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Introduction to HPC Fire Inspired Newly Designed FPPK Ignition Box

2020-07-17T16:35:20+00:00July 17th, 2020|Tech Talks|

Introduction to HPC Fire Inspired Newly Designed FPPK Ignition Box As many of our customers know, HPC Fire Inspired is continuously improving our product line. Today we would like to introduce you to our new Push Button Flame Sensing (FPPK) Ignition System. The new design is currently in production on all of our CSA certified Push Button Flame Sensing units and uncertified ignition kits. Let’s take a look at some of the features of the new design. Newly Designed Valve HPC has been working on the new valve for over a year. The new valve train will allow for larger BTU capacities across the product line. By using only 1 valve, we can eliminate SKUs. The new safety pilot valve also allows for [...]

HPC Fire Inspire New Pilot Assemblies

2020-06-30T14:08:14+00:00June 30th, 2020|Tech Talks|

HPC Fire Inspire New Pilot Assemblies As many of you know, HPC Fire Inspired has launched its new smaller pilot assemblies for both the electronic ignition and its manual ignition with safety pilot (FPPK) units. This week we will go over the new pilots and eliminate some of the confusion. As you can see the pilot is now much smaller, and less intrusive. HPC Fire Inspired has also gone to a silicon nitride igniter. The significance of the new igniter is longevity. It’s a much more robust igniter, and as you may know we no longer need the protective perforated barrel around the igniter. We have also gone to thicker larger thermocouple, to eliminate any brittle cracking that may happen during install, or [...]

Now Hiring – Production Associate

2020-06-24T15:06:09+00:00June 24th, 2020|Press Release|

Now Hiring - Production Associate Position: Production Associate Reports To: Manufacturing Supervisor Department: Production Hearth Products Controls Co. (HPC) is a distributor of gas log repair components as well as a manufacturer of outdoor gas appliances, water features, and accessories for over 40 years. We produce various shapes and sizes of gas fire pit inserts distributed in North America and abroad that offer numerous forms of control technologies. Our office and manufacturing facility is located in Dayton, Ohio employing ~50 associates. Although the foundation of the company was built in the Hearth industry, we also cover Pool & Spa, Landscape, Hardscape, and other industries. Basic Function: Ability to work independently. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each [...]

HPC Fire Inspired™ shifts business model to focus on more direct lines of communications with their customers.

2020-06-03T19:17:16+00:00May 29th, 2020|Press Release|

HPC shifts business model to focus on more direct lines of communications with their customers. As we continue to navigate through this COVID crisis, it is apparent that the way companies currently do business is ever evolving.  HPC is no exception to those changes.  That is why, HPC is excited to announce that we are adjusting our business model to get a more direct line of communication with you, our customers.  Effective July 1st, HPC will no longer employ independent sales representatives.  We added Customer Specialists to our industry leading Customer Service team to better serve our dealers, distributors, OEM’s, and E-Commerce customers.  HPC would like to thank our sales representatives for their years of service and wishes them well in their [...]

HPC’s innovation takes home a coveted VESTA Award at the 2020 HPBExpo in New Orleans

2020-05-14T14:23:35+00:00May 14th, 2020|Press Release|

HPC’s innovation takes home a coveted VESTA Award at the 2020 HPBExpo in New Orleans DAYTON, OH – HPC Fire Inspired™, the leading gas fire pit manufacturer, showcased two new patent-pending technologies at this past year’s HPBExpo:  Universal Gas Orifice and the TK Torch w/ SmartArc Technology. The new Universal Gas Orifice which allows one orifice to handle either Natural Gas (NG) or Liquid Propane (LP) won the coveted VESTA Award for Hearth/Barbeque Components & Controls.  The Universal Orifice allows for easy conversion between the gases onsite, no disassembly required, and easily converted in seconds.  Sean Steimle, CEO, says “by having one Universal Gas Orifice, it allows our customers to eliminate SKUs, product returns, and forecasting”. The TK Torch [...]

Tech Talks – HPC Fire Inspired™ In House Fire Feature Testing

2020-04-23T12:03:34+00:00April 20th, 2020|Tech Talks|

HPC Fire Inspired™ In House Fire Feature Appliance Testing Many are not aware of the testing procedures we have here at HPC Fire Inspired™. Today we would like to give a little glimpse into the testing we do here at HPC Fire Inspired™ for all of our assembled CSA certified appliances. Quality control is always a large part of our production and assembly process, from spot inspection of procured parts to full burn testing of our appliances. Below are just some points involved in our fire feature testing. Electronic Ignition ON/OFF and HI/LO All fire feature Electronic Ignition models go through a very thorough 43 point testing procedure to assure the quality and reliability expected from HPC Fire Inspired™. It starts with inspections [...]

Tech Talks – Fire Pit Spring Maintenance

2020-04-23T12:04:39+00:00April 16th, 2020|Tech Talks|

Fire Pit Spring Maintenance Winter is winding down, temperatures are warming up and too many of us are excited to get back to our backyard oasis. Let’s talk about spring maintenance and firing up the fire pit or fire feature that you “winterized” last fall. HPC Fire Inspired™ offers a wide range of assembled certified appliances. With each equipment line, there are some simple care and maintenance procedures that should be followed to ensure proper operation and longevity of your fire feature. ELECTRONIC IGNITION UNITS (ON/OFF & HI/LO): Perform a visual inspection of burner and pilot assembly. This may involve removing the media. Ensure there are no cracks in the burner and the pilot assembly (igniter/hood/thermocouple) are in good shape and have no [...]

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