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Tech Talks – How to choose between a Bowl Pan or Flat Pan

2020-04-23T12:41:21+00:00March 31st, 2020|Tech Talks|

How to choose between a Bowl Pan or Flat Pan This question is asked a lot, should I use a flat pan or a bowl style pan? Today we will talk about the different style pans that HPC Fire Inspired™ offers on our CSA certified stock appliances. Along with the many shapes HPC offers, you will see we also offer different styles of pans as well. Flat pans and “Bowl” style pans, each has its own advantages to apply to any fire pit that you may be planning. We will go over how to choose between a Bowl Pan or Flat Pan for your fire pit build in this tech talk. Let’s Start with bowl style pan, or spun pan as we call [...]

Benefits of Adding a Fire Feature to an Outdoor Living Space

2020-04-23T14:16:21+00:00January 3rd, 2020|Newsletters|

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 gazing, and fire and water features. When comparing the difference between the past and present, you'll notice one commonality between the two: the incorporation of a fire feature. A fire feature is a popular accessory for an outdoor space for numerous reasons. The first reason (and perhaps the most well-known benefit,) is the warmth that a fire feature provides. Whether [...]

How to Make Money Through the Winter in the Outdoor and Pool Industries

2020-04-23T14:39:44+00:00December 5th, 2019|Newsletters|

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 for the initial design? Have they found that the patio is a little small, should it be extended when the warmer weather hits? Have they found that they want to add a water or fire feature to the existing pool or more plants or TK Torches? These opportunities being addressed during the winter gives you the ability to price [...]

Getting the Most Out of Your HPC Fire Inspired™ Electronic Ignition High-Low Fire Pit

2020-05-22T15:24:51+00:00June 25th, 2019|Newsletters|

Getting the Most Out of Your HPC Fire Inspired ™ Electronic Ignition High-Low Fire Pit 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 new and improved mobile Bluetooth® app… but more on that later. Every once and a while we feel it's important to share with fire pit users – and dealers – helpful tips to get the best enjoyment out of a product line. Schedule Annual Service Checks with a Certified Professional HPC Fire Inspired suggests that its fire pits be serviced annually by [...]

5 Plants to Keep Mosquitoes off you Around the Fire Pit

2020-03-09T17:35:52+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Newsletters|

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 water to lay their eggs in attracting hundreds of those winged parasites. But what are they attracted to in humans? It turns out they hunt by smell which is why some people seem to get bit way more than others during outings. So the easiest way to get rid of them is [...]

3 Easy Steps to a Great Fire Pit Design

2020-03-09T17:36:37+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Newsletters|

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. Fuel Before all else choose your fuel and the atmosphere you want to create. There are pros and cons to all fuel types that are outlined below. Wood Pros - Wood burning fire pits are cheap, easy and effective if you are hunting for heat. They beat all gas burning fire pits hands down on heat. Cons - They produce smoke and embers that can cause [...]

Why Kiosks and Display Stands Work in Retail

2020-03-09T17:41:27+00:00September 25th, 2018|Newsletters|

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 retailer that uses them. It gives there staff an immediate idea of what that customer is looking for. I know what you are thinking, "If they are looking at an item in my store I know what they are interested in" and yes, you are correct but display stands and kiosk's should not just sell that single item they are looking [...]

Outdoor Fire Effects: Placement and Seating that make the Setting

2020-03-09T17:37:31+00:00June 28th, 2018|Newsletters|

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 city to determine if you need a permit or if restrictions will limit where you can put your fire feature on your property. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind during the design process. Location, location, location Whether you want your fire feature in a patio adjacent to the house… in your backyard away from [...]

The Top 4 Things to Know About Gas Fire Pit Instillation

2020-03-09T17:38:03+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Newsletters|

The Top 4 Things to Know About Gas Fire Pit Instilation Backyard fire features add beauty and warmth to any landscape project, there are design factors to consider before including a fire feature into your project. Gas type, shape, size ignition type and location (clearance) of feature are the main checklist to think through before purchasing your fire pit. Construction Fire pits add beauty and warmth to any landscape design, while adding a fire pit is not the same amount of construction as undergoing that dream add-on to your house, there are still some things that need addressed. Like any construction project there will be permits and inspections, make sure you follow the clearances specified outlined in the instructions or you will not [...]

Outdoor Fire Effects: Why Customers are Lining up for Linear

2020-03-09T17:39:59+00:00March 28th, 2018|Newsletters|

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, Conversations Nothing beats a built-in linear fire feature with an open flame. The look is modern and the ambiance, unequalled for romance and intimacy. Plus a linear built-in is easily and affordably accomplished, thanks to the wealth of options available from industry suppliers. Linear Enclosures Most built-ins start with an enclosure. This is the fire feature "shell" that contains the [...]