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 [...]

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 [...]

Tech Talks – Indoor Replacement Product Line

2020-04-23T16:32:31+00:00November 20th, 2019|Tech Talks|

Indoor Ignition Kits In this week's tech talk, we like to introduce you to HPC Fire Inspired Indoor product line. Whether you are converting a solid fuel fireplace, adding a log set or just looking to replace your ignition system or components, HPC Fire Inspired Indoor products have what you need. Below is a simple guideline to HPC indoor ignition kits, and remotes Safety Pilot Kits: Adds a safe shutdown to gas supply in the event of gas supply interruption or flame blowing out Uses standing pilot, which add ease to lighting main burner Manual flame height adjustability Numerous kit configurations for easy and flexible installations Millivolt Kits: Adds safe shutdown of gas supply, [...]

Tech Talks – Winter Maintenance of Outdoor Fire Features

2020-04-23T17:17:25+00:00October 29th, 2019|Tech Talks|

With the cooler temperatures coming on and for some, an end to backyard living, this week's tech talk we should talk about winter maintenance of your fire features. Winter for most of us in the US means harsh temperatures and much more time spent inside. It's also time to maintain/winterize your outdoor fire feature. Let's look at some quick basic maintenance tips to ensure proper operation of the fire feature in the spring: Turn off the gas line supply with a service valve or key valve. This will reduce the moisture that may get trapped in the line If your fire feature is electronic ignition turn off the circuit via the installed wall switch or circuit breaker Clean out any debris from the [...]

Tech Talks – New 20lb LP Small Tank Unfinished Enclosures

2020-04-23T18:09:35+00:00October 22nd, 2019|Tech Talks|

Backyard fire features just got a lot easier with HPC Fire Inspired™ Small Tank Unfinished Fire Pit Enclosures. Now it's as easy as setting the enclosure where you want it and finishing it off with your own design ideas. Perfect for weekend warriors and their backyard projects. HPC is proud to announce its new CSA certified RTF enclosures (Ready to Finish), with space for the LP tank inside of the enclosure. The units are CSA Certified as a complete appliance with our Match-Lit (MLFPK) and our Push Button Flame Sense (FPPK). Let's take a look at some of the conveniences this new RTF, DIY Kit from HPC has to offer: Ease of installation. No sizing or constructions concerns to worry about No gas [...]

Tech Talks – Small LP tanks fire pit operation and concerns

2020-05-05T13:19:43+00:00September 5th, 2019|Tech Talks|

HPC Fire Inspired™ Tech Talk explains small tank fire pit operations, and how to better understand the operation of your CSA Certified 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. 4.1-4.5 gallons of LP Small tanks can only be filled to 80% capacity to avoid over venting large amounts of LP, when the ambient temperature rises One gallon of LP will contain 91,502btu's per hour, at best a full tank will provide 375,158btu's and are limited to smaller appliances Each tank will have a OPD valve (overfill protection device) to prevent over-filling of the tank The low pressure regulator should include a surge [...]

Tech Talks – Proper Remote Fire Pit Installation

2020-05-13T11:55:04+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Tech Talks|

Why Proper Remote Control Installation Matters? HPC Fire Inspired™ Tech Talk this week is going to focus on why the way the remote fire pit installation matters, 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 be installed with a simple on/off wall switch installed in the 120v circuit to avoid unwanted ignition to pit. First let's take a look at the conveniences that a remote offers: Ease of operation. Single-button operation of electronic ignition fire pit Easy installation. No wiring into equipment components Easy future upgrade. Can be added at any time to any 120v fire pit Even with the conveniences offered above, there still [...]

Tech Talks – What is Lifetime vs Limited Warranty?

2020-05-13T12:06:29+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Tech Talks|

The HPC Fire Inspired™ Tech Talk this week is going to focus on Warranty – specifically Lifetime vs Limited Warranty and the difference between these two Warranties. First, let's look at what each one of these warranties means: Limited Lifetime - a limited lifetime warranty is limited to just the specified parts, certain types of defects, or other conditions. A limited warranty can mean virtually anything the manufacturer decides, so it is important to fully understand the meaning of "limited" and read all fine print. Lifetime - A lifetime warranty is a warranty against defects in materials and workmanship that has no time limit to make a claim. It is a hassle-free experience, free from any "fine print" that puts the onus on the buyer for [...]

Tech Talks – Certification vs. Compliance

2020-05-22T15:33:07+00:00June 18th, 2019|Tech Talks|

​What is Certification vs. Compliance when it comes to CSA Certified Vs. "tested in compliance"? This week's HPC Fire Inspired™ Tech Talk is going to focus on the difference between Certification vs. Compliance, and the importance between the two. Gas fire pits or fire bowls add so much to outdoor environments, whether in residential or commercial applications as they become the irresistible focal point of its environment. However, anytime that you are dealing with gas fire pits, there is potential for danger if the proper safety precautions are not taken. There is one standard that ensures that a fire pit has been thoroughly tested by an accredited testing laboratory to meet specified safety and performance requirements. The standards are CSA 2.41-2014 (Canada)/ANSI Z21.97-2014 (US), Outdoor [...]

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