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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.

Spring is in the Air! Time for Fire Pit Maintenance

While many hardscape and landscape contractors are planning spring cleanups and new construction projects, we recommend that you add spring fire pit maintenance to your lists. Like any appliance, routine maintenance ensures that fire pits are safe and trouble-free. Plus, seasonal maintenance provides contractors with recurring revenue ...
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Why are the flames in my fire pit invisible or blue when I first light it?

​We often receive calls from homeowners asking "Why are the flames so hard to see or blue when we first light our fire pit?"There are a couple of factors that cause your flames to look like this for a short period upon start-up. One is that blue flames indicate complete combustion of the gas. There is a high oxygen ratio mix. The amount of oxygen i...
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CSA, UL and safety standards for fire pits

Gas fire pits add so much to outdoor environments, whether in residential or commercial applications. The fire pit becomes an irresistible focal point of its environment and allows users to take advantage of outdoor spaces for more hours in the day, more days in the year.When planning to add a fire pit to your setting, there are many c...
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Benefits of Adding a Fire Feature to an Outdoor Living Space

Outdoor living spaces have been growing in popularity since late 2007. While the initial outdoor living space was minimalistic with patio furniture and a fire pit for entertainment, today's definition of a space is much broader. Now an outdoor space includes elements such as full kitchens, plenty of seating for entertaining, star ...
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Thinking about overhead structures for your gas fire pit? Remember: heat rises. (Part 3 of a Series)

In two previous posts, we told the story of how Sally and Steve, a couple from Northeast Ohio, went about removing their rarely used hot tub, installing a natural gas fire pit and accessorizing their patio. Here, we'll tell you about safety considerations when planning an architectural structure over a fire pit.Once Sally and Steve fin...
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