerging trends in outdoor dining is the fire table. With a built-in fire pit in the center of the table, today's contemporary fire tab...
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Outdoor Fire Effects: Placement and Seating that make the Setting

Outdoor fire pits and fireplaces are natural gathering spots, so how you incorporate yours into the landscape – where you put it and what you surround it with – are important considerations when you're creating a backyard space that can serve multiple functions. Before you begin your planning, be sure to check with your town or ci...
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Employee Appreciation Grilled Breakfast

The summer is heating up and so is the workload. Which is why we like to do Employee Appreciation days here at HPC. We could order some pizzas or simply have someone deliver food to our facility, but that would not be HPC. We strive to go above and beyond every day, with the products we engineer and with the respect and admiration...
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Outside Around the Fire Feature: Drinks to Sip, Games to Play

Great rooms are great (and aptly named) but nothing beats the great outdoors. Especially when sitting around a gas fire feature. With no wood to tend, flying sparks to avoid, or smoke to rub out of your eyes, there's nothing but time to enjoy the night and the company. But should conversation lag, here are some fun ways to pass the tim...
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Outdoor Fire Effects: Why Customers are Lining up for Linear

One of the hottest looks to hit outdoor fire feature design in recent years is linear. For those who love contemporary clean lines, the modern aesthetic of the long rectangular flame hits home. But even for the more traditional, the linear fire feature has a strong appeal. Here's why. Open Flames Warm Evenings, ConversationsNothing beat...
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Evolution 360 Water Pit Series

The Evolution 360 Series has won two Vesta Awards at the HPBExpo for Best Outdoor Hearth Product and Best in Show!HPC has been selling the ambiance of fire through being the leader in Fire Pit Inserts for many years with our wide range of shapes, sizes, and technologies. What better way to compliment fire than to add the elegance and s...
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Fall Fire Pit Maintenance

Labor Day has come and gone, summer has snuck by us again. But it is that time of year when nights will start getting cooler and there is nothing better than sitting around the outdoor fire pit with family and friends. Even a gas fire pit may need some seasonal maintenance.Just like your gas grill, check all gas connections periodicall...
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Gas Fire Pit Enclosure Ventilation

Hearth Product Controls (HPC) specializes in fire pit inserts. In order to have a successful installation of an insert you must build the proper enclosure, which means, ensure good drainage, meet product clearances and understand ventilation requirements. An HPC fire pit insert is different than a fire table. An insert is a permanent i...
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Installation and Safety

Periodically we receive a call or have a product returned from a fire pit installation, that a gas leak is mentioned. We take this very seriously. If you suspect a leak, shut off the safety valve to the appliance and do not use the appliance until a certified professional has given the all clear. We suggest that our products be installed by profess...
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