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Hearth Products Controls Co.

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.

Four Reasons Why We Love Our New Fireplace Burners

A new sales opportunity for our customers. You've seen – and sold – many outdoor wood-burning fireplaces. Now you have a certified product to convert those fireplaces to gas. Your customers will love you for it!They are unique. These Outdoor Fireplace Burners are the FIRST and ONLY certified fireplace burners on the market.They are bui...
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HPC Fire Inspired™ Launches ‘Install-Anywhere’ Fire Pit Enclosures

DAYTON, OH – First, the problem: Homeowners want to jazz up their back yards with a gas fire pit, but don't want the messy construction of running a gas line, or the visual distraction of attaching a propane tank. Now for a solution: A series of "small tank" fire pit enclosures that actually can hide a 20-pound propane tank inside them...
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HPC Fire Inspired™ Launches Industry’s First Certified Clean-Burning Outdoor Fireplace Burner

DAYTON, OH – First, the problem: Homeowners may love the warmth and comfort of a wood fire in their outdoor living space, but their neighbors probably don't love the smoke that wafts freely across property lines. Now for a solution: the industry's first certified outdoor gas fireplace burner has been launched by HPC Fire Inspired™, the...
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Tech Talk - Electronic Ignition Operation Controls ON/OFF vs. HI/LO

HPC Fire Inspired™ Tech Talk this week is going to shed some light on the operational differences between the ON/OFF units and the HI/LO Units. Our NFI Certified Tech Team frequently takes calls from customers with confusion about how to operate the units once installed because of the many differences between the two units, so let's st...
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Bumpy and Greenie “Friends Helping Friends”

Ian and Addison were awoken by loud croaks; this could only mean one thing! Bumpy and Greenie had come back for a visit. The children rushed to their window and sure enough, their friends were in a tree. Bumpy and Greenie greeted the children. Then, Greenie invited them to a nearby pond to meet some of their friends. Ian and Addison we...
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Bumpy and Greenie

Once there was a brother and sister named Ian and Addison. They enjoyed all sorts of adventures. Each morning they would explore the great outdoors together. On one particular morning, they peered out their window into their backyard and saw something in their pool. They quickly put on their shoes, grabbed their nets and buckets and he...
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9 - Newsletter - Five Ways that the New HPC/BILT App Is Totally Awesome, and Five Steps To Put It To Work for You

HPC/BILT's new App is totally awesome because:3D Visuals. The computer-generated graphics are extremely precise, and can be pivoted and moved 360 degrees in every direction for a complete viewAll ignition systems of CSA-certified fire pits covered. Each ignition system – match-lit, push-button and electronic – has its own Installation ...
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Tech Talk - Small LP tanks fire pit operation and concerns

HPC Fire Inspired™ Tech Talk this week is going to talk about 20lb LP tank facts and how they relate to your fire feature, and how to better understand the operation of your fire feature.Let's start with some facts to help understand LP delivery from a 20lb tank:Small tanks weigh 20lbs when empty, and will be filled with approx. 4.1-4....
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HPC Fire Inspired™ Launches 3D Visual Installation and Trouble-Shooting App for Fire Pits

"Every tool belt will now need a pocket for a smart phone," comments company CEO, Sean Steimle DAYTON, OH – Fire pit installation and in-field trouble-shooting just got infinitely easier with a new "smart device App" from HPC, the world's largest gas fire pit manufacturer. The HPC/BILT 3D Installation and Trouble-Shooting Guide is an ...
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Tech Talk - Proper Remote Fire Pit Installation

Why Proper Remote Control Installation Matters?HPC Fire Inspired™ Tech Talk this week is going to focus on fire pit remotes, specifically conveniences, concerns, and proper installation. The one focal point that HPC would like you to take from this article is that all fire pits MUST installed with a simple on/off wall switch installed ...
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Getting the Most Out of Your HPC Fire Inspired™ Electronic Ignition High-Low Fire Pit

(It's All About the App: Part 2 of a Series)If you read the first article in this series sub-titled, "Tips for Best Enjoyment," then you'll likely recall that we mentioned the HPC Fire Inspired™ new and improved mobile app that's designed to work with the Electronic Ignition (EI) High-Low line of fire pits. Let's just say HPC Fire...
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Tech Talk - What is Lifetime vs Limited Warranty?

HPC Fire Inspired™ Tech Talk this week is going to focus on Warranty – specifically the difference between Lifetime and Limited Lifetime Warranty. First let's look at what each one of these warranties mean:Limited Lifetime - a limited lifetime warranty is limited to just the specified parts, certain types of defects, or other condition...
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Webinar - Safety of the Electronic Ignition, Push button and Match Lit Fire Pits

Fire Inspired™ Webinar SeriesSAFETY Features:Electronic Ignition (EI), Electronic Ignition with Hi/Lo (EI Hi/Lo), Manual Ignition with Safety Pilot (FPPK), Match-Lit (MLFPK)REMINDER – HPC's Commitment to safety is second to none!!! Why HPC? Choosing HPC gets you the benefit of the most innovative and SAFEST products on the m...
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Getting the Most Out of Your HPC Fire Inspired ™ Electronic Ignition High-Low Fire Pit

(Tips for Best Enjoyment: Part 1 of a Series)HPC Fire Inspired™ Electronic Ignition (EI) High-Low Fire Pits are one of the most popular lines in our company's history, mostly because people love the convenience of easy remote-control ignition. Recently, the EI High-Low series was updated to include enhanced safety features as well as a...
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Tech Talks - What is NFI Certification?

Last week's HPC Fire Inspired™ Tech Talk focused on the importance of CSA Certification. This week we are going to talk about an equally important certification, NFI Certification. The National Fireplace Institute® (NFI) is the professional certification division of the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Education Foundation (HPBEF), a 501(c...
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Sean Steimle Assumes Role of CEO at HPC

Greg Steck, Former President, Takes on Engineering Management DutiesDAYTON, OH – HPC, the world's leading gas fire pit manufacturer, recently announced that Sean Steimle has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Steimle held the position of Chief Operating Officer. In a related move, Greg Steck, former CEO and Presid...
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Tech Talks - Certification vs. Compliance

​What is CSA Certified and why is it better than "tested in compliance"?This week's HPC Fire Inspired™ Tech Talk is going to focus on Certification vs. Compliance, and the importance between the two.Gas fire pits add so much to outdoor environments, whether in residential or commercial applications as they become the irresistible focal...
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Tech Talks - Safety – Electronic Ignition (EI)

What are the safety features of the HPC Electronic Ignition (EI) burners?This week's HPC Fire Inspired™ Tech Talk is going to focus on Safety, specifically the safety features of our Electronic Ignition (EI) burners. Here are some of the features that we will talk about: safety pilot, limit switch, valve, hot surface ignition, CSA Cert...
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Igniting the Industry (From Patio & Hearth Products Report)

Hearth Products Controls (Dayton, Ohio) brings more than four decades of experience to the hearth industry as it continues to pave the way for innovation with its outdoor firepits, fire rings, fire-on-water features, replacement parts, and accessories.After getting its start as a division of The Maddox Company in 1975, HPC became its o...
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Tech Talks - Gas Fire Pit Gas Lines

What to look for when dealing with Gas Fire Pit Gas Lines?In today's HPC Fire Inspired™ Tech Talk we are going to talk about the proper planning of gas lines for your gas fire pits. There are many factors that go into a successful gas fire pit installation, but proper planning of the gas line is arguably the most important.Here are 5 k...
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