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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.

Why One Successful Design and Construction Company Trusts HPC for all its Outdoor Gas Fire Pit Products

Stonewall Design & Construction in Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania is a premier residential and commercial construction company that enjoys a reputation for excellence in just about everything they do. From new home construction and additions to patios, pools, and more, the company prides itself on listening to its customers' project ide...
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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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Finishing off your revitalized patio and new gas fire pit space. (Part 2 of a Series)

In a previous post we told the story of how Sally and Steve, a couple from Northeast Ohio, went about removing their rarely used hot tub and installing a natural gas fire pit on their patio. Here, we'll tell you about their efforts in finishing and furnishing their refreshed outdoor living space.Following the patio makeover that i...
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Hot tub not so hot for your outdoor lifestyle? Rekindle the love of your patio with a gas fire pit. (Part 1 of a Series)

For 17 years Sally and Steve enjoyed the relaxing and therapeutic benefits of their outdoor hot tub spa. Recently, though, they realized they really weren't using it much, and that it was taking up a lot of space on their patio. Space that could be better used for entertaining and enjoying the outdoors.They decided to rethink their pat...
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Why Kiosks and Display Stands Work in Retail

Kiosk's and display stands showcase product and interact with the store customer in a very engaging way. Walk into any store and you will see applications of kiosks or display stands, they stand out and engage the consumer. It is interesting, informative and different. Kiosk's and display stands also offer another opportunity to the re...
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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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