Get Ready for Spring with HPC Fire Pits
- Fire Pit Cover
- Fire Pit Cleaning and Maintenance
- Fire Pit Controls and Valves
- How to Start HPC Fire Pit
- HPC Fire Pit Issues and Concerns
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Buy HPC Fire Pits
As the winter season fades away and the flowers begin to bloom, it's time to start thinking about your outdoor space. Spring is the perfect season to bring new life into your backyard, patio, or garden and enjoy the fresh air with your loved ones. One of the best ways to do that is with HPC Fire Pits.
In this blog post, we'll take a look at how to prepare your outdoor space for spring and provide you with important tips to keep in mind before you start your HPC Fire Inspired fire pit for the first time this season.
Fire Pit Cover
Now that spring is in full swing, it's time to remove any covers you've used to protect your HPC outdoor fire pits during the winter months. Whether you've used stainless steel, vinyl, or aluminum cover, it's essential to take it off before lighting up your fire feature again.
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If you haven't protected your fire pit with cover yet, consider purchasing one today. HPC Fire Pit Covers do a great job of shielding your fire pit from the elements when it's not in use. They're definitely a must-have!
Flame Authority has a wide range of fire pit covers to choose from – from square to round fire pit covers and more. Contact us or call us at 1-800-923-4556 and we'll be happy to assist you in finding one that fits your needs perfectly.
Fire Pit Cleaning and Maintenance
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Before you light up your HPC Fire Features this season, it's crucial to do some maintenance checks. First, remove any leaves and twigs that may have accumulated on and around your fire pit. Make sure that the enclosure ventilation openings are not blocked by debris, and check if there is any standing water in the pan.
If you notice excessive water in the pan, there may be an issue with the pan weep holes. Check the ¼” weep holes in the pan and make sure they are not clogged with dirt or debris. Additionally, inspect the enclosure drainage to ensure that there is no water inside the enclosure. If you do find any water drainage issues, address them before proceeding to light up the unit.
This is also the perfect opportunity to clean the HPC Fire Pit Media if there is excessive sooting of logs and other decorative features. Simply remove them and wash them in a bucket of warm, mild soapy water. Use a soft brush if needed.
Performing these maintenance checks can go a long way in keeping your fire pit in great condition for the entire season.
Fire Pit Controls and Valves
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Let's make sure your HPC fire pit products are ready to go for the season! First, inspect all decorative key valves and gas line shut-off valves to ensure they were turned off for the season. Make sure all valves move smoothly from closed to open with minimum resistance.
- For fire pits with Electronic Ignition and power supply, make sure the circuit breaker is on and inspect the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) to ensure it has not tripped.
- Check the manual valves such as the Push Button Flame Sensing (FPPK) to ensure they can move smoothly and engage the pilot position properly. If you have an FPPK unit, remember to replace the AA battery for the spark igniter. To do this, rotate the button counterclockwise until it's removed and you can access the battery.
These simple checks will ensure that your fire pit is working properly and safely.
How to Start HPC Fire Pit
Now that you have completed all the necessary inspections and maintenance, it's finally time to light up your HPC Fire Pits for the first time this spring season!
If you have a Match Lit unit, make sure the gas line service valve is open, insert the key for the valve properly, and light your wand lighter. Hold the wand lighter over the burner while slowly opening the key valve with your other hand.
For a Push Button Flame Sensing or FPPK unit, make sure the service valve is open. Turn the valve knob to the pilot position and push it in to allow gas to flow to the pilot head. While holding the valve knob in, press the spark igniter button to provide a spark at the pilot head. Once the pilot flame ignites, release the HPC fire pit igniter button and wait for the thermocouple to warm up for about 10-15 seconds. Release the valve control knob to keep the pilot flame lit, and then turn the knob counterclockwise to light the burner.
If you have an Electronic Ignition, simply turn on the wall switch or use the HPC fire pit remote or HPC fire app on your smartphone to ignite the fire pit. Once your fire pit is up and running, allow it to run for around 45 minutes to make sure that the flame height and pattern are consistent.
HPC Fire Pit Issues and Concerns
During your first use of the season, you may find minor issues with your HPC fire pit parts. If you encounter any problems or your unit isn't working properly, don't worry! Hearth Products Controls offers the best warranty in the industry and we at Flame Authority will be ready to help you with any issues you may encounter. So if you need any assistance, feel free to contact us!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I protect my outdoor fire pit?
One way to protect your HPC outdoor fire products by using a fire pit cover when it's not in use to prevent damage from weather and debris. Clean it regularly, follow the manufacturer's instructions for use and maintenance, and place it on a stable, level surface away from flammable materials. Never leave it unattended while in use.
Should fire pits be covered when not in use?
Yes, it is better to cover your fire pit when not in use. This helps protect it from the elements and prevents debris from accumulating inside. HPC Fire Pit Covers help prolong the lifespan of your fire pits.
We also recommend covering your fire pit to prevent water from getting into the gas valve. While HPC Fire products are designed to withstand normal weather exposure, extreme weather conditions may cause permanent damage to the unit. It's important to check the weep holes during installation and periodically to ensure they are not clogged or blocked. Please note that if the valve fills with water, it is not covered under warranty.
How long should a fire pit last?
The lifespan of a fire pit can vary depending on various factors such as the materials used, frequency of use, and maintenance. The best fire pits made of high-quality materials like stainless steel fire pits can last for many years, while well-maintained HPC fire pits can last a lifetime.
How often should you clean your fire pit?
It is recommended to clean your fire pit after every use to remove any ash or debris. Additionally, a more thorough cleaning should be done every few uses or at least once a month, depending on the frequency of use.
How do you maintain a gas fire pit?
These are some basic maintenance tips for gas fire pits:
- Only use gas in the fire pit. Never burn paper, leaves, or other items.
- Cover the fire pit when not in use to keep out debris and protect it from rain and extreme temperatures.
- Clean the fire pit regularly to prevent debris buildup and ensure proper operation.
- Check the gas line regularly to ensure there are no leaks or other issues.
By following these simple and easy maintenance tips, you can make sure that your HPC Fire Inspired Fire Feature is in top condition and ready to give warmth for your spring nights with friends and family.
If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to us at Flame Authority at +1-800-923-4556. Our dedicated customer service team is always here to help and ensure that you have the best fire pit experience possible.
Get ready for spring and let the fire pit season begin!
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